Our Experts

  • We work with the best scholars from around the country on the nation’s most difficult public policy problems.
  • Our mission is to find private alternatives to government programs that aren’t working.
  • Ideas have enormous potential to change the course of human events. What follows are some examples.

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Our Virtual Think Tank

“I founded the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and served as its leader for 31 years. During that time, I pioneered the concept of a “think tank without walls.” By that I mean our most important scholars were not our employees, even though they often functioned like employees. Some of our most important activities were joint ventures with organizations that retained their separate identities, even though at times we acted as a single entity to achieve a common purpose.” — John Goodman
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Our History

John Goodman founded the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) in 1983 and served as its president and CEO for 31 years. For much of that time, Jeanette Goodman was also involved with the NCPA – as outside marketing consultant, director of marketing, vice president for development, executive vice president and as de facto COO. In 1994, Governor Pete du Pont joined the NCPA board and for many years served as its chairman.
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Our Board of Directors

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Our Leaders

John C. Goodman – President and CEO

John Goodman Bio PicJohn C. Goodman is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on health policy. The Wall Street Journal calls Dr. Goodman “the father of Health Savings Accounts.” Modern Healthcare says he is one of four people who have most influenced the changes shaping our health care system.

Dr. Goodman is the author of nine books, including Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis; Leaving Women Behind: Modern Families, Outdated Laws (with Kimberley Strassel); and Patient Power (with Gerald Musgrave), the condensed version of which sold more than 300,000 copies and is credited with playing a pivotal role in the defeat of Hillary Clinton’s health reform.
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Jeanette Goodman – Chief Operating Officer

Jeanette-Goodman-Bio-PicJeanette Goodman is a seasoned marketing, fundraising and operations professional. Her experience includes more than 30 years in senior management positions in both for- and non-profit entities. A wide array of experience includes strategic and financial planning; the implementation of comprehensive marketing and communications plans; fundraising and investor relations efforts; and product research and development. Most recently she structured the startup and served as the president and a member of the board of directors of Job Creators Alliance, a non-profit focused on educating Americans on job creation.
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With Gratitude – Governor Pete du Pont

Pete DuPont Bio Pic

With Gratitude to Governor du Pont, who has worked with John and Jeanette Goodman for many years.  He retired as chairman of the NCPA in 2012, the organization which John Goodman founded 31 years ago. 

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