The Justice Love Foundation

Connecting Diverse Voices for Change


The Justice Love Foundation has been fortunate in establishing an Advisory Board that we believe will provide and assist the Foundation with additional expertise and whose qualities complement the existing Board of Directors. Each has a deep understanding of the issues that touch upon our Foundation and can actively incorporate diverse perspectives into our strategic initiatives.

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Our Advisory Board is a volunteer group formed to provide the Foundation with superlative advice and support, and to assist the Board of Directors and Executive Staff with strategic guidance. Our members bring an understanding of social equity, non-profit markets and emerging trends to provide unbiased insights and ideas from a third point-of-view. Our dedicated members act as a resource for our Executives and provide a social networking platform for Directors and the Foundation while encouraging the development of a governance framework that enable sustainable growth.

Dr. Lucy Daniels

Dr. Daniels is an acclaimed writer of both fiction and memoir and a renowned psychologist (with an active practice at age 80). The International Symposium on Psychoanalysis and Art honored Dr. Daniels with their first ever Lifetime Achievement Award at the group’s sixth annual symposium in May of 2014.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr Daniels uses the lessons learned in her personal victory over anorexia nervosa and writer’s block to assist others. Her novels include the best-seller and Guggenheim fellowship winner at age 22, the youngest recipient ever for Caleb My Son (1956). Other works include, High on a Hill (1961), and Eyes of the Father (2005). A memoir, With a Woman’s Voice: A Writer’s struggle for Emotional Freedom (2002) and Dreaming Your Way to Creative Freedom (2005) chronicle her empowerment. Walking with Moonshine is Dr. Daniels’ latest book, a book of stories written across her life. Other short stories appear in various publications including Pembroke Magazine, Westview and North Carolina Literary Review.

Dr. Daniels as founder of the Lucy Daniels Foundation and the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood, where she has conducted an annual seminar “Our Problems as the Roots of Our Power,” for creative individuals since 1992. The Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood has carried out extensive research focused on creative writers undergoing psychoanalysis, the data of which is now utilized by Emory University. In 2013, a new documentary, based on the life of Dr. Daniels, “In So Many Words,” was released by Oscar-shortlisted documentarian Elisabeth Haviland James at the Full Frame Film Festival.

Lucy Daniels has four children and eight grandchildren, and two dachshunds, Moonshine and Maggie.

Barbara Goodmon

Barbara Goodmon is an actively engaged philanthropist and advocate, supporting and promoting effective and high-quality human services for communities in need. At age 22, her career began as the head nurse in the pediatric trauma and burns unit in Memphis, TN. She obtained her nursing degree from St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1965 and later acquired a Bachelor of Arts from Meredith College in 1994 (magna cum laude) and a Master of Liberal Studies from North Carolina State University in 2000.
A passionate believer in community building, partnerships and supporting the less fortunate, Barbara has served as President of AJ Fletcher Foundation since 2003 and was Executive Director 2003-2012. The organization is recognized for its ability to promote collaboration and capacity-building in the nonprofit sector.

As Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Healing Transitions (2001-2005), she was committed to starting a successful substance abuse treatment center for homeless men and women in Raleigh. She has served on numerous other community boards in NC including the Salvation Army of Wake County, Wake County Human Services Board, Meredith College Board of Trustees, North Carolina State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences Advisory Board, University of North Carolina School of Social Work Board of Visitors, University of North Carolina School of the Arts Board of Trustees and the Raleigh Fine Arts Society.

Wade Smith

Wade Smith has been one of North Carolina’s best known and most acclaimed lawyers and has been for nearly 50 years. His trials are recounted in books, magazines and journals. A renowned storyteller, Wade insists that within each case there is a compelling story waiting to be told. In seminars and bar meetings Wade has shared the art of storytelling. His cases offer a fine collection of North Carolina Courtroom lore. In 1979, Wade served as counsel to Dr. Jeffrey McDonald in the much studied and discussed Green Beret Murder case. Most recently he was lead counsel for Collin Finnerty, one of three young men accused in the Duke Lacrosse Case.

In summer, 2008, the North Carolina Bar Association presented Wade with the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award which annually goes to “an attorney whose trustworthiness, respectful and courteous treatment of all people, enthusiasm for intellectual achievement and commitment to excellence in work and service to the profession and community, inspires others.”

In Summer, 2009, Wade was honored along with other lawyers from across America by Best Lawyers in America. This honor recognizes him for being chosen 25 years in succession for inclusion in the publication, Best Lawyers in America. In 2004 Wade was named by Business North Carolina Magazine as North Carolina’s number one criminal lawyer. This selection was based on a vote by his fellow lawyers. He is now a member of Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” Hall of Fame. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since its inception in 1983. He has been selected to the North Carolina Super Lawyers Top 100 list since its inception in 2006 and has been frequently listed in their prestigious Top 10 list throughout the years. He has been selected to the Top 25 Raleigh Lawyers list by North Carolina Super Lawyers since it began in 2013. In 2016, Super Lawyers Magazine honored Mr. Smith, calling him “Our Atticus Finch” in their cover editorial.

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