Anne Ghory-Goodman


Anne Ghory-Goodman is a photographer and designer with graduate and undergraduate degrees from Yale University, who has taught and held leadership positions with academic, private sector, and non-profit groups.
Anne’s commitment to WE CAN’s mission of empowering women is long-standing. Early in her career, Anne was awarded a Visual Artist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts for her photographic portraits of women. She founded and chaired the Board of the U-Kids Day Care Cooperative at the University of Cincinnati. As a member of the Board of the Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking, she created a “Yes. Here!” campaign to educate the public about the exploitation of men, women, and children for sex, labor, and domestic trafficking in upstate New York. Serving as Vice President for Social Action at Rochester’s Temple Sinai, she oversaw initiatives for inner city schools, refugee relocation, hurricane victim relief, LGBTQ support, and legislative advocacy.

During Anne’s thirty-year career in higher education as a professor, department chair, and Professor Emerita, she mentored student teams who won international design competitions related to environmental issues and global water challenges. Anne lectured and exhibited her photographic and design work in the US and abroad—England, Japan, China, Peru, and France. In May 2019, her work was included in a group show of Cuban and American designers in Havana, Cuba. Her conference proposal for Innovating to Respond: Designing Solutions for Humanitarian Needs was awarded funding by the SAPPI Ideas That Matter competition in 2017.

Anne’s professional design work has included branding, exhibit design, environmental graphics, web design, information design, and wayfinding. As Vice President and Director of Creative Development at Simon and Schuster / Silver Burdett Ginn, Anne led interdisciplinary teams for educational publishing projects.

Anne’s husband, Ward Ghory, has led public and independent schools in Cincinnati OH, Cambridge MA, Milwaukee WI, and Rochester NY.

In 2018, they retired to their family touchstone and home in Orleans, MA where Ward joined the newly created Affordable Housing Trust Board. The Cape is where their children made life-long memories and their grandchildren are now dipping their toes in the ocean and bay.

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