CEO Biography - Alternatives For Girls

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CEO Biography

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Amanda (Amy) Good, CEO, Alternatives For Girls (AFG). M.S.W., and B.A.: Psychology, University of Michigan.  Ms. Good has served as Alternatives For Girls’ CEO since 1988.  She has over 35 years of experience managing and directing human services programs serving Detroit children and families. 

Under her leadership, AFG has grown from a volunteer-led project to a full-service agency serving homeless and high-risk girls and young women, along with their families, through street outreach, emergency shelter, transition to independent living, and prevention services.  Ms. Good served as a gubernatorial appointee on the Michigan Committee on Juvenile Justice (2004 through 2017), and serves on the Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit board.  She is a member of the Michigan Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.  Her awards include Oprah Winfrey’s “Use Your Life” award (accompanied by $100,000 for AFG’s capital campaign), the United Way Community Services “Executive Director of the Year” award, Leadership Detroit’s “Leadership Challenge” award, and the National Council of Jewish Women Josephine S. Weiner Award for Community Service.  She was awarded the University of Michigan School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni award in 2014. Alternatives For Girls was awarded Crain’s “Best Managed Non-Profit” award in 2017.

She is a lifelong runner, and, inspired by her son, she is a dedicated unicyclist.  Ms. Good and her husband, David Finkel, raised their two children—now accomplished and contributing young adults—and continue to live, in their Detroit home. 

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