NCPA Staff

John C. Goodman, Ph.D., President
John C. Goodman is NCPA president and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other publications, have called him the "Father of Health Savings Accounts," and the Media Research Center credits him, along with former Sen. Phil Gramm and columnist Bill Kristol with playing the pivotal role in the defeat of the Clinton Administration's plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system.
Richard W. Walker Richard W. Walker, Chief Operating Officer
Richard W. Walker is chief operating officer. Richard has varied and in-depth experience ranging from marketing communications and small business consulting to financial and investor relations and strategic market planning.
Tonya Featherstone Tonya Featherstone, Sr. Director of Development
Tonya oversees the day-to-day operations of the Development department, including supervision of submissions for proposals for grants and requests for proposals from foundations and letters of inquiry to foundations and other donors, which represents more than 50 percent of the NCPA's funding.
Joe Barnett Joe Barnett, Director of Policy Research
As director of policy research, Joe Barnett is responsible for the NCPA's publishing program, working with academic authors, independent experts and the NCPA policy staff in the writing, editing and printing of NCPA books, studies and periodicals.
Brian Williams Brian Williams, Legislative Director
Brian Williams is legislative director at the National Center for Policy Analysis. Williams leads the NCPA's Washington, D.C. policy outreach efforts, representing the NCPA and its public policy issues to the President, Congress, Capitol Hill staffers and other government constituencies.
Catherine Daniell Catherine Daniell, Sr. Director of Communications
Caytie Daniell is responsible for raising awareness of the NCPA’s research, experts, blogs and events with news and social media. Caytie keeps the NCPA on the leading edge of breaking policy news and developments, leveraging her many years as a reporter, editor and producer to generate coverage in TV, online, print and radio news.
Chris McGregor Chris McGregor, Director of IT
Chris McGregor is the IT Director at the National Center for Policy Analysis. Chris oversees all of the activities of the NCPA's IT Department. He also coordinates strategic technological goals for the NCPA and manages the physical IT infrastructure for the NCPA headquarters, datacenter and remote offices.
Courtney MacDonell Courtney MacDonell, Director of Grants and Publications
Courtney MacDonell is director of grants and publications at the NCPA. She is responsible for managing and writing all grants, as well as for formatting NCPA publications, and writing and editing NCPA newsletters. She also edits Daily Policy Digest, the NCPA's e-mail and Web-based newsletter summarizing public policy research news for opinion leaders.
Leslie Shaw Leslie Shaw, Business Manager
Leslie Shaw is responsible for all of the accounting and business management functions of the NCPA. Leslie has over 18 years experience in business management in the areas of manufacturing, customer service, public accounting, and six years experience in the nonprofit sector.
Julian Gil Julian Gil, Sr. Manager of Multimedia
As the senior manager of multimedia, Julian over sees all the NCPA’s in –house production and acquisition of digital video and audio of NCPA experts. In addition, he also records all of the NCPA’s major events, and manages the YouTube channel and it’s content.
Rachel Stevens Rachel Stevens, Manager of Youth Programs
Rachel Stevens manages the NCPA’s youth outreach programs, including the Young Patriots scholarship essay contest, the NCPA’s participation in the Four Star leadership Academy and our internship program.