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In Loving Memory of my Dear husband: Kyle Carrington Goodridge

Created by Amanda Wahab-Goodridge

Kyle Carrington Goodridge

Beloved husband of Amanda R. Wahab-Goodridge, loving son of
Octavia & the late James Goodridge, dearest brother of David Goodridge, cherished nephew of Michael, Gregory and Brenda Thomas, dear cousin of Patrice and Julie Stevenson, and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Kyle Goodridge was Deputy Chief EEO Officer at MTA Bus and Diversity Office where he was responsible for managing the agency’s contractual obligations as they pertain to fair employment practices and equal treatment in the delivery of transportation services. In this capacity, Kyle’s duties included ensuring that MTA Bus was in compliance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 federal laws regarding fair employment practices for women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBT community, and people with disabilities.
Kyle Goodridge was Senior Vice President in Citigroup’s Global Workforce Diversity Office where he was responsible for managing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for the firm’s U.S.-based businesses. In this capacity, Kyle’s duties included ensuring that Citi was in compliance with federal laws regarding fair employment practices for women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBT+ community, and people with disabilities.
Kyle was a member of the City of New York’s Disability Mentoring Day Committee and was a board member of the Center for the Independence of the Disabled-New York: New York City’s premier independent living center whose mission is to ensure the full integration of people with disabilities into the cultural and civic life of the community. In addition to these responsibilities, Kyle was the 2013 Chairman of the State Rehabilitation Council for the New York State Department of Education’s Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR). In that role, Kyle led the council in providing advice and support to ACCES-VR on behalf of people with disabilities and their families regarding the delivery of effective rehabilitation services which lead to employment for people with disabilities. Kyle was also the 2010 Chair of the Northeast Corporate Industry Liaison Group, an organization of corporations headquartered in the northeastern United States whose charter is to promote and share best practices on matters related to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
Kyle was an associate member of the American Psychological Association and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists and was a member of the Society of Human Resources Management. He received his Masters Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from New York University and his undergraduate degree in Education from Boston University. Kyle was also certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
He worked as Government Compliance Manager, Northern Division for The Home Depot in Atlanta, Georgia.
He implemented and managed over 660 affirmative action plans and programs covering all Home Depot stores (+100,000 employees) in the northern United States. Partnered with senior human resources and line of business leadership to ensure that all employment policies, practices and procedures were consistent with Home Depot’s core values: Monitored employment practices to ensure compliance with federal laws and regulations pertaining to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity. He
analyzed affirmative action statistics in an effort to develop action plans for meeting affirmative action goals and managed regulatory risk. He also delivered training on equal employment/affirmative action to all levels of the organization in the Northern Division.
Kyle also worked with JPMorgan Chase and Company, New York, New York. His positions included: Vice President and Affirmative Action Manager, Assistant Vice President and Senior Affirmative Action Officer, Assistant Secretary and Staff Relations Officer.
He provided analytical and consulting services to lines of business during U.S. Department of Labor compliance reviews, rapidly engaging LOB executives and HR partners to manage audits successfully. He represented the organization during a record number of compliance reviews between 2002 – 2004, closing all with no adverse findings: Developed and delivered 45 affirmative action plans to all commercial lines of business and corporate functions, collaborating with HR business partners, staffing and compensation to transition from establishment-based plans to functional, or line of business-based plans for the first time. Consulted with human resources managers on best practice approaches in affirmative action/equal employment and diversity practices by influencing development practitioners to utilize labor market data in an effort to more accurately develop diversity goals and agendas. Consulted with all human resources functions and provided compliance oversight on a broad spectrum of special projects, ensuring that all change management initiatives, such as the conversion to PeopleSoft and Taleo MIS, broadbanding and selection projects were compliant with all employment and affirmative action regulations. Designed and delivered affirmative action and equal opportunity training for human resources generalists and staffing professionals to enhance their knowledge of the firm’s EEO obligations. Managed preparation and production of all governmental regulatory reports, including EEO-1, VETS-100 and E.O. Survey. Managed all EEO/AA RFP requests and submissions.
Managed vendor relationships with AAP service providers prior to in-sourcing plan preparation. Managed three staff members.

Kyle had experience as a Board Member with many Not for Profit
Organizations such as:

• Vice-Chair, Northeast Corporate Industry Liaison Group, 2009
• Chair, Northeast Corporate Industry Liaison Group, 2010
• Committee Member, Disability Mentoring Day Committee, New
York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, 2010 - 2014
• Co-Chair, Workforce Development Committee of the New York
State Rehabilitation Council, 2010-2012
• Co-Vice Chair, New York State Rehabilitation Council, 2012
• Chair, New York State Rehabilitation Council, 2013
• Board of Directors, Center for the Independence of the Disabled
New York (CIDNY), 2013 – 2017
• Interim Chair, Northeast Corporate Industry Liaison Group, 2014

Publications

• Managing the Impact Ratio Analysis: Strategies for Framing and
Defending the Inference of Adverse Impact in Employee
Selection Decisions. EEO Insight, January, 2010.
• Recognizing Ability in Disability (editorial). Profiles in Diversity
Journal. May, 2012.

He attended New York University Graduate School of Arts and
Sciences: Master of Arts, Industrial and Organizational
Psychology.
Boston University School of Education: Bachelor of Science,
Business Education


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

• Associate Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
• Associate Member, Society of Industrial and Organizational
Psychology (SIOP)

He was a good human being, a great husband, brother, son, cousin and a good friend. Kyle enjoyed all types of music, he played the guitar, he loved to swim and workout. He was very intelligent and smart: Willing to help anyone and never expected anything in return.
He will be missed enormously. This is a terrible heartbreak. I never expected that this would be the outcome. The only thing that brings me comfort is that Kyle is no longer suffering and that he are at peace. Kyle Carrington Goodridge was taken from us on March 16, 2022. On August 9, Kyle would have turned 60 years old, too good, too young to have died. Still cannot believe that he is no longer with me physically. I will always love you my dear, dear husband. You were a were a wonderful, awesome husband that anyone could have hoped for and you were not only my husband but my best friend. Rest in Peace! my love always Amanda


Sarcoidosis continues to rob too many wonderful people of their lives too soon. Please join me in honoring their great legacy by helping me to advance sarcoidosis research. With no known cause or cure, thousands continue to suffer everyday. In honor of those we lost and those who continue to fight, we will work to end the suffering from this disease.

Thank you in advance for supporting !

Best,
Amanda
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