Campaign Cabinet Members
Laurie and Charles Goldstein, MD
Dr. Charles Goldstein is a retired emergency room physician and former Director of Emergency Services in the Honor Health Network in Phoenix. Laurie Goldstein is a usability engineer for NXP Semiconductor.
Dr. Charles Goldstein (“AUEE”) is a retired emergency room physician and former Director of Emergency Services in the Honor Health Network in Phoenix, AZ, who loves the immediate feedback and adrenaline rush of helping people in difficult circumstances. Laurie Goldstein is a usability engineer for NXP Semiconductor in Phoenix, AZ. Her specialty is designing systems to ensure that innovative software matches user’s skills, making the process practical, efficient, and transparent.
We are passionate about helping vulnerable populations such as the seriously mentally ill and have been very active in legislation that helps design systems for better health and life outcomes. Chuck and Laurie are champions of Arizona State University, where Laurie serves as an ASU Trustee; both served on the ASU Gammage 50th Anniversary Leadership board. Laurie also sits on WATTs Dean’s council. In 2014 they received the “Star of Touring Broadway” award from The Broadway League. Chuck and Laurie were also the recipients of ASU Gammage’s Jerry Award in 2017, recognizing their deep commitment to the arts in Arizona. Chuck and Laurie co-chair ASU’s National Art Council, whose goal is to institutionalize the Arts to improve business solutions.
In addition to their involvement with ASU and ASU Gammage, the Goldsteins are avid art collectors and support several Phoenix-area based organizations. In 2020, Chuck and Laurie received the Governor’s Award for Philanthropy
Additionally, to further broaden their philanthropic outreach, Laurie is a board member of the Columbia University Mental Health Global Advisory Council, which is on a mission to promote mental health and reduce the burden of mental illness worldwide. The group has visited and shared data with India, Peru, Africa, Lebanon, China, Jordan, Poland, and Ukraine. Chuck currently co-chairs the Council for the Advancement of Global Mental Health Research at Columbia University, an organization with over 100 members worldwide. This organization provides seed money for research to alleviate and, hopefully, eventually cure mental illness. Chuck and Laurie are founding members of the Association for the Chronically Mentally Ill (ACMI), where Laurie serves as Vice President and Chuck as treasurer. They both serve on the boards of Arizona Citizens for the Arts, Mental Health America of Arizona, and Southwest Shakespeare Company, where Chuck serves as Vice President. The Goldsteins travel extensively, exercise, and read for leisure. Both Chuck and Laurie have recently matriculated to ASU in master’s programs; we may be the most senior students enrolled at ASU.