10 Most Beautiful 2014
We’re so excited to introduce you to the 10 winners—every single one of them gorgeous both inside and out thanks to their giving natures, goodwill, inspiring personalities or community involvement.
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Executive Director of HealthCare Services at Oxford HealthCare
Charity: Junior League of Springfield
Shallina Goodnight is driven. It’s a quality she learned at an early age from her parents, who encouraged her to dream bigger and reach higher every day.
“I never grew up thinking of limits,” Shallina says. “[My parents] would always say, ‘You’re pretty on the outside, but that’s not what makes you special. What makes you beautiful is your heart, brain and your ability to dream.’”
Shallina hopes to foster that mindset in her leadership team at Oxford HealthCare. As executive director, she oversees the nonprofit and its 300 employees, who serve 3,000 of the community’s most vulnerable citizens. And when she’s not in her office or spending time with her husband, Marty, and their kids, she volunteers as a board member for The Hamels Foundation and Don’t Meth With Us and is a member of the Southeast Rotary Club and Junior League of Springfield.
“It’s so important to create a world that I want my children to grow up in,” she says. “I can’t really expect other people to do that, but if every one of us does something, we can have a really big impact and create a better world together.”