Diane E. Sherman, Ph.D.
Master Addiction Counselor
Certified Addiction Counselor-II
Certified Clinical Supervisor
Dr. Sherman's has worked in the social services profession since 1975. She holds a Doctorate Degree from Capella University in the specialization of Industrial / Organizational Psychology.
Dr. Sherman's career started in the United States Army where she proudly served her country for 15 years as a Behavioral Science Specialist. She entered the private sector in 1991 and she started ACTS Consulting International, Inc. Since 1991, she has consulted with hundreds of companies private and non-profit throughout the United States and internationally in Germany and Panama. Her newest venture is in Costa Rica where she provides consultation, coaching and training at Villas Congas.
Organizational Consulting covers a spectrum of services including CARF Accreditation readiness; State and federal regulatory monitoring and compliance; Program services design, implementation and monitoring. Dr. Sherman works closely with her clients to ensure integrity in the consultative relationship. It is Dr. Sherman's goal to design programs firmly established upon evidence based research and implement strategies and interventions that will improve performance and enhance optimal organizational competence.
Dr. Sherman is an animated and experienced national educator. She has trained at national conferences including NAADAC, The Association of Addiction Professionals, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, and CARF, the Accreditation Commission. Regional and state-sponsored events include Southeast School of Addiction Studies, South Carolina Behavioral Health Services Association, Tennessee Advanced School on Addiction, Georgia Department of Human Resources, Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, Georgia Addiction Counselors Association, Georgia Department of Corrections, and Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.
Finally, Diane is long standing member and Past President of her professional association. She is the proud recipient of very special awards honoring her service in her profession including Meritorious Service Medal (for military service), and the GACA's President's Award (1991), Bernard Carter Humanitarian Service Award (2010), and Distinguished Service Award (2019).
"ACTS Consulting, Inc. always provide excellent training. They make it real and are very interactive and knowledgeable presenters. This is an excellent presentation that will help me do a better job. Time well spent."
"Your knowledge about the CARF standards and process will certainly help us provide better services to our consumers and our stakeholders. We compliment your integrity, accessibility and professionalism."