As a Project Manager at Active Living By Design (ALBD), Danielle Sherman contributes to the development and delivery of technical assistance, virtual learning activities, consultation, communication and evaluation services to build capacity of communities to become healthier. Danielle also identifies and shares best practices related to healthy community programs, policies and innovative tools within the ALBD team, key stakeholders and community leaders.
Prior to her current role, Danielle served as the Project Manager for Active Routes to School, a partnership between the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the North Carolina Division of Public Health. She was also a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Prevention Service Fellow at the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Danielle also served as a Global Senior Project Coordinator at Quintiles Laboratories and a Research Assistant with Spelman College Student Health Services’ Diabetes Program.
Danielle Sherman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Spelman College. She also earned a Master of Public Health in Health Education/Health Promotion from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, where she received the Honor Graduate and Academic Achievement Awards.
In her spare time, Danielle enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her dog and in some cases with others as a dog sitter, as well as going for refreshing walks outdoors.
My interest in healthy community design was sparked while living in Atlanta, GA during my undergraduate studies. I became aware of the relationship between health outcomes and community design when living within a poorly built community that lacked healthy food venues, sidewalks, street connectivity to common destinations and access to quality healthcare services. Since then, it has been my mission to support a culture of active living and healthy eating for all. I currently volunteer with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority on our 1908 Playgrounds Project, which is restoring Lexie Lane Park, the oldest baseball park in Cary, NC. This initiative has helped create a safe and inviting place for children and adults to play.