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Sherman C. Newman, Sr.

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Hi! Welcome to Family Enrichment Associates! I am Sherman Newman, the Office Manager/Executive Assistant. I am the point of contact for Dr. Newman, when she is unavailable. When needed, I manage the information flow between Dr. Newman, the intern(s), and individuals and families whom we serve. I manage Dr. Newman’s calendar; therefore, I may contact you if there is a change in her schedule. I coordinate her meetings with your collateral contacts (e.g. primary care physicians, psychologists, former therapists, hospitals); represent her at managed care organization provider meetings; and I provide follow-up on billing and payment issues. My office management duties also include keeping up with office supply inventory; and water and snacks for you. During this COVID-19 pandemic, I have taken on the responsibility of sanitizing the Family Enrichment Associates office space to ensure the safety of those of you who want to come in the office for a face-to-face visit.

I have over 20-years of experience working directly and indirectly in behavioral health. I am Dr. Newman’s husband. In 1997, when I met her, I was the Willie M Coordinator (Special Education Resource Staff) at Person High School in Roxboro, NC. After we were married, I worked for an area provider serving adults with Traumatic Brain Injury for a few years. Then, I transitioned out of the field, but continued to support my wife’s progression in the field. I am a U.S. Army Veteran. I am currently employed full-time as a Facility Manager. However, in my part-time role of Executive Assistant at Family Enrichment Associates and in the role of “godparent” of a wonderful 40-year old young man with an intellectual disability, who lives in an area IDD group home (who frequently spends time with my wife and I, because we are his “family”), I remain forever connected to behavioral health.

I am the proud father of two amazing adult children. Our daughter is a medical social worker at a cancer hospital in Maryland, caring for others just like her mom. And, our son lives here in Durham, NC and is in facility management, like his dear ole’ dad.

"I think you should keep going.....just to see what happens."

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