LEADERSHIP, continued

CANDACE SAHM, MA Ed

Executive Director

member of ACO-American Coaches Association, LDA-Learning Disabilities of America, CHADD-Children and Adults with Attention Deficit, and was Co-President for the LDA of Montgomery County group. She is also the Founder of Positive Learning Experiences (PLE), a highly regarded private tutoring center in suburban Maryland. PLE is known for its ADHD expertise, a coaching approach to tutoring, and SAT/ACT prep. She has also presented at conferences such as CHADD and LDA. She was very involved with ACCD- (American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities) and gained extensive experience with program development for special needs groups.

SHERRY D. GOLDMAN, MD

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

She has been in private practice in Rockville, Maryland since 1988 serving a wide variety of patients of all ages. She has a particular interest in helping children and families with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and learning disabilities. She also works with individuals with co-morbidities like ADHD, dyslexia and anxiety disorders (as her brother had as a child and her daughter currently has). She has served as an appointed member of the AACAP Adolescent Committee and an appointed member of the APA Committee on Psychiatry in the Schools. She is a member of the following professional organizations:  American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the Washington Council of Child Psychiatry. She has been listed in the Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors for 2002, 2008 and 2010. She was also listed as a Top Psychiatrist for the Consumer Research Council of America in 2005, 2005 and 2006. She was also selected to Top Doctors Honors Edition of Who’s Who in 2016. 

Working with children, families, and adults with ADHD requires a team approach collaborating with different schools,  teachers, employers and other therapists and coaches. Dr. Goldman understands the multimodal approach, time and effort that is required to help such individuals and has dedicated her professional career to this important challenge.

RANDI WORTMAN, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

served as a consultant for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Rockville, Maryland, assessing foster children in need of treatment, reunification with their family, or adoption. Dr. Wortman addresses societal and personal issues for those with weight issues or eating disorders. As a leader in the field of positive body image, Dr. Wortman has appeared in The Washington Post, Washington Parent, and Cosmopolitan. She has been interviewed on ABC’s Money Matters and National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show. As a third generation Washingtonian, Dr. Wortman’s heritage is rooted in working for social justice and human rights. A major commitment in her practice is assuaging the pain and confusion for those who find themselves embroiled in the criminal justice system. Dr. Wortman earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology 1980 and her Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology in 1982 at the California School of Professional Psychology-Berkeley, California. During her post-doctoral training at S. F. General Hospital/U.C.S.F., Dr. Wortman contributed to and co-authored two articles: 1) “Involving Families in Drug Abuse Treatment: Contextual Family Therapy and the Community Network Projects,” S.F., CA 1984 and 2) “Psycho-Educational Training: A Manual for the Family Members and Sponsors of Methadone Maintenance Patients,” U.C.S.F. 1985.