We are a boutique management consulting firm.

What does boutique mean? To us, it means we are purposefully small, allowing us to treat our clients uniquely. We don’t build cookie-cutter solutions and force fit our clients. Rather, we collaborate with our clients to intelligently transform their business. Thoughtful analysis, shrewd planning and precise execution are the hallmarks of our approach.

We focus on the people part of transformation.

We are baffled when people aren’t the primary focus in any transformation. People, processes and technology are traditionally considered the cornerstones for successful change, but truly everything comes back to people. Processes and technology are tools to assist — people are the agents for change. All of our transformation work recognizes this truth.

We have serious experience.

Since 2000, DAI Solutions has helped large government agencies like the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs transform their businesses. And, at the opposite end of the spectrum, we have helped small service organizations including NARA and SBA impact their local communities.

We are a certified woman-owned small business.

Being a certified woman-owned small business is an important distinction. Many government organizations are required to use certified woman-owned small businesses, and we qualify to help meet that mandate.

Our Team

Sherilyne E. Dougherty, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer

  Sheri is the founder and essence of DAI Solutions’ boutique management consultancy. She has guided the company since its inception, overseeing all aspects of management, with a strong focus on strategic planning and business development. Under her leadership, DAI Solutions has matured into a strategic, client-centered practice focused on the people part of transformation.  

Paula Jimenez
Chief Operating Officer

  Paula is the driving force and touchstone for DAI Solutions’ transformation philosophy. She is a recognized expert in organizational development, change management, communications and learning. Over her career she has managed complex transformation initiatives for the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs.  

Suzanne Arden
Proposal Manager

  Suzanne is an experienced communicator who provides a powerful voice for DAI Solutions’ proposal development process. Her broad experience in communications and marketing, ranging from woman-owned small businesses to Fortune 500 media companies, is key to crafting the DAI Solutions’ success stories and creating persuasive proposals.  

Kizita Awuakye
Graphic Designer

  Kizita is an experienced designer. She combines a well-developed understanding of design concepts with a keen ability to fuse written and verbal messaging into a compelling visual story. She supports federal and corporate clients with convincing digital, print and web solutions.  

John Bingham
Consultant

  John brings a unique cross-cultural dimension to his role as a management analyst providing stakeholder engagement, IT system deployment expertise, and executive support. John’s expertise, developed through his previous work with international education organizations in the U.S. and abroad, is a valuable resource for our Department of Health and Human Services team’s relationship management efforts.    

Shari Boyce
Consultant

  Shari is an expert in stakeholder communication and outreach initiatives with an emphasis on technology and digital solutions. She leverages her previous experience with the International Monetary Fund to provide insight into the transformation of technical, organizational and business functions. She provides stakeholder outreach and communications at the Department of Health and Human Services.  

Alison M. Brooks
Controller

  Alison manages the business side of DAI Solutions. She is extremely effective in developing innovative solutions to complex management challenges. Alison is responsible for the nuts and bolts of the consultancy, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing, cash receipts and payroll.  

Hannah Childs
Consultant

Hannah applies her strong background in organizational psychology to her role as an instructional designer with our Department of Health and Human Services learning team. Combined with her previous experience developing learning materials, conducting training courses, and managing the client experience for Oracle federal financial projects, Hannah lends a unique insight to our learning and training efforts.  

Tahlia Cummings
Project Manager

  Tahlia is a seasoned project manager and an expert in digital technology solutions. Her work is key to the successful transformation of legacy business processes and systems. She has managed complex website implementations and a variety of technical and communications projects. Tahlia is applying her digital technology expertise at the Department of Health and Human Services.  

Tony Damo
Consultant

  Tony is a business process reengineering professional supporting the Department of Health and Human Services. His expertise lies in delivering IT-based business solutions, with a strong emphasis on business process analysis, requirements gathering, and project management. Tony brings experience working in the federal and local government, transportation, banking, telecommunications, and automotive industries.  

Bobby Garcia
Consultant

  Bobby’s expertise lies in instructional systems design, computer- and web-based training, testing and evaluation, Section 508 compliance/accessibility, and multimedia development. He has developed and implemented audio and video computer-based trainings for the Navy, the Army, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Presently, he supports instructional design at the Department of Health and Human Services.    

Mark Guthrie
Consultant

  Mark is a seasoned instructional designer, with experience in instructor-led and computer-based training. He has managed the development of Section 508-compliant training courses for the Department of the Navy and for private industry using the ADDIE model. Mark is applying his instructional design expertise as a member of our learning team at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Bruce Hall
Production Manager

Bruce manages all aspects of DAI Solutions’ digital production and publication efforts and is a talented designer as well. He has directed branding campaigns, managed corporate identities and developed print publications for a variety of high-profile government clients. He supports the DAI Solutions’ transformation programs, overseeing product design, content, compliance and quality.  

Allison Brooks Hannibal
Consultant

  Allison is a skilled logistics manager, playing a key role in maintaining the integrity of DAI Solutions’ training programs. She coordinates logistics across DAI Solutions for a wide range of transformation activities and is DAI Solutions’ lead consultant with the Department of Veterans Affairs Learning University program.      

Sarah Lloyd
Training Director

Sarah is an experienced project manager who applies diverse professional and technical skills to help her clients achieve their learning goals. She is well versed in creating and implementing learning and development solutions in government, corporate, and nonprofit environments. Currently, Sarah leads our learning activities at the Department of Health and Human Services.  

James Manthey
Consultant

  James’ communications expertise lies in change management for IT system development and implementation. Onsite at the Department of Health and Human Services, he is the technology expert for program support systems, including data management, communications and logistics. James was previously a change management consultant supporting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  

Michelle McLain
Project Manager

Michelle is a PMP certified, senior-level project manager with over 20 years of experience providing custom training solutions and support tools for adults. She has managed multiple large- and small-scale federal government human capital learning and development projects from initiation to project close-out, leading diverse teams throughout project life-cycles to design, develop, and deliver high quality custom learning programs.  

Karin Meadows
Consultant

  Karin is an expert writer and accomplished communications consultant. She has experience in the commercial and federal sectors in all facets of messaging and media relations. Karin has a background in print journalism, and, while with the Associated Press, was part of a team of reporters named Pulitzer Prize finalists for their coverage of the 2000 presidential election ballot controversy.  

Cindy Nguyen
Project Manager

  Cindy is truly an expert in the people part of transformation. She manages the delivery of complex, integrated change management solutions for highly visible government programs. Her strengths include her ability to cultivate relationships and build consensus across disparate organizations. She leads project management efforts for a large IT implementation effort at the Department of Health and Human Services.  

Doris Reeves
Business Development

Doris is a dynamic business development executive, bringing more than 20 years of marketing and capture experience to DAI Solutions’ business development operations. She has led capture efforts for multi-year, multi-million dollar federal programs, including research, pipeline development, positioning, brand awareness, relationship management, bid/no-bid decisions, teaming and subcontracting, and proposals.

Mike Pinkston
Project Manager

Mike is a skilled writer and manager. A former naval submarine officer, he brings practical engineering program management experience and a diverse communications perspective to DAI Solutions’ change management practice. Mike leads communications efforts at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Tracy Schoenleber
Program Manager

Tracy is a leader in workforce development. She conceptualizes and builds instructional development, training and strategic outreach programs for federal and commercial clients. Throughout her career she has focused on developing and implementing training and communications projects that help re-focus transition and strengthen large government workforces.  

Steve Shreve
Senior Art Director

Steve is an art director and illustrator with extensive experience in publishing, marketing and advertising. He has helped develop branding solutions for government, nonprofit and private sector clients, including working with IBM and National Geographic. His visual approach to client work includes an emphasis on communications and identity. He is an expert in all aspects of art direction, including conception, writing, design and production.

Charmaine Smith
Consultant

Charmaine is an experienced change management, process improvement and project management professional. In her eight years of military service she devised training strategies and led the successful merger of several departments by streamlining processes and practices and utilizing the stages of high performing team development.  

Lisa Smock
Consultant

Lisa is a practiced communications professional, with expertise in strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, organizational improvement, and process evaluation. She has worked with a broad range of clients, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Air Force Medical Service. Lisa is a member of the communications team at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Brandon Soublet
Consultant

Brandon is a well-rounded communicator and strategist. Previously a consultant for the Department of Veterans Affairs, he is experienced in employee and corporate communications, marketing, strategic planning and project management. Brandon now provides expert communications consulting services to the Department of Health and Human Services.  

Anjela Tynes
Consultant

  Anjela is a multi-faceted learning specialist. She is the coordinator for our learning team at the Department of Health and Human Services, where she is responsible for coordinating HR IT learning activities for users across the enterprise. Anjela brings specific expertise in education data management.

John Viarella
Human Resources Manager

John drives DAI Solutions’ human resources programs, handling employee relations, compensation, benefits administration, recruiting and training. He plays a vital role in the identification and acquisition of compatible, effective, high-performing consultants. John was previously a senior HR business partner at Booz Allen.

Rob Wierman
Consultant

Rob is a talented requirements and systems expert with diverse experience in professional, volunteer and service organizations. As a management analyst working with our Department of Health and Human Services team, he supports business process analysis and re-engineering; analyzing client needs and workflows and recommending improvements. Rob has previously provided IT program implementation expertise to various federal agencies.