ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

  • Michael B Poliakoff

  • Nicholas Barden

  • Rushad Thomas

  • Alexis Zhang

  • Danielle Jack

  • Dominique Ornelas

  • Anne D Neal

  • Sherrill Berk, Director of Development

    Sherrill Berk leads ACTA's development team, directing the organization's fundraising strategy to advance ACTA’s mission of higher education reform. Sherrill is a senior nonprofit professional and business development executive with 20 years of experience helping organizations grow. She works closely with ACTA’s team and with individuals and foundations who care about ACTA’s mission of advancing academic excellence, freedom, and affordability. 

    Sherrill’s background in non-profit fund development includes positions with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and the University of Virginia Health Foundation, where she raised funds in support of the UVA Children’s Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, and School of Medicine. Her background in marketing, sales, program development, and general management includes new program development, writing, and teaching leadership training seminars for the American Management Association, and as regional director for a publicly-held educational counseling, study skills, and test prep company where she managed 13 offices in 5 states. Sherrill started her career as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch. She has served on the governing boards of a dozen nonprofit organizations, and is the immediate past president of the Brody Jewish Center, Hillel at the University of Virginia. Sherrill holds a B.A. from Boston College and an M.B.A. from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.