Anita Daniels is President and CEO of Actualities Ltd, a clinical practice offering behavioral health/wellness, sports counseling/consulting, and addiction treatment. She is also a founding member and first African American female president of the Alliance of Social Workers in Sports. Daniels is also a Licensed Forensic Evaluator for Durham County courts and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has performed a considerable amount of work in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Prior to holding her current position, Daniels served as Director of Durham Center Access, Director of the City of Durham’s Community Family Life and Recreation Center at Lyon Park, Vice President of Community Planning and Fund Distribution at the United Way of the Greater Triangle, and Assistant Vice President of United Way of Wake County.
Daniels’ community and volunteer experiences are numerous. She was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve a three-year term (2020-2023) on the North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board, Chair of Durham Stepping Up Committee, President of the Durham Chapter of the Links, Inc., Chairperson of the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation Board of Directors, Vice Chair of the Durham Partnership for Children, Member of Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., and Member of the Orange County Human Services Advisory Commission.
She is also an author. Her scholarly articles have appeared in refereed journals and her books are very inspirational and focus on topics ranging from building capacity through philanthropy to personal testimonies of hope and courage.
Daniels was recognized in Spectacular Magazine as Woman of the Year. She is also recipient of the St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation President’s Award.
Ms. Daniels earned a Bachelor of Social Work from East Carolina University. She later earned a Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Graduate Certificate in Sports Counseling at California University of Pennsylvania.