Lisa Jan Sherman is an actor and improvisational acting and cognitive skills coach and team-builder. She has been a member of AFTRA and SAG for over 35 years and has performed, on stage, television, film and radio. Lisa received a B.A. in Theatre and Speech from University of Maryland. She is a founding member of NOW THIS! the totally improvised, musical comedy troupe which had a 27-year run. Facilitating communication skills groups with children since 1995, and finding that the improvisational ‘piece’ created a natural basis for social skill development, Lisa co-developed the ‘Act As If’ program and with Laura McAlpine co-wrote ‘ACT AS IF’ (improvisational activities for better social communication).