Dr. Davine Ricks

Dr. Davine Ricks


Dr. Davine S. Ricks, LCSW, MAC is a dedicated and enthusiastic leader with over 25 years of experience in planning, developing and implementing behavioral healthcare systems mental health, criminal justice, substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in multimillion dollar complex public and private sector organizations. Her primary responsibilities include grant writing, project management and evaluation of comprehensive program designs, teaching in higher education, human resource management, development and implementation of policies and procedures, budgetary responsibilities, staff training, providing direct clinical services, supervision and facility administration.

Dr. Ricks’ background includes extensive experience in effectively interfacing with local, state and federal elected officials and other community leaders. She provides coaching, teaching and guidance to local, state, and national organizations in helping them to successfully achieve national accreditation. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Ricks has served as an Administrative and Program Surveyor for the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International). As a consultant, she helps to ensure organizations conform to best practice standards. She has also participated in helping organizations achieve Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations(JCAHO) accreditation. In addition, Dr. Ricks serves on the Chaplain Support Team for the Atlanta Dream WNBA Team. Also, as a Certified John Maxwell Coach, Trainer and Motivational Speaker, she continues to embrace opportunities to provide leadership presentations at national conferences, state and local organizations, citizens, community leaders, governing boards, civic and professional organizations.

What Dr. Ricks has to offer:

  • Books
  • 1-on-1 Coaching
  • Events
  • Podcasts & Audio Books
  • Personal Development Articles
  • Business Coaching