Foundation Board of Directors
Message From Foundation President
Ali is an employee of FCA (Chrysler) Canada. Ali prides herself on being a lifelong advocate and ally for persons with physical disabilities. She began her involvement with ALSO in 1989 after the birth of her first child. Ali credits her involvement with ALSO to have not only challenged her to be a better and more compassionate person, but even more importantly her involvement helped shape who her daughters, Ashleigh and Katie became, and is now helping to shape her nine beautiful grandchildren. Ali genuinely believes there will come a day when persons with disabilities enjoy equal opportunities if we continue to educate our community and live our lives by example.
Naomi Levitz Shobola
Naomi Levitz Shobola has been active in community change at all levels for over 20 years. She has worked for local, regional, provincial, national and international organizations to create programs that support community growth and personal wellbeing. Her work is focused on harnessing existing strengths in order to leverage resources for healing and change. She is a board member for the Jewish Community Center of Windsor, the ALSO Foundation and ALSO. Naomi is proud to be the board chair for Pozitive Pathways Community Services. She comes from a long line of community organizers who taught her the importance of getting involved in grassroots organizing and hard work. Career highlights include frontline work in addictions and mental health in the US and Canada, founding Canada’s first agricultural migrant worker mental health program, growing support for refugee women and working in consultancy to support diversity and inclusion.
Naomi holds an Honour Bachelor of Arts in Equity, Sociology and Aborginal Studies. She also has a Masters of Social Work and is currently completing a doctorate in social work, and curriculum development support for St Clair College, the University of Windsor and College.
Stuart Forsyth has worked in the finance and accounting field for almost 25 years. His background includes positions at Caesars Windsor (Cost Accountant), Windsor Salt (Controller), and ENWIN Utilities (Manager, Corporate Accounting).
Stuart also has spent the last 5 years as a part time instructor at St. Clair College within the Zekelman School of Business and Information & Technology.
Stuart has graduated from St. Clair College (3 Year Business Diploma – Accounting), The University of Windsor (Bachelor of Business Administration), as well as obtained his CPA, CMA designation.
He is currently a resident of Lasalle, with his wife and two sons.
With a desire to help in his community, he is eager to put his knowledge and experiences to use in assisting ALSO to ensure it’s clients live fruitful, independent lives, free of barriers, and full of diversity and equity.
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