Ali is the Vice President of Community Services at Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey and has 20 years of experience in the fields of youth development and prevention. Ali provides training in the areas of leadership, non-profit management, grant writing, teen pregnancy prevention, adolescent development, parent-child communication and self-care. Prior to joining Planned Parenthood in 2002, Ali worked at the national office of Big Brothers Big Sisters as a Senior Manager of Program Development and served as the Director of the Connecticut Mentoring Partnership, a statewide initiative of the Governor’s Prevention Partnership.
Ali is a Professor of Social Work at Rutgers University and has taught a variety of social work and human sexuality courses over the past decade. Additionally, she has developed several online professional training courses for the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Ali holds leadership positions on several national and regional boards. She is the author of Developing a High School Mentor Program, a guide to utilizing high school students as mentors to younger children and is a contributing author to Unequal Partners.