About Our Founder & Executive Director, Ralph Shelman
Ralph Shelman is the founder and executive director of Insight Enterprises, Inc. which was designated as a center for independent living by the state of Virginia in 1987.
- B.S. in History from Hampton Institute
- M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University
- Completed post-graduate coursework in Gerontology at Hampton University
- Lecturer at Christopher Newport College and Thomas Nelson Community College
Affiliations and Memberships
- Served on a Disability Advisory Committee for former Vice President, Al Gore
- Co-founder of the Africa-America Disability Project
- Involved in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Involved in the passage of the Virginians with Disabilities Act
- Involved with the development of various disability-related laws and policies
Ralph Shelman is recognized throughout Virginia and the U.S. as a leader in the disability community.