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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.