Ali Moriarty joined the Riley Center as Assistant Director in 2022. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant specializing in organizational development for public and nonprofit sector organizations. She has spent more than a decade in public service, working in a variety of roles including Director of Policy and Communications at the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina, Director of College of Charleston’s Community Assistance Program, Program Officer at Coastal Community Foundation, and Awareness and Advocacy Manager at the Center for Women. Additionally, Ali has taught in the College of Charleston’s Master of Public Administration program as an adjunct professor. Ali’s expertise centers on organizational development, public policy, nonprofit advocacy and organizing, communications and public relations, strategic planning, institutional equity and inclusion, and program evaluation.

Originally from West Columbia, SC, Ali received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Presbyterian College and Master of Public Administration from the College of Charleston where she focused on nonprofit management. She was a founding member of the City of Charleston’s Commission on Women, a founding Board member at Charleston Freedom School, and a member of the South Carolina Coalition for Healthy Families. Ali currently serves as the Board Chair at Charleston Legal Access and is a member of the Community Advisory Board of College of Charleston’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program.