Nerissa Ali joined the WHH board of directors in 2017. Nerissa is helping the board with fundraising activities as well as providing accounting knowledge regarding policies and procedures. Nerissa is a CPA, CGA, designated in 2011. She graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, and majored in Accounting and minored in Finance. Nerissa will also be helping WHH with budgeting and forecasting. She has 15 years of full time working experience in accounting, finance and related fields.
Nerissa was born in Toronto and raised in Scarborough, in a low income family household. At a young age she was introduced to fundraising for children’s homes by her family. She has participated in raising funds for various charities in third World Countries. Working with WHH is especially important to her because the majority of her family continues to reside in Scarborough. Poverty and crime afflict the community and the neighbourhood in which she grew up. Working with WHH, she hopes to bring new changes that she hasn’t seen in the community since she became a part of it 30 years ago.