Biography for Servant Leader - Sharell 'Ali' McIntosh
S. Ali McIntosh is a visionary and a pioneer of new paths.
Sharell Ali McIntosh was born in Nassau in 1966 to Pastor Dr. Jane H. White and Mr. Westley John Neymour. She was educated as a product of the public school system in the Bahamas, graduating from the R. M. Bailey Senior High School in 1983.
A creative writer from the early age of 14 years, she became an apprentice at the age of twenty and was trained as a newspaper Journalist, fulfilling her early ambition. During the 1987 General Elections campaign, she was employed as a Political writer for PLP operated, The Nassau Herald. She was also an Economic and Business writer for the fledgling Bahama Journal, when it first began publishing back in 1987. She has also published the Bahamas 1st Interdenominational religious periodical, the Bahamas Spectator Magazine in the late 1980’s.
Ms. McIntosh joined the staff of the Broadcasting Corporation in August 1988, as a Reporter Trainee, but decided after completing her in-house training, to enter the Radio Programming Department as an Announcer. She produced and hosted several local talk shows, including Back to Basics, & Straight Talk with Ali McIntosh; and hosted several issues of historic weekly The Young Bahamian Show before resigning in December 1992 to start her own business.
In 1993, she spread her wings, and ventured in the field of sales, advertising, marketing and public relations, establishing the firm Almac Agency in Nassau & Miami, Florida; before changing her direction to ministry, in September 1995.
”Sister Mac" as she is affectionately called, took up the challenge to formulate the Youth development programs of the National Committee For Youth Renewal & Revival, an organization she founded, after receiving a vision from God. She was its founding President and the Executive Director of its Light for Life Youth Counselling Centre. As a result of her active consistent lobbying for youth development programs during those years, she was appointed by the Bahamas government, as a member of the National Youth Advisory Council in January 1997 for a two (2) year tenure.
An avid reader with a quest for wisdom, Ali McIntosh is a prolific and courageous writer. She has ran a weekly column in the Nassau Guardian, entitled ‘Answering The Call’ for several years in the mid to late 1990’s, dealing with various national issues including spiritual, social, legal and political discussions.
A Competent Toastmaster, she is also an articulate speaker and teacher, and has spoken to many social and religious forums across the country.
She has been recognized by the National Gospel Excellence Award Committee in 1997 with the ‘Humanitarian Award’; and again in 2001, she received a special ‘Changing a Generation’ Youth Award; both for her work with and on behalf of the youth of the nation.
Committed to nation building, she has also served as a member of the Consultative Committee of the Northeastern Division of the Royal Bahamas Police Force from January 2002 until 2007.
Ms. McIntosh has attended many conferences and workshops locally and abroad on social revitalization, including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) conference on Domestic Violence in Latin American & The Caribbean in Washington DC; and the Youth Federation for World Peace in Washington, DC.
Additionally, she has attended, observed and participated in several United Nations sponsored-conferences, on areas such as the Judicial Application on Human Rights in the Caribbean in Nassau; the Convention on the Elimination of all types of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Reporting in Nassau; and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) Conference on Transformational Leadership in Christ Church Barbados.
She represented the Bahamas as an official Adviser to the Bahamas Government in March 2005, and again in March 2007, at the United Nations General Assembly on the Commission of the Status of Women in New York. She has also spent considerable time on sabbatical and research over the past decade in Washington, D.C. at the American University; researching and writing on National Leadership and Governance.
In May 2002, she ran for a seat in the Bahamas’ House of Assembly in General Elections, as the only candidate for the Bahamas Constitution Party. In 2012, she contested the General Elections along with five (5) candidates, making her the first woman to ever lead a political party into General Elections in the Bahamas. In October 2012, she again contested the Bye-Election in North Abaco, making her the first woman to ever contest a Bye-Election in the Bahamas.
She is presently the Public Relations Director for the National Organization of Women's Association in the Bahamas (NOWAB) since 2006. Ali is an active member of the Breath of Life SDA Church, under the leadership of the South Bahamas Conference and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventists.
She is presently the elected Chief Servant Leader of the Bahamas Constitution Party and its founder.
Ms McIntosh has completed two books in 2014, which are presently being prepared for publication. She is actively working with her personal charity initiative, Ali McIntosh Children Charities, providing thousands of new shoes, among other items for needy children.
She has no children of her own, but she had adopted two orphaned boys, Shannon and Stanley ( both grown men). She is considered a mother to the nation’s youth, because of the pivotal role she has played in the lives of so many of the nation’s youth.
N.B. S. Ali McIntosh is available for Motivational Speaking on spiritual and secular issues relating to Youth, Women, Singles, Community Leadership, and Political Service and Righteous governance.
You can reach S. Ali McIntosh by email / Telephone - 242- 423-2709