About Ali

Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, and ALWAYS in the mood for a Philly cheesesteak, Ali now lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, Mike, their two children, and their two-year-old Labradoodle.

After a typical, healthy childhood, Ali 's mom noticed a quarter- sized bald spot on the top of her head.  It was the summer after her sixteenth birthday and she and her mom decided she had probably tied her ponytail too tight, thereby pulling out a tuft of hair. Little by little, several more bald spots developed and Ali was eventually diagnosed with alopecia universalis, a genetic autoimmune disease that results in the loss of some or all of ones hair. Although difficult at first and certainly unexpected, with incredible support from her family, her friends and her high school, Ali persevered through the experience. To this day, she considers herself lucky that she wound up losing her hair because it has affected her life in so many wonderful ways. Ali loves to spread a message of positivity to others who face obstacles of their own.

Ali graduated from The Shipey School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1996 and then went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania. Four years later, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Penn with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and moved to New York City to begin her professional career.

After landing a job at commercial editing house, Crew Cuts, Ali thought she would train to become a film editor. But at her new job she was inadvertently exposed to the world of voice over acting and Ali realized it was something she needed to try. Over twenty years later, she is still at it!

In 2005 while attending the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Ali met Mike Voron. The two connected immediately and knew it was love at first sight. They were both avid sports fans from Philadelphia, loved the bands Phish and The Grateful Dead, and had each faced unique challenges growing up. By the end of that weekend, Ali & Mike knew that they were destined to be together, and two short years later, they were married.

A few months after their wedding, Ali became ill and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, another autoimmune disease. Ali and Mike spent the next four years dealing with her illness, which at times became quite serious. Finally in 2011, Ali opted to have her colon removed, a surgery that essentially cured her from ulcerative colitis. The decision to have this surgery was life changing for them. Afterwards, she and Mike were able to begin anew, and both of them are happy and healthy today! 

In 2013, Ali and Mike welcomed their daughter, Joey Love. And in 2015, Joey was joined by younger brother, Rider. Today, the Voron family lives in a lake community in Katonah, New York, a town in the northern part of Westchester County. They enjoy all things outdoors, especially taking their pup, Millie, on hikes around the many nature preserves in the area. Most of all, Ali and Mike feel lucky to have found such a warm community of friends and neighbors with whom they will raise their children. 

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An Inspiring PSA

A PSA about self-acceptance featuring Ali.
Created by film director Les Rudge.