Director of District Partnerships
Founder, Northern Lights Music and SHERO Consulting
Tennessee Housing Development Agency
Registered Nurse, Neonatal Assessment, Grady Hospital
Principal, Alvis Company
Director, Cultural Development
Hospital Corporation of America
Corporate Compliance Documentation and
Community Health Systems
Business Process Improvement Leader, Lean Enterprise
Department of Theatre,
Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy
Pyschotherapist in Private Practice
Vali is the Producing Artistic Director of the Actors Bridge Ensemble, which she co-founded in 1995. She has produced over 90 productions for the company, has acted and directed over 30, and authored six. She founded and leads Act Like A GRRRL, an autobiographical writing and performance program for teenage girls and adult women to gain public voice by articulating their lived experience.
Actors Bridge was founded in 1995 by Bill Feehely and Vali Forrister. Bill saw the need to create ongoing professional actor training in Nashville and Vali longed to bring to her hometown the new socially-relevant plays she was seeing in New York, Chicago and London.