DMA Board Members

Founder

Ali Ghaffari
Ali Ghaffari
Divine Mercy Academy Founder

Ali was born and raised in Vermont an atheist in a nominally United Methodist family. After attending Phillips Academy Andover and Colby College, Ali studied his way into the Catholic Church, joining Easter of 2004. Ali is a career naval officer, having spent time flying a variety of naval aircraft, but most notably the F/A-18 off of aircraft carriers. His most recent job in the Navy has been at the Naval Academy, teaching leadership and ethics to Midshipmen, faculty, staff, and coaches. Ali has Master's degrees in Philosophy and Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Ali and his wife, Mary, decided to start Divine Mercy Academy when they were inspired by the beauty, truth, and goodness found in classical education and wanted that for their children.