Carole Argo is an insightful business leader with over 30 years of experience. With a career rich with well-known companies, her resume has found her in roles such as Audit Manager, CFO, SVP of Finance, President, and COO.
Having always had a strong desire to help others, Carole Argo has remained actively engaged in philanthropy and nonprofits. She sought out a position that allowed her to expound upon these beliefs — and she certainly holds the knowledge-base needed for the role that has been incredibly valuable to the nonprofit organization she currently works with.
Carole serves on the staff of the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA). As an operations and process consultant, Carole has helped organize this nonprofit into a financially viable agency that assists developmentally disabled adults to get the care, support and treatment they deserve. She and the NCIA hope that by working alongside individuals with physical, intellectual and emotional barriers, that they will be able to break the cycle of these individuals running into the legal trouble that they so often do.
In addition to her business acumen, Carole Argo remains actively involved with the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors, getting involved whenever she has the opportunity to do so. She maintains active blogs about philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, business, motherhood and life. But most importantly, helping an organization to better help others, like the NCIA, has left Carole with a sense of fulfillment that she is excited to share with you on this page.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Carole Argo is the daughter of a U.S. Government Department of Defense engineer and spent the early years of her life living in Asia Pacific. She moved to Arizona and graduated from Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Arizona in 1983. After graduation, Carole built a strong and wide-ranging background in business during her professional years, working in finance and managerial roles before she returned to school. She received her Masters of Business Administration in Accounting from Loyola College of Maryland in 1998 while holding down a full-time job.
The correctional system in place today often sees repeat offenders due a certain cyclical nature that has grown over the years. When youth fall into trouble, it can be hard to become educated on the best ways to go about staying out of trouble. Often times, no education or support is provided to these individuals so they may wind up repeating the actions that results in legal punishment. NCIA provides services of care, and treatment for youth and adults who are intellectually and emotionally disabled, as well as those within the justice system. This nurture and individual attention allows beneficiaries to become more connected with their communities in positive ways.
Currently, there are 700 employees who work for NCIA. A number of services are offered by the organization including Sentencing and Advocacy Mitigation, and suicide prevention for individuals within the criminal justice system. Within their Adult Human Services arm, they offer Adult Career Development and an Adult Residential program. Also in their service package is a Youth In Transition School where young students with disabilities learn the basic skills to live a fulfilling life.