Leadership Team and Contact Information

Herbert J. Hoelter

CEO & Co-Founder

Herb Hoelter co-founded NCIA in 1977. Today, he is recognized as one of the country’s leading experts in sentencing and the federal prison system and in developing alternative programs to incarceration.


Carole Argo

Chief Operating Officer

Carole Argo assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2015. She is responsible for the overall operations of NCIA and has senior management experience in various industries.


Yong Kim

Vice President of Finance and Administration/

Chief Financial Officer

Yong Kim assumed the role of CFO in 2017. She is responsible for the agency’s financial planning and reporting, general accounting, human resources, information technology, and real estate and fleet management.


Gary Antonino 

Chief Business Development Officer

Gary Antonino assumed the role on Chief Business Development Officer in 2019, moving from previous positions within NCIA since 2012. He is responsible for creating and developing new and existing programs of NCIA.  


Earl El-Amin

Vice President of Community and External Affairs

Earl El-Amin assumed the role of VP of Community Relations in 2005. He is responsible for maintaining the relationships NCIA holds with key community leaders. 


April Jensen

Executive Director of Adult Services and Programs

April Jensen assumed the role of Executive Director of Adult Services 2015. She is responsible for the operations of the Adult Residential Program and the Career Development Center.


Dr. Angela Chambers

Executive Director of Education, Youth in Transition School

Dr. Angela Chambers assumed the role of Executive Director of Education in 2016. She is responsible for the operation of NCIA’s Youth in Transition School. 


Board of Directors


Herbert J. Hoelter

CEO, Co-Founder NCIA

Baltimore, MD


Lindsay Hayes

Director, Jail Suicide Prevention and Liability Reduction

Mansfiled, Massachusetts


Andrew Hunt

CEO, Hunt Habitats

Nottingham, England


Christine Pahigian

Director, Friends of Island Academy

New York, New York


Vince Wesley

Senior Vice President and Manager (Retired)

SunTrust Bank, Non-Profit Division

Washington D.C.


NCIA Contact Information 


Herb Hoelter 443-780-1311 hhoelter@ncianet.org

Carole Argo 443-780-1362 cargo@ncianet.org

Alice Keepers 443-780-1353 aboring@ncianet.org

Human Resources

Sandra Mock Myers 443-780-1321 smockmyers@ncianet.org

Recruiter recruiter@ncianet.org

Information Systems

Corey Benedict 443-780-1334 cbenedict@ncianet.org

For IT support submit requests to support@ncianet.org


Yong Kim 443-780-1351 ykim@ncianet.org

Accounts Payable

Crystal Han 443-780-1315 crystal.han@ncianet.org


Stephen Cooke 443-780-1354 scooke@ncianet.org

Adult Residential Services

April Jensen 443-780-1380 ajensen@ncianet.org

Dwayne Wilson 443-780-1344 dwilson@ncianet.org

Career Development Center

Zachary Cuozzo 443-780-1379 zcuozzo@ncianet.org

Business Services

Vanessa Harrison 443-780-1432 vharrision@ncianet.org

Youth in Transition School

Dr. Angela Chambers 443-780-1434 achambers@ncianet.org

Criminal Justice Services

Herb Hoelter 443-780-1311 hhoelter@ncianet.org

Suicide Prevention in Custody

Lindsay Hayes 774-361-6923 lhayes@ncianet.org



Administrative Office
7130 Rutherford Road
Baltimore, MD 21244

Career Development Center
2621 Lord Baltimore Drive
Baltimore, MD 21244

Youth In Transition School
7205 Rutherford Road
Baltimore, MD 21244

HJH Vocational Training Center
301 South Central Ave.
Baltimore MD 21202

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