Karol Tapias joined n4a as the Deputy Director of the Aging and Disability Business Institute in March 2019. The Business Institute provides community-based organizations with tools and resources they can use to successfully adapt to a changing health care environment, enhance their organizational capacity and capitalize on emerging opportunities to diversify funding.
Karol came to n4a from LiveOn NY where she spent 12 years in multiple roles, most recently as the Associate Executive Director. While there she launched several successful direct service and outreach programs, created and delivered training for the Aging Services workforce, and worked closely on internal operations as well as external systems change efforts. Prior to her time at LiveOn NY, Karol was a counselor for adults living with mental illness.
Karol earned her Master of Social Work degree and a Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Iona College.