Joan Paros is the Assistant Vice President of Examination at NCARB; she joined the Council in 2011. She coordinates the delivery of the ARE with NCARB’s testing partners and supports development work on the Candidate Management System. While initially joining the organization during the transition to a new exam vendor, Joan has supported the ARE through various improvements in candidate technical support, working closely with the Information Systems and customer service teams. She has also supported the exam and systems development through the transition from ARE 4.0 to 5.0.
Before joining NCARB, Joan worked in accreditation and socio-economic research for a large medical association in northern Virginia, and was administrator of a national financial membership association with responsibility for all aspects of member support, certification and continuing education. Originally from western Pennsylvania, Joan is a graduate of Penn State University, holding a bachelor's degree in Marketing and an MBA.