Our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Professionals

May 17, 2012 admin

Bancroft NeuroRehab Leadership Team

KarenParentiKaren Parenti, M.S., Psy.D.

Vice President, Bancroft NeuroRehab

Dr. Parenti oversees all outpatient and home and community based neurorehabilitation programs at Bancroft NeuroRehab. Dr. Parenti joined Bancroft in 2010 as senior clinical director for adult programs after arriving from the Devereux Foundation in Pennsylvania, where she served as a program director and clinician.

She is currently an adjunct professor at Camden County College and Immaculata University. Dr. Parenti received her doctorate in clinical psychology, with a concentration in neuropsychology, from Immaculata University. A graduate of York College, Dr. Parenti also has a master’s degree in human services administration from Springfield College School of Human Services in Wilmington, Delaware.

Nina GeierNina Geier, M.S., M.P.T., CBIS
Senior Director for Central New Jersey, Bancroft Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Nina Geier is responsible for operations of Bancroft’s residential, outpatient, and home-and-community brain injury programs at the Brick and Plainsboro locations.

Ms. Geier joined Bancroft in 2013. She has worked in the field of brain injury rehabilitation since 1986 and has provided services in acute, sub-acute, and post-acute settings. Ms. Geier is a licensed physical therapist and a certified brain injury specialist. She is a co-chair of the Community-based Treatment Task Force and a member of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force of the Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Ms. Geier is also an active member of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, Inc.


Karen Lindgren PhotoKaren Lindgren, Ph.D.

Dr. Lindgren is a senior neuropsychologist for Bancroft Brain Injury Rehabilitation’s Day Treatment Services. She is a licensed psychologist with 15 years of experience in neuropsychological assessment and treatment of brain injury. She has clinical affiliations with the graduate programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Immaculata University. Dr. Lindgren has written articles and presented information in the area of neurological development, neuropsychological assessment, neurotoxic exposure, and interdisciplinary treatment of brain injury.



Program Directors

ArleneDeStefanoArleen DeStefano
Arleen DeStefano is the senior program director for Bancroft’s Southern New Jersey Programs. She oversees the group homes and supervised apartment program services in Cherry Hill, Voorhees, and Mullica Hill. Ms. DeStefano began her career at Bancroft in 1993 as a direct-service staff member at the Mullica Hill campus program. She has since served as program manager, program director and recently has promoted to senior program director. In addition, she has held positions in Bancroft’s Admissions/Marketing department, and volunteers her expertise in a variety of organizational committees and work-groups, including co-chair of Bancroft Unplugged. An experienced member of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation team, Ms. DeStefano has been actively involved in the start-up of several programs and development initiatives.


Katie Law, BA, CBISTKatie Law, BA, CBIST

As program director for Bancroft Brain Injury Rehabilitation in Plainsboro and North Brunswick, N.J., Katie Law oversees both residential and day treatment services. She began her career in brain-injury rehabilitation at Bancroft in 2002.

Ms. Law is active in a variety of organizational and brain-injury-related endeavors. She is a certified trainer for the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS), and leads the Camden/Burlington County Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Support Group for people with brain injuries and their families. She is a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of N.J. and volunteers her time to plan and lead many Bancroft events and activities. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.

Grace ClineGrace Cline, BA, CBIS

Grace Cline is a residential program director for Bancroft’s Southern New Jersey Programs. She currently oversees group homes and supervised apartment program services in Cherry Hill, Voorhees, and Mullica Hill. She began her career at Bancroft in 2009 as a direct-service staff member, and had previous case management experience working with foster children in the Philadelphia area. Ms Cline has since gained extensive experience working in brain injury as a cognitive remediation specialist as well as Program Manager for supervised apartment settings. She is also active in a variety of Bancroft committees and work-groups.

Ms. Cline hold’s a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University, and will begin studying for her MA in applied behavior analysis at Rowan University Fall 2013.


Janine Yvette GardnerJanine Yvette Gardner, MA, CBIS

Janine Yvette Gardner is the Program Director, Brain Injury Services for South Jersey. Janine came to Brain Injury Services in October 2008 as a Clinical Case Manager. At the time, she was beginning a Master of Urban Studies (Concentration in Community Development) program and completely new to Brain Injury. Her career path included positions within the mental health field as a counselor for a partial care facility serving people with severe and persistent mental illness and working as a case manager for youth in the juvenile court system. Her biggest career accomplishment was as a former editor and published author with New York City’s publishing giants. She obtained her Master’s degree in May of 2010 and instead of pursuing Urban Planning, remained dedicated to Brain Injury and our persons served. She co-chaired the Bancroft Unplugged events in both Southern and Central New Jersey locations for 3 consecutive years, she covered Club B manager duties during a pivotal transition time as well.