Clinical excellence leads to remarkable outcomes
Bancroft Rehab Center of Excellence
The Rehab Center of Excellence is recognized for its expertise, customized care and achievement of desired outcomes. Together, the team of over 30 clinicians is a powerhouse of knowledge and experience in:
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- occupational therapy
- cognitive rehabilitation
The Bancroft Rehab Center of Excellence works in collaboration with individuals with neurological and developmental challenges to optimize functioning across environments through evidence-based educational, consultative, and rehabilitation therapies and accessibility services.
Dr. Kurt P. Miceli, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.P.A.
Senior Vice President and Medical Director
Dr. Miceli is board certified in both psychiatry and internal medicine. He came to Bancroft from Crozer-Chester Medical Center where he served as Medical Director for Crisis Services, as well as the Medical Director of Carson Valley Children’s Aid.
Previously, Dr. Miceli worked at Fairmount Behavioral Health System, where he served as President of the Medical Staff, a Unit Medical Director, and a consultant psychiatrist to Chestnut Hill Hospital. He has also worked as a Civilian Psychiatrist at the United States Army Medical Command at West Point and as an Assistant Professor of Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Miceli received his medical degree from Drexel University and his B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Economics from Villanova University. Dr. Miceli also earned his M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Joan Roush, M.S.
Senior Vice President of Outpatient Services
Joan has worked for the past 30 years exclusively in Neurological Rehabilitation. She started in Brain Injury Rehab at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital. She then moved to Mediplex Rehabilitation Hospital, dedicated to the rehabilitation of person with severe Neurologic Injury. There she was Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation services, and later Administrator of their Outpatient and Residential Program.
In 1994 to open Independence Rehab Services, PC. Independence Rehab, as it became known, is a provider of Comprehensive Outpatient services for the neurologically complex adult. She has also extensively lectured in many different aspects of Neurological Rehabilitation. Joan joined Bancroft NeuroRehab in 2016 when Independence Rehab was acquired.
Joan Roush graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and received her Master’s in Exercise Physiology from Temple University.
Nina Geier, M.S., M.P.T., CBIST
Executive Director, Rehabilitation Therapy Center of Excellence
Nina Geier is responsible for operations of Bancroft NeuroRehab’s outpatient and home and community neurorehabilitation programs. Geier has worked in the field of brain injury rehabilitation since 1986 and has provided services in acute, sub-acute, and post-acute rehabilitation settings.
A licensed physical therapist and a certified brain injury specialist trainer, Geier 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.
Karen Lindgren, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Neuropsychology Services
Dr. Lindgren is the senior director of neuropsychology services. She joined Bancroft in 1997 as a senior neuropsychologist. Prior to joining Bancroft, she served as the neuropsychological research coordinator at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology. She is a licensed psychologist with a focus on neuropsychological assessment and treatment of neurological conditions.
Dr. Lindgren has clinical affiliations with the graduate programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Immaculata University and Drexel University and has written articles and presented information in the area of neurological development, neuropsychological assessment and interdisciplinary treatment of brain injury. Dr. Lindgren received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Maryland and her B.A. from Loyola College.
Claire McGrath, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. McGrath is a Senior Neuropsychologist who joined Bancroft in 2015. Dr. McGrath is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining Bancroft, Dr. McGrath served as Clinical Neuropsychologist for the Drucker Brain Injury Center and Neuropsychology Supervisor for the Stroke and Neurologic Disorders Program and Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Moss Rehab in Philadelphia. She also is An Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Temple University.
Much of her clinical work has focused on the assessment and treatment of individuals with neurologic injuries including stroke and traumatic brain injury. Dr. McGrath received her Ph.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from Arizona State University and her B.A. from Boston College.
Gary Beaufait, Psy. D.
Dr. Beaufait earned his doctoral degree from the University of Denver and his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. His expert clinical background spans more than three decades and includes treatment of older adolescents and adults with a wide range of neurological injuries and deficits including traumatic brain injury, stroke, memory loss and degenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Beaufait has worked for Independence Rehab since 1996.
Kyle Haggerty, PhD
Dr. Haggerty joined Bancroft NeuroRehab. Before joining Bancroft NeuroRehab, he completed an internship with the Syracuse VA Medical Center where he provided neuropsychological Assessments and psychotherapy to veterans in both the outpatient center as well as behavioral health interventions in the poly-trauma unit.
Dr. Haggerty completed his doctoral degree at Drexel University received his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University. He is an adjunct professor of psychology at Drexel University, and has published research on traumatic brain injury and quality of life, including depression and social contexts.
Kelly Kollias, Psy.D
Kelly Kollias, Psy.D, Kelly Kollias received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology and her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Widener University. She completed her predoctoral internship training at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Clinical Neuropsychology Associates. Dr. Kollias completed her postdoctoral fellowship at RSM Psychology Center and The Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey.
Her interests and experience include neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, cognitive behavioral therapy, and traumatic brain injury and concussion.
Alison Tverdov, Psy.D
Dr. Tverdov is a Neuropsychologist who earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University with a focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy. Her pre-doctoral clinical internship was completed at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System where she conducted neuropsychological evaluations and treated veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders. She completed her postdoctoral residency at Bancroft NeuroRehab where she provided neuropsychological services to individuals with moderate to severe brain injury.
She maintains clinical interests in caregiver supports, building on the work in her doctoral dissertation entitled “Exploring Family Members’ Perceived Needs, Problem-Solving Styles, Quality of Life, and Levels of Distress in a Post-Acute Community-Based Rehabilitation Setting.” Clinical interests also include trauma therapy, transdisciplinary consultation, and program development.
Sarah E. West, Ph. D.
Dr. West is an experienced Neuropsychologist who earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. Fl. She brings to Bancroft NeuroRehab a wide-reaching clinical background and specializes in Alzheimer’s disease and brain trauma.
Dr. West’s research has been published extensively in various trade journals, including The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders and Archives of Assessment Psychology, among others.
Michael J. Colis, Ph. D.
Dr. Colis joined Bancroft NeuroRehab where he specializes in Pediatric Neuropsychology. He has a diverse breadth of clinical and academic experiences working with patients ranging from children to seniors. Dr. Colis has taught courses in Pediatric Neuropsychology at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Drexel College of Medicine, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, among others.
Dr. Colis completed his doctoral degree at Ohio University. He received his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Scranton. Additionally, he is an active member in the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists.
Nancy Sue Wylot, RN, CRRN
Nurse Case Manager
Nancy has over 35 years of nursing experience with over 20 focusing on the needs neurologically complex adults. Prior to joining Bancroft NeuroRehab in 2016, Nancy served as the Director of Nurse Case Management at Independence Rehab. Nancy’s vast experience with brain injury also includes time at Laurel Rehabilitation, Mediplex Rehab. Her roles have included Nurse Case Manager and Nursing Supervisor.
Nancy received her nursing degree from Gloucester County College and is a Certified Rehabilitation RF (CRRN). She has certifications in crisis prevention intervention, P.D. and I.V.