Kathy Ross first came to Bancroft in 1983 as assistant to the president, initially working with Dr. Clarence York, followed by Dr. George Niemann, in that capacity. Since then, Ms. Ross assumed increasing levels of responsibility – from coordinator of corporate affairs to director to senior director – and in 1998 was named a vice president. Today, she works closely with Toni Pergolin, president and CEO, and other members of the executive staff team, as well as the Board of Trustees, and serves as board secretary, a corporate officer position.
During her time at Bancroft, Ms. Ross has also been responsible for communications and public relations, family services, government relations, licensing and accreditation, among others.
Prior to joining Bancroft, Ms. Ross worked for an educational publishing company, serving in several increasing responsibility capacities. She has completed coursework at the University of Philippines, Glassboro State College (now Rowan University), Rutgers University and Camden County College, as well as numerous management and leadership programs over the years. In 2008, she completed the Certificate Program in Developmental Disabilities at the Rutgers School of Social Work Institute for Families. She is currently the President of the Rotary Club of Haddonfield, New Jersey.