Adult Service Leadership

Meet Bancroft’s Adult Services Leadership Team

Clair Rohrer, M.Ed.

Sr. Vice President, Adult Services - South Jersey

Clair Rohrer began her career in this field over 35 years ago. She started at  Bancroft in 1988 as a direct support professional and progressed through various leadership positions before joining the executive team in 2010. Clair has oversight of our New Jersey community programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities including our community residential group homes and apartment programs, our adult day programs and adult employment services, and our Judith B. Flicker Residences serving older adults. Clair earned her Master of Arts in education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from LaSalle University.   

Clair reflects on 30 years. Click to read more. 

Jennifer Bailey, M.S.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director for Adult Services in South Jersey

Jennifer oversees the clinical services for Bancroft’s adult day, employment and residential programs in South Jersey.

Jennifer began her career in 1998 in Bancroft’s Linden’s program where she held various positions while pursuing her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Temple University. She then served as a behavior analyst for Bancroft’s Consultation and Training and Lindens programs until leaving Bancroft in 2006 to pursue other career opportunities for a community residential provider for children and adults with severe challenging behaviors. Jennifer also provided and oversaw consultative behavioral services to children and families in home and public school settings before returning to Bancroft in 2011. Since rejoining Bancroft, she has held various leadership positions within the Lakeside and South Jersey Adult Services programs.

Jennifer is a board certified behavior analyst, a member of Bancroft’s Behavior Management Committee, and a certified trainer for Safe and Positive Approaches. She has presented at both regional and national conferences and has contributed to published research in several professional journals.

Kellie Goldberg MS.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director, Lakeside Program

Kellie Goldberg, MS Ed, BCBA is the Clinical Director of Bancroft’s Lakeside Program in Mullica Hill, NJ; a residential and vocational program serving adults with severe challenging behavior.  Ms. Goldberg earned her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Temple University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with almost two decades of experience in the field of ABA.  Throughout her career she has held several positions with a focus on residential settings for adults with severe challenging behavior. She has also worked in a behavioral stabilization unit for children and in community based programs for children.  Ms. Goldberg is a member of Bancroft’s Behavior Management Committee and Bancroft’s Center of Excellence in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Victoria Sweeney

Program Director, Judith B. Flicker Residences and Day Services - New Jersey

Victoria has been supporting programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities over the past 30 years.  She began her career as a direct support professional and job coach.  Victoria joined Bancroft in 1994, overseeing pediatric programs and services for children on the Autism Spectrum.  She has served in roles with increasing leadership responsibility over the years.  Currently, Victoria oversees services for the older adults of our Flicker residences and day habilitation program.

Victoria earned her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University.

Darren Blough, MSW, BCaBA

Sr. Vice President, Adult Services - Lakeside, DE, PA

Darren Blough brings to Bancroft more than two decades of experience working with children and adults with disabilities. In fact, he began his career as a Program Associate and spent nearly ten years with the organization before accepting a position leading statewide operations for another behavioral healthcare provider in New Jersey. Most recently, Darren served as Northeast Regional Director at Bellwether Behavioral Health, where he oversaw a large network of services in New Jersey and Delaware. In his new role at Bancroft, Darren will lead operations at the Lakeside Campus as well as oversee residential programs in Pennsylvania and Delaware. He has previously served as a manager of residential supervised apartments, director of adult community programs, and senior director of pediatric and adolescent residential programs.

Darren is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. He earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology and his master's degree in Social Work from Rutgers University. Additionally, Darren is an active member of the New Jersey Association of Community Providers, where he is the President of the Board, and previously served as the Chair of the Legislative and Policy Committee for the organization.

Ivette Vera, M.S., BCBA

Behavior Analyst, Adult Services in Camden County

Ivette joined Bancroft in 2013 and currently oversees clinical services throughout Camden County. Prior to her role as a Behavior Analyst, she worked as a direct care staff in the Education Consultation department and an ABA Specialist in both Adult Services and Mobile Solutions programs.

Ivette has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2013. She has provided behavioral services to children, adolescents, and adults in public schools, hospitals, community and home based settings.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rider University in 2013 and a Master’s Degree in Psychology specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University in 2017.

Ivette is a board certified behavior analyst and a certified Safe and Positive Approaches trainer. She has experience in conducting research in improving staff performance within an adult day program

Tara Gudz. M.Ed., BCBA

Behavior Analyst for Adult Services, Camden County

Tara has been with Bancroft since 2015 and currently oversees clinical services provided throughout Camden County. Prior to this, she worked to begin structuring and streamlining curriculum across adult programs in Burlington and Camden Counties, oversaw clinical services for Burlington County, and held the role of Senior Behavior Analyst for Bancroft’s Mobile Solutions department.

Tara has worked in the field of intellectual disabilities since 2004 and has worked with children, adolescents and adults in residential, private school and home settings. Additionally, she has provided consultation and training to local public school programs, hospitals, families and various IDD programs throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Tara earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Drexel University and master’s degree and teaching certifications from Cabrini College.

Tara is a board certified behavior analyst, member of Bancroft’s Behavior Management Committee and a certified Safe and Positive Approaches trainer. She has presented research on reducing socially significant inappropriate behavior and synthesized functional analyses at regional and national conferences.

Matthew Lasoski, M.A., BCBA

Behavior Analyst for Adult Services in Burlington County

Matthew supervises a team of ABA Specialists and oversees the clinical services provided at Bancroft at Burlington and  Burlington County residential group homes. These programs serve adults with autism and developmental disabilities. He is also a Safe and Positive Approaches trainer for the organization.

Prior to his current role, he completed an undergraduate internship at the Lindens program in 2008. He was also employed as an ABA Specialist for the Lindens, Lakeside, and Adult Services programs from 2009 to 2017. These programs supported children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, and dual diagnoses.

Matthew has also served as a research study coordinator for Rowan University’s HABIT Lab, as well as a behavior technician for a local consulting company. He has research experience in reducing severe aggression and self-injurious behavior with children and adults diagnosed with autism and developmental disabilities, smoking cessation, and organizational behavior management. Matthew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA in 2009, a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ in 2017, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Jessica Fedezko, BCBA

Senior Director for Adult Day and Employment Services

Jessica oversees the program operations for the structured day and community employment programs serving adults with autism and intellectual disabilities in Camden and Burlington Counties.

She has worked with individuals who have developmental disabilities since 1998 and joined Bancroft in 2009. Prior to her current position, she worked with children, adolescents and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, dual diagnoses, and brain injury in multiple settings including private consultation, community living, residential facilities, and state institutions.

Jessica earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Elizabethtown College and a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University.  She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Michelle Habingreither, M.Ed.

Senior Director, Community Residential Services - New Jersey

Michelle joined Bancroft’s Community Services for Adults in 2004. She has more than two decades of experience working with children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in residential programs and in their own homes. Michelle oversees group homes and supervised apartments that support people with a wide range of abilities throughout South Jersey as well as Bancroft’s Judith B. Flicker Residences. Additionally, Michelle chairs Bancroft’s Core Values Committee. Michelle earned both her undergraduate degree in psychology and her master’s degree in special education Wagner College. She is also an adjunct professor in the Human Services Department at Camden County Community College.

Jenell Berard

Director, Adult Day Services

Janell oversees the daily operations of the Jacob Schaefer Center and primarily focuses on cultivating employee engagement, providing daily oversight and supervision for the program’s managers, and guiding daily program activity. Janell joined the Bancroft Team in 2003 as a Clinical Associate in the Lindens program, where she held a variety of clinical and operational roles before accepting a residential director position for the Lakeside Program in 2015.

She is an experienced and dedicated leader, looking to enhance Bancroft's Adult Day Services through providing meaningful opportunities and structured programming.  She continues to emphasize employee training and development while promoting engagement across all Bancroft settings.

Dioana Gayle

Director, Community Residential Services for Adults

Dioana joined Bancroft in 2017 and brought with her more than a decade of experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities. In her current role, Dioana oversees group home and supervised apartment settings for adults in Bancroft’s residential program. Prior to Bancroft, Dioana served as the Assistant Director of Residential Services for an agency in Southern New Jersey, and has also worked in direct care and supervisory roles for Respite, Crisis, Quality Assurance, and Mental Health Services for other organizations and hospitals in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

Dioana is a certified investigator for serious incident investigations with Labor Relations Alternatives, Inc. She is also a certified Handle With Care Instructor for Behavior Management Systems, Inc.

Avi Glickman M.Ed, BCBA

Director of Adult Employment

Avi is responsible for overseeing Adult Employment Services at Bancroft.  He has  more than 15 years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, he  has spent the last 10 years focusing on improving employment outcomes for adults diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Avi earned his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Janita Wise

Program Director, Community Residential Services - New Jersey

Janita joined Bancroft in 1998, having begun her career in a direct care role. She soon became a Program Manager before becoming a Director in 2014. Janita’s expertise is successfully opening new programs and improving the process of identifying and preparing each new home.  Prior to joining Bancroft, Janita worked with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in respite care as well as residential and vocational services for other organizations in Gloucester and Burlington Counties.

Honora Cardelli

Program Director, Community Residential Services - New Jersey

Honora Cardelli joined Bancroft in 2000, and began her career in the Pediatric Program before joining Bancroft’s Adult Residential Program.  She began her tenure in a direct care role, and not long after she was promoted to Senior Program Associate.  Honora opened a group home in 2006 and managed the house until 2014 when she was promoted to Program Director. In her current role, she oversees group homes and supervised apartments while attending Camden County College to become a sign language interpreter.

Jeffery Tiger

Program Director, Judith B. Flicker Residences - New Jersey

Jeffery Tiger joined Bancroft in 2015, after serving as the Assistant Director of Residential Services for an agency in Northern New Jersey.  Jeff oversees the Judith B. Flicker Residences and has more than two decades of experience in the areas of developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and addiction services.  He began his career in a direct care role and has held various positions since that time including program manager, day program director, assistant director and director.  Jeff is a certified recovery coach and frequently volunteers his time helping others.  He is also a certified American Red Cross instructor.

Karen Reiss

Program Director, Pennsylvania Residential Program

Karen Reiss brings more than three decades of experience serving adults with intellectual disabilities to Bancroft. She joined the organization in 1985 where she began in a direct care role. Over the years, she held various positions throughout the organization including program manager, area supervisor and director.

From 2001 to 2011, she was responsible for the operation Bancroft’s Delaware programs where she opened seven homes and was responsible for the day to day operations of 13 group homes. Additionally, she chaired the Disability Commission for the Delaware Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (DeLARF). In 2015, she became the director of the Pennsylvania Programs, where currently oversees 14 group homes and four apartments, located in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Kelly Engel

Associate Director, Pennsylvania Residential Program

Kelly Engel began her career at Bancroft in 2000 as a live-in direct care staff member and was quickly promoted to Program Manager. During her tenure in the Bancroft Delaware Program, Kelly assisted in developing and opening five homes.  She worked with the University of Delaware to establish and co-chair the First Direct Support Professional Committee. The DSP committee is dedicated to recognizing and advocating for Direct Support Professionals throughout the state and on a national level. Kelly is an active volunteer for Special Olympics, and sits on a number of organizational committees and work groups. In 2015 Kelly was promoted to Associate Program Director and is currently responsible for the operations of the Pennsylvania residential program.

Roberto Perez

CBIS Program Director, Bancroft NeuroRehab Residential Program

Roberto Perez came to Bancroft in 1995 and served in a direct care role for the Pediatric & Adolescent Residential program, where he held positions in management and as a Staffing Coordinator. He began his tenure with Bancroft NeuroRehab in 2007 as a Day Program Manager. He has also held positions as a Program Operations Manager and Residential Manager before being promoted to Residential Program Director in 2015. Roberto holds an Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS) certification in addition to being active in several organizational committees and events.

Melinda South

Program Director, Delaware Residential Program

Melinda South has more than two decades of clinical, management and director experience.  She has directed outpatient, employment and residential services in Pennsylvania and Delaware and has supported hundreds of individuals and their families during her career. Her passion is working with people to develop effective, sustainable supports that help people realize their potential and achieve their goal. Currently, Melinda serves as a program director in Bancroft’s Delaware Residential Program. She earned her undergraduate degree from Rosemont College.

Beatriz Shipley

Associate Director, Delaware Residential Program

Beatriz Shipley began her career at Bancroft in 2007 as a Licensing and Accreditation Specialist. With her extensive background in operations and quality management, her focus is building and maintaining quality programming.  She currently serves as Associate Director in Bancroft’s Delaware Residential Program. Beatriz earned her undergraduate degree in business management from Cabrini College.