ABA Center of Excellence Leadership

Tracy Kettering, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Director, ABA Center of Excellence

Tracy Kettering is the Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Center of Excellence at Bancroft. A doctoral board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D), she is also an adjunct professor and research advisor at Rider University and serves as the chair of Bancroft’s Institutional Review Board and Behavior Management Committee. Dr. Kettering earned her master’s degree in educational psychology from Georgia State University, and her doctoral degree in special education and behavior analysis from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Bancroft in 2011, she was a full-time professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Kettering has extensive clinical experience and expertise in the areas of functional assessment and treatment planning as well as skill development in individuals with autism and other neurologic impairments. Her research interests include translational research in behavior analysis, functional analysis and function-based interventions for problem behavior, and teaching verbal behavior. Dr. Kettering has presented at regional and national conferences in applied behavior analysis, and has published research in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, and Behavioral Interventions.

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.

Timothy Nipe, Ph.D., BCBA

Clinical Director, Campus Transitional and Lindens Programs

Dr. Nipe is a doctorate-level board certified behavior analyst who received his Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College. Throughout his career working with children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, he has delivered clinical care in the home, school and community, as well as in campus-based residential settings.
Dr. Nipe follows a scientist-practitioner model; the clinical challenges facing his clients have inspired his clinical research, and research findings have continually honed his practices. His research interests include the assessment and treatment of high-risk challenging behaviors, behavioral crisis intervention training, prostheses compliance, electronic data collection, staff training and collaboration between behavior analysts and medical professionals.


Nicholas Forvour, MS.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director, The Bancroft School

Nicholas Forvour is the Clinical Director of the Bancroft School and the Pediatric & Adolescent Community program. Mr. Forvour is a board-certified behavior analyst and member of Bancroft’s behavior management committee and center of excellence in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Mr. Forvour earned his master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Temple University and is currently a doctoral candidate in special education at Temple University.

Prior to joining Bancroft in 2012, Mr. Forvour worked for a special education school and an in-home ABA provider. His experience has focused on the functional assessment of undesired behavior, treatment planning, teaching functional skills, and reinforcement based procedures. Mr. Forvour has over a decade of experience in school and home settings providing ABA based programing for children and adults. Mr. Forvour’s research interest include the desentization of dental procedures among children with developmental disabilities, classroom-based functional assessments, and teaching functional communication. Mr. Forvour has presented at regional conferences and is a member of ABAI, NJABA, and MABA.

John C. Barnard, M.Sc.Ed., BCBA

Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction The Bancroft School

John C. Barnard is the Coordinator of Curriculum, Instruction and Training for Children’s Services at the Bancroft Welsh Campus in Mt. Laurel. Mr. Barnard earned a Master of Science in Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Temple  University, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and is certified by the NJ Department of Education as a Teacher of the Handicapped. He is an experienced clinician and presenter with more than 25 years experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities in both home-based and center-based settings. Mr. Barnard is familiar with comprehensive curriculum sequencing and with the implementation of clinical supports to school-aged students in inclusive, center-based, and community-based placements. Mr. Barnard is also a part-time adjunct professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Rowan University.