Board of Trustees

Bancroft Board of Trustees


Toni Pergolin, M.A., CPA

President and Chief Executive

As the chief executive officer of Bancroft since 2005 she has been focused on the continued growth, diversification and sustainability projections for the non-profit organization. Toni Pergolin launched the largest expansion in Bancroft's 133 year history with the construction of the Bancroft Campus at Mount Laurel which is set to be completed in January 2018.

Under Ms. Pergolin's leadership, Bancroft has expanded its neuro-rehabilitation services through regional centers in NJ, including the opening of the new Bancroft NeuroRehab Resnick Center in Mt. Laurel and the acquisition of Independence Rehab in 2016. She was instrumental in introducing services for veterans with acquired and traumatic brain injuries through residential and day services and in earning a spot in a Veterans Administration-funded rehabilitation pilot program.

She has a focus on strategic partnerships which include Bancroft School at Voorhees Pediatric Facility, a transitional educational program with Camden County College for youth 18 to 21 and new in 2016, emergent support with regional healthcare organizations including Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Virtua, and Kennedy Health Systems.

Prior to joining Bancroft, she worked at the University of Pennsylvania Health System for 14 years in various positions, including chief financial officer for Pennsylvania Hospital.

Ms. Pergolin received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and her master's in health administration from Saint Joseph's University. A certified public accountant, Ms. Pergolin resides in the Greater Philadelphia area with her husband and two sons.

She is currently a board member of Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care Services in Camden, Fulton Bank of New Jersey, South Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Peirce College and the Forum of Executive Women. She also serves as a member of the Healthcare Advisory Council of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Ms. Pergolin was appointed to the Bancroft Board in 2012, and serves on all committees ex-officio.

In December of 2016, Ms. Pergolin received the Campbell Soup Extraordinary Leadership Award and was also awarded the first Corporate/Business Award by Maria's Women United. In 2015, Ms. Pergolin received the Philadelphia Cornerstone Award by SmartCEO Magazine, was recognized as one of the Top Women in Business by SNJ Business People, and was named one of the Power 50 - SJ's Most Influential MEn and Women by SJ Biz. She was recognized as one of 25 female CEO's honored by SmartCEO with the Brava! Award for outstanding leadership in 2012. In 2011, she was named one of the Women on the Move by Main Line Today and received the ALice Paul Equality Award for advancing women's equality. In 2008, she was named one of Philadelphia's Business Journal's Women of Distinction, based on her professional accomplishments, community involvement and other achievements.

Kenneth L. Ewell

Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Kenneth L. Ewell is President, Chief Operating Officer and a Principal of The Graham Company. He started his career in the Engineering Products Division of Xerox Corp. before joining Graham in 1989 as a Producer. Ewell worked his way up through various positions becoming a member of the agency’s ownership team in 2000. Ewell is responsible for all of Graham’s Client Services including Producers, Account Managers, Claims Consultants and Safety Services teams. He is also responsible for the Technical Development Department which provides and delivers Graham’s industry-leading training process to all employees, and the agency’s Employee Benefits Division which he helped launch in 2006. He also manages several large important client relationships in his own book of business. Ewell serves on a number of insurance company advisory boards, and is a Board member of The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB), which is the premier association for the top regional, national and international commercial insurance and employee benefits intermediaries worldwide. He also is a Board member of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia.

Ewell earned his MBA from Temple University’s Fox School of Business, and his undergraduate major at Temple was Mechanical Engineering. He has also completed the Executive Leadership Development Program at the Wharton School of Business.

Through his role at The Graham Company, Ewell has been working closely with Bancroft on insurance and risk management matters. He has served as a member of the Audit Committee since he joined the Board in 2012 and was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2013. Mr. Ewell was appointed Bancroft Board Chairman in 2017.

Learn more about Ken and his dedication to Bancroft here.

Ann Anthony, CTP

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Ann Anthony is Vice President and Treasurer at South Jersey Industries, Inc. where she is responsible for liquidity management, corporate finance, rating agency relationships, capital markets activity and shareholder services for SJI and its subsidiaries, including South Jersey Gas Company. She holds the Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) designation conferred by The Association for Financial Professionals.

Prior to joining SJI, Ms. Anthony worked with Metrologic Instruments as Director of Treasury and Risk Management and has held various positions in manufacturing, banking and retail business with both a domestic and global focus. She serves as a Director on The Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) Board.

Ms. Anthony attained both Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration degrees, with a concentration in Finance, from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Darlington Arts Center, a not-for-profit arts school located in Garnet Valley, PA.

Ms. Anthony joined the Bancroft Board in November 2017.

Joseph C. Atkinson

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Joseph C. Atkinson ​is a Principal with PwC LLP where he serves as the US Advisory Leader for the Entertainment, Media & Communications practice. He is a member of PwC's US Board of Partners and Principals. Previously, he has served as PwC's Leader for Advisory in Philadelphia, and as the national national leader of PwC's Governance Risk & Compliance practice, where he advised corporate boards on risk management and governance. He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University having received a B.S. in Finance. He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor as well as a Certified Internal Auditor.

Mr. Atkinson served as a Borough Councilman in Chalfont, Pennsylvania from 1996 to 2001. Mr. Atkinson was elected by his fellow Councilors to serve as the President of the Borough Council, serving two consecutive two-year terms in that position. Mr. Atkinson currently serves as a member of the Tribute Dinner Committee for City Year Philadelphia, the Advisory Board to the College of Information Sciences & Technology at Penn State, and Trustee and Secretary for the Board of Trustees of the PwC Charitable Foundation.

Mr. Atkinson first joined the Board in 2004, and soon thereafter was named Chairman of the Board’s Finance Committee. He was appointed Board Chairman in April 2007. He continued in that role until the conclusion of his Board term in 2011, when he was ineligible to serve due to term limits. During that time, Mr. Atkinson remained actively involved in many ways, including serving as Co-Chair of the Campaign Cabinet, and the Development Committee. He returned to the Board in 2012 and was re-elected in 2015 for another term. He chairs the Finance Committee, and also serves as a member of the Board Executive Committee. He and his wife, Laura, received the Margaret Bancroft Award in February 2014 for their extraordinary support of Bancroft’s mission.

Scott Bannett

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Scott Bannett ​​is a fourth generation Design/Builder who became President of The Bannett Group in 2002. As President, he maintains the structure of The Bannett Group, overseeing every project from conceptual phase to job completion, occupancy and warranty service. He maintains the balance on projects as the "glue," keeping everything from on-site construction to job meetings on track. Bannett earned his B.S. in Finance/Marketing from Syracuse University in 1990 and began working at The Bannett Group immediately after graduating. He has held every role at the company – from Superintendent to his current role as President. In addition, Mr. Bannett has had extensive experience in real estate development and has a license as a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. Bannett is Vice President of Finance at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He is also a Little League and youth basketball coach in Cherry Hill. He has served on the Bancroft Board since 2011, and serves on the Board’s Finance Committee.

James P. Dwyer, D.O.

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James P. Dwyer, D.O. ​left his position of almost 13 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Virtua in 2015 and established Navipoint LLC, which focuses on Physician Leadership Development. As a consultant and executive coach, Dwyer assists healthcare organizations to identify and assist high potential physician leaders to navigate through the challenges of the changing healthcare leadership landscape.

During his work at Virtua, Dwyer had overall responsibility for the direction and management of Virtua’s Medical Affairs, Graduate and Continued Medical Education, Quality Improvement, Case Management and Virtua Medical and Surgical Group, Virtua’s employed physician group. Prior to that role, Dwyer was the COO of Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua’s largest acute care facility, with overall responsibility for hospital operations and community relations. There, Dwyer played an integral role in the $19.6 million expansion of Virtua Memorial’s operating rooms and critical care unit. Previously, Dwyer served in a number of leadership roles for Virtua as Vice President of Physician Relations, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Virtua Memorial Hospital’s Medical Staff and Chief, Section of Rheumatology.

Dwyer graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed training in Internal Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center. He completed a Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and has practiced Rheumatology since 1988. He is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and was recognized in The Guide to Best Doctors in America for Rheumatology in Burlington County. He has also been named a top doctor by South Jersey Magazine.

Dwyer completed the Healthcare Business and Management Program through New Jersey’s Health Research and Education Institute and Harvard Business School’s executive education program, “Finance for Senior Executives,” and graduated from Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University with an EMBA. Dwyer gave the commencement speech “Leadership in Business” and is a member in Beta Sigma Gamma, the international business honors society.

Dwyer has been associated with Bancroft for many years, and joined the Bancroft Board in 2010.  He chaired the Board's Program Quality Committee and served as a member of the Executive Committee, until he was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2014.  He served in that capacity until his term ended in 2017.  He continues to serve on the Bancroft Board, and is a member of the Executive Committee and Medical Advisory Committee.

John C. Flamma, Jr., M.D.

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John C. Flamma, Jr., M.D.​​is Chief, Emergency Medicine, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and is Executive Vice Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine. He earned his B.S. at Villanova University, and his M.D. at St. George’s University School of Medicine in 1988. He began his career at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center as an Intern in 1988. Over the years, he has held many hospital and/or administrative appointments, and has been involved in a wide range of academic and institutional committees. He has also held a number of faculty appointments and today serves as Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, and his awards, honors and memberships in honorary societies include PMC Delegate in the Physician Leadership Academy and the Patient Advocacy Award, which he received in 2009. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, the Philadelphia County Medical Society and the Union League of Philadelphia.

Dr. Flamma has served on the Board since July 2016, and serves on the Board's Medical Advisory Committee.

Jeffrey R. Harris

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Jeffrey R. Harris ​was employed by Prudential Insurance Company in New Jersey and Pennsylvania for 28 years prior to his retirement. He is a graduate of Salem College in West Virginia where he earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences. After retiring, Harris served for 18 years as Executive Director of Help and Hope Ministries, a small Millville-based human services organization. He has served on the Boards of the Cumberland County United Way, Cumberland County ARC, Human Services Advisory Council, Autism New Jersey, PLAN New Jersey and the Millville Public Schools Board of Education.

Mr. Harris has served on the Bancroft Board of Trustees for over 25 years (rotating off the Board from time to time due to term limits). He chaired the Board’s Program Quality Committee for many years, as well as various program advisory committees. Currently, Harris chairs Bancroft’s Board Audit Committee, and also serves on the Program Quality and Development Committees. He and his wife, Karen, have supported the organization in many ways over the years, generously giving both time and money in support of Bancroft programs and services.

Adam B. Landau

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Adam B. Landau​ is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Permit Capital Advisors, LLC. He worked at McCabe Capital Managers, Ltd. from 1997 until February 2011. He has 15 years experience evaluating investment managers, developing asset allocation strategies, and coordinating the process by which the two disciplines are merged. Landau oversaw the integration of McCabe Capital's advisory efforts, covering a rigorous process focused primarily on the various aspects of investment management due diligence. Included were frequent meetings with managers across the traditional and alternative investment spectrum. As Portfolio Manager, Landau worked to optimize the structure of McCabe's portfolios to maximize the expected level of risk adjusted return. He served as one of two Portfolio Managers on three fund of funds products, including a hedge fund of funds, offered to clients of a number of major insurance carriers. Prior to joining McCabe Capital, Landau spent four years at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) where he was a sales associate working with both retail and institutional clients. In that capacity at DLJ, he developed asset allocation plans for clients and subsequently worked with them to construct appropriate equity and fixed income portfolios.

Mr. Landau received his M.B.A. in Finance from Saint Joseph's University and a B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Philadelphia. Landau serves on the Board of Directors of the Katz JCC, and on the Board of Trustees at Arise Academy Charter High School, the country’s only charter high school dedicated to students from foster care. He is also a member of the Global Interdependence Center, and serves as a mentor to international graduate students through the Drexel University MentorMatch program.

Landau joined the Bancroft Board in 2015, and currently serves as Chair of the Board’s Development Committee.

Kriste Lindenmeyer, Ph.D.

Bancroft Board of Trustees

Kriste Lindenmeyer, Ph.D. ​is a historian and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University – Camden. Prior to coming to Rutgers – Camden as Dean in July 2011, Dr. Lindenmeyer was professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). At UMBC, Lindenmeyer was an Entrepreneurship Fellow. She has served as president of the University’s Faculty Senate and chair of its University Research Council. Her research focuses on the history of childhood, public policy, and social entrepreneurship. Lindenmeyer is the author of the books The Greatest Generation Grows Up: Childhood in 1930s America and A Right to Childhood: The U.S. Children’s Bureau and Child Welfare, 1912–1946, and is the editor of the book Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: Women in American History. Her work regularly appears in such academic publications as the Journal of American History and the Journal of the History of Children and Youth. She is also a founding member and former president of the Society for the History of Children and Youth. Lindenmeyer attended the University of Cincinnati, where she earned her Ph.D. in American history and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in history.

Lindenmeyer first joined the Bancroft Board in 2012, and currently serves as the Chair of the Program Quality Committee, and also serves as a member of the Board Executive Committee.

John McShane, Esq.

Bancroft Board of Trustees

John McShane, Esq. ​​is the General Counsel of Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, a joint venture company formed by The Carlyle Group and Sunoco. Philadelphia Energy owns and operates oil refinery in South Philadelphia near the airport and has interests in energy development. As general counsel, Mr. McShane has principal responsibility for legal affairs and manages the legal group. Before this, McShane was Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Global Crossing Ltd, a communications company with operations in over 40 countries and an extensive subsea fiber-optic network. He also served on the board of directors of Global Crossing’s UK subsidiary.

Prior to Global Crossing, Mr. McShane worked as counsel in several New York law firms, including Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Shearman & Sterling. His practice there focused on representing major commercial banks, financial institutions and corporations in connection with a broad range of their corporate, commercial and financing activities.

Mr. McShane holds a JD cum laude from Harvard Law School and a BA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis, Maryland.

McShane was appointed to the Board in 2014, and serves on the Development Committee. He has also been appointed to Chair the Board's new Compliance Committee.

Brad A. Molotsky, Esq.

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Brad Molotsky is an attorney with Duane Morris, practicing in the area of real estate law.  Mr. Molotsky’s primary practice is focused in the areas of commercial leasing, acquisitions and divestitures, property management, financing and real estate joint ventures (including mixed use development).  He also has deep experience in board governance and managing public company issues such as enterprise risk, internal audit, compensation, proxy statement preparation and review, as well as energy efficiency and sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Prior to joining Duane Morris and for nearly 20 years, Mr. Molotsky served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Brandywine Realty Trust. At Brandywine, Mr. Molotsky was responsible for all legal operations of the company, including acquisitions and divestitures, financings, joint ventures, board matters, insurance procurement, litigation oversight, SEC filing oversight and the legal aspects of capital raising. During his tenure, the company grew from 40 buildings to approximately 300 buildings, totaling 28 million square feet.  Mr. Molotsky was named general counsel of the year by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2014 and NJBIZ in 2013.

Mr. Molotsky is a 1989 cum laude graduate of Villanova University Law School, where he was Order of the Coif, and also earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Villanova University.  He is a 1986 cum laude graduate of the University of Delaware.  Mr. Molotsky has also earned his LEED AP O+M certification. He also has earned an AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Mr. Molotsky is a parent of a young man with special need.  As his son has grown up, he and his wife have had to navigate the DDD, NJHMFA, DVR and CMS rules and regulations and have a working understanding of SSI, Supports Waivers, CCW Waivers and funding sources.  Through Mr. Molotsky’s Board work at the Jewish Federation, he was part of a group of dedicated lay persons and professional staff who advocated for and obtained internal and then local and then NJHMFA approval for a 2-phase, 160 unit, affordable and special needs adult housing development in Cherry Hill, NJ.  He was awarded the Martin Luther King Community Service award in 2014.

Mr. Molotsky has been associated with Bancroft through his advocacy work for people with autism and other disabilities over many years.  He joined the Bancroft Board in November 2017.

Samuel A. Pignatelli

Bancroft Board of Trustees

Samuel A. Pignatelli ​retired from the position of Vice President, Operational Initiatives of South Jersey Gas Company, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, Inc., in 2013. In this role, he was primarily responsible for providing leadership to cross functional teams, charged with implementing a variety of complex initiatives and strategies. Prior to this he served as Vice President, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, since 2002, and was responsible for South Jersey Gas Company’s revenue requirements and related proceedings before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. He also represented the company as a registered lobbyist in the State of New Jersey. Pignatelli first joined South Jersey Gas as Cadet Trainee through Drexel University in 1970, was promoted to Internal Auditor in 1973, and spent his career holding a variety of management positions in IT, customer service, procurement, administrative services, rates, and revenue requirements, where he was named vice president, Revenue Requirements in 1983. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Drexel University.

Pignatelli has served as a member of the Board and Treasurer for Special Olympics of New Jersey, where he also served as Chairman of the Finance Committee, and member of the Executive and Nominating Committees. He was a member of the Board and Past Chairman of the Board of William B. Kessler Memorial Hospital, and served as a member of their Executive and Finance Committees. He is also a member of the Board and Past President of SPANNER (Special People Achieving Normalcy through Education in Recreation). In his local community, he is a member of the Board and Past President of the Greater Hammonton Chamber of Commerce and a member ofthe Board and Past President of the Hammonton Kiwanis Club. He also served as a member of the Board of the United Way of Atlantic County and a member of the Regional Governance Council of the New Jersey Hospital Association.

In 2009, Pignatelli first joined the Bancroft Board and since that time, he has been an active member of the Finance Committee, and also chaired the Board’s Ad Hoc By-Laws Committee in 2011. Mr. Pignatelli was also appointed to the Board's new Compliance Committee.

Shawn Ravitz

Bancroft Board of Trustees

Shawn Ravitz ​oversees the corporate finances, consumer affairs, technology, engineering, and labor relations for Ravitz Family Markets’ five locations. His key accomplishments include managing the Marlton, Mt. Laurel and Evesham Road renovations as well as leading the company’s advancement in e-commerce. As Vice Chairman of Wakefern’s Communications and Digital Commerce and Innovation Committees, Ravitz has helped Ravitz Family Markets to utilize cutting-edge advancements to better serve its customers. Self-service checkouts, time-keeping software, and a mobile shopping phone app are among the innovations that Ravitz Family Markets has piloted for hundreds of Shop-Rite locations. Sweeping floors and cleaning spills were among Ravitz’s childhood responsibilities with Ravitz Family Markets. He rotated through every store department during his college breaks and became manager of the stores’ cash registers and other point-of-sales technology. He later served as a store manager, and the company’s senior finance director. Ravitz received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business.

As the third generation to manage the company, Ravitz is dedicated to continuing his family’s tradition of community service. He serves as treasurer for the Ravitz Family Foundation and feels proud to help support a range of local nonprofits and community groups who would otherwise have few available resources. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House and the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey. He resides in Voorhees with his wife, Debbie, and their three children.

Ravitz first joined the Bancroft Board in 2015 and serves on the Board’s Development Committee.


Heather A. Steinmiller

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Heather Steinmiller serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Conner Strong & Buckalew.  In addition to her corporate responsibilities, Ms. Steinmiller provides support to the Commercial Lines Division, and assists the 22 member Claims Department in advocating for coverage on challenging claims.  She also spearheads Conner Strong & Buckalew’s client seminar programs, which include training on hot topics and insurance 101 series for in-house financial and legal professionals.

Before joining Conner Strong & Buckalew, Ms. Steinmiller served as in-house employment counsel for a publicly traded company with assets worth over $49 billion and 15,000 employees.  In 2007, she was one of two in-house lawyers who assisted in the acquisition of this company, which was recognized by American Lawyer as one of the Big Deals of 2007.  She began her career as a member of the Employment, Benefits and Labor Practice Group of Blank Rome LLP where she represented public and private employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies concerning all aspects of employment and labor law.

Ms. Steinmiller received her B.A. at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana and her Law degree from Villanova University School of Law, graduated cum laude and admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

She is a member of the Forum for Executive Women and the Board of Trustees for the Knowledge is Power Program Charter Schools in Philadelphia where she serves on the Executive Committee and Chairs the Trailblazing Committee.  She also serves as a member of the National Advisory Council of First Book and volunteers her time with the Support Center for Child Advocates representing abused and neglected children.  In 2013 to Support Center named her a Distinguished Advocate and in 2006, the Pennsylvania Bar Association awarded her the Annual Pro Bono Award for her exceptional contribution to improving civil legal aid in Pennsylvania.

Ms. Steinmiller has worked with Bancroft for many years through her role at Conner Strong.  She joined the Bancroft Board in November 2017.

Howard M. Weinberg, D.O.

Bancroft Board of Trustees

Howard M. Weinberg, D.O. ​is Board Certified in Cardiology and Nuclear Cardiology. He has been with the South Jersey Heart Group in Sewell, New Jersey since 1994, and holds hospital affiliations with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Kennedy Health Systems; Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center; and Virtua Health System. He has been Director of Cardiology for Comprehensive Clinical Research since 2005, and served as the Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at UMDNJ, Kennedy Health System in 1995 to 1996. He serves on the Medical Executive Committee and Medical Executive Boards for Kennedy, and was a member of their Medical Ethics Committee from 1994 to 2000. Weinberg also holds a faculty appointment with UMDNJ, and formerly with Tenet Health System. In addition, he is a member of the Board of the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission. He is a frequent lecturer on cardiovascular health, and has written articles, chapters and publications on related topics.

Weinberg received his B.A. in Chemistry at Gettysburg College, and attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He did his internship with University of Medicine and Dentistry, Kennedy Memorial Hospital; his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia; and earned a Fellowship in Cardiology at Seton Hall.

Weinberg was appointed to the Bancroft Board in 2010, and was also appointed to the Board of Bancroft Rehabilitation Services. He was named Chairman of the BRS Board in 2011, and continues to serve in that role.