Toni Pergolin, M.H.A.
President and Chief Executive
Serving as President and CEO of Bancroft, one of the largest human services providers in New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia region, she has more than doubled the size of the company in ten years. Her ability to lead nonprofit organizations with a focus on delivering excellence with a healthy margin has resulted in a decade of profitable returns enabling reinvestment in the organization’s mission.
She was selected as one of the 50 most influential people in South Jersey by South Jersey Biz in 2015, won the SmartCEO Cornerstone Award 2015, was among The Who’s Who in Healthcare in South Jersey in 2017 and SJ Magazine Women of Excellence in 2019.
Pergolin received the Campbell Soup Extraordinary Leadership Award and was awarded the first Corporate/Business Award by Maria's Women United. She has been recognized for her leadership in many publications including SmartCEO Magazine, Philadelphia Business Journal, SNJ Business People, SJ Biz, Main Line Today and received recognition for advancing women's equality. Most recently she received the Women of Excellence Award for Business Excellence by SJ Magazine.
She currently serves as the Chairwoman for Peirce College and as a director on the boards of Fulton Bank and South Jersey Chamber of Commerce. She also is a member of the FPA Wealth Management Advisory Board.
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. She received her undergraduate degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University and her master's in health administration from Saint Joseph's University.
Pergolin’s first book, Too Important to Fail: Leadership Lessons for Nonprofits came out in January 2020.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Jim has an MBA and MS in Organizational Leadership and Development, and is recognized as a Senior Professional in Human Resources, a Senior Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management, a Certified Compensation Professional, and most recently as a Certified Healthcare Human Resources Professional.
Karen Lindgren, Ph.D.
Chief Clinical Officer
She joined Bancroft in 1997, as a senior neuropsychologist at Bancroft NeuroRehab, and served most recently as the program’s senior director, supervising rehabilitation therapies in Central and Southern New Jersey, managing clinical staff and maintaining several university partnerships.Dr. Lindgren has clinical affiliations with the graduate programs at Drexel University, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Immaculata University, is well published in her field, and has presented information in the area of neurological development, neuropsychological assessment, neurotoxic exposure, 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.
Darren Blough, MSW, BCaBA
Senior Vice President, Adult Services - Lakeside, DE, PA, Gloucester
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.
Clair Rohrer, M.Ed.
Senior Vice President, Adult Services - South Jersey
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Chief Strategy Officer
She shares over 25 years of experience in developing strategic results-driven campaigns to introduce new products and services and grow businesses throughout the region.
Prior to Bancroft, Ms. London worked for marketing agencies leading the strategic development of programs for clients in various industries including healthcare and hospitals, economic and real estate development, transportation and infrastructure; and tourism and attractions. She served as vice president of Oxford Communications; chief marketing officer at Winning Strategies and president of the South Jersey Tourism Corporation and Camden Waterfront Marketing Bureau.
Ms. London received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University.
Chief Development Officer
Prior to joining Bancroft, Ms. Piergallini was most recently Associate Vice President of Operations at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation, where she provided strategic leadership, developing new policies and procedures and building a stronger operational infrastructure. Ms. Piergallini also managed a strategic prospect portfolio and was a key fundraising team member for CHOP’s $1 billion comprehensive campaign.
Previously, Ms. Piergallini was Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the College Foundation at Community College of Philadelphia.
Ms. Piergallini earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration from Widener University.
James Wellons, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer
Wellons received his undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina and his Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for North Philadelphia Financial Partnership and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Jane Femia Baider
Senior Vice President, Bancroft NeuroRehab
Femia Baider oversees Bancroft NeuroRehab operations including day, outpatient and residential services and supports, with a focus on growth and expansion of services.
Femia Baider was most recently Assistant Vice President of Oncology, Post-Acute and Patient Support Services at Lourdes Health System. Prior to that, she was Assistant Vice President of Post-Acute and Patient Support Services for Lourdes Health System and St. Francis Medical Center.
An occupational therapist by training, Femia Baider spent nearly 20 years working in rehabilitation settings before moving into healthcare administration, holding positions at Magee Rehabilitation, Lourdes Rehabilitation Services and Underwood Memorial Hospital. She has a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Temple University and an MBA in Health and Medical Services Administration from Widener University.
Dennis Morgan, M.Ed.
Senior Vice President, Children's Services
Since joining Bancroft in 2009 as the Senior Clinical Director for education and Director of Curriculum, Morgan has been dedicated to nurturing growth opportunities for individuals served within the organization and the community. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Early Education and Psychology from King’s College and a Certification in Special Education from West Chester University. Additionally, Morgan has a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from St. Joseph’s University and is in current pursuit of his Executive M.B.A. at Villanova University.
Dennis began his career in education as a special education teacher before becoming Principal of the Y.A.L.E. School in Cherry Hill, N.J. and later the Vanguard School in Malvern, Pa.
In 2003, he received the Ruth K. Newman Award for Education Excellence in recognition of his work with students with developmental disabilities.
In addition to his fervent commitment to achieving excellence in his field, Dennis proudly serves as Captain in the 111th Attack Wing, Horsham Naval Air Station, of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. He was named the 2008 & 2009 Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, and is the recipient of a Commendation Medal from the United Stated Air Force.
Josefina Nash, M.S.
Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Innovation
Ms. Nash joined Bancroft in 2011 as the nonprofit’s vice president for information technology. The Cherry Hill resident brought more than 15 years of progressive information-systems experience in commercial, nonprofit and government sectors to the organization.
Much of Ms. Nash’s career prior to her role at Bancroft was spent in the field of biotechnology, working as director of information systems for the Coriell Institute for Medical Research in Camden, New Jersey, for 10 years. Most recently, she was the director, IT operations, at TAI Software, where she focused on health care, including the implementation of an electronic medical record. Since arriving at Bancroft, Ms. Nash executed the integration of a similar system within the 131-year-old direct-care provider. In 2014, she was recognized for her creative management vision, leadership philosophy, innovative strategy and undeniable work ethic at the Philadelphia SmartCEO Executive Management Awards.
Ms. Nash earned her Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University.
Colleen Macalino, CPA
Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis
A certified public accountant in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Ms. Macalino is a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. She earned her Bachelor of Science in accounting and graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University.
As a mother of a young man with severe disabilities, Ms. Macalino feels that it was her destiny to serve at Bancroft. “It is a privilege and honor to work here,” she says.
Vice President, Finance
Prior to his position at Bancroft, James was Vice President of Finance and Treasurer as well as Corporate Controller with the Day & Zimmerman Group, Inc., for more than a decade. Before to his work with Day & Zimmerman, James served as Manager of Finance and Controller at the Epsilon Products Company.
James earned both his undergraduate degree in accounting and his MBA at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
Vice President, Facilities
Merrie was previously principal of her own project management consulting firm in Voorhees. Prior to that, she was a senior project manager at Rowan University and a director at the New Jersey School Development Authority in Trenton. She also has experience in a variety of school and hospital settings in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Merrie has a real estate certification from Temple University and a master’s degree in Architecture from Tuskegee University. She is affiliated with the National Organization of Minority Architects, American Institute of Architects, Pennsylvania Society of Architects, Habitat for Humanity, and International Facility Management Association.
Kathy M. Ross
Executive Liaison, Office of the President
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.