Executive Team

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.

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.

James P. Hartman, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Jim Hartman is Chief Financial Officer at Bancroft overseeing all financial operations for the organization. Jim joined Bancroft in April 2016.

Most previously, he served as Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Philadelphia University, where he oversaw general accounting, accounts payable, payroll, student financial services, treasury, budget, grant finance, risk management, and auxiliary services for $130 million private university. Hartman also previously held financial leadership roles in health care institutions across the region, including Temple University Health System, University of Pennsylvania Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

Hartman is an active member of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and the National & Eastern Associations of College & University Business Officers.

 

Dr. Scott Janney, CFRE, RFC

Chief Development Officer

Dr. Janney joined Bancroft in 2016 and brought with him more than two decades of fundraising success. As Chief Development Officer, he oversees all development and fundraising efforts and outreach across the entire organization.
Prior to joining the Bancroft leadership team, Janney served as Assistant Vice President of Development at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. and as Executive Director of the AtlantiCare Foundation.

Janney is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Registered Financial Consultant (RFC). He is also President of the Planned Giving Council of Greater Philadelphia. He earned his undergraduate degree from Asbury University, a master’s degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Temple University.

Janney resides in Media, PA with his wife and son.

Judi London

Chief Marketing Officer

Judi London is Chief Marketing Officer at Bancroft, leading all marketing and communications efforts of the organization, programs and services.

She joined Bancroft in February 2015 bringing over thirty years of experience in developing strategic results-driven marketing campaigns and impactful communications programs  to elevate awareness, compel inquiry and active engagement.

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.

Currently, London serves as the ex-officio board member, president and trustee of Kellman Brown Academy, a premier Jewish Day School located in South Jersey.

Ms. London received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Temple University.

James Wellons, Esq.

Chief Legal Officer

James Wellons, Esq.  joined Bancroft in 2016. Prior to joining the leadership team, Wellons, who has expertise in complex commercial transactions, corporate governance and operations management, served as Senior Counsel for Temple University Health System, where he provided legal insight and management of commercial transactions for the $2 billion operation. Additionally, Wellons managed real estate assets and licensing of operational systems including the $11 million electronic medical record at Temple. In his role at Bancroft, Wellons oversees risk management, regulatory actions and compliance and manages legal counsel on a variety of issues.

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.

Dr. Kurt Miceli, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.P.A.

Senior Vice President and Medical Director

Kurt Miceli is board-certified in both psychiatry and internal medicine. He comes to Bancroft from Crozer­-Chester Medical Center where he served as Medical Director for Crisis Services, as well as the Medical Director of Carson Valley Children’s Aid.

Previously, Dr. Miceli worked at Fairmount Behavioral Health System, where he served as President of the Medical Staff, a unit Medical Director, and a consultant psychiatrist to Chestnut Hill Hospital. He has also worked as a civilian psychiatrist at the United States Army Medical Command and as a Chief Resident and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry/Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Dr. Miceli received his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine and his B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Economics from Villanova University. Dr. Miceli is also a graduate of the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia where he received his M.B.A.

James Carlino

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

James “Jim” Carlino joined Bancroft in December 2016 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Carlino, who has over 30 years leadership experience in Human Resources, oversees workforce development and engagement, leadership development and training and performance management. He also advises on policy development and compliance for all Bancroft employees.

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.

   

Darren Blough, MSW, BCaBA

Vice President Adult Services, Lakeside, Pennsylvania and Delaware Programs

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.

Dennis Morgan, M.Ed.

Sr. Vice President of Education and Children’s Services at Bancroft

Dennis Morgan is a well-respected leader in Education, with expertise in educational, vocational and residential services for children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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.

Clair Rohrer, M.Ed.

Vice President, Community Residential Services

Clair Rohrer oversees all aspects of Bancroft’s residential programs serving adults, which include Community Services for Adults, Bancroft NeuroRehab Residential Services, the Judith B. Flicker Residences, and Bancroft programs in Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Ms. Rohrer has been with Bancroft since 1988, in positions of increasing responsibility. She served as senior director over Bancroft’s residential and day programs in Brick Township, the Judith B. Flicker Residences, and Delaware for many years, and in 2010 assumed responsibility for Community Residential Services for Adults. She has more than 25 years of experience in the field, and earned her Master of Arts in education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from LaSalle University.

Joan Roush, M.S.

Senior Vice President of Outpatient Services

Joan has worked for the past 30 years exclusively in Neurological Rehabilitation.  She started in Brain Injury Rehab at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital.  She then moved to Mediplex Rehabilitation Hospital, dedicated to the rehabilitation of person with severe Neurologic Injury.  There she was Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation services, and later Administrator of their Outpatient and Residential Program.

In 1994 to open Independence Rehab Services, PC.  Independence Rehab, as it became known, is a provider of Comprehensive Outpatient services for the neurologically complex adult.  She has also extensively lectured in many different aspects of Neurological Rehabilitation. Joan joined Bancroft NeuroRehab in 2016 when Independence Rehab was acquired.

Joan Roush graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and received her Master’s in Exercise Physiology from Temple University.

Rex Carney

Vice President of External Affairs

Rex Carney is responsible for government and community relations, helping to communicate Bancroft’s goals and accomplishments to key external audiences.

Mr. Carney has 17 years of related experience in nonprofit communications and marketing. Prior to his arrival at Bancroft in 2012 as vice president for marketing and communications, he was director of external affairs for City Year Greater Philadelphia, which deploys college-age leaders as mentors to students in high-risk public schools in Philadelphia. He has also handled communications efforts for the United Nations Foundation and Environmental Media Services. Earlier in his career, Mr. Carney was press secretary and communications director for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington.

A resident of Wayne, Pa., Mr. Carney earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Colleen Macalino, CPA

Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis

Colleen Macalino joined Bancroft as controller in August 2005, and was appointed vice president of finance in March 2007. She had previously worked as a corporate controller for other organizations, and has operated her own accounting practice.

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.

Josefina Nash, M.S.

Senior Vice President of Business Operations and Innovation

Josefina “Fina” Nash was named Vice President of Business Operations and Innovation in 2014. She oversees Bancroft’s information technology, facilities and construction management, procurement, central records and transportation services.

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.

James Strauss

Vice President of Finance

James Strauss joined Bancroft in 2015, bringing with him nearly three decades of experience in financial services. He is a CPA who has lead teams across a broad range of corporate finance functions.

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.

Kathy M. Ross

Executive Liaison, Office of the President

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.