Newly created position to help lead Bancroft through period of transformative growth
Cherry Hill, N.J. (October 10, 2022) – Bancroft, a large regional human and healthcare services organization serving people with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain injuries, has named Brian Hancock, Esq. the Chief Program Officer, charged with leading Bancroft programs and services.
The appointment comes just as Bancroft embarks on a visionary five-year strategic plan, entitled Changing Lives, and charts a course of unprecedented growth over the next decade. Hancock will work with service line leaders in Special Education, Residential Treatment and Community Residential programs in three states, Day programs, Autism Services and Bancroft NeuroRehab to provide innovative leadership that ensures all programs are providing the highest level of care.
Hancock has committed to improving the safety, well-being and outcomes of vulnerable and marginalized children, adults, families and communities throughout his career. He previously served as the Executive Director of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New Jersey, as Chief Operating Officer at Robins’ Nest, Inc., now known as Acenda Integrated Health, and as Deputy Division Director for the New Jersey Division of Children’s System of Care. He serves on several non-profit boards and is the President of the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Association of Community Providers. Hancock has done humanitarian and advocacy work with at-risk and incarcerated youth across the United States, as well as internationally. He has received several awards for his work, including the Embracing the Legacy award from Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps. and the Spirit of Crazy Horse award from Reclaiming Youth International. Hancock received a B.A., cum laude, from Wheaton College, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law.
“Brian is the right person for this new and critical role in the organization,” states Bancroft President and CEO Toni Pergolin. “Bancroft is poised to move into the future with significant growth, innovation and clinical expertise all leading to profound impacts on those we serve. With Brian in the role of Chief Program Officer, we will be able to achieve this vision with improved outcomes and sustainable programs stewarded by strong talent.”
Hancock will lead a growing team of over 2,400 employees who provide care to 2,200 individuals throughout the region.