Bancroft Names News Chief Clinical Officer

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Bancroft Names News Chief Clinical Officer

Karen Lindgren, Ph.D., will lead healthcare and nursing services organization-wide

(Cherry Hill, N.J.) – Karen Lindgren, Ph.D., has been appointed Chief Clinical Officer of Bancroft, one of New Jersey’s largest nonprofit providers of services for people with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and brain injury and neurological conditions.

Dr. Lindgren will oversee clinical services and quality assurance across the organization, including healthcare and nursing services. She will also oversee Bancroft’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Center of Excellence.

“Dr. Lindgren’s extensive knowledge of the complexity and integration of healthcare into the lives of people served by Bancroft is critical as we expand our services in the region,”
said Toni Pergolin, Bancroft President and CEO. “Her extensive leadership experience, bringing a cross-section of therapeutic approaches to advance clinical excellence within Bancroft will be an asset to the organization’s future.”

A licensed psychologist, Dr. Lindgren joined Bancroft in 1997, as a senior neuropsychologist at Bancroft NeuroRehab, the organization’s neurological rehabilitation service line. She most recently served as the program’s Senior Clinical Director, with a focus on providing clients with evidence-based, patient-centered care, while recruiting some of the leading clinical experts and top rehabilitation therapists, maintaining university partnerships and developing clinical training programs.

In addition to contributing to numerous publications and research programs, Dr. Lindgren is affiliated with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, LaSalle University, Immaculata University, Drexel University and Widener University.

Prior to joining Bancroft, Lindgren served as the neuropsychological research coordinator at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology in Baltimore, Md. She has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a B.A. from Loyola College. She resides in Cherry Hill, N.J., with her family.


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