Clinical Team

Bancroft NeuroRehab clinical staff has the most Board Certified specialists in the region, addressing specific challenges associated with neurological brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries. Our world class roster of neuropsychologists, therapists and case managers work with families and social workers to develop the most appropriate treatment plan and levels of support needed for success.

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

Chief Medical Officer

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.

Nina Geier, M.S., M.P.T., CBIST

Executive Director, Rehabilitation Therapy Center Of Excellence

Nina Geier, senior director of clinical services, is responsible for operations of Bancroft NeuroRehab’s outpatient, home, and community neurorehabilitation programs in Central Jersey including our Brick and Plainsboro locations. Geier has worked in the field of brain injury rehabilitation since 1986 and has provided services in acute, sub-acute, and post-acute rehabilitation settings.

A licensed physical therapist and a certified brain injury specialist trainer, Geier is a co-chair of the Community-based Treatment Task Force and a member of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force of the Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary    Special Interest Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Karen Lindgren, Ph.D.

Senior Director, Neuropsychology Services

Dr. Lindgren is the senior director of clinical services responsible for all South Jersey programs including Bancroft NeuroRehab Resnick and Cherry Hill. She joined Bancroft in 1997 as a senior neuropsychologist. Prior to joining Bancroft, she served as the neuropsychological research coordinator at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology. She is a licensed psychologist with a focus on neuropsychological assessment and treatment of neurological conditions.

Dr. Lindgren has clinical affiliations with the graduate programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Immaculata University and Drexel University and has written articles and presented information in the area of neurological development, neuropsychological assessment 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.

Claire McGrath, Ph.D., ABPP

Senior Neuropsychologist

Dr. McGrath is a Senior Neuropsychologist who joined Bancroft in 2015. Dr. McGrath is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining Bancroft, Dr. McGrath served as Clinical Neuropsychologist for the Drucker Brain Injury Center and Neuropsychology Supervisor for the Stroke and Neurologic Disorders Program and Spinal Cord Injury Unit at Moss Rehab in Philadelphia. She also is An Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at Temple University.

Much of her clinical work has focused on the assessment and treatment of individuals with neurologic injuries including stroke and traumatic brain injury. Dr. McGrath received her Ph.D. and M.A. in clinical psychology from Arizona State University and her B.A. from Boston College.

Sarah E. West, Ph.D.


Dr. West is an experienced Neuropsychologist who earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. Fl. She brings to Bancroft NeuroRehab a wide-reaching clinical background and specializes in Alzheimer’s disease and brain trauma.

Dr. West’s research has been published extensively in various trade journals, including The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders and Archives of Assessment Psychology, among others.

Kyle Haggerty, Ph. D.


Dr. Haggerty is a licensed neuropsychologist who completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Drexel University, where he focused on health behaviors and outcomes. His dissertation examined the relationship between social problem solving, executive functioning, and community inclusion within a population of patients who suffered severe TBIs. He finished his education working in the Poly-trauma unit at the Syracuse VA medical center, where he provided psychological interventions to Veterans who had suffered a variety of physical injuries including spinal cord injuries and TBIs.

Dr. Haggerty started his residency at Bancroft NeuroRehab in 2012, where he completed neuropsychological assessments/interventions and provided treatment recommendations to an interdisciplinary team. Following the completion of his residency in 2014 he was hired as a neuropsychologist by Bancroft, and has continued to provide clinical services and education related to the treatment of TBIs and other neurological conditions.

Alison Tverdov, Psy.D


Dr. Tverdov is a Neuropsychologist who earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University with a focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy. Her pre-doctoral clinical internship was completed at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hudson Valley Health Care System where she conducted neuropsychological evaluations and treated veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Substance Use Disorders. She completed her postdoctoral residency at Bancroft NeuroRehab where she provided neuropsychological services to individuals with moderate to severe brain injury.

She maintains clinical interests in caregiver supports, building on the work in her doctoral dissertation entitled “Exploring Family Members’ Perceived Needs, Problem-Solving Styles, Quality of Life, and Levels of Distress in a Post-Acute Community-Based Rehabilitation Setting.”  Clinical interests also include trauma therapy, transdisciplinary consultation, and program development.

Kathrine Law, BA, CBIST

Kathrine Law is senior director of Bancroft NeuroRehab’s Central Jersey programs, where she oversees outpatient, home and community neurorehabilitation services for the organization’s Brick an
Law earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University. She is a certified brain injury specialist trainer and a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. Law is actively involved in planning Bancroft NeuroRehab programs and activities.

Joan Roush, M.S.

Senior Vice President Of Bancroft NeuroRehab

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.

Janine Yvette Gardner, M.A.,

CBIS Program Director, Bancroft NeuroRehab Residential Program

Janine Gardner came to Bancroft in 2008 as a Clinical Case Manager. At the time, she was beginning a Master of Urban Studies (Concentration in Community Development) program and was completely new to brain injury. Her career path included positions within the mental health field as a counselor for a partial care facility serving people with severe and persistent mental illness and working as a case manager for youth in the juvenile court system. She obtained her master’s degree in 2010, and since then Janine has remained dedicated to neurorehabilitation. Additionally, she has co-chaired Bancroft Unplugged in both Southern and Central New Jersey for five years.   

Grace Cline

Program Director, Bancroft NeuroRehab Residential Program

Grace Cline currently oversees group homes and supervised apartment program services in Cherry Hill, Voorhees, and Mullica Hill, N.J. She began her career at Bancroft in 2009 in a direct care role, and had previous case management experience working with foster children in the Philadelphia area. Grace has since gained extensive experience working in neurorehabilitation as a cognitive remediation specialist as well as program manager for supervised apartment settings. She is also active in a variety of Bancroft committees and workgroups. Grace earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Rutgers University.