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.

Joan Roush, M.Ed., PT

Senior Vice President, Bancroft NeuroRehab

Joan Roush has worked exclusively in Neurological Rehabilitation for the past 35 years. She started in brain injury rehabilitation at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, then moved to Mediplex Rehabilitation Hospital, an inpatient facility dedicated to the rehabilitation of those with severe Neurologic Injury.  There she was Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services, and later administrator of the Comprehensive Outpatient Rehab Facility (CORF) and Residential Programs.

In 1994, Joan was a founding partner in Independence Rehab Services, PC.  Independence Rehab, as it became known, was a provider of comprehensive outpatient services for the neurologically complex adult, providing acute through longer term intensive rehabilitation.  She has also extensively lectured in many different aspects of Neurological Rehabilitation. Joan joined Bancroft NeuroRehab in 2016, when Independence Rehab was acquired.  In 2017, Joan was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIA-NJ).

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

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

Senior Clinical Director, Central Jersey

Nina Geier is responsible for leading Bancroft NeuroRehab’s transdisciplinary clinical services in Central New Jersey. She has worked in the field of brain injury rehabilitation since 1986 and has provided services in acute, sub-acute, community-based, outpatient, 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 of the Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. Geier earned a Masters of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

Claire McGrath, Ph.D., ABPP

Senior Neuropsychologist

Dr. McGrath is a senior neuropsychologist and director of postdoctoral training at Bancroft NeuroRehab. Dr. McGrath is board certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. In her role at Bancroft NeuroRehab, she conducts neuropsychological evaluations of individuals with traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia and other neurologic conditions. Additionally, Dr. McGrath assists with program development to advance outpatient neuropsychological assessment and treatment services. Prior to joining Bancroft NeuroRehab, Dr. McGrath was neuropsychology supervisor for the Stroke and Neurologic Disorders Program, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Amputee Unit, and General Rehabilitation Unit at MossRehab in Philadelphia.

Dr. McGrath completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Arizona State University, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at The University of Pennsylvania. Dr. McGrath’s clinical work has focused on the assessment and treatment of individuals with neurologic conditions including traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, anoxic brain injury, encephalopathy, and brain cancer. She has presented at local, national and international conferences on the evaluation of cognition, agitation management, and the importance of social support in recovery from neurologic injury.

Sheryl Berardinelli, Psy.D., ABPP-RP

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Berardinelli is a licensed neuropsychologist who completed her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Widener University. Her dissertation examined the relationship between dementia and depressive symptoms and its effects on verbal memory. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey, providing assessment and interventions to individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Prior to joining Bancroft, Dr. Berardinelli served as the primary psychologist at Moss Rehab’s Neuro Mental Health Clinic. Dr. Berardinelli is a board-certified Rehabilitation Psychologist. She is a board member to the Pennsylvania and Delaware Directors of Training organization, and teaches a graduate psychology course at Widener University.

Kyle Haggerty, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist

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 traumatic brain injuries. 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 TBIs. He has worked at Bancroft NeuroRehab since 2012, where his career has continued to focus on serving individuals with brain injuries and other neurological conditions.

Nicole Schwartz, Psy.D.

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Schwartz is a licensed clinical psychologist who completed her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the Argosy University with a concentration in child and family. Prior to joining Bancroft, Dr. Schwartz served as the Clinical Director for Allied Associates in Mental Health, Inc. in Philadelphia. Her clinical work has focused on children, adolescents, young adults and families in a variety of therapeutic settings that include private practice, hospitals, schools, behavioral health rehabilitation and residential programs. Areas of interest include trauma, gender and sexuality, and autism spectrum, behavior and adjustment disorders.

Jeremy Schwarzbaum, Psy.D.

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Schwarzbaum is a licensed neuropsychologist who completed his Master’s and Doctoral degrees at the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Foundations Behavioral Health, an adolescent psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) in Doylestown, Pa. Prior to joining Bancroft, Dr. Schwarzbaum worked at a private practice group in Philadelphia, where he provided outpatient psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment services. Dr. Schwarzbaum has done consulting work at a neurology group, where he administered neuropsychological assessments as part of pharmaceutical trials for dementia.

Sarah E. West, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist

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, dementia, stroke and brain trauma.

Dr. West’s research has been published in various trade journals, including The Encyclopedia of Neuropsychological Disorders and Brain Injury, among others.

Kathleen Law, BA, CBIST

Kathleen 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 and Plainsboro locations.
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.

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 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 has remained dedicated to neurorehabilitation. 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.   

Michael Heptig, Psy.D.

Neuropsychologist

Dr. Heptig is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who completed his Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His dissertation focused on elucidating factors that contribute to the underreporting of mTBIs in high school sports.  Prior to joining Bancroft, Dr. Heptig completed a two-year AABN-accredited post-doctoral residency in neuropsychology at a private practice group in Neptune, NJ, where he provided outpatient psychotherapy, biofeedback, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuropsychological examinations to individuals across the lifespan.  At Bancroft NeuroRehab, Dr. Heptig treats individuals with a history of TBI and/or other neurological conditions. He also teaches a graduate neuropsychological assessment class at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.