Bancroft names exec to newly created position of chief program officer

Brian Hancock, will help lead the firm through period of transformative growth

Brian Hancock.

Cherry Hill-based Bancroft, a regional human and health care services organization, on Monday said it named Brian Hancock to the newly created role of 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, who will lead a growing team of over 2,400 employees who provide care to 2,200 individuals throughout the region, 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 nonprofit boards and is the president of the board of directors for the New Jersey Association of Community Providers.

“Brian is the right person for this new and critical role in the organization,” Bancroft CEO and President Toni Pergolin stated. “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.”