Conner Strong & Buckelew’s Steinmiller named board chair of Bancroft

1st female to serve as chair at organization that serves children and adults living with neurological conditions

Heather Steinmiller, the general counsel of Conner Strong & Buckelew, has been named the new chairperson for Bancroft, a regional leader in specialized services for children and adults living with neurological conditions, autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Officials for Bancroft, which is based in Cherry Hill, also announced that Mary Griffin of the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey has been added as a new board member.

Mary Griffin.

Bancroft CEO Toni Pergolin applauded the announcement.

“Our board of trustees comprises a dedicated team of community leaders committed to moving Bancroft forward and creating access for those who need us,” she said. “I am honored to be working alongside Heather and Mary and tapping into their talent and leadership to further our mission.”

Steinmiller, who has served on Bancroft’s board for six years, will be the first female to be named board chair in the organization’s 140-year history. Steinmiller received her B.A. at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana, and her law degree from Villanova University School of Law.

Griffin serves as vice president, member relations and programs, at the AACCNJ. Previously, Griffin spent 37 years as a program manager/project director in the telecommunications industry. She received her Bachelor of Science in mathematics and computer science from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and her master’s degree in computer science.