|Martin A. Bieber Named Chairman of Board of Trustees of Bancroft|
|Friday, May 13, 2011|
Kennedy President & CEO Martin A. Bieber has been named Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bancroft. In this volunteer position, Mr. Bieber will oversee Bancroft’s 14-member Board, an all-volunteer group that governs the operation of Bancroft. His duties include setting the organization’s vision and strategic plan, overseeing all board committees, and working to support Bancroft’s management team in achieving the organization’s goals.
“Bancroft has been helping people with neurological challenges reach their full potential for independent, fulfilling and productive lives for over 125 years. I feel privileged to step into the role of Chairman of Bancroft's Board of Trustees at this time, and to work with the superb leadership and staff to continue this critically important mission,” Mr. Bieber said.
Mr. Bieber became a member of Bancroft’s board in 2008, and has impressed the organization with his strong combination of skills and compassion. He was chosen as board chairman for a variety of reasons, including his long and successful background as a healthcare executive, his experience working both on and with corporate boards, and his commitment to people who are unable to speak and/or advocate for themselves. He is a past Board Chair of the Developmental Disabilities Institute on Long Island (N.Y.), where he has served as a board member for many years.
Bancroft is a leading, nonprofit service provider for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Based in Haddonfield, N.J., Bancroft annually helps more than 1,300 children and adults through a wide range of programs, including early childhood, education, vocational and supported employment, structured day programs, rehabilitation, community living and behavioral treatment, as well as in-home and outpatient services.
Founded in 1883, Bancroft has sites throughout South Jersey and in Central New Jersey, Delaware, and suburban Philadelphia. Bancroft strives to ensure that every person is given opportunities for lifelong learning and fulfillment. It does this by altering perceptions and supporting people with neurological challenges in achieving their life goals as valued and respected members of our world.