Team Builders Joins Steininger Board of Trustees

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<p><strong>Cherry Hill, N.J. &mdash; Aug. 22</strong><br />Mental health services provider Steininger Behavioral Care Services, based in Cherry Hill, N.J., has appointed to its board of trustees Jeffrey Backal, president and co-founder of global leadership and development firm Team Builders Plus, also based in Cherry Hill.<br /><br />Steininger is a private nonprofit that brings a comprehensive range of rehabilitative mental health services to Southern New Jersey communities. </p><p>The mission of Steininger Behavioral Care Services is &ldquo;to maximize the self-reliance of individuals and families through quality, caring, behavioral health and community service.&rdquo;<br /><br />Chief Executive Officer Len Altamura calls Backal&rsquo;s selection to Steininger&rsquo;s board of trustees a welcome addition. </p><p>&ldquo;Jeff&rsquo;s passion for helping groups of individuals develop into cohesive teams will be a great asset to our effort,&rdquo; Altamura said.<br /><br />Backal displayed an early interest in health services, graduating from New York&rsquo;s Ithaca College with a bachelor&#39;s degree in administration of health care services before earning a master&#39;s degree in business administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia. </p><p>&ldquo;Because of my early career path, the opportunity to be of service to Steininger  in the health care field was very appealing,&rdquo; Backal said. &ldquo;I look forward to contributing all that I can.&rdquo;      <br /><br />Through Team Builders Plus, Backal has worked closely with clients to understand their organizational culture, identify their development needs and recommend solutions to achieve their goals. </p><p>Since co-founding the company 16 years ago, tens of thousands of individuals, teams and organizations from across the country have benefited from Backal&rsquo;s dedication to creating better work environments.<br /><br />Backal is an active member in professional organizations such as Tri-State Human Resource Management Association and The Delaware Valley Initiative, an employment issues resource center dedicated to helping area business owners and HR professionals. </p><p>He brings to his clients more than 17 years of management and consulting experience.<br /><br />Founded in 1991, Team Builders Plus conducts team building, individual, team and organizational assessments, performance coaching and leadership training for organizations worldwide. </p><p>More than 25 percent of Fortune 100 companies are clients of Team Builders Plus, including AT&T, Campbell Soup Co., Ford Motor Co., Hewlett-Packard, JP Morgan Chase & Co., L&rsquo;Oreal and the U.S. Armed Forces.</p>

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