Pasco A. Manzo was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Adult & Teen Challenge New England and New Jersey, Inc. in January 2014. His diverse skills, inspiring passion, and resilient work ethic has completely transformed the organization.
Notably, instituting its “resident first” policy powerfully elevated morale throughout every center, focusing on debt reduction resulted in debt freedom, relocating city centers provided more spacious and superior facilities, and developing and training leaders for success is building next generation heroes.
Pasco began vocational training programs, hired professional licensed counselors, and added a fifth phase to the long-term program offering residents five tracks; including college, career, ministry, or an ATC apprenticeship. Life Coaching and sober peer which keeps the resident connected are now routine additions. A clinical stabilization service short-term program was added which introduces clients to the option of the long-term program. Since he began his tenure, Pasco has given the sendoff message to every graduate.
A line of products was created, including: Changed Lives – Ten True Stories from Addiction to Freedom – a seven book collection, Coffee for Change, Tea Challenge, Papa Pasquale’s Sauce for Change, Biscuits for Change, Syrup for Change, and most distinguished – The Carpenter’s Shop handmade premium hardwood cutting, cheese, and charcuterie boards, pizza peels, rolling pins, etc. where sales have totaled over two million dollars.
Pasco custom designed, a new, stately, three-story headquarters building which was built debt free in Brockton, MA; ongoing renovations, additions, and new buildings are frequently added throughout our seven states.
Personally, Pasco’s studies earned him a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries distinguished with Summa Cum Laude and a Master’s of Divinity Equivalent from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He taught as an adjunct professor for over 12 years, authored two books: Urim and Thummin – Discovering the Will of God and Broken Flowers: A Commentary on the Tragedy of Sex Slavery in America, compiled several others, and contributed to other authors’ works.
It has been Pasco’s great honor to have ministered the love of Jesus Christ on every populated continent and to have traveled to over 55 countries – all the glory to God!
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