PA ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ronald J. Blevins, Chairman
James H. Frederick, III, Vice Chairman
Craig Redcay, Treasurer
Vincent Johnson, Secretary
Kristopher J. McFadden, Sr., President & CEO

Brad Chivington
Dr. Don Immel
Jeff Vanino
Neil Wells

PAATC LEADERSHIP

KRIS MCFADDEN, SR., M.A.R.

PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kris was appointed to serve as Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge’s (PAATC) President & CEO in 2015. Since stepping into this role, PAATC has developed and implemented the first medical detox program throughout Teen Challenge International. Kris’ vision for PAATC is to provide extended levels of care which help patients and students become equipped and empowered to live out their faith, and be productive members of their families, work places, churches and local communities.

He is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University (B.S.) and holds a Master’s degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary (M.A.R.) in Myerstown, PA. He is married to Toni and they have four small children: Isaac, Ayriana, Isabella, and Kristopher, Jr.

Read Kris’ blog at  EverySphereOfLife.com

AMBER DIDDEN

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING

Having experienced the painful effects of addiction in her own family, Amber is passionate about the mission of Teen Challenge. Every day she sees hope growing in the lives of students and their family members. She enjoys doing what she can to see the mission and vision of PAATC fulfilled within the organization.

She began working at the Training Center as a clerk in the financial office in 2014. In 2015 she became the Student and Family Enrichment Coordinator and accepted the position of Director of Admissions and Family Programming in December of 2015.

Amber earned her B.A. in Christian Ministry from the University of Valley Forge and is married to her husband, Josh. She has the two sweetest sons in the world, Wyatt and Levi.

MICHAEL FANJOY LPC, CCS, CAADC, CERT-MIN

VICE PRESIDENT, QUALITY ASSURANCE

Through his personal and professional involvement with counseling programs, Michael has gained extensive experience in the behavioral healthcare field. Leading the team in clinical care and current best practices, Michael is responsible for corporate quality assurance, performance improvement, and program development.

As a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God, he also holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology as well as a license for professional counseling and two advanced certifications, addictions counseling, and clinical supervision.

When Michael is not in the office, he can be found in the outdoors backpacking, golfing, or snowboarding with his wife Danae and three children Cyrus, Xander, and Azlyn.

HEATHER POWELL

VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES & COMPLIANCE

As Vice President of Human Resources, Heather Powell is responsible for oversight of employment processes, performance management, training, benefits, and complaint resolution.

Heather comes to PAATC with over 10 years of operations, management, and government compliance experience. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Arcadia University and a Certified Professional Human Resources certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Heather is a proud mother and wife and has a passion for animal rescue when she has spare time.

BRYAN KOCH

VICE PRESIDENT, DEVLOPMENT

Bryan’s professional life began at the age of 18 when he was drafted as a catcher with the Chicago White Sox organization. He spent almost four years fulfilling his dream of being a professional baseball player. However, his baseball career ended abruptly when he sustained an injury from a 90 mile-an-hour fastball that hit him in his left eye. 

Bryan’s faith and calling lead him to become an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He served as Lead Pastor of GT Church for twenty-nine years. In June 2015, Bryan experienced something that would change his life forever when he and his wife were hit by a drunk driver while riding their Harley Davidson motorcycle.  That accident caused him to lose his wife of 28 years and his left leg. Bryan’s faith helped him as he adjusted to a new life as an amputee. He is the co-author of the discipleship book Follow, and the author of I’m All Right, his personal story about his journey from tragedy to triumph.  

 In April 2021, he retired from pastoral ministry to further share his story through various speaking opportunities as well as to join the Executive Team at Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge as the Vice President of Development. Bryan also does leadership coaching and speaks at churches, colleges, and other organizations.

He enjoys spending time with his three sons and two grandsons. Bryan likes to cook, hunt, watch football and root for the Chicago White Sox.