Our Story

At the Habilitation Center we focus on a person’s abilities and not their disabilities.

Meet The Team

Bob DiRocco
Executive Director

Bob is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Florida State University. He spent the early years of his career at Pricewaterhouse Coopers where he enhanced his knowledge of accounting, systems and operations while, examining large multi-national corporations as well as smaller local enterprises. He subsequently transitioned his career into private enterprise where, for over a decade, he served in Controllership/CFO capacities for both privately and publicly held corporations. Mr. DiRocco was attracted to The Habilitation Center for the Handicapped because of its mission.

Pam Brown
Director of Social Services

Pam graduated as a teacher from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her journey took her to Nassau, Bahamas, where she taught at St. Andrews School for 16 years. She then settled in Boca Raton and returned to school, receiving her Masters in Social Work, and also becoming a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Pam interned at the Hab Center and embraced the thought of working there permanently. She was so excited to be offered the position of Director of Social Services when she graduated. She looks forward every day to working with the Center’s clients. The Center’s internship programs are managed by Pam and she has been honored for her work with interns. Pam lives in Boca Raton with her husband and has two amazing daughters, son-in-laws, and three delicious little grandsons.

Pastell Cheron
Office Manager

Pastell is the Office Manager for the Habilitation Center. His responsibilities, like every staff at the Center, are a wide range of duties from Facilities to Information Technology, to include office logistic, Human Resources and ect…

Pastell is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he arrived in the US in October 1981. Pastell served for 20 years in the US Air Force as a Human Resources Manager, from 1984 – 2004. After his military service, Pastell lived in France from 2004 – 2015. During his stay in Europe, Pastell works at the US Embassy in Paris for about 6 months as a Switchboard Operator in 2007-2008. Pastell works in Luxembourg as an Office Manager/ Facilities/Security Manager from 2008 – 2015.

In 2015, Pastell relocated to South Florida, went back to school and received two BAS from Broward College, one in Supervision and Management (Cum Laude) and the other in Information Technology (Cum Laude). Pastell is also CompTIA Project+ and Cloud Essentials certify.