Aaron Manfredi commented on Thank you for becoming a member! 2015-07-30 21:37:05 -0700Aaron has over eight years of experience in working with people who have special challenges, including teaching special emotionally challenged (SEC) students while coaching varsity high school football for the Clark County School District. He then worked five years as a Juvenile Probation Officer II for Clark County and still maintains a current Category II Nevada Peace Officer License (P.O.S.T). His job duties included working in the high security unit, intake and supervising house arrest. Aaron gained a great deal of knowledge working with youth that had documented mental illnesses. Other community contributions include developing a strategic plan for the non-profit R.A.G.E. (Rebuilding all Goals Efficiently), Desert Breeze Community Center (Clark County) and restructuring the volunteer program at Wetlands Park (MPA Capstone Project). He also assited L.V.M.P.D. and UNLV (Dr. William Sousa) with a research project that focused on the efficetability of the “TASER” when the department first received them.
Aaron has an A.A.S. in Mental Health from CSN; B.A. in Criminal Justice from UNLV; Master’s in Justice Management (Family and Juvenile Law) from UNR; Master’s in Public Administration from UNLV and is nearing completion of a Master’s degree in Arts of Teaching from Sierra Nevada College.
He’s a member of the American Society of Public Administrators (ASPA), UNLV Center of Autism Spectrum Disorders Ambassador program, nationally recognized by the American Psychological Association (APA) for his Academic Achievement in Psychology, member of Pi Alpha Alpha, the international honor society for public affairs and administration, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of Southern Nevada and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).
Aaron is a Operation Desert Storm Veteran after earning the Southwest Asian Medal with a Bronze Star. One of his proudest accomplishments was protecting base dignitaries from the white house, pentagon and congress. Protecting dignataries required extensive training from the NIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) and U.S. Marine-Recon. He also played on the World Champion U.S. Navy Softball team traveling to eight different countries in four months. He’s a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W) and the American Legion.
Outside of work, Aaron enjoys mentoring young professionals at Faith Lutheran High School and is a huge fan of UNLV sports. He’s played on 20 local and national championship softball, semi-pro football and flag football teams and is still very active with each of these teams.
Aaron Manfredi donated 2015-07-30 21:31:50 -0700
Asperger’s has had a dynamic role in Aaron's life and those that are in it, including his family, friends, and personal relationships. It is through this exposure that he has developed a high degree of passion and understanding towards their struggles.