Board of Directors

McShin Foundation’s Board of Directors


John S. Finn, Jr., Chairman of Board

John S. Finn, Jr. 
Chairman of the Board

John S. Finn, Jr. is one of the Virginia’s leading Realtors, he has earned an outstanding reputation as a pre-eminent professional in the industry. John is Managing Broker of United Real Estate Richmond. Additionally, John has served on the Property Advisory Committee of the Commonwealth Girls Scout Council and the Virginia State Committee on National Home Ownership Strategies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Moreover, he officiated as chairman of the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Business League. John is the President of the Richmond Association of Realtors. His civic involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of; Area Congregation Together in Service (ACTS), The Beta Gamma Lambda Scholarship Foundation and Virginia Supportive Housing (VSH). John has a son, Antonio who resides Portsmouth Va.  John lives in Bon Air, Virginia with his wife Lorri and youngest son John III.

“I am humbled to have the opportunity to serve the Recovery Community through an organization that is literally saving lives each and every day. That is what they do here at McShin.”



Mike Mason,  Treasurer of Board

Mike Mason, Treasurer of Board

Mike Mason – Treasurer

Mike was the Director of Development for the McShin Foundation from December of 2010 through May of 2015. He is also the Treasurer for the McShin Foundation Board of Directors and is an accredited Peer Recovery Coach.
He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and has lived in Richmond since 1985. He graduated with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Finance.

Mike Owned and operated The Steak Escape in 6th St. Marketplace for almost 20 years. For the last five years he has worked  as an Associated Person with a Commodity Trading Firm.

Mike, a person in long term recovery, has been clean since December 10, 1994. He is married to Dinah Lee and is the father of Michael Carter, born February 3, 1992. Personal interests include golf, chess and other games. He is very grateful to be a Board Member at the Mcshin Foundation today.

Jimmy Brooks

Mr. Brooks has been in successful long term recovery since September 17, 1985.

He is the father of two children, Jim Jr., and Morgan Cheyene.

Mr. Brooks is a 1995 Cum Laude graduate of J. Sargeant Reynolds, where he received an AAS in Horticulture. Jimmy says: “I would not trade my journey for anything. I truly believe in what I am doing for my recovery and the McShin Foundation!!”



Diana King, Board of Directors

Diana King, Board of Directors

Diana King

Native of Baltimore, MD Diana has lived in Richmond, VA for twelve years. She retired from Verizon Communication Company in 2002. Diana received an Associate Degree in Business in 1980 and recently received an Associate Degree in Human Services from J. Sargeant Reynolds. Diana received a Peer Recovery Specialist Certificate from River City Integrative Counseling. She is currently seeking a Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate and a Peer Recovery Specialist license. Diana is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Tau Upsilon Alpha. Diana is a member of Georgetown High School Alumni and served as President of the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter. She recently became Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Georgetown High School National Alumni.

Diana has a deep passion for helping people. She has provided service to the community and people in recovery for twenty-nine years. Diana has carried the message of hope to jails and hospitals and has served as a liaison for Verizon Community Service and Baltimore Police Department. Diana has served as a volunteer for the Richmond Federal Drug Court Treatment Team. She completed her internship at The Healing Place and continues to volunteer. Diana is honored to be a member of The McShin Board. She is a widow with three children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren who enjoys traveling and cooking.