McShin Foundation’s Board of Directors
Jim Walker – Chairman of the Board
Angela Gottwald – Vice Chairwoman of the board
Angela Gottwald is a proud Board Member of McShin as well as mother to an alumni of the McShin program.
Angela attended Mountain Empire Community college and UVA at Wise in Southwest Virginia. Angela has volunteered for East Tennessee Hospice, St Michaels library as well as Henrico Christmas Mother.
Angela is married to John Gottwald and a proud mother of four. When she is not driving a child somewhere or volunteering you will find her in Montpelier working on her 1890s dream farmhouse.
Dr. Peter Breslin – Medical Advisor to the Board
Dr Peter Breslin is a native of Virginia and completed his Psychiatry training at Virginia Commonwealth University. Despite being raised in Northern Virginia, his roots are growing in Richmond as this is a rich city that provides a wide range of enjoyable activities. Living near the river allows for the convenience of being able to go hiking/jogging on the trails with his dog. A favorite pass-time is to spend time on the rocks along the James River while his dog tires herself out jumping from rock to rock and swimming after sticks.
Jim Massengill – Board Treasurer
Jim Massengill is a Financial Advisor at Capitol Securities Management, Inc. He has over 27 years of regional brokerage experience with such firms as A. G. Edwards, Alex Brown and Branch Cabell. Prior to working for Capital Securities Management Jim was an independent advisor with Lincoln Financial prior to becoming employed by Capital Securities.
Cynthia H. May
Cynthia currently serves as the Youth Director of Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church. She is also an employee of the county of Henrico. Prior to her time in the public sector Cynthia spent over 10 years in the health insurance/medical billing industry. She is well aware of the financial implications that addiction and its co-existing conditions have on healthcare. More importantly Cynthia has seen the ravages of addiction on individuals, families and society as a whole. Cynthia recently completed a mental health first aid course certification, showing her active desire to learn and be involved in addiction recovery services. After several years of watching the McShin Foundation guide clients to their own path of wholeness and wellness she decided to get involved. Her goal is to help spread the message of hope and healing that only comes with recovery.
John S. Finn, Jr.
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.”
Charles “Chick” Jordan
A native of Virginia Beach, Mr. Jordan graduated from the University of Virginia in 1973. He has worked in the hotel, restaurant, and catering business for the last thirty years. Mr. Jordan has been active in the industry association. He has served on the Board of Directors for twenty years and was president of the Virginia Restaurant Association twice and the chairman of the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association in 2000. Since 1988 he has owned his catering business Catercorp in Hanover County and The Marquee Event Hall in Richmond. He is an active member of Second Baptist Church with his wife Elaine, and their three sons.
Debbie is a parent of a person in long term recovery. She helped start and is now Chairperson of Families 4 Recovery. For the past 8 years, Debbie has worked in Exceptional Education for Chesterfield County Public Schools. Before that, she was a preschool teacher at various churches in Richmond, Forest, and Culpeper, VA. She is married and has 2 adult sons. Also, she is an active member of Swift Creek Presbyterian Church where she is part of Annual Bike Day, member refurbish bikes to give to the needy. Her hobbies are photography, reading, and gardening. Debbie is a true advocate for McShin and feels like she is a living example of “Healing Families, Saving Lives.”
Marta LeFleor has spent the majority of her life in Richmond. She has worked for CapTech, a local IT consulting firm for the last 17+ years. Prior to CapTech Marta spent 14 years in the Healthcare industry and gained some insight into non-profits through her work with the development department of The Children’s Museum of Richmond. Marta is a long time member of Epiphany Lutheran Church and enjoys gardening, crafting and reading.
Marta is passionate about McShin’s mission of “Healing Families and Saving Lives.” Since losing her daughter, Brenna, to a substance use disorder she has worked with Families 4 Recovery and helped to educate people about addiction and recovery through several speaking engagements, through hosting fundraising events and through spreading the word to friends, family and co-workers.
Joshua Loving is currently working with individuals at the Charter School at UMFS. He also serves on the board of The McShin Foundation, where he works to help individuals and their families fight the disease of addiction.
Joshua has continued in his Mother and Father’s footstep of teaching. His Father and Mother were career teachers in the Hanover area and Joshua has been teaching Exceptional Education classes for almost a decade in Public and Private schools in Central Virginia. He is devoted to helping others and especially helping individuals work on their goals to achieve successful lives by working on improving their skills and building their abilities to achieve a productive life.
Joshua Graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Received his Teaching Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently a member of the Hanover Professional Educators and Virginia Professional Educators Teachers Organizations. He is also working on achieving his Masters degree in Exceptional Education.
Josh currently resides in Henrico with his wife Rachel and his two children Hadley and Sawyer. He has been clean and in successful long-term recovery for multiple years.
Vicki is a Realtor and Associate Broker at Coldwell Banker Traditions Real Estate Company. She also holds a Principal Brokers License at Courrier Real Estate LLC. She is a top producing agent and has been awarded numerous sales awards since her sales career began in 1998. Vicki has received the prestigious Ruby Sales award and was entered into Coldwell Banker’s International Sterling Society. Vicki believes in giving back to her community and has volunteered for many causes over the years. She volunteered at Rubicon Women’s Treatment Center in Richmond and has frequently visited the women in Henrico County Jail. In November 2015 she began volunteering at the McShin Foundation. Vicki is currently seeking her Certified Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate and facilitates a group for women in recovery at McShin. She is an advocate for recovery and spreads the message of hope to addicts and their families whenever she can. Vicki has four daughters and four grandchildren. Vicki is a humanitarian and currently resides in New Kent County with her husband and enjoys riding her mountain bike, hiking and traveling.
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!!”