Board of Directors

McShin Foundation’s Board of Directors

James Walker - Chairman of the Board

James Walker – Chairman of the Board

Jim Walker – Chairman of the Board

 

 

 

 

Angela Gottwald -  Vice  Chairwoman of the Board

Angela Gottwald –
Vice Chairwoman 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 , Medical Advisor to the Board

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.

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Jim Massengill, Board Treasurer

Jim Massengill, Board Treasurer

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. EdwardsAlex 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.

 

 

paul thomson

Paul Thomson, Board of Directors – Secretary

Paul Thomson, Board Secretary
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John S. Finn Jr.; Board of Directors

John S. Finn Jr., Board of Directors

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.”

http://richmondfreepress.com/news/2014/dec/19/personality-john-s-finn-jr/

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!!”

 

 

 

 
 
David Dunston, Board of Directors

David Dunston, Board of Directors

David graduated from Hermitage High School.  After years of traveling and exploring he settled down and married his wife of 25 years, Mary.  David and his wife Mary are active in several capacities in the church and believe that the McShin Foundation taking residence at Hatcher is one of the greatest highlights in the church’s 96 year history.  David works at DMV as Compliance Manager in the Motor Carrier Services department.

 
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