Past Board Members

Previous McShin Board Members

 

John M. Shinholser, Board Member Emeritus,

John Shinholser serves as the President of The McShin Foundation, which was founded in 2004 and named for its two recovering co-founders, John Shinholser and Carol McDaid. Shinholser and McDaid have dedicated their lives to helping individuals and families in or seeking recovery from the disease of addiction. The McShin Foundation operates on the founders’ belief that by helping others find and sustain recovery, they can better sustain their own recovery. Shinholser and McDaid decided to establish a non-profit recovery community resource foundation based on this belief and on the work Shinholser had been engaged in with individuals in the recovering community since 1982.

John is a United States Marine Corps veteran. He owned and managed a successful contracting business for over 30 years, during which time he served as President of the Richmond Chapter of the Painting and Decorating Contractors Association and was twice recognized as a national award winning Original Design Faux Finisher.

John Shinholser served as President of SAARA of Central Virginia Affiliate and is a former board member of SAARA of Virginia.

 

October 2016

Wayne resided in Richmond and had been in successful long term recovery for over 22 years.

 

 


January 2015

Carol Pleasants

Carol Pleasants, Board of Directors

Carol Pleasants

Carol Pleasants, an addict with 22 years of recovery. A proud addict in long term recovery, Carol is a participant in a 12-Step Program where she shares her experience, strength, and hope. She is available to the recovering community in any way she can serve. She believes in the McShin Foundation’s mission to reach and help as many addicts as possible to become clean, productive members of society. She believes that any addict can lose the desire to use and find a new way of life

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Matthew Daniel, Board of Directors

Matthew Daniel, Board of Directors

Matthew Daniel

Matthew was born and raised in Mechanicsville VA. He is a 1985 graduate of Lee Davis High School in Mechanicsville and attended East Carolina University for 3 years. He also has 4 certificates in Auto Mechanics and is a certified peer to peer coach. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the drums and percussion. He works for the Pet Nutrition Center and is an active member of Mechanicsville Baptist Church. He also currently attends Liberty University Online, to obtain his bachelors in Psychology.

With 5 years clean in long term recovery, he is a member of Faces and Voices of Recovery, NCADD and SAARA. Matthew was in the McShin pilot program at Pamunkey Regional Jail and also went through the re-entry program McShin offers. He is an active volunteer with the American Cancer Society as a Team Recruitment Chair for the Mechanicsville Relay for Life, and drives for the Road To Recovery program.

Mr. Daniel has 2 boys , 15 and 11 , and is grateful every day for recovery , and being able to give back.


June 2014

Terry Kinum, Board of Directors

Terry Kinum, Board of Directors

John Rueger, Board of Directors

John Rueger, Board of Directors

John Rueger

John was born August 12, 1947. He was born and raised in Richmond, VA. He started working at West End Machine and Welding in 1966. Mr. Rueger became owner of the business in 1972. He was a long term member of the Richmond Ski Club. He is a member of Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance (SAARA). He has over 6 years of successful recovery. He resides in the West End of Richmond with his wife Kathy. John has four children.

 

 


March 2013

Tim Cockey, Board of Directors

Tim Cockey, Board of Directors

Tim Cockey

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February 2013

Becky White, Board of Directors

Becky White, Board of Directors

Becky White

I am the Horticulturist and Grounds Department Manager at the Country Club of Virginia. I enjoy tennis, golf, swimming, and dancing.

 

 

 

 


September 2012

John Lowndes

John Lowndes, Board of Directors

John Lowndes

 

 

 

 

 

 


August 2012

James Dean, Board of Directors

James Dean, Board of Directors

James Dean

James Dean is a lifetime resident of the Richmond area. He has two children from his first marriage – James, Jr. lives and works in Northern Virginia; Katrina is married to John Steffy and lives in Ashland. Jimmy has two wonderful grandchildren – Tabatha Mills who teaches 3-year-old children at Hatcher’s Child Development Center and Walker Steffy who is an 8th grade student at Liberty Middle School. He met his wife Elizabeth at Hatcher and they married in 1993. Both teach adult Sunday School and are deacons at Hatcher, having also served as Deacon Chairs in the past.

Jimmy retired from the Postal Service after 35 years as a letter carrier. He delivered flowers part-time for Coleman Brothers Flowers for the next nine years. Now he enjoys being fully retired with time to spend in his annual vegetable garden and travel whenever the opportunity arises.

 


December 2011

Lynette Good, Board of Directors

Lynette Goode, Board of Directors

Lynette Goode

Lynette Ruffin Goode was born in Southampton County, VA. She is the youngest of four children, two brothers, and on sister. She graduated from Southampton High School in the top 25% of her class. She then attended Virginia Union University, graduated with a BS Degree in Psychology. After graduating from VA Union University she then began working for Signet Bank, now called Wachovia. In 1995, a career advancement opportunity was made available to her. Then she became a proud employee of Blue Cross & Blue Shield Insurance Company of VA, which she was a benefit analyst for the Dominion Power dedicated unit… In 1997 there was a career interruption due to illness. As a result it was necessary that she retire.
In 2005 a life altering decision was made. Many years of being physically challenged she began writing a book called Keeping the Faith When It Seems like There Is No Hope. The book will be available for your reading pleasure Summer of 2009. In 2006 she founded D.E.O.N. (Drugs, Education, Obesity, & Nutrition) Intervention, a non-profit organization. In 2006 she was approached by one of her physicians to talk to a patient that was dealing with similar challenges that she had gone through, she then decided that there was a tremendous need to help others to overcome life obstacles. Before she became disabled she had such a passion to make a difference in children’s lives, she now volunteers her service as an officer of the court which is called (CASA) court appointed special advocate for Henrico County. If she is not busy enough she attended J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College where she received a Certification in Substance Abuse Counseling. In the past she was a mentor for the Virginia Heroes. She is a motivational speaker.

She currently sits on the following boards:
1. DEON Intervention, Inc. – Founder & Chairman of the Board
2. The McShin Foundation
3. Grayson Park Community Advocate

She is affiliated with:
1. Henrico County Public Schools after school program funded by 21 Century Grant.
2. St. Mary’s Hospital Gastric Bypass Support Group
3. Christian Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Church of Chesterfield, where Dr. Robert T. Williams, Sr. is pastor – She serves as a youth leader, president of outreach ministry & resource coordinator for the youth department.

She currently resides in Henrico County, VA with her husband of 19 years. She has one child and she is currently a full-time student at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She lives by a quote from her book “Always keep faith & hope alive”.

 


 

December 2011

 

David Dunston, Board of Directors

David Dunston, Board of Directors

David Dunston

Born October 13, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia. Graduated from Hermitage High School in 1973. Employed with the Motor Carrier Division of the State Corporation Commission from June of 1973 until July of 1995 when the Motor Carrier functions were transferred to DMV. Currently serves as Case Manager at DMV. Was introduced to the McShin Foundation in 2005 when serving as chairman of the Building & Grounds committee at Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church were McShin facilities are now located. Serves as liaison between McShin and its faith based partner, Hatcher Church. Personal interests including motorcycling and woodworking.


April 2011

 

Susan Seward, Board of Directors

Susan Seward, Board of Directors

Susan Seward

She is a native Richmonder and 1978 graduate of VCU School of Social Work. She has been active in the community with many volunteer roles and board memberships. Her particular passion is working with teens & young adults. As a member of Bon Air Baptist and Northstar Community, Susan is a liason with our faith based community. Susan an her husband reside in Midlothian.

 

 

August 2008- December 2009
 


August 2008 – December 2009

Jessica Woods


2010 – 2013

Daniel Payne, Board of Directors

Daniel was born December 19, 1977. He was born and raised in the Hanover Courthouse area of Hanover County. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1999. He is the Executive Director of The McShin Foundation. He also is the owner and operator of, Widespread Solutions, LLC, a full service company specializing in home and property maintenance.

Daniel is a member of SAARA, Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery Alliance. In 2005, Daniel received Hanover County Ruritan’s Community Service Award for his work in the county relating to substance use disorder recovery. In 2006, Daniel received Caron’s Community Leadership Award for his development of the McShin Foundation’s recovery home service model. A program that employees those who are new to recovery or fresh out of prison with a safe work environment. This model was developed to serve the newcomer with early financial stability and also serve as a funding flow for the foundation. The model benefits all, the home/business owner, the addict seeking recovery, and the foundation. Daniel has been featured in The Richmond Times Dispatch (Metro section), The Mechanicsville Local, The Community Observer (Chesterfield), The Virginia Associations of Community Service Boards 2005 Annual Report, and The USA Today (Life Section).

Mr. Payne is married to the former Cara McKenzie Cockey of Richmond. They reside in Hanover with their sons Jack and Gabriel. Mr. Payne has over 8 years of successful recovery.


April 2006 – April 2010

Henry Bou IV, Board of Directors

Henry Bulifant IV, Board of Directors

Henry Bulifant IV