John M. Shinholser, President and Co-Founder; Board Member
Honesty Brackett Liller, Chief Executive Officer
Honesty Brackett Liller has been employed full-time with McShin since January 2008. She has been in recovery since May 27th, 2007. Honesty went through our female recovery residential program at McShin when she decided to recover from drug addiction and now she supervises that very house. Honesty is a Certified Peer Recovery Coach and trains individuals on how the become one as well. She is happily married with two beautiful children. Liller was promoted to CEO of McShin in 2013.
William F. Brewer, Senior Peer Leader
Frank Brewer has been in long term recovery since August 6, 2007, and has overcome many obstacles of his past, as well as during his journey of recovery. However, Frank uses his own personal trials and experiences of a troubled youth and adult to spread his story of rehabilitation into a “new healthy life” in recovery.
Since his employment at McShin, Frank has improved his skills and techniques of recovery and has completed “Peer Leadership Training”. Frank has been a Peer Leader at McShin since July 2008, and currently serves as a Senior Peer Leader and mentor. Frank successfully graduated from Henrico County Drug Court in May 2009. Frank has also participated and completed various continuing education programs through SAARA of Virginia and Department of Virginia Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS).
Frank has been the director and community relations coordinator for the Caroline County Recovery Community Center since January, 2011. He works alongside the Caroline County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office to help those with substance abuse disorders by reaching out, saving lives and rebuilding families.
Frank remains quite active in the recovery community. Frank's involvement with the National Counseling Group (NCG) has earned him a Certificate of Appreciation and he continues to maintain and build strong ties with the organization, especially with the reentry program and Department of Corrections.
Frank is a member of the Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church and has an NA home group. He continues to expand his journey of recovery in all aspects of his life through education, volunteering, spiritual involvement, and much more.
Mike Mason; Director of Development; Treasurer of Board
Michael is the Director of Development for the McShin Foundation. New at McShin, starting in December 2010, Michael is also the Treasurer for the McShin Foundation Board of Directors and an accredited Peer Recovery Coach.
He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana and has lived in Richmond since 1985. Graduate with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Finance.
Owned and operated The Steak Escape in 6th St. Marketplace for almost 20 years. Worked for the last five years as an Associated Person with a Commodity Trading Firm.
Clean since December 10, 1994. 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 working at Mcshin today.
Hunter Jones; Information Technology Director
Hunter Jones has managed McShin's website since 2008. He also works with various computer technologies for other small businesses and non-profits.
David Rook, Peer Leader / Intake Specialist
David has been an electrician for several years spending the majority of that time in Virginia and Florida battling a substance use disorder. He has been married to Michelle Rook for several years and has two sons. He tried several times over the years to find recovery, going to treatment centers, sober living houses, etc. His clean date is March 6th, 2012 and he has been working as Senior Peer Leader and Intake Specialist since August 2012.
Michelle Rook, Peer Leader / Compliance Manager
Michelle came into the McShin Foundation as a client in January 2012. She had previously been through 7 treatment centers but continued to struggle through her addiction, always resulting in jails, institutions, and almost death, until she entered the McShin Foundation. Michelle is married to David Rook and they have two wonderful, handsome sons. Her clean date is January 4 , 2012. She is now our compliance manager.
Kelli’s clean date is August 25, 2011. She struggled with substance use disorder for several years before discovering recovery. She is now an alumni of The McShin Foundation, and has volunteered here for the last few years. She now works here as a Certified Peer Recovery coach, showing people through her own experiences how recovery from Substance Use has changed her life.