Past Board Members

March 2013

Tim Cockey

February 2013

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

August 2012

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 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. One child was born of the married 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


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


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


Jessica Woods




April 2006 - April 2010