Jesse Wysocki is the Chief Operating Officer of The McShin Foundation, a Recovery Community Organization that helps individuals with substance use disorder. He is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and Peer Recovery Coach who has been featured on “Hero’s Among Us” Segment of channel six and “Faith That Works” segment of channel 12.Jesse has been recognized as an outstanding motivational speaker for Sussex I Prison and been the keynote speaker for numerous department of correction facilities.
The Rev. Jan M. Brown is the Founding/Executive Director of SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul. Jan is a person in long term recovery from addiction meaning she has not used drugs or alcohol or drugs since January 1, 1987. She is an ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church, presently serving at Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, VA. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a BA in Psychology, is certified as a Peer Recovery Support Specialist.
Through his personal and professional experience he has built an extensive knowledge of recovery, which he finds passion in passing on to others. David served as Director of Operations of The McShin Foundation for four years, creating a name for himself in the recovery community. David has helped build VARR (Virginia Association of Recovery Residences) in the Richmond community.
Ginny Atwood Lovitt is the executive director of The Chris Atwood Foundation, a nonprofit organization she co-founded in memory of her little brother, Chris, after he passed away from a heroin overdose at the age of 21. She is a certified master Revive trainer who has taught thousands of individuals, families, and professionals how to save lives with the overdose reversal medication, Narcan.
Ryan has been in long-term recovery from a Substance Use Disorder since April 20, 2015. He is a case manager at REAL LIFE Community Center in Richmond, VA that focus on reducing recidivism, overcoming addiction, and restoring the dignity of previously incarcerated persons. He has a background in Peer Support where he has been blessed to work with such organizations as The McShin Foundation & Virginia Center of Addiction Medicine
Brandi Rook is a woman in long-term recovery from a Substance Use Disorder since January 17, 2016. She is the Practice Manager for Dr. Peter Breslin, a psychiatrist who specializes in treating individuals with Substance Use Disorders. Brandi is also the Recovery Residence Administrator for True Recovery, RVA.
Eric is in long-term recovery since December 17, 2014. He is a father of two adorable girls. Eric was incarcerated for over 3 years because of DUI's. He is now off probation, has gotten off of probation, and has completed ASAP. He now has a great career and all due to God.