Multiple Pathways of Recovery - March 29, 2019

Pastor James Reid

He has been married to Beth Reid for 32 years. He is the father of two adult children and the proud grandparent of Brayden Allen Nichols.In May Pastor James will receive his Doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary where dissertation work focused on key factors influencing a successful reentry into society post residential recovery for SUDs. Pastor James currently serves as Pastor of Residential Discipleship/Recovery at Celebration Church and Outreach Ministry in Richmond

Carol McDaid

She is Principal at Capitol Decisions, Inc. Capitol Decisions has a special expertise in addiction and mental health policy.  For over two decades, Ms. McDaid has worked with leading drug and alcohol treatment centers, addiction physicians, prevention and consumer organizations and mental health consumer and provider organizations to refine public policy addressing addiction and mental health. 

Dr. Martin Buxton

Dr. Buxton was a founding partner and President of Insight Physicians, P.C from 1984-2017. He is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry on the faculty of VCU Medical School. He formerly served as Chief of Psychiatry at CJW Medical Center and Medical Director of Tucker Pavilion/CJW Medical Center. He had been the Medical Director of FCCR (Family Counseling Center for Recovery-Radford) and is presently the Regional Medical Director of Pinnacle Treatment Centers. 

Andrea Wright

She is passionate about peer-to-peer recovery. After completing treatment at Hazelden Betty Ford, unfortunately Andrea's addiction continued and became worse. In February 2000 it was only through the help of a VA peer-to-peer RCO where Andrea found hope and the true meaning of recovery.   Andrea holds a M.A. in International Criminology from the University of Sheffield School of Law in England, where she studied as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. 

Dr. Steve Sutton

He is in long term recovery from opiate addiction. After a successful career as a surgeon, he found himself addicted to prescription opiates. He went to treatment in 2009 and decided to turn his medical skills to helping people  with addiction. He became board certified in Addiction Medicine and was the medical director at an inpatient treatment facility before opening up his private practice. He treats patients with Medically Assisted Treatment for opiate, alcohol, benzo,  & stimulant addiction

Tim Alexander

He is a CPRS at the Virginia Center for Addiction Medicine. He graduated the Henrico County Drug Court in Jan. 2017. He has maintained his sobriety for over 2 years after living in active addiction for 25 years. Being of service was a calling while he was participating as a service member in the AmeriCorps Richmond Project. Tim is a McShin Foundation Alumnus, Henrico County Drug Court Alumnus, AmeriCorp Alumnus, and an advocate for those who are afflicted with Substance Use Disorder.

John Shinholser

He is President of The McShin Foundation.  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.

Justin Woods

He has  been in recovery for 23 months. He found recovery through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Also, he attended and completed the program at The Healing Place and has been working there for a little over a year. Justin has been a Peer Mentor Supervisor for the last 5 months. He is  currently enrolled at J Sergeant Reynolds in the Substance Abuse program to obtain my CSAC-A,  and is a CPRS