Our purpose is to provide information to communities around the country about  the addiction epidemic and recovery from substance use disorders.

Founders

John Shinholser

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.

Honesty Liller

Honesty Liller is a woman in long-term recovery from a Substance Use Disorder since May 27, 2007. She is the Chief Executive Officer of The McShin Foundation, a non-profit peer-to-peer Recovery Community Organization (RCO), that serves individuals and families with Substance Use Disorders. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of McShin as well as community and advocacy events. Honesty serves as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking recovery from addiction, works with participants to develop individual and personalized plans for recovery, provides problem solving and life skills as well.  Honesty's mission as CEO is firmly rooted in community outreach and involvement. She spends each day connecting with individuals and families who have been touched by addiction. Honesty works tirelessly in the community to help individuals and families heal from addiction. She campaigns for individuals with a SUD to put the shame and pain of addiction behind them. Also, she was on the Enforcement Workgroup for Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Prescription Drug & Heroin Task Force and is a founding board member of Addiction Recovery Political Action Committee (ARPAC). She is the recipient of the Vernon Johnson Award given by Faces and Voices of Recovery in 2015.  She was also featured on Face The Nation discussing addiction & recovery in America.  In addition, she has been the Secretary Clerk of Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church for the past five years where McShin’s Recovery Community Center is located. Recovery has given her an amazing life.  To spend time with her husband and 2 children is a gift that keeps giving!!