AmeriCorps Spotlight: John Finley

John R. Finley, MSW

Title: Individual Develop Manager

What that means: This enables me to communicate with the students during various classes and talk with them on a one on one basis.

Background: I’m a native of Upstate New York and moved to The San Francisco Bay Area after high school for military service where I served for 21.5 years and am a Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer and Vietnam Veteran. I attended college at the age of 51 and graduated from Oneonta State College and received a BS, majoring in Psychology and Philosophy and graduated from the University at Albany with a Masters in Social Work. John devotes his time to his church where he is an ordained Deacon. He has a passion for assisting others to discover a new way of life.

Hobbies & Interests: Reading and relaxing

I Most Want To Visit: Thailand, I have been there and the people and country are absolutely beautiful.

Favorite Place I’ve Lived: San Francisco Bay Area, so many wonderful things to do and see

I Can’t Live Without: My Faith

Best Part Of My Job: Being in service