Board of Directors
Chad Gregory, Chair, came to work
for United Egg Producers in 1998 and currently serves as President and
CEO. Chad spends all of his time managing UEP, which represents 95% of
the U.S. egg production. Chad also represents UEP's interests on the
International Egg Commission.
Chad earned a Bachelor of Science
degree in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from
Southern Illinois University in 1993.
Teri Plummer McClure, Vice-Chair and Treasurer,
serves as chief legal, communications and compliance officer at UPS.
In this role, she oversees all UPS ethics and compliance, audit and
legal initiatives in more than 220 countries and territories where the
company does business. Teri leads UPS worldwide public affairs and
government relations efforts advocating increased global trade, stronger
business competitiveness, and improved economic growth worldwide, as
well as many other public policies. She also leads the global
communications and brand management function at UPS, one of the most
recognized and trusted brands in the world.
advises and supports the UPS Board of Directors and is a member of the
Company's Management Committee, the team responsible for setting
strategy and profit and operating plans for the company's worldwide
A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Teri received a
bachelor's degree in marketing and economics from Washington University
in St. Louis, MO, and a juris doctorate degree from Emory University
School of Law in Atlanta. She began her legal career in private
practice focusing on labor and employment-related civil litigation and
prior to joining UPS, practiced with the Troutman Sanders Law Firm in
In addition to her corporate responsibilities, she is a
member for various bar associations and serves on the board of trustees
of The UPS Foundation, which distributed more than $49.2 million in
charitable giving in 2012. Teri also serves on the boards of Emory
University Board of Trustees, The Task Force for Global Health, and
Teri, her husband and their daughters live
in Atlanta where they are active with many church-related, civic and
Kathy Ott, Secretary, is an associate
at Merchant and Gould, an intellectual property law firm in Denver,
Colorado. Kathy's practice is concentrated on patent prosecution and
analysis. She focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in
a variety of technology areas from software to medical device
technologies. Her practice also involves providing non-infringement and
invalidity opinions regarding patents and products from a broad spectrum
of technology areas, including pharmaceuticals to medical devices to
radio frequency transponders.
In addition to her emphasis in
patent prosecution and opinion work, Kathy has experience prosecuting
and litigating trademarks. Specifically, she has counseled clients
regarding trademark portfolio strategies and has negotiated a trademark
dispute through settlement in favor of her client. Kathy also provides
general litigation support, including drafting motions, briefs, and
other documents, and aiding in case strategy. As a member of the
Technology Transfer Practice Group, Kathy has experience in drafting and
evaluating licensing agreements involving intellectual property.
strongly in public service, Kathy provides pro bono legal assistance to
immigrant victims of domestic violence through the Denver Center for
Crime Victims. Kathy also provides pro bono legal assistance through
ProBoPat, which offers patent search and prosecution services to
qualified low-income applicants.
In addition to her corporate
responsibilities, she is a member for various professional
affiliations. Kathy, her husband Ted, their son Conner and their
daughter Lauren reside in Denver, Colorado where they are active with
many church-related, civic and community organizations.
Ian Maxwell works at Heart for Africa. Ian’s
vision for self-sustainable food security for all people is at the core
of community transformation. Ian successfully unites and partners people
from many nations to work together for comprehensive and lasting
Ian has a degree in economics from Bishops University in Lennoxville,
Quebec and is the former vice-president of operations for Onyx
Marketing Group in Toronto, Canada.
Janine Maxwell works for Heart for Africa. At the age of
24 she founded what would become one of the most successful
marketing companies in Canada. For 16 years Janine led Onyx Marketing Group
boasting some of the most well known companies in North America.
On 9/11 she
found herself a part of thousands fleeing New York City. This life-changing
event sent Janine on a search for the meaning of life. Her journey took her to
Africa where she encountered the AIDS pandemic, hunger and disease. Janine was
stirred by the faces of children, mothers and grandmothers fighting daily for
their life. She turned from her boardroom savvy to be the voice sounding an
alarm for those too weak to cry for help.
Together Janine and her husband Ian co-founded Heart For Africa, a faith
based organization focusing on Hunger, Orphans, Poverty and Education in
Janine is a
graduate of Evangel University. She is the author of two books, Is It Okay With You?
Not Okay With Me.
Jeff Chapman's career began in automotive retail sales. In 2012 he began his own business helping auto dealers process their used cars faster. It was a full faith endeavor and God has overwhelmed Jeff and his family with His gracious favor.
Jeff's experience with Heart for Africa dates back to its origin as Dream for Africa. He believes that God is moving in Swaziland and he loves being connected to something that God is so obviously a part of.
Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart, Stefanie. They live in Raleigh, NC with their 5 beautiful children: Kylie, Averie, Benjamin, William, and Weston. They regularly attend The Summit Church in Durham, NC. Jeff and Stefanie serve in the middle school and high school ministries.
Nate Ferguson serves as Lead Pastor for The Village Christian Church in Minooka, IL. He and his wife and 25 of their friends started The Village in October of 2004 meeting at a local school gymnasium. God has blessed the church tremendously and they are now reaching 700 plus people every week!
Nate was challenged by his brother and sister-in-law (Jeremy & Raelenna Ferguson) to visit Heart for Africa in 2014. On that trip, Nate’s heart was touched by the incredible work being done each and every day. Nate is passionate about getting other churches and pastors to visit Heart for Africa and helping the ministry in any way they can!
Nate has a bachelor’s degree in ministry from Lincoln Christian College and a Masters Degree in Leadership from Lincoln Christian Seminary.
Nate is married to the love of his life (Rachelle Ferguson) and has two incredible sons (Kaden and Carder) and one really cool dog (Rascal).
Dr. Mark McGee became involved with Heart for Africa in 2007 when he met Janine & Ian Maxwell. They invited him to travel to Swaziland to provide dental care for the children and caretakers. After reading Janine's first book and spending many months praying about this invitation, God put it upon his heart that his services were needed in Swaziland.
Dr. McGee's first trip to Swaziland was in the summer of 2008. He traveled with his three children and worked out of o horse trailer and with a folding chair in the field treating patients. He has since returned to serve in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2017. Dr. McGee considers traveling to and working in Swaziland with Heart for Africa an opportunity and his Christian obligation to serve. He feels privileged and honored to serve God, His children, those in great need, and to serve alongside the volunteers and individuals involved with Heart for Africa.
Dr. McGee lives in Alpharetta, GA with his beautiful wife Kim. They have five children between them. He has an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from LSU Dental School in New Orleans. He served as chief resident of his medical/dental post-doctoral residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He has been in practice for thirty years and currently maintain a private restorative dental practice in Alpharetta.
went to Denison University in Granville, Ohio and graduated in 1990
with a BA in Economics and a minor in Psychology. She then went to
Vanderbilt University and graduated in 1992 with an MBA. She went to
work for Procter & Gamble Company in finance in Cincinnati, Ohio;
progressing through several jobs. Over the last 20 years, she held
several other jobs but has mostly been focused on raising her five
children as a stay at home Mom. She has been married for almost 25
years to Paul Todd, who is currently the CFO at TSYS, a credit card
processing company based in Columbus, GA. Hayley currently works
part-time at a sauce bottling company where she is responsible for
onboarding new customers. She also manages her non-profit business,
Bake'In Time, to support the foundation she and her husband created in
2014 called Orphan-Aid.
learned about Heart for Africa through a friend. Heart for Africa
spoke directly to Hayley's heart because of her passion for orphans.
She has been donating the profits from the sales of products she makes
to Heart for Africa for the last 3 years. She has traveled to Project
Canaan twice over the last four years.
is passionate about using her experiences and skills to help orphaned
children have new opportunities, new experiences, and maximize their
potential. Her education, work experience and her experience as a
biological and adoptive mother have given her a unique perspective into
ways that can help children grow and mature.
has 4 biological children ages 20, 18, 15, and 13. She and her husband
adopted their fifth child in 2013. She was an abandoned child, left in
a box. She is a special needs child and is now 8 years old. They
adopted her right as she was turning 4. Hayley loves being a mom and
feels that it is what God made her to be.
Kathy Willis was introduced to Heart for Africa through her employer's charitable giving and Heart and Soul employee programs. The mission of Heart for Africa aligned with Kathy's faith imperative to be the hands and feet of Christ on earth, to help orphans and children in His name and deliver His light and hope to the world. Kathy is a Heart for Africa Angel and has gone on two service trips with one planned for February 2018. On her first visit to Project Canaan, God imprinted on Kahty's heart a deep love for the children and people of Heart for Africa and Swaziland. Kathy and her husband Mike are blessed to financially support the ministry of Heart for Africa and hold the people and ministry close in prayer.
Kathy is currently Senior Vice President,
Patient-to-Payment Solutions at nThrive and a credentialed healthcare
professional with client development and operations experience in revenue cycle
including HIM and information technology.
Kathy's operational and business development experience includes
hospital department management, service organization management and development
of healthcare enterprise solutions and outsourcing. Kathy specializes in complex, strategic
initiatives that require stakeholder adoption and commitment at all levels. She
has 25+ years of healthcare experience and has been with nThrive since 2012.
Prior to joining NThrive, Kathy led data
quality at Rush University Medical Center, was a Director of HIM and Quality
Assurance at St. Bernard Hospital, co-founded a medical transcription and
coding company and led sales and business development initiatives at
PHNS/Anthelio where she served in a player/coach role with responsibility for
26 states and a $20M+ area quota including HIM, business office and information
Kathy is a
Past-President of the six thousand-member Texas Health Information Management
Association and past Delegate to the American Health Information Management
Association. She previously served as an advisory board member for
the Texas Community College Consortia, Texas Collaborative Grant; Region D
Community College Consortium, HITECH Workforce; Collin College, Health
Information Technology Program and DeVry University, Health Information
Management Program. Kathy is currently
engaged in numerous volunteer activities including Heart for Africa and The
people of The United Methodist Church.
Tim Lambert has worked his entire career in Agriculture. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1983 with an Honours degree in Animal and Poultry Science. He is currently the CEO of Egg Farmers of Canada, a position he has held for over 12 years.
Tim is the Vice Chair of the International Egg Commission (IEC) and Chair of numerous committees at the international level. The IEC is the Global Network for the egg industry with members in over 75 countries around the world with partnership links to the FAO and OIE.
Tim serves on the Board of Trustees for the International Egg Foundation whose purpose is to increase egg production and egg consumption in developing countries, to provide undernourished infants, children and families with an independent, sustainable, high quality protein supply.
He is also a board member of the Egg Industry Center (EIC) of Iowa State University. The EIC is focused on providing value through information dissemination and collaborative research efforts.
Before joining EFC in June of 2003, Tim worked in the beef cattle industry for 8 years as CEO and General Manager of Beef Improvement Ontario, a genetic improvement company based out of Guelph, Ontario. Prior to his experiences in the beef industry Tim was the CEO and General Manager of Ontario Swine Improvement and spent a total of 10 years in the pork industry.