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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. 
She 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 operations.

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 Atlanta. 

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 Lennar Corporation. 

Teri, her husband and their daughters live in Atlanta where they are active with many church-related, civic and community organizations.

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.

Believing 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 solutions.

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 Swaziland.

Janine is a graduate of Evangel University. She is the author of two books, Is It Okay With You? and It’s 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.

Haley Todd 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.

Hayley 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. 

Hayley 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. 

Hayley 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 technology sales.


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.

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