Board of Directors

Maureen Ahern - President

Maureen Ahern was voted "most likely to start her own orphanage" by her high school senior class because she heeded the call to care for the less fortunate early in her life. When only a teenager, she cared for children in an orphanage.

As a young adult, Maureen was in VISTA, the Domestic Peace Corp, and initiated Program Project Explore for children in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. This undeniable dedication to the well-being of children gave her the motivation to become a foster parent later in her life, caring for 10 foster infants while raising her own two children. She has three grandchildren, Conner, Ella and Trinity. They are the light of her life!

Maureen's business experience encompasses a broad range of skills that she developed from her many years in the hospitality industry. She understands the complexities of handling all aspects of a business, including budgeting, managing profits and losses, human resources, and successfully conducting business negotations with government entities. These skills make her uniquely qualified to operate and manage Our Journey Inc.

Dick H. Gordon - Board Member/Co-Founder

Dick Gordon has senior management experience in large corporations in the international arena. Specializing in startup operations, Dick’s experience will provide a vital resource in the development and ongoing growth of Our Journey, Inc.

Further enhancing the corporate structure, the Principals have selected and assembled a group of legal, financial and technical experts who will provide a coordinated effort in all aspects of the planning, development and startup of Our Journey, Inc.

Fred G. Mills - Board Member

Fred has been a resident of McIntosh County for 11 years. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He retired from the United States Navy Submarine Force in 1998. Since retiring from the Navy, he has worked for two CPA firms in Savannah and now manages his own practice in Townsend, Georgia.

He is married to the former Kelly K. Hazlett and has three children, Benjamin, Andrew and William. He is a member of the Rotary Club of McIntosh County.

Teddie Martin - Board Member

Teddie Martin and her husband Jay were born, raised and educated in Middle Tennessee. They moved to coastal Georgia in 1987 to begin a family publishing business in which they still work. Teddie and Jay have three children and four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

In addition to the family business Teddie also owns a desktop publishing company specializing in print media.

Teddie has been an active participant in community and civic life of the Golden Isles including serving as an Elder in the Frederica Presbyterian Church and is an officer in several other organizations including the Golden Isles Doll Collectors.


Rev. Andy Chambers - Board Member

Andy and his wife, Neile, live with their four daughters in Cleveland, GA. He is currently serving as Pastor/Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland. As a Finance major from the University of Georgia, Andy never imagined his life would be pulled into ministry. After graduating from UGA, Andy worked for a family friend to learn the home building business. He would eventually open his own construction business until feeling the call to seminary. In the Fall of 2005, Andy put away his tool belt and started a three year Master of Divinity program at Columbia Theological Seminary. He was ordained in July of 2008 as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the PC(USA).

Through his work in the church, Andy has developed a passion for missions. His experience in Kenya with Maureen in September 2013 reaffirmed this passion. He is excited about working with OJ self-help projects and returning to Africa to work with the pastors there.

Andy's hobbies include spending time with his family, watching UGA football and the Braves, playing golf, hiking, and anything to do with the beach.


Our Journey, Inc. is a non-profit organization currently working in Kenya with community-based programs emphasizing self-reliance for families and children decimated by AIDS.