George has served as the Executive Director at Journeys since November of 2015. As Executive Director George has oversight of the entire program at Journeys including persons supported, employees, and community relations. He has been employed at Journeys for more than 30 years. Prior to coming to Journeys, George worked as a Direct Support Staff and as Behavior Therapist at another agency. George has a M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from MTSU and a M. Div. degree in Divinity from Vanderbilt University. He also currently is the pastor at Open Table Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). George is originally from South Fulton, TN, but has lived in Murfreesboro since coming here to attend graduate school in 1980.
Frances has been working at Journeys for 32 years. She graduated from MTSU in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. After her graduation, Frances was hired as the Social Services Coordinator where she provided case management to the 36 individuals who attended the agency. In 2015, Frances was promoted to Assistant Director. Frances’ responsibilities include supervision of the case managers, oversight of the facility-based and supported employment program, quality assurance of policy and procedures, and the development and implementation of the agency’s transition plan from sheltered workshop to community-based services. Frances resides in Murfreesboro with her husband of 25 years, Benny. They have two children Megan and Jacob.
Rachel started with Journeys as the secretary/receptionist in 1996. In 2000 she was promoted to the position of Human Resources Director. Rachel’s present responsibilities include hiring of staff, employment processing, health and wellness benefits, training and development of all employees, records management, and employee relations and retention. Rachel enjoys traveling and working in her yard. Rachel is a Georgia peach from Columbus, Georgia. Rachel and her husband Robert have a daughter, Robin, and recently celebrated the birth of her their first grandchild!
Greg is the Financial Director for Journeys and his duties include oversite of all financial aspects of the agency, including employee payroll, client personal funds, accounts payable and receivable and the agency's annual budget. Greg, a CPA, has worked in finance for over 30 years starting with Ernst and Young. His past employers also include Outback Steakhouse International, Brinker International and AmRest HK Limited, among other companies. Greg is married, has three children, one grandchild and another grandchild on the way. He moved to Nashville in 2014 and enjoys the local music scene and hiking in the many state parks.
Program Services Director
Kyle is currently the Program Services Director with duties that include distributing various program related plans, providing oversight for TIMAS (the electronic data keeping system), coordinating the Incident Management program, oversight of the Residential Day program, and supervising the transportation department (which includes 36 vehicles and 7 van drivers). Prior to his current position, Kyle has worked at Journeys as a Direct Support Staff and as a Case Manager. Kyle and his wife Wendy have been married for 10 years and have two wonderful little boys Charlie and Andrew. Kyle is an avid sports fan and especially dedicated in following the Vanderbilt Commodores.
Day Services Director
Kat holds the position of Day Services Director at Journeys. She has worked for the agency since 2008 when she was hired as a Direct Support Staff in the residential program. Later she worked in, and then supervised, the community-based program. This program works with our clients to be independent throughout the community. Kat continues to oversee the community program, as well as all other day services areas, including the agency's four Residential Day Service leads. Kat was raised in Murfreesboro and continues to live here with her husband Ricky and her two children Darius, age 19, and Alexia, age 15. Kat’s hobbies include fishing, jewelry making, and traveling.
Residential Team Leader
Denise is currently one of the Residential Teal Leaders for JICL. Denise has worked with the agency since October 2012 and began as a Direct Support Professional. Denise has worked her way up within the agency from DSP, house manager to Residential Supervisor and now oversees nine of Journeys’ residences. Prior to JICL, Denise worked as a Health Information Director for over 17 years with Life Care Centers of America and has over 25 years’ experience with long term care management. Denise has a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management. Originally from Panama City Beach, Denise enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She loves spending time at the beach to relax and unwind. Denise has two grown children, Wayne and Winslow.
Residential Team Leader
Michael is currently one of the Residential Team Leader Director’s at Journeys. He has worked for the agency since 2009 when he was hired as a Direct Support Staff member in the residential program. The residential program works with our customers to be supported with independent lives. He oversees nine homes in the residential program as well as participates in administrative assignments for the agency. Prior to coming to Journey’s, Michael worked as a youth minister with Central Church of Christ and was an independent insurance agent with National Agents Alliance. Michael lives in Nashville with his wife Candace. Michael is an avid supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association. In his spare time, Michael and his wife enjoy the arts, traveling, and spending time with their pug, Macy.
Last updated: 1/23/2020
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