Building Solid Foundations operates with the benefit of two boards of directors – one in the US (based in York, PA) and the other based in Ghana. The combined and cooperative efforts of both Boards ensure respect for local customs and sentiments, and encourage a strong sense of ownership in all aspects of Building Solid Foundations’ work.
Board of Directors – United States
Building Solid Foundations’ US board includes individuals with extensive knowledge of Apam, Ghana, and experience in education, medicine, engineering, non-profit management and leadership, advocacy, community activism, and business.
Clyde Strang, MD
Owner and practicing gynecologist at Apple Hill GYN, York, PA.
Dr. Bornt has participated in multiple surgical missions in more
than 10 countries including Ghana. Dr. Bornt is a seasoned
non-profit leader, having served as a board member for
numerous organizations in York, PA.
Kendra is Director of Recruiting and Retention for S&H Express
and Granite Transportation in York, PA. She is an active Rotarian.
Jan Wolgamuth, CPA
Vice-President of Customer Service at the York Water Company. Vernon brings extensive experience in Customer Relations and Utility Operations to BSF. He is actively involved in several not-for-profit organizations in the York area.
Chair of the Ice-Making and Fish Processing Team
Self-employed mechanical engineering consultant, North Carolina. Mr. Davis has experience working with a
variety of manufacturers.
A graduate of Marymount University in Arlington, VA, Johnson has worked in many different areas of nursing
including step down Cardiac ICU, Pediatrics, Homecare, and Surgical Oncology. She is currently a PRN nurse
at Orthopedic and Spine Specialists in their Ambulator Surgical and Pain Centers. An Air Force “brat,” Johnson
as traveled extensively. She has lived in nine different states and three countries. In her spare time, Johnson
enjoys skiing and scuba diving with family. She has traveled to Ghana twice and is looking forward to many
Richard Kurz, Sr. MD
An Internist in York, PA, Dr. Kurz shares his skills and talents in Apam, Ghana each year. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of three missionary sons. Dr. Kurz loves, “…the Building Solid Foundations group, the opportunity to bring home more than I took, and effortlessly feeling God’s presence there, where it is least expected.”
Grace T Quartey, CPA, MBA
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Owner of Grace & Associates, CPA, MBA. Mrs. Quartey’s practice provides small business consulting and tax planning for individuals, small business, and non-profit organizations in York, PA. Born in Accra, Ghana and a resident of the United States since 1986, Mrs. Quartey is an active community volunteer.
Seth Mac Quartey, MD
Frank has been to Apam, Ghana twice with BSF. He developed the initial vegetable garden there and continues to serve on the agriculture committee. Frank is Rotary Club of York member and has served as a Board Member. He participated in a Rotary Mission to Brazil to teach adults how to raise vegetables. His most recent mission was to India to participate in their National Polio Immunization Day. Frank led the cleanup and planting of trees, shrubs and flowers in a section of the York Rail Trail for Rotary. Frank is a Penn State Master Gardener and currently serves as President of the Master Gardener Advisory Board. He serves on the Penn State York County Extension Board and coordinates the award winning Gardens at John Rudy County Park for the Master Gardeners and the York County Juvenile Probation Dept.
Sam served on the agriculture committee and traveled to Apam
Ruth has traveled to Apam with Building Solid Foundations eight times.
Andrew B. Simpson – Chair
Faustina Simpson – Secretary
Fr. Andy Soley
All board members volunteer their time to the organization and receive no remuneration; all have equal voting power.