Board of Directors

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

Marsha Bornt, MD
Vice Chair

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.

Jan Wolgamuth, CPA




Vernon Bracey 
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.



Rosie Johnson, RN,BSN

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 three times and is looking forward to many
additional trips.

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

Seth Mac Quartey, MD


Infectious Disease Specialist and Internal Medicine, WellSpan Health/York Hospital, York, PA. Dr. Quartey was born in Accra, Ghana and has lived in the US since 1981.

Sam Vaughn 


Sam served on the agriculture committee and traveled to Apam
five times.

Ruth Vaughn, RN

Ruth has traveled to Apam with Building Solid Foundations eight times.



Scott Williams, MD    

Scott Williams, MD is an Emergency Medicine Physician at Wellspan
York Hospital Emergency Department, York, PA and has traveled to
Apam with Building Solid Foundations several times.


Building Solid Foundations Board of Directors – Ghana


Andrew B. Simpson – Chair
Faustina Simpson – Secretary


Ebenezer Amekah
Adolphous Amissah
Maxwell Ansah
Adams Mensah
Joseph Ockan
Fr. Andy Soley
Francis Yawson

All board members volunteer their time to the organization and receive no remuneration; all have equal voting power.