The Board Directory
Ryan Armstrong is a North Carolina native. He was born in Raleigh and grew up in High Point. He attended Appalachian State University (ASU) where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Technology with a minor in Physics. Ryan met his wife Holly at ASU and they married in 2001.
Ryan and Holly live in Holly Springs and have three children at GRACE - Cole, Taylor, and Emma Kate. The Armstrongs have been a part of the GRACE community for ten years. Cole and Taylor are both very involved in athletics, so you will often find the Armstrongs at either the soccer field or the basketball court.
Ryan and his family attend Hope Community Church where he serves on the Roadie Crew in the parking lot and enjoys being one of the first people to greet someone and welcome them to church.
In 2004, the same year Cole was born, Ryan and Holly started GoPlaySave. They have been blessed to be able to work together for 16 years and have seen God’s hand in growing their business. Ryan is honored to be a part of the GRACE Board of Trustees and is excited to see how God will continue to grow and bless our great school.
Contact Ryan Armstrong at [email protected]
Johnson Boru and his family have been a part of the GRACE family since 2010. His son, Keerthi, graduated from GRACE in 2012 and received his collegiate degree from Carnegie Mellon University. His daughter, Pranaya, graduated in 2014 and attended NC State University.
Johnson moved to America, from India, in 1989 to pursue a master’s degree. Johnson holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from India and an MBA in International Business from Oklahoma City University. After earning his MBA, Johnson worked in Silicon Valley and eventually relocated to the Triangle in 2006.
Throughout his career, Johnson has held several leadership positions within various tech corporations. He currently leads a Silicon Valley boutique tech consulting firm with offices in Canada, Europe, and Asia. The experiences Johnson has had with his global clients have provided him with unique insight into other cultures. Johnson is excited to offer his various perspectives to GRACE Christian School.
Johnson has been married to his wife, Sharan since 1991. During their free time, they enjoy playing badminton, practicing yoga, and trying new cuisines. Driven by their culinary curiosity, the couple now operate a small fusion café, Masala Wrap,in Morrisville, North Carolina.
Johnson and his family are excited to give back to the community and he is grateful for the opportunity to serve the GRACE Christian School board.
Contact Johnson Boru at [email protected]
Contact Renee Drumgo at [email protected].
Mark Hensley currently serves as Chief Executive Officer at Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company located in Cary, NC.
Since joining Veloxis Pharmaceuticals in 2016, Mr. Hensley has held numerous positions focused on the growth of the company including build-out of the sales, marketing, market access, and sales operations functions. Mr. Hensley currently oversees all commercial functions within the organization as well as guiding the overall strategy and business development activities for Veloxis Pharmaceuticals.
In his 15+ years in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Hensley has spent time in roles of increasing responsibility at Cornerstone Therapeutics and Chiesi USA prior to joining Veloxis Pharmaceuticals.
In his free time, Mr. Hensley enjoys spending time with his wife, Carly, and his two children, one of which is currently in third grade at GRACE and the other who will attend TK beginning in 2021.
Mr. Hensley holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry from the University of North Texas.
Contact Mark Hensley at [email protected].
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Jackie Obusek and her husband, Joe, were GRACE parents for nineteen years. Both of their children attended GRACE kindergarten through high school graduation. Their daughter, Carol-Anne, was a member of the GRACE class of 2016, and their son, Bradley, was a member of the GRACE class of 2022. Carol-Anne attended UNC Wilmington and earned a masters of science in accounting, and Bradley is pursuing an aviation degree from Liberty University. Carol-Anne was an active participant in GRACE athletics and earned a scholarship to play basketball for UNC Wilmington where she played and earned all conference honors. Bradley was actively involved in theater and in Student Government, serving as both lower campus president in 6th grade and upper campus president as a senior at GRACE.
Jackie attended Parker’s Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C., until joining First United Methodist Church in Cary with Joe. She attended Greenville Christian Academy in Greenville, N.C. kindergarten through 12th grade and accepted Christ as her Savior in elementary school at Greenville Christian Academy. She is a graduate of East Carolina University with a bachelor’s of science in accounting. She is a CPA and currently serves as the Chief Deputy Commissioner of the NC Department of Insurance, where she has been employed since 1996.
Contact Jackie at [email protected].
Chase has been a GRACE parent for ten years and has a student in 6th and 9th grade. Chase grew up in a small Baptist church in eastern North Carolina, accepted Christ as his Savior in his early teens and recommitted his life to Christ in 2010.
Chase graduated from NC State in 1998 with a degree in agricultural and environmental technology/engineering and earned his MBA from Campbell University in 2002. He has been employed by John Deere since graduating from NC State.
Chase and his wife, Amy, are active members of Hope Community Church and Chase has been active in the community as a coach for youth basketball, baseball and volleyball. Chase is also active as a volunteer with several local ministries including Habitat for Humanity, Triangle Food Bank, Stop Hunger Now, and the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
Chase enjoys serving on the GRACE Board of Trustees and desires to use the skills he has developed in the workplace for the benefit of our school. His strong business background and training in problem solving methodologies will be an asset to the Board as they work to develop the strategic roadmap to ensure GRACE’s long term viability and prosperity while providing excellent Christian education to families in the Triangle.
Contact Chase Tew at [email protected]
Moss Withers, SIOR, MBA has spent 13 years as a commercial real estate advisor within the Raleigh/Durham market. Quickly recognized as an industry leader, Moss has completed more than 700 transactions reaching over $1 billion in total value. Over the course of his career, he has created and maintained professional relationships with city and industry leaders as well as volunteered his time with leadership in many local organizations.
As the managing principal at Lee & Associates - Raleigh/Durham, Moss oversees daily operations and supervises a team of 16 brokers and eight support staff. Prior to his affiliation with Lee & Associates, Moss spent 10 years with NAI Carolantic, where he was consistently recognized as one of the top three performing brokers in the NAI Global network totaling of over 7,000 brokers worldwide. Several other recognitions include the “2016 Realtor of the Year” by Triangle Commercial Association of Realtors, the “2017 TCREW Powerhouse Award,” and one of Triangle Business Journal’s 40 under 40” in 2014.
Moss is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the Vice President of Economic Development for the Cary Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Taylor Family YMCA, an avid supporter of the Miracle League of the Triangle, and member and capital campaign chair at First United Methodist Church of Cary.
In his spare time, Moss enjoys spending time with his family. He resides in Cary, NC with his wife Kendall, and their four young children.
Contact Moss Withers at [email protected]
Stacy Wheeler has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 21 years across four organizations in various roles of increasing responsibilities and leadership. Her primary role has been overseeing each company's global supply chain including supplier and alliance management, distribution and logistics, and trade relations. She currently holds the position of VP of Operations at Veloxis Pharmaceuticals, where she oversees supply chain, technical operations, and quality. Stacy has been involved in multiple merger and acquisition transactions, as well as strategic planning, contract and licensing negotiations, and building an infrastructure to support the company's growing portfolio.
Stacy attended NC State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in textile and apparel management. Stacy’s husband, David also attended NC State and they continue to reside in Raleigh and support the Wolfpack.David and Stacy have two children, Landon and Addison, who both have attended GRACE Christian School since Kindergarten and are now in the 11th and 9th grade. Stacy actively serves at GRACE through a variety of roles including the GRACE PTF Care Team, GRACE Athletic Eagles Club, GRACE Ambassador Program, and the GRACE Accreditation Committee. Stacy is proud to be a part of GRACE’s loving community and is committed to helping the school further its mission through her service on the Board of Trustees.