Board

Hugh Brown

Hugh Brown

Mr. Brown holds a B.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as an M.B.A. from Winthrop University. He is the Chief Executive Officer at St. Davids’ Georgetown Hospital and attends Main Street Baptist Church. Mr. Brown has served on the board since 2011.

Heather Burnside

Heather Burnside

Mrs. Burnside holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Marketing from Texas A&M University.  She has been a Grace Academy parent since 2009 and attends Terranova Church.  Mrs. Burnside has two children who attend Grace and has served on the board since 2017.

Kelley Hobbs

Kelley Hobbs

Mr. Hobbs holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from Baylor University and has been a Grace Academy parent since 2003. He is the Director of Product Management for Wilsonart, LLC, and attends Hill Country Bible Church in Georgetown. Mr. Hobbs has three children who attend Grace as well as one Grace Academy graduate. He has served on the board since 2011.

Hayden Johnson

Hayden Johnson

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management with a minor in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master of Information Technology from Virginia Tech.  He has been a Grace Academy parent since 2010.  After a successful 20-year career at IBM, Mr. Johnson left the corporate world to pursue a calling in education and currently works as a public school teacher.  He attends First United Methodist Church and has two children who attend Grace.  Mr. Johnson has served on the board since 2013.

Doug Noble

Doug Noble

Mr. Noble holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and has been a Grace Academy parent since 2011. He is the Vice President of Investments at Goodwater Wealth Management Group of Raymond James and attends First Baptist Church. Mr. Noble has two children who attend Grace and has served on the board since 2015.

Kevin Nowka

Kevin Nowka

Dr. Nowka holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University as well as both a Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He has been a Grace Academy parent since 2005. Dr. Nowka is the Director of Research at IBM Austin and attends Terranova Church. He has one child who currently attends Grace as well as one who graduated from Grace, and he has served on the board since 2010.

Nanci Patch

Nanci Patch

Ms. Patch holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in child development from the University of Houston and has been a Grace Academy parent since 2004. She is a pilates trainer at Moksha Yoga and Pilates and attends City View Bible Church. Ms. Patch has one child who currently attends Grace as well as two Grace Academy graduates. She has served on the board since 2010.

Christi Rich

Christi Rich

Mrs. Rich holds a B.B.A. from Baylor University and has been a Grace Academy parent since 2013. She attends Main Street Baptist Church where she also serves as the Operations Minister. Mrs. Rich has one child who attends Grace and has served on the board since 2015.

Ann Wilkes

Ann Wilkes

Dr. Wilkes holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marquette University.  She has been a Grace Academy parent since 2011.  She is a Home Health Physical Therapist and attends Crestview Baptist Church.  Dr. Wilkes has two children who attend Grace and has served on the board since 2016.