3913 US Hwy 64W Apex, NC 27523
(919).362.8974

Meet the Board

Mabopane Foundation board members come from a variety of backgrounds and seek to serve the foundation in any way they can with special input in their areas of expertise. Each board member serves the foundation for a maximum period of 3 years.

Becky Young - Founding Executive Director

Becky and her husband, Stanley, live in the Swift Creek Community in Raleigh and attend Hope Community Church. They have two beautiful daughters and son-in-loves and three adorable granddaughters. Becky loves being a wife, a mom and especially a “Nana/ Nannie”! Family time is a favorite of hers each week.

She also finds joy in serving the Lord at the Mission House in Apex alongside her compassionate Mabopane Family of Volunteers. And always looks forward to time spent, once or twice per year in South Africa with her extended Ya Bana Family. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, cooking, gardening, and reading. And, you’ll find her fishing with her wonderful husband the 3rd weekend of each month.

Pat Staley - Board Member/Chair

Pat and her husband Jeff live in New Hill North Carolina and are members of Green Level Baptist Church. Their many mission trips have had them travel the world sharing the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Having donated to the Mabopane Mission for 15+ years, Pat was humbled when asked to serve on the board. With a heart for children, she strongly believes in the call that God has issued to the Mabopane Mission. Pat works in the software industry and leads a team of amazing people on the service and support side of the business. With a passion for crafting and building, Pat will “attempt” to make stuff she likes (with a “little” help from Jeff 😉).

Both she and Jeff love all things NC State but above all, they love spending time with their family.

Debra Routh - Board Member

Debra Routh volunteered with the Mabopane Foundation for several years before joining the board in January of 2019. She has served as Secretary and Chairman during her term and enjoys working the Saturday sales at the mission house once a month. 

She and her husband live in Southport, NC with their 2 big dogs and an elderly cat. She has 3 grown children who all live in NC and in her spare time, enjoys reading, hiking, and cheering on the TarHeels and Washington Nationals.

Marjorie MacDonald Morris - Board Member/Treasurer

Marjorie has been involved with the Mabopane Foundation and served on the board since 2016. She is a transplant from Pennsylvania but built her life in Raleigh, with her husband Bruce, after graduating from NC State University. 

Marjorie is an avid reader and genealogist; having traced her Scottish family to the 18th century.

Joe Austin - Board Member

Joe has lived in North Carolina for his entire life, and met his wife, Whitley, while they were in college. Joe and Whitley committed their lives to Christ when they were young, and the two married in 1989. 

They have two children, both of whom follow Christ: a son, who works as an engineer, and a daughter in law school. Whitley is a frequent volunteer at the mission house, and Joe has worked as an attorney in North Carolina for over 30 years. Joe joined the Board of Directors in 2020.

Mike McCarty - Board Member

Mike and his wife, Sylvia, live in Holly Springs, North Carolina and are members of Hope Community Church – Apex Campus.
They were first introduced to the Mabopane Foundation in 2020 and have enjoyed taking active roles in the work of the foundation and volunteering. They have two beautiful children, Sean and Kaci, who follow Christ and attend Florida Southern College and Fuquay-Varina High School, respectively.

With a passion for technology, Mike works in the information security industry leading efforts to develop automation technologies and security services. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, walking their two rescue dogs, Cooper and Lucky, and inshore and offshore fishing. Having attended ECU and UNCW, Mike and Sylvia cheer for the Pirates and the Seahawks as well as the Carolina Hurricanes.

Daniel Jebaraj - Board Member

Daniel and his wife Caroline are from Southern India and have lived in the triangle area since 1997. They were first introduced to the Mabopane foundation during early 2020. What they have since observed has made them passionate about the work of the foundation. Caroline has volunteered at the mission house for the past several months.

Daniel works in the software industry and is enthusiastic about the
use of technology to better lives. Caroline is a volunteer teacher
with the Cary Tamil School. Caroline and Daniel live in Cary with
their two daughters, son and two spunky Lhasa Apsos. They attend International Community Church in Apex, NC. Daniel
joined the Board of Directors in 2021.

3913 US Hwy 64W Apex, NC 27523
(919).362.8974
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