GSSM Foundation Announces New Board Members

Columbia, SC ─ The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Foundation is pleased to announce the following new board members for the 2018-2021 Board of Directors term:

Dr. Brian M. Burkhart, Commercial Director, SiVance LLC, Spartanburg
Tanuja V. Garde, GSSM Class of 1991, Vice President of Intellectual Property & Licensing, Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA
Darrin Goss, Sr., President & CEO, Coastal Community Foundation, Charleston
Heather L. Srulevich, VP & CFP, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Health Care Division, Columbia
Dr. Mark A. Stellingworth, Physician, Palmetto Heart, Hartsville
The GSSM Foundation also recently appointed the following board officers for the 2018-2019 term:

President Ravi G. Sastry, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Immedion LLC, Greenville
Vice President Rodger Fuller, Vice President, Sonoco Products Company, Hartsville
Secretary Bob Brown, Owner, Integrated Systems, Inc, Darlington
Treasurer James Gergen, CEO, CPM Federal Credit Union, North Charleston
Ex Officio, Steve Matthews, Shareholder, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, Columbia
The GSSM Foundation supports GSSM by giving voice to its needs, providing supplemental funds to augment its programs, and informing the public of its accomplishments and contributions to the quality of life and economic prosperity of South Carolina. The Foundation’s core objectives include fundraising, marketing, and alumni relations.

The five new Foundation board members join 21 current members from across the state. Visit to see the full GSSM Board of Directors list.

For more information, call the GSSM Foundation at (803) 252-9152.

About GSSM

Founded in 1988 as a model for advanced STEM education in South Carolina, GSSM is a nationally recognized school serving about four hundred of the state's most accomplished scholars in the 10th through 12th grades through its residential and virtual programs. The school offers uniquely advanced courses in science, mathematics, and engineering at its campus in Hartsville and virtually to partner school districts across the state. Learn more by visiting

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