Meet Your SNNA Board

Meet your SNNA Board of Directors & Committee Chairs for 2017-2018:

Lauren Primato

Lauren Primato has been in the Raleigh area for 10 years. She grew up in South Florida and moved north to pursue careers and graduate school. Currently a stay-at-home mom with two sons, Lauren previously served as a social worker supporting adults with mental health and substance abuse issues. She enjoys crafting and filling her garage with furniture she eventually plans to refinish. Lauren and husband Phil moved to Summerfield North two years ago and love all that the neighborhood has to offer.

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Alicia Whitney—Vice-President

Alicia moved to Summerfield North in 2013 with her husband (current SNNA Treasurer) Eric; they have two young children and one lovable mutt. She is a risk management professional at Bank of America by day and a manager of snacks and volunteer activities by night. She’s originally from Massachusetts, but still doesn’t drive as fast as the folks on Mourning Dove. She’s also on the board at the nearby Raleigh Oak Charter School and is Secretary of Raleigh’s North Citizen’s Advisory Council.

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Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 8.30.09 AMEric Whitney—Treasurer

Eric joined the Summerfield North community in 2013 with his wife Alicia, the former Newsletter Chair. He’s a Raleigh native and proud double Tar Heel. Outside of managing projects at SAS Institute in Cary, Eric keeps himself busy with his son Clifton (2 yr), daughter Hazel (6 mos) and dog Nelson (42 dog yr). He can occasionally be seen sneaking off to go fishing, play golf, or catch a UNC football or basketball game.

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Chelsea Brown—Secretary

Chelsea Brown grew up right here in Raleigh. She earned a BA in Studio Art from Salem College and a Masters in Teaching from East Carolina University. She moved into the neighborhood in 2016 with her husband, Amos, and their boys. Chelsea teaches at Sertoma Art Center at Shelley Lake, is an active member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, and is our neighborhood coordinator to PORCH Raleigh, collecting monthly donations from our neighborhood to go to BackPack Buddies.



robyn2Robyn Davis-Lay—Social Co-Chair

Robyn is married to Jason and they have two children, Marston Sih & Morgan   EvaGrace.  She is a “second generation” Summerfield Norther, growing up here and then returned to our neighborhood in 2009. Robyn is excited to help provide her kids with some of the same fun activities and traditions that she experienced as a youth in Summerfield.  If you hunt hard enough, my picture can be found on the Stingrays wall at the pool. This is Robyn’s fourth year on the board as Social Chair.



Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 8.30.16 AMJennifer Martin—Social Co-Chair

Jennifer moved to Summerfield North in June 2014 after living in Chicago for 16 years. She is a former Kindergarten teacher who now spends most of her time chasing after her two boys. If you have ever been stopped during a neighborhood walk by two little boys trying to show you leopard slugs, Jennifer is the mom tagging along behind them. In her free time she enjoys yoga, running and baking.

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JimGJim  Gallagher—Community Watch

Jim has lived in the neighborhood for over 18 years. He is married to Liz and they have two children. Interesting fact: I am Ironman; Type A+. Jim has been on the board for more years than we can remember!

Kevin Turner is assisting Jim with Community Watch issues.

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crystianpicfornewsletterCrystian Ioppolo—Newsletter & Directory        

Crystian and her husband, Ben, moved to Summerfield North in 2011. Since then, they have welcomed two sons into their family. Their black lab mix, Wyla and their indoor cat, Jersey, round out the Ioppolo family. After working for Duke Energy as a nuclear engineer for over 6 years, Crystian has taken a sabbatical from her career to stay at home with their young sons. Crystian and Ben are both Second Degree Black Belts in Tae Kwon Do, and have converted their dining room into a martial arts training room to ensure they can get in workouts while raising their young family.

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Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 8.30.29 AMBeth Eastman Mull—Hospitality

Beth and her husband Bryan have been living in Summerfield North for a year. She has 4 children; two stepsons, one son and one daughter. Since moving, her family has enjoyed all the neighborhood has to offer–friends and fun! She is the Outreach Director for Providence Baptist Church and loves connecting people to resources and networking. She graduated from Meredith College with a degree in Elementary Education. Beth and her family enjoy time at the beach, the pool, being outside and all things sports related.

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Mike Hicks—Beautification  

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Ben Ioppolo—Webmaster  

In addition to what Crystian noted in her bio, Ben has worked as a Software Developer, Civil Engineer, and Project Manager at FDH Velocitel for the last 7.5 years. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, training in martial arts, video gaming, cooking, gardening, and billiards. Crystian (NJ) and Ben (FL) met in the middle at the GA Tech Taekwondo Club and soon discovered that kicking and punching each other was a key to marital bliss. They are also excited about baby #3 due this winter and have been honing their footwork, agility, and awareness for the impending zone defense requirements.

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