Meet Our Board
Mark Dixon, President
Father of Tori (6th) and Thomas (7th), living in Morrisville for 10 years. Grew up in Michigan and worked in the automotive industry before moving in 2010. Previous board member of 5 years at Carpenter Elementary, serving as the leader in 2018-19. In 2019-20, was reassigned to Parkside Elementary, where I formed and led the PTA in the inaugural year. Also, the Chair for the newly formed Morrisville Public Education Advisory Committee.
Tammy Petschke, Secretary
My name is Tammy Petschke and I am your PTSA Secretary for 2020-2021. I have 3 boys: Jack is starting 6th grade at ARMS, Kyle is a 9th grader at PCHS and Josh is a 11th grader at PCHS. Kyle was a member of the Inaugural 8th grade class for ARMS and was sad to miss his last few months at such an amazing school.
I am originally from Lancaster, NY and my husband and I moved to Southern California in 2001 where we started our family and lived until coming to Morrisville in the Fall of 2011.
I have a BS in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in textile science. I left my job after my oldest was born and became a full time mommy. When we moved to Morrisville my oldest started 2nd grade and my middle son started Kindergarten at Carpenter Elementary. I had no PTA experience but some friends talked me into joining the PTA board in 2012. I quickly discovered that being active with the PTA is a great way for me to give back to our amazing teachers and support our students. I love being a part of the community and meeting new people. This year will be a challenge for me as we learn to navigate our PTSA roles virtually. As those of you know me know, being at the school and busy helping out is what I enjoy most.
When I'm not at school volunteering. I love to read, spend time with my family and stay active by going to the gym and walking. Most people quickly notice that I never sit down and I love to talk. My favorite volunteer jobs are planning Teacher Appreciation events, the book fair, organizing fundraisers and planning fun events for the kids. I hope we are able to find creative ways to still implement these activities into our schedule this year.
As I start the middle school journey with my youngest, I reflect on how quickly the three years of middle school went by. If you have never been active with the PTSA and have thought about it, now is the time! The ability to attend meetings virtually and plan at home this year may be more accommodating for parents that normally couldn't fit it in their schedules.
Kelly Green-Krist, Treasurer
My name is Kelly Green-Krist and I serve on the board as the Treasurer. I’ve lived in Cary for the last 11 years with my husband, Tim and our 2 sons. Our youngest son, Noah, is in 8th grade Track 4. Our oldest, Jacob, is 21 and I served as the Treasurer at Panther Creek HS when he attended.
I’m originally from New York, lived in Arizona for 7 years and finally settled in North Carolina.
Professionally, I am a CPA and owner of Green Krist, CPA PLLC. Our firm specializes in providing accounting, tax preparation and tax resolution services to both individuals and small businesses.
I love what I do and learn something new almost every day. Personally, I enjoy reading, gardening and cooking.
Danielle Healy, Fundraising Chair
My name is Danielle Healy and I serve on the board as our Fundraising Chair.
I'm a busy and happy wife and mom of 2 who moved here in 2018 from New York where I worked in the financial, insurance, and hotel industries. Currently I work for the technology nonprofit MCNC in RTP.
I love meeting new friends and enjoying the company of other moms.
I am excited to be part of the ARMS network and look forward to being an ARMS mom for the next 4 years. My son is Patrick (aka Tripp) in 8th grade Track 4.
I love this fantastic local community that I am blessed to call home.
Andrada Herbeiu, Audit Chair
My name is Andrada Herbeiu and I serve on the board as Chair of the Audit Committee. We are so grateful for the new school and for being part of building the ARMS community.
We moved here from Maryland 12 years ago (Go Ravens!!). We have two girls, Emma (7th grade, Track 3) and Olivia (3rd grade).
My professional background is in healthcare compliance and quality assurance.
This is my first position with the PTA and I’m very excited for the opportunity to become more involved in school wide initiatives that impact our children’s education and school experience.
Brenda Faiola, Member at Large
I’m Brenda Faiola Nichols and I serve on the ARMS PTSA board as a Member-at-Large. My son Justin is in 7th grade, track 4, and he loves playing baseball and fortnite. He and his younger sister, Larissa (who is in 4th grade at Carpenter Elementary) as well as both my husband Gary and I, had to adjust to our new life of year round school last year due to the Wake County Public School System student reassignment shuffle. I’m not going to lie, it was a tough transition from traditional calendar to year round, but jumping into the deep end and being an active/engaged member of the ARMS community by serving on the PTSA board last year and again this year has been a wonderful way to embrace the change and help shape the future for not only my kids, but for all the families that are now and will be assigned to ARMS. I have watched this part of NC change so much since attending graduate school at Duke University and being fortunate enough to have stayed in RTP for my entire career so far as a toxicologist.
I look forward to supporting my son and his middle school peers and their families by helping to bring fun and informative programs to ARMS through the PTSA. I encourage all parents, students, teachers, extended family members and community members to join the ARMS PTSA, and I look forward to meeting and working with many of you this year, virtually and hopefully in person too!
Lori Potter, Membership Chair
I’m Lori Potter and I’m serving as Membership Chair for the PTSA. We joined the ARMS community last January and are very excited to be here! I have 2 children on Track 4, an 8th grader and a 6th grader. I have two older kids at Panther Creek High School in 11th and 12th grade.
I am a Raleigh native and have lived in this area for 13 years. I’ve been involved with PTA in the past at Carpenter Elementary and Cardinal Charter Academy.
I am a travel agent with TMC Travel specializing in family vacations. I love to travel, especially to Caribbean and Disney destinations.
I’m looking forward to a great year at ARMS, excited to serve our school community and help make it a great year for everyone!
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