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NAPO NNJ Board

The NAPO NNJ Executive Board Members

President: Cynthia Lynch, HiTin Consulting, LLC, (862) 668–9114, cindy@hitinconsulting.com.  After 25 years of work as an Administrator in municipal and school settings, Cindy decided she wanted to use her degree in Psychology and her interest in organization and productivity in a more direct way.  Cindy joined NAPO-NNJ in 2009. In this, her fourth term as a Board member, she is looking forward to a professionally and personally rewarding term with her colleagues on the Board of Directors.

 


Vice President: Deborah Gussoff, inorder.com, (973) 334-3477, Deborah@inorder.com. Deborah was a founding member of NAPO-Northern NJ and served as the Chapter Treasurer from 2005-2010. Deborah has worked as a Professional Organizer for over 20 years. She is looking forward to serving her second term as Vice President. Deborah is a member of the Inaugural Class of Certified Professional Organizers®. She works with busy, overwhelmed moms and home-based business owners to help streamline, simplify and de-clutter so they can spend their time doing the things they love, instead of being frustrated searching for things they can't find. Her specialties include paper organizing, financial organizing, and downsizing.

 

Secretary: Katie Tracy, Simple Spaces, LLC, 732-610-6655, katie@simplespaces.com While she provides all types of residential organizing, Katie specializes in working with individuals and families going through transitions such as moving, divorce, expanding/growing families, new jobs, etc. Katie believes that simplifying one's physical space makes these transitions easier to navigate. Prior to starting her organizing business in 2010 Katie working in back-office sales support at a major financial services provider. This is Katie's third year on the NNJ Board.

 
Treasurer: Dana Freiburg, Organization Central, 732-739-5341, dana@organizationcentral.com. This is Dana's second year as Treasurer. She brings over 20 years experience in Interior Design, professional organizing, and small business entrepreneurship.  
 
 
 
 
  Director At Large: Andrea Walker, Smartly Organized, 917–846–9953, smartlyorganized@verizon.net.  Andrea held the Director of Marketing position for three terms, and now brings that experience to her new Board position. Andrea's ability to foster strong partnerships and build personal awareness in her clients enables them to live better and work smarter. Andrea was the proud recipient of the "Organizer of the Year 2013" award and looks forward to continuing her work with the Board and the Chapter membership.

 

Director of Associate Members:  Carol Kaufman, CareBinders, LLC, 201–447–1577, ckaufman@carebinders.com. Both an Industry Member and a Corporate Associate Member, Carol Kaufman blends organizing with creating product solutions. She is the creator of CBData® Life Inventory™ Solutions, which is both a service that helps clients create their Life Inventory™ and a secure robust software product to house the information collected, for sharing with family and trusted advisors. She also teaches others to incorporate this solution into their own businesses, for their own clients. Her solution won the 2013 Organizer’s Choice Award, from NAPO, for The Best Home Information Organizing Solution. She has been a NAPO member since 2009 and on the Board as Director of Associate Members, since 2010.  Her first software company, Organizer Systems Inc., was founded in 1982 and acquired by  SunGard in 2002, so her organizing history spans from Wall Street to Main Street.

Director of Membership: Kathe Roberts, Top To Bottom Organization, LLC, (917) 859-7715, kroberts@TopToBottomOrganization.com. Kathe is excited to be serving on the board again after taking a break from her three terms serving as Director Of Administration. Kathe’s organizing business primarily specializes in paper management and downsizing/de-cluttering for residential and small business. She is passionate about helping people to streamline their material world to make room for what they truly value.  Prior to starting her business in 2007, Kathe had 18 years of experience in the business world as a financial and project manager. She looks forward to applying her corporate and organizing experience to work with the board to grow membership and bring the chapter to the next level. 

Director of Administration: Taryn Lamb, Organized Havens, LLC, www.organizedhavens.com, (732) 690-3807, taryn@organizedhavens.com. Taryn has been a member of NAPO NNJ since 2007.  From 2008-2014, she served our chapter as Director of Membership where she was integral in moving our membership process online.  She is the two time recipient of NAPO NNJ's Organizer of the Year award in 2008 and 2011.  She looks forward to continuing to move our chapter forward in her current role as Director of Administration.

Director of Professional Development & Programs:  Jean Marie Herron, POSSE  Partners, LLC.  201-406-9643, jm@possepartnersllc.com . POSSE stands for "Professional Organizing Solutions Serving Everyone" and has been specializing in residential organizing since 2005 in and around northern New Jersey.  Jean Marie Herron’s main occupation is private organizing. Besides the one-on-one work with her clients, POSSE also offers Clutter Corrals™, which are organizing presentations that can be found in adult schools, libraries, private associations and small businesses. Additionally, in 2013 Jean Marie formed a second company called Ready Stage Move, LLC. This business utilizes the intellectual property of REALTOR®, Professional Organizer and Home Staging Specialist and sells the ReadyStageMove™ Kit.  Together these three real estate professionals help clients ready their homes for sale with a quick turnaround, higher profit and less stress. Jean Marie is a NAPO Golden Circle Member and has served on the NAPO-NNJ Board in many positions. Currently she is in her second year as the NNJ Professional Development Director.

Director of Marketing: Lara Holt, The Well Ordered Life, LLC, www.wellorderedlife.com, (609) 945-1795, Lara@wellorderedlife.com. With more than 20 years experience in corporate and non-profit environments, Lara now uses her passion for organizing and improving time and task management skills to bring order to the day-to-day life of small businesses and non-profit organizations. Lara joined NAPO in 2013, and this is her first term on the Board and as Director of Marketing. She plans to continue carrying out the vision of increasing public awareness of our Chapter and of our profession in general with an emphasis on social media.

Dir, Communication & Technology: Idona Conley, Organization, Care & Design, (908) 902-0024, idonamarie.ocd@gmail.comAfter working as a Private Nanny for 9+ years, Idona made the transition into Professional Organizing after graduating from Kean University and finding that her niche when working with children was organizing a house hold into a shared family space. Idona began working with busy moms, along with working professionals, and home offices, to revamp personal spaces into more time efficient, practical, and cozy places. She is excited to start serving on the Board as the Director of Communication and Technology and hopes to bring a fresh and upbeat atmosphere to the website and when working fellow organizers.   

 

 

 

 

 

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