NAPO-WDC Board of Directors

President

Debbie Smith, KYSS: Keep Your Stuff Simple

(703) 851-5504  |  president@dcorganizers.org

My skills in organizing, team building, project managing and creative problem-solving led me to the founding of “Keep Your Stuff Simple, LLC”  (KYSS) in 2015. I love helping folks live simply in the spaces and places they have, or move to.

I joined NAPO in 2016 to be a part of a team of like minded professionals, meet new friends and to learn and grow as a professional organizer.

Vice President

Martha Blumenthal, The Organized Sort, LLC

(703) 303-5844  vicepresident@dcorganizers.org

I spent most of my career as a graphic designer in NYC, LA, and DC. While working for an estate sale company, I became aware of Professional Organizing as a career, although, I have been doing it all my life! I also have experience working as an Administrative Assistant and a Kitchen Assistant in the teaching kitchen at Sur La Table.

I am excited to be a part of the NAPO-WDC Board. As a member of NAPO since December 2016, I have discovered a network of talented and generous like-minded people. I am looking forward to serving the Local Chapter.

Secretary

Christi Hamby-Souder

Christi Hamby-Souder, Neater Digs LLC

(703) 672-8150  |  secretary@dcorganizers.org

Christi is an organizing coach and productivity architect who loves helping people achieve their goals by designing better environments. A self-described empathetic dot connector, she can get to the heart of what motivates someone and zero in on how their surroundings influence better outcomes. Since 2015, Christi has used her organizing and design experience to create harmonious spaces for residential clients.

Relied on for her expertise and long before it was in her job title, organizing found a way into whatever position she held. While focused on Business Development and Executive Leadership, Christi has done everything from configuring office interiors to overseeing corporate space renovations.

After spending over 20 years in the corporate arena learning everything there is to know about running a business and serving clients, she capitalized on her passion for organizing and design expertise and founded Neater Digs with the sole mission of providing others harmony in their lives through more organized surroundings.

Treasurer

Amy Thomas

Amy Thomas, Simplified Solutions

(703) 625-6127  |  treasurer@dcorganizers.org

Amy brings 30 years of experience in areas demanding exceptional organizational skills--including Human Resources, Financial Management, Communications, and Graphic Design--to her role as Senior Organizing Consultant with Simplified Solutions. Previously, she provided organizing services through her company CC Solutions, transforming her passion for getting things in order into a business. She continues to manage her graphic design/personalized stationery small business, and oversees the financial/accounting/HR functions for a local printing company and community organization.

Amy earned her B.A. in Business from the University of Maryland, and M.A. from the George Washington University. She has been working with Quicken and QuickBooks for over 20 years, and specializes in helping individual and organizational clients get their finances in order using these programs. Along the way she has served as Treasurer for numerous non-profit organizations, including HOAs, PTAs, charitable and community groups.

Director of Membership

J.J. Jackson,  Paperwork Maven

(703) 868-2695  | membership@dcorganizers.org

 J.J. has been bookkeeping/organizing since 1997, starting out as a staffer at a non-profit and now working with a diverse array of families, individuals and small businesses. She brings a keen attention to detail and loves to help her clients get to a point where they can feel confident, knowing that their bookkeeping and health insurance claims are being taken care of. She creates a non-judgmental space where her clients can feel at ease.  

J.J. graduated from The George Washington University with a major in sociology and has studied Nonviolent Communication for several years. Living in the DC area for two decades, she is actively involved in the improv community, where she performs, teaches and leads improv jams. 

J.J. provides hands-on Quicken assistance, ranging from setting up the program, to teaching people how to use it, to maintaining it for them. She also helps people manage their health insurance claims, making sure her clients are paid what they are due. She is also a Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor.

Director at Large, Membership Committee

Jill KatzJill Katz, One to Zen Organizing

(301) 799-8112  | membership@dcorganizers.org

Problem Solving is a hobby of mine. In my previous career in marketing and market research, I used research, listening skills, flexibility and creative thinking to understand peoples wants and needs. As the owner of One to Zen Organizing, I help people gain control of their clutter by providing a framework for each person's personal journey toward organization. Because I believe that everyone deserves to feel calm and organized.

I joined NAPO-DC in 2018 and really enjoy the warmth of its members and the insightful discussions that we share about all-things-organizing. I am looking forward to giving back to our Chapter.

Director of Communications & Technology

Diane Greenhalgh headshotDiane Greenhalgh, Priority Focused Organizing, LLC

(571) 334-7951  |  techdirector@dcorganizers.org

I am the owner of Priority Focused Organizing, LLC, which provides professional organizing and productivity services for home and business. My approach is to help clients focus on what is important to them by setting priorities and goals then creating organizing and productivity systems that make time and space for them.

I have more than 20 years’ experience as a nonprofit communications professional focusing on digital communications. This work included managing large, complex websites, creating multiple sections and mini-sites, conducting redesigns, and managing a major overhaul of a 10,000-page HTML website. I feel strongly that websites cannot be successful without user input and feedback and a focus on user experience. I bring this philosophy and experience to my work on the board as Director of Communications & Technology.

More information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dianegreenhalgh/

Director of Business Partners

Kevin WheelerKevin Wheeler, 123JUNK

(703) 786-5331  |  businesspartners@dcorganizers.org

Director of Marketing

Paula Beck headshotPaula Beck, Organizing and Productivity Professional

(773) 531- 3873 | marketing@dcorganizers.org

Paula is an organizing and productivity coach assisting individuals in creating personal and work spaces in which they can thrive. Intentional environments support our lifestyles for greater focus on values and time to nurture our passions. She brings the elements of wellbeing, connection, positivity, spontaneity and security into living spaces. Professional philosophy: simplify surroundings, amplify inspiration and focus on the benefit to others.

Paula is also a tourism marketing executive with experience in Fortune 500 corporation, destination marketing, and National Park environments. She has degrees in creative visual design and multimedia as well as foreign language and literature.

Director of Programs & Professional Development

Barbara Fusciello, Breathing Room Organizing Solutions, LLC

(202) 330-1187  | development@dcorganizers.org

While my business is new, my love of organizing is not. I enjoyed helping friends and family tackle organizing projects before I knew such a field existed. The skills I developed on my varied career path will be put to good use as a professional organizer.  I have worked in publishing, commercial real estate, and the legal field, and have taught ESL As a freelance writer I have been published in local magazines and newspapers, and I have written blog posts for clients. My current part-time position at The Container Store allows me to help customers find the right solutions for their organizing needs, and I get to see all the fun products!

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