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Chapter Board of Directors


Jill Katz

Jill Katz, One to Zen Organizing

(301) 799-8112  |

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.

Vice President

Samara GoodmanSamara Interiors, LLC

(703) 474-8882 |

Samara Interiors offers complete decorating, redesign and remodeling consultant services for residential locations. Samara Interiors specializes in expertly blending a client's heirlooms and existing pieces with new decor to create a truly customized look that reflects the homeowner's personality and style. 


Carrie Noel-Nosbaum, Carrie It Away LLC

(240) 766-7909  |

As a former High School Teacher, I am passionate about teaching people and encouraging them to free up their time and space for who and what they love. My process is all about setting my clients up for success and encouraging them along the way. Planning, Executing and Celebrating are the cornerstones to effective change.

I’m so grateful that I joined NAPO at the start of my Professional Organizing career in 2021. It’s a wonderful community that allows me to connect with others and continue my love of lifelong learning.


Blake Jones, The Organizing Boss

(202) 643-4598 |

Blake Jones is founder and owner of The Organizing Boss, which was created to help bring organization to people’s lives—to make their spaces work for them.

Blake has always had a knack for organization. He was the kid who loved to organize his LEGO® collection by size and by color, the one who couldn’t—and still can’t—stand to see disorganized, unsecured cords beneath the TV, and the one who nerded out—and, again, still does!—when everything was in its place and looked good.

Prior to creating The Organizing Boss, Blake spent 18 years in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors in events and communications-focused roles—roles that required meticulous planning and attention to detail. Blake earned his MA in arts management at American University and his BA in public relations at The University of Alabama. When he's not organizing, Blake loves college football, skiing, dogs, and traveling.

Director at Large

Debbie Smith, KYSS: Keep Your Stuff Simple

(703) 851-5504  |

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.

Director of Membership

Emily Brondos Strompf

(650) 279-6844 |

I have a life-long passion for organizing and a background in Art History and teaching. After many years in the classroom, I realized my dream in the fall of 2020 when I was able to combine my love for organizing, teaching, beauty and the natural environment by becoming a Professional Organizer. It is a privilege to help clients create and maintain peaceful spaces, recycle and donate unneeded items, and explore with them how to reduce our environmental impact. 

I’m happy to be part of NAPO-WDC which I joined in March 2021. I especially appreciate our chapter's emphases on professional growth and giving back to the greater community and the environment.

Director of Communications & Technology

Kruti Naik 

(908) 220-6416 |

Organizing is in my DNA. Since the time I can remember, I have always found myself seeking and exploring ways to organize and categorize items, leading to a sense of calm and control through that process. After a 10+ years long career in pharmaceutical research and 10+ years long career in information technology industry, I decided to pursue my passion for organizing and the desire to bring peace and harmony to people’s lives as a professional organizer and productivity consultant.

I joined NAPO national in March 2022 and the Washington DC Chapter in January 2023. I found the NAPO community extremely welcoming and eager to help as I embark on my journey to yet another exciting career. I decided to join the NAPO WDC board as a way of learning alongside seasoned professionals and mentors, while making an early contribution to a community that is going to be “my people” for years to come!

Director of Business Partners

Heather Nickerson, Artifcts

(202) 250-9589 |

Prior to co-founding Artifcts, Heather served as Chief Growth & Strategy Officer of Red Five Holdings, Inc., and President of Red Five Privacy Labs, LLC. While at Red Five, she drove corporate growth, led corporate brand and service line marketing, and pursued new entrepreneurial lines of business.

Before joining Red Five, Heather served as an Intelligence Analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, including serving as a briefer in a war zone tour in Afghanistan.

Heather holds a B.A. in International Relations from Brown University and a Masters of Economics from the London School of Economics. She is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC, and serves on the Board of the Association for Corporate Growth, National Capital. She is also an active Partner with NextGen Venture Partners.

Director of Marketing

This position is open for the year 2023-2024. If interested in this board position, please contact

Director of Programming & Development

Jeanne Fox-Alston, Your Space Made to Order

(202) 455-6306 |

Jeanne Fox Alston is a professional organizer and the owner of Your Space Made to Order. While she has done organizing jobs of all shapes and sizes, her areas of expertise include move management, staging and space planning. As such, she works with clients who are preparing to move with downsizing, updating and staging their residence and then settling into their new home. Another specialty is offering creative organizing and design solutions to clients who are moving into a smaller residence or want to use a space for another purpose. Fox Alston became an organizer after a long career in newspaper journalism, including The Washington Post, and media-related professional and trade associations. She lives and works in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

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