NAPO-WDC Board of Directors
Heather Cocozza, Cocozza Organizing and Design, LLC
(703) 253-9447 | firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the owner of Cocozza Organizing & Design, LLC serving businesses and residential clients to enrich their work and personal lives through organizing and productivity improvements. I am honored to serve as the President of the Washington, D.C. chapter. This is my third board term as I have previously served as the chapter’s Secretary and Member-at-Large. I look forward to continuing the chapter’s great history of programming and education, community collaboration, and industry advancement.
Martha Blumenthal, The Organized Sort, LLC
(703) 303-5844 | email@example.com
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.
Amy O'Donnell, Magic Maker Solutions
(301) 291-5767 | firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ve been passionate about taking care of people, things, and spaces since I was a kid. I loved playing with office products, maintained inventory for my family’s small business, and planned events—even with a heavy course load and wide range of extra-curricular activities. I enjoyed chores, cleaning out friends’ closets, and helping family members move. I always found interest in tasks that required a ton of detail, putting puzzles together, and physical labor.
I was a local television news producer during Y2K, the Beltway sniper shootings, and 9-11. At the same time, I worked in sales, operations, inventory control, and facilities management for stores including Abercrombie & Fitch, Papyrus, and Crate & Barrel.
I honed some unique time management, productivity, and leadership skills in those careers that translate so seamlessly into home/office organization and relocation services. After helping friends, strangers, and realtors in the DC area with some pretty complex projects (and getting some amazing feedback from them), I decided to become my own boss and launched Magic Maker Solutions in 2014.
I’m honored to be a part of the Board and excited to work with my colleagues in the chapter and across the country.
Amy Dobson, Reclaim Interiors
(907) 331-7456 | email@example.com
I am the owner of Reclaim Interiors, specializing in helping families take back control of their home and add functional beauty. In a past life, I was a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and I love being able to use that experience to assist the NAPO-WDC board as treasurer. As I start my second term in that role, I am excited to support our chapter in the year ahead. It's going to be a great one!
Debbie Smith, KYSS: Keep Your Stuff Simple
(703) 851-5504 | firstname.lastname@example.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. This is my first year as a Member of the Board and I'm looking forward to an exciting year of contributing and learning, and growing chapter membership!
J.J. Jackson, Paperwork Maven
(703) 868-2695 | email@example.com
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 certified in Quickbooks Online.
Sharon Bliss, Book Bliss Online
(571) 594-7708 | firstname.lastname@example.org
They say that my love of books manifested early; I was reading at the age of three. So maybe starting Book Bliss Online was inevitable. So, what does Book Bliss Online do? I’m the solution to all those books in the house that you want to get out, and don’t know how. I clear them out for you, pay for the ones I can resell, and donate the rest.
I’m looking forward to serving on the board as Director of Business Partners this year, and to helping the chapter grow!
Paula Beck, Organizing and Productivity Professional
(773) 531- 3873 | email@example.com
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.
(703) 801-0258 | firstname.lastname@example.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!
As a new member to NAPO-DC I am excited to throw my hat in the ring for the office of Director of Programs and Professional Development. I would welcome this opportunity to both contribute to, and become further engaged with, the chapter.