NAPO NNJ Executive Board


Katie Tracy, Simple Spaces, LLC 

(732) 610-6655  | 

I am the owner of Simple Spaces serving Middlesex County and the surrounding areas.  I am honored to serve as the President of the Northern New Jersey chapter.  This is my sixth board term as I have previously served as the chapter’s Secretary (2012-2015) and the Vice President (2015-2017).  I look forward to continuing the chapter’s great history of amazing programming and education, community collaboration, and industry advancement. 

Vice President

Deirdre Smith, Happy Place Organizing

(201) 674-1474  |

I am the owner of Happy Place Organizing serving Bergen County and surrounding areas.  I have been a member of NAPO-NNJ for three years, and I've helped on various small projects. I am excited to take a more active role and look forward to supporting the growth of our Chapter as your Vice President.


Laura Bostrom, Everyday Order

(760) 445-2698  | 

I am excited to dive into the NAPO-NNJ chapter and serve on the board of directors as secretary. I founded Everyday Order, LLC to help busy families simplify their lives through organization. I am looking forward to putting my organizational skills to the test and to grow alongside the chapter.


Dana Freiburg, Organization Central

(732) 739-5341  | 

I am the owner of Organization Central, a company which offers space planning and organizing solutions for home and small businesses. This is my fifth term on the Executive Board as Treasurer. During my tenure I have improved the reporting and financial management of our Chapter finances, enabling us to provide superlative programming to our membership. It is my goal to continue to improve reporting and support the Chapter growth and development.  

Immediate Past President

Andrea Walker, Smartly Organized, LLC 

(917) 846-9953  |

I am delighted to step into an even greater leadership role serving as President.  Prior to assuming this new role I served as the board’s Director at Large and before that Director of Marketing.  Both positions afforded me many opportunities to support and advance the growth of our chapter.   I look forward to helping our members take advantage of educational and networking opportunities and to widening the awareness of the professional organizing industry within our communities. 

Director of Administration

Diane Thomson, Thomson Blueprints for Living, LLC

(973) 534-7974  |

I am an “old-timer”. I have been in business since 2003, initially as Creative Organizing, LLC, however in 2016 I rebranded my business to Thomson Blueprints for Living, LLC to reflect all the changes it has gone through over the years. I have served prior as the Director of Professional Development & Programs for 2 terms (2008-2010) and as the Director-at-Large for 2 terms (2011-2013). As Director-at-Large, I lead an ad hoc committee which took the board’s job descriptions under review and rewrote them in the format they are today. I missed the close comradeship with my colleagues, so I am back on the board as the Director of Administration, a role that returns me to the tasks of maintaining the chapters operations documents and history. Someone has to do it!

Director of Membership

Elaine Fernando, Organized Transitions, LLC

Director of Professional Development & Programs

Erin Hamilton, Simply Done, LLC 

(973) 747-7634  |  

I am the owner of Simply Done, LLC serving Montclair, NJ and surrounding areas.  A proud member of NAPO-NNJ since 2015, I am thrilled to be stepping into the role of Director of Professional Development and Programs!  I am passionate about the pursuit of continuing education within our profession and look forward to bringing relevant and engaging educational opportunities to our professional and associate members alike. 

Director of Communication & Technology

Russ Tybus, Morris Organizers 

(973) 531-7391  |  

I am the proud co-owner of Morris Organizers, LLC., based out of Chester, NJ. I have been an active volunteer in our chapter since joining in 2012, working on the Holiday Party committee, the home show committee, serving as the librarian for two years, and now continuing my services as the Director of Communication and Technology.  In my third term as DCT I look forward to continuing to enhance and streamline our NAPO-NNJ website, making the site more user-friendly, and highlighting all of the member benefits held therein. I was honored to be named the NAPO-NNJ "Organizer of the Year" in 2014-2015. 

Director of Associate Members

Lori Paradise, The RealReal

(973) 820-1639  |   

Lori is the incoming Associate Member Director for NAPO –NNJ. I am currently the Business Development Director for The RealReal, the leader in Luxury Consignment. We are the only company that provides effortless consignment, offering free in home pick up and handling all the work on the consignors behalf, from authentication to shipping. I am an avid supporter of the NJ Sharing Network, Dress for Success and the Market Street Mission. I am looking forward to help grow the Associate Memberships for NAPO NNJ.

Director of Marketing

Angela Murray, Simple Solutions, LLC

(201) 220-3190  |   

It is with great pleasure that I step into the role of Director of Marketing for NAPO-NNJ. I started my business, Simple Solutions, LLC, about a year ago and immediately got involved with the NNJ chapter. After leaving a more than 20 year career in communications and marketing to focus on professional organizing, I am delighted to bring my vast experience to my role on the NAPO-NNJ Executive Board and help further increase awareness.

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