NAPO NNJ Executive Board

President


Jessica Kennedy, JOY, LLC

(201) 303-9857  |  joy@jessicaorganizesyou.com 

I’m the owner of JOY - Jessica Organizes You LLC.  I joined the board 3 years ago and served as Membership Director during that period.  Now I’m the current president of the chapter.  As a life-long student, I’ve amassed experience and education in accounting, sociology, customer service, retail, nonprofit, academia, productivity and organizing, and coaching.  I’ve served on the board of another non profit, as a mentor to moms, an end of life doula, trained to respond to mental health crises by MHFA, trained as a peer-leader to support individuals managing chronic diseases, an organizer and now a coach.  As president of NNJ, I look forward to working as a team to build a stronger, more connected, community! Our chapter is like the water cooler in an office building (thanks Russ); it’s where we congregate to celebrate, commiserate and bond as a community.  Let’s meet up at the water cooler each month!

Vice President

Russ Tybus, Morris Organizers, LLC 

(973) 531-7391  |  russ@morrisorganizers.com  

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 seven years on the board as the Director of Communication and Technology. I'm excited to take on this new role as Vice President, to support our new President, and to continue serving the members of our chapter.   

Secretary / Immediate Past President

Deirdre Smith, Happy Place Organizing

(201) 674-1474  |  deirdre@happyplaceorganizing.com

 I am the owner of Happy Place Organizing and I specialize in helping people with ADHD understand how their brains directly impact the organization of their homes and their lives. It’s one thing to get organized, and another to stay organized and that reality led me to become an ADHD Coach, in addition to being an ADHD Organizer. My coach training is through ADDCA (ADD Coach Academy) and I’m working towards my certification. I’m also currently serving on the board as the Immediate Past President of the NAPO-NNJ Chapter AND Interim Secretary. Previously, I served as President (2019-2021), Vice President (2017-2019) and Secretary (2015-2017).

Treasurer

Andrea Walker, Smartly Organized, LLC 

(917) 846-9953  |  andrea@smartlyorganized.com

I am the owner of Smartly Organized, LLC.  We serve clients all over the Tri-state area and beyond.  Our focus is making your move smooth and easy! This will be my eighth consecutive year volunteering on the Chapter Board having previously served as the Director of Marketing (2011-2014), Director at Large (2014-2015) Chapter President (2015-2017), and Immediate Past President (2017-2019).  It is my honor to support the Chapter President and the entire Board of Directors as we continue to focus on educational programming, member development, and industry awareness. 

Director of Administration

Diane Thomson, Thomson Blueprints for Living, LLC

(973) 534-7974  |  diane@thomsonblueprints.com

I have been in the organizing and productivity business since 2003. Over the years my business has gone through a few iterations, the most significant of which was adding coaching to my organizing services, having completed the Coach Approach for Organizers program in 2012. The pandemic fast tracked another shift in my business to only coaching and now as a Certified ADHD Productivity Coach (CAPC) and Professional Certified Coach (PCC), I coach students and adults around productivity and life management skills. 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 am now serving my fifth term as Director of Administration, May 2017 to present, during which time I have circled back to the document review process I started as Director-at-Large. In addition, I am the Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Task Force for NAPO-NNJ.

Director of Membership

Kathe Roberts, Top to Bottom Organization, LLC

(917) 859-7715  |  kroberts@toptobottomorganization.com   

I’m the owner of Top to Bottom Organization, LLC.  I started my business in 2008 specializing in residential organizing. Today I use a team approach to specialize in move management as well as paper/office organization and productivity. I first joined the board as the Director of Administration in (2008-2010) for a three year term and then as Director of Membership (2015-2017). When I am not serving on the board I find other ways to volunteer by helping plan GO Month and reporting monthly on Robert’s Resources. I look forward to helping expand the chapter membership while supporting the Board and new President.

Director of Professional Development & Programs

Joy Jacobs, Joyfully Neat

(201) 214-8460  |  joy@joyfullyneat.com   


Director of Communication & Technology

Ellie Langer, Skyline Organizing LLC

(973) 723-8566  |  ellie@skylineorganizing.com   

My company is Skyline Organizing LLC, based in West Orange, NJ.  Shortly after becoming a NAPO NNJ member (I was "recruited" at a coffee meetup), I joined the Programming committee. That position introduced me to various aspects of our NNJ chapter and also allowed me to meet and interact with other members, which has truly been an enriching experience. I am happy to take on the challenge of Director of Communications and Technology, which will allow me to rekindle some skills and abilities from my previous career as a software and user-interface designer. I look forward to supporting our chapter activities and our chapter members. 

Director of Business Partners

Tina Mezzina, College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving

(201) 852-6612  |  tina.mezzina@chhj.com

I am excited and honored to be the Director of Business Partners for NAPO-NNJ and will bring my enthusiasm to my role on the Board. In my position as Business Development Manager with College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk and Moving, I have been a member of NAPO since 2018. I'm looking forward to strengthening the relationship between our business partners and NAPO members, and increasing membership with outside companies. To quote Robert Kiyosaki: "The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work."   

Director of Marketing

April Tidey, Simply Neat and Tidy

(973) 722-1010  |  apriltidey@simplyneatandtidy.com 

I am proud and delighted to join the NAPO NNJ board as Director of Marketing. I joined the chapter in 2019 after I opened my business Simply Neat and Tidy, a home organizing company that specializes in decluttering, organizing and simplifying your spaces. I apply simple home organization solutions in every part of your home in creative ways to maximize your space and home life. Since I have joined NAPO NNJ I have been an active volunteer working on the GO month community service project and on the NAPO NNJ Nominating Committee. I am looking forward to the next year as Director of Marketing and working with everyone in the chapter.

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