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National Association of Professional Organizers - Chicago

Board of Directors for 2016-2017

PRESIDENT
Laurie Neumann

Laurie has officially been an organizer since 2011, but she has essentially been organizing all her life. Laurie became a Professional Organizer when she realized that she could use her gift and passion for organizing to help others simplify and reduce stress. When not organizing, Laurie enjoys physical fitness, nature, travel, and spending time with friends and family.

SECRETARY 

Suzy Hart
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Suzy M Hart is the founder of Smhart Solutions, Inc. an organizing company for your home, office and life. Organizing comes naturally for Suzy, you’ll find her straightening store shelves, rearranging the table top at restaurants and is the one you call upon to fit all the leftovers in the fridge at holiday time. Suzy believes that organizing is not only an act but a way of life.

In her free time Suzy enjoys yoga, reading, traveling, and spending time with her daughter.


CORPORATE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS   DIRECTOR  
Elaine Quinn
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Elaine has been organizing as a member of NAPO, since 2001 and for 25 years before that in every job she ever had. Elaine decided to become a Professional Organizer when she realized that her skills that she took for granted were not a part of everyone's skill set and that small business owners who are disorganized are making life harder than it needs to be. When not organizing, Elaine enjoys learning about Ancient Egypt.



MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR   
Susan Bailey 
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In navigating the new world of multiple family members with multiple food allergies, Susan realized sometimes you need a little help.  She wanted to be the person helping those new to a life of managing food allergies and Celiac Disease.  From this idea came Cygnet Organizing LLC.  She has learned that simplifying other aspects of your life frees up time for you to focus on having safe good food for you and your family to enjoy.  When not organizing or cooking, Susan enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, parade float building, and is training for her first 5K.  



COMMUNICATIONS & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR
Ericka Samuels
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Ericka a couple of decades in the information technology world.  In between database work and managing teams, she organized data, projects, teams, filing systems, and libraries.  Everywhere she worked, people were always asking her to help them organize their meetings, their projects, or their time. Ericka has been in business since 2013 and loves to help with all things business organizing.  As if that isn't enough fun, she also enjoys Chicago history, swing dancing, and hanging out with her husband and big furry cat.

VICE PRESIDENT
Tricia Sinon Murray  
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Tricia has a degree in Interior Design and she began organizing in 2007. She believed it was the perfect next step in her career path. She loves organizing most everything and anything, so in 2010 she started her own business All About Ease Organizing.  She helps busy professionals and families simplify their lives so they can relax and enjoy them.  When she's not organizing, she enjoys volunteering at two local food pantries, playing roller derby, biking, hiking, kayaking and traveling to National Parks and campgrounds with her husband and two children in their family RV named Murv.


TREASURER
  
Kerry Dexter
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After retiring from 30 years in the business world, Kerry wanted to use her experience to help others. Kerry and her husband moved frequently in support of their jobs and Kerry learned the importance of being organized at both home and work, and how to quickly set up new teams, offices, and households.  She loves helping others create order out of the chaos that change brings.  Kerry has been helping people get organized since 2013.  When she's not organizing you can find her riding horses, reading, hiking, exercising, and taking pictures.

 

ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR 
Kelly Brask   

Kelly has been organizing for as along as she can remember, but she has been in business since 2013. When Kelly discovered that organizing was an actual industry, she felt as if she at last discovered what she wanted to do when she grew up! When Kelly is not organizing, she likes to hang out with family and friends and cheer on the Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks.




DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Anita Birsa  

Leslie was working with infants and toddlers as a Developmental Therapist for Early intervention, but was seeking to provide families with more all-inclusive support.  She discovered the field of Professional Organizing through a television show and started her business soon after, in December of 2010.  When not organizing families, Leslie enjoys walking outdoors, reading, and spending time with her own family and friends.



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DIRECTOR
Leslie Gail

Leslie was working with infants and toddlers as a Developmental Therapist for Early intervention, but was seeking to provide families with more all-inclusive support.  She discovered the field of Professional Organizing through a television show and started her business soon after, in December of 2010.  When not organizing families, Leslie enjoys walking outdoors, reading, and spending time with her own family and friends.



National Association of Professional Organizers Chicago
A 501(c)(3) Organization
P.O. Box 409157, Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 847-750-NAPO (847-750-6276)

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