Ask The Organizer (ATO) Panels

Following are bios for the Moderators and Panelists on the
“Ask The Organizer” panels at the January 11, 2018
NAPO Pittsburgh Annual Symposium
“The Art of Letting Go”


ATO Panel 1

Shawndra Holmberg, CPO-CD®, is the owner of Dhucks and signs her emails with the title — Primary Instigator of Productivity & Organization for Writers, Creatives, & Dreamers.   She is an author and her fourth book, 31 Small Steps to Organize for Emergencies, has a publish date of February 19.

Shawndra has been organizing longer than the twelve years she’s been in business.  She believes in the power that an organized space, schedule, and life have on our creative spirit.  She knows that there’s not one right way to get organized, and she’s trained to make your organization work for you.

Expertise:  Productivity for writers (space, time, and information management)
Link to websitehttps://www.dhucks.com/
Favorite book or organizing tool:  31 Small Steps to Organize for Emergencies (http://amzn.to/2EmWkB2)


Lynn Dubinett works with clients to develop unique organizing solutions.  Inquiry and acute observation provide Lynn with the foundation of which she puts her experience, training, and intuition to work.  Breaking goals down into tasks, specific to her clients’ strengths, allows Lynn to create functional systems that remain in place years after implementation.  Lynn provides services in the areas of residential organizing, her passion lies with those individuals living with Chronic Disorganization, as a result of mental illness, and brain based conditions such as Asperger’s, ADHD, and Traumatic Brain Injury.  Lynn also works with those living with the difficult condition of Compulsive Hoarding.

Lynn is a member of NAPO National and NAPO Pittsburgh, and The Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD).  Through ICD, Lynn has earned all certificates of study and is a CD Specialist, ADHD Specialist, Hoarding Specialist, and has obtained the prestigious title CPO-CD.

Expertise:  Chronically Disorganized population; those living with mental illness and brain-based challenges (ADHD, Asperger’s, and Traumatic Brain Injury); those living with Compulsive Hoarding
Link to website:  http://www.dubinettorganizingsolutions.com/
Favorite book or organizing tool:   It’s Hard to Make a Difference When You Can’t Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul


Jodi Eisner is the President of Method to the Madness, LLC. She is a Certified Professional Organizer in addition to having a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh.  She has been a Professional Organizer since 2000 and is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing, (NAPO) since 2001. Jodi is a Past President of the local Pittsburgh NAPO Chapter, where she served from 2012-2015.  In addition, she is also a Golden Circle Member of NAPO.

She specializes in the organization of residential spaces, home offices, closet design and corporate office spaces. Jodi provides her clients with solutions to stay organized for life through education and ongoing support. Every client is unique, so each system is set up to compliment each individual’s unique learning style.

In addition to working directly with clients, Jodi shares her expertise by speaking at corporate events, social events and teaches classes through CCAC.  Jodi can be reached at 412-414-1539.

Expertise:  Residential organizing, home offices, closet design, corporate office spaces.
Link to website:  www.method2themadness.com
Favorite book or organizing tool:  Hands down – a label maker


Jill Yesko, of Discover Organizing Inc.® has been organizing professionally since 2003.  Jill’s prior experience in social work and executive level Human Resource management has uniquely qualified her to work with individuals that require resources, compassion, and experienced guidance to overcome their organizing challenges and create a simple life.  Jill holds a certification in Professional Organizing, and as a Personal Photo Organizer.

Discover Organizing Inc.® organizes residentially, commercially, and specializes in downsizing and photo and memorabilia organizing.  Jill believes that EVERYONE can meet their organizing goals – at home, in the office – and that everyone has their own successful style of organization.

Expertise:  Residential Organizing, Downsizing and Relocation, Photos and Memorabilia Organizing
Link to websitehttp://www.discoverorganizing.com/
Favorite book or organizing toolPhoto Organizing Made Easy by Cathi Nelson


After retiring from teaching, Donna Rossa formed Space Solutions to educate and assist people on making positive changes in their living and working environment by eliminating clutter, organizing what’s left, and applying Feng Shui principles to enhance their space.

She has been a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals since 2001 and belongs to the Institute of Chronic Disorganization. She has written two booklets:  “Clutter Busters for Kids” (teaching children organizational skills) and “No More Piles Please” (tips on eliminating paper clutter).

In addition to her degrees in elementary and special education, she is a certified Feng Shui consultant and has been a member of the International Feng Shui Guild since 2002. She has given lectures and workshops on both Feng Shui and organizing to numerous groups and institutions.

Expertise:  Residential Organizing, Feng Shui, Chronic Disorganization
Favorite book or organizing toolClear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston

Dorothy L. Clear is a Certified Professional Organizer®, the owner of Clear Organization, and author of the book Restore Order Restore Joy.

Her specialties include clients who have grief, depression, or physical limitations.

She has received her training through the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.

She has been a national NAPO member since starting her career in 2011; and a member of the NAPO Pittsburgh Chapter since 2012. Positions of service held on the NAPO Pittsburgh board of directors include – two term Marketing Director, Secretary and two term President, and currently the Professional Development Director.

She is also a member of the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce; and, co-founder of the Hoarding Task Force in Beaver County.

Dorothy has been interviewed for numerous local print media articles, interviewed on KDKA radio, and worked on an episode of the TV show Hoarders.

Expertise:  Residential clients in grief
Link to websitehttp://www.clearorganization.biz/index.html
Favorite book or organizing toolOrganizing From the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern


ATO Panel 2

Patty Kreamer is a Productivity Coach, Certified Professional Organizer, speaker, author and Owner at Asentiv of Western PA. She coaches her clients to create intuitive, productivity solutions that make their days simpler and more satisfying. As a coach, Patty provides an atmosphere of trust that fosters open communication while providing laser focus and accountability. With Patty, productivity is the result of everything she does.

Patty is the author of But I Might Need It Someday, The Power of Simplicity, and The Clutter Rescue Course™. Patty also co-authored Success Simplified with the late Stephen Covey.

Patty was named Women’s Business Network’s Woman of the Year as well as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business and one of Pittsburgh’s Fastrackers.

Expertise:  Productivity in the workplace
Link to websitehttps://wpa.asentiv.com/
Favorite book(s) or organizing toolBut I Might Need It Someday and The Power of Simplicity.  Tool:  the Calendar!


Vickie Dellaquila, CPO®, CPO-CD® is western Pennsylvania’s first Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization and owner of Organization Rules®. Organization Rules provides compassionate organizing services for every stage of your life® since 2002. We specialize in working with those who are chronically disorganized, downsizing, aging in place, virtual organizing, and those who have hoarding tendencies. Vickie also is an international speaker. She is a founding member of the Pittsburgh chapter of NAPO, National Association of Senior Move Managers and a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, where she received many certifications. She has been the featured professional organizer on TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive. She is the author of Don’t Toss My Memories in the Trash: A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping Seniors Downsize, Organize, and Move. The book is now in its second edition and rated one of the top 100 best books on Aging by Amazon.

Expertise: Chronic Disorganization and Hoarding Disorder
Link to website:  www.OrganizationRules.com
Favorite book or organizing tool
: Digging Out – Helping Your Loved One Manage Clutter, Hoarding, & Compulsive Acquiring by Michael A. Tompkins, Ph. D and Tamara L. Hartl Ph.D


Susan Lieber, is a Certified ADHD Organizer Coach and Certified Professional Organizer who specializes in coaching ADHD adults in business, professional, and personal life, as well as students. She has been dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of living with ADHD since her adult sons were diagnosed as young children.

Susan partners with her clients to gain an understanding their unique ADHD and how to rein in their brain to achieve their goals. Through the coaching process, clients come to realize that managing daily demands while living with ADHD isn’t a matter of working harder, rather working smarter. By leveraging their personal strengths and discovering life changing perspectives, tools and strategies, clients are empowered to lead a productive, meaningful and rewarding life.

In addition to working with individual clients, Susan offers educational workshops on a variety of topics related to thriving with ADHD.

Expertise: ADHD
Link to website:  www.leaveittolieber.com
Favorite book or organizing toolA New Understanding of ADHD in Adults and Children: Executive Function Impairments  by Thomas Brown, PhD


As a child, Jody Adams decluttered, rearranged, and organized her memorabilia, bedroom furniture, kitchen cabinets, and garage.  Now, as a Certified Professional Organizer®, Organizer Coach, and the owner of In Its Place, Jody works with her clients to declutter and establish organizing systems so that they can enjoy living in a functional, comfortable home.  She also provides move-in, move-out, and staging services for those in transition, space planning and consulting services to businesses and entrepreneurs who want to streamline work flow and fix productivity leaks, and presentations tailored to meet her audience’s needs.

Jody’s specialty is helping clients clarify what’s important to them and then create systems and spaces that support their personality, lifestyle, and life purpose.  Clients who may initially feel embarrassed, frustrated, and overwhelmed appreciate Jody’s supportive and nonjudgmental approach in helping them organize their stuff, optimize their space, and transform their lives.

Expertise area: Helping clients of all ages to honor the past, prepare for the future, and live authentically in the present
Website:
 https://www.in-its-place.biz/
Favorite organizing book: Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern


Rosemary Willis is the owner of Helping Hand Organizing. Specialties include residential organizing and cleaning. Not only will Rosemary get you organized, but she will also teach you techniques on staying organized. No job is too big or too small.

Rosemary is understanding, patient, nonjudgmental and maintains confidentiality. She loves helping others to simplify their homes and lives. Get peace of mind – leave clutter behind.

  • Home organizing from attic to basement, garage and shed
  • Preparing homes for sale
  • Downsizing/Relocation
  • Cleaning services to fit your lifestyle

Link to website:   Helpinghandorganizing.com


Kristin DiBacco is a Certified Professional Organizer and owner of The Serene Space, who appeared as an assistant on the Emmy-nominated A&E series, Hoarders.

Kristin’s main goal is to teach her clients the skills they need to “organize their space back to calm.”  She believes that reducing clutter and chaos will ultimately bring reward in the form of clarity, serenity, and time. Everyone has an individual organizing style but she knows everyone is capable of reaching his or her own organizing goals! Through her hands-on-organizing she inspires her clients to become “real-life” organized so they can focus on where they truly want to invest their time.

In addition to running her organizing business she is a wife, mom to 4 young boys, m&m junkie, and board game enthusiast!

Expertise:  Residential Organizing
Link to websitewww.theserenespace.com
Favorite book or organizing toolBaskets! Both large and small.