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NAPO-NY Board of Directors
Collette Shine founded Organize and Shine, LLC after joining NAPO-NY in 2008. A strong believer in volunteering and education, Collette started volunteering as webinar chair. She soon moved to the NAPO-NY Board as Professional Development Director, a position she held for four years.
Currently serving her second year as President of the chapter, Collette looks forward to continuing to bring her energy and excitement to NAPO. She is committed to strengthening NAPO's community of professional organizers and trusted colleagues in a professional yet supportive way as well as supporting the NAPO-NY Board.
Collette specializes in residential organizing and especially enjoys working with photographs and photo projects.
Collette has an undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a MBA from Fordham University.
In addition to being a member of NAPO, Collette is a member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO).
Alyssa Younger, President of Master Plan Organizers, has been organizing New York residents and businesses since 2004. She not only helps individuals get organized in their homes and businesses but she also teaches time management and goal setting skills. She has served at the chapter’s Membership Director since 2007 and received her certification as a Certified Professional Organizer that same year.
Alyssa is also a member of the Institute of Chronic Disorganization. She uses many of these skills when working with her clients who struggle to manage extraordinary circumstances such as Depression and Traumatic Brain Injury. In her free time, Alyssa enjoys traveling to other countries where she often volunteers her time to those in need and enjoys sharing her organizing skills.
Rebecca Wood is the founder of rebecca REorganize, specializing in paper and data management, whose mission is to help people simplify their systems and data to make room for what’s truly important in their lives. She’s known for her attention to detail and reliability and infuses each client session with fun and creativity. She has lived in New York City for nine years during which she gained valuable insight and experience through her work at various financial firms and non-profit organizations.
Rebecca originally hails from the Washington, D.C. area, has a background in the creative arts, and earned her undergraduate degree from Syracuse University. Though she joined NAPO recently in 2014, it became very clear how beneficial this organization and the NY chapter are to professional organizers. She’s excited and honored to serve on the board as secretary.
Tonia Gaudiuso is the Founder of Cut the Chaos Consulting. We work with small businesses, social, and creative entrepreneurs to create financial and operating structures for their business so they can focus on their passion. The core focus is to empower entrepreneurs to transform their lives to be financially free and happy by providing simple solutions.
A graduate of Pace University with a Bachelors degree in business management and a minor in psychology, Tonia was raised in Brooklyn and is currently living in Manhattan. She’s worked in an office environment managing for over 10 years.
Creating Cut the Chaos Consulting was a way to combine her desire to help people with her passion for creating systems so entrepreneurs and small businesses can thrive. The mission is to make people aware of the benefits of being better organized so they can free themselves up to do what they love to do.
Director of Professional Development
Sandra is an organizer at heart. Her innate love for organization has been the common thread among some truly amazing experiences. She worked for 5 years under Linda Parks of Clear Your Space, organizing, staging and managing moves for hundreds of Chicago-based clients. She moved to NYC to pursue her dream of making television and went on to become an award-winning Producer, working with national and global brands including Disney, Nickelodeon, General Mills, Kraft, and Proctor & Gamble. Sandra also worked with dozens of schools, film festivals and small businesses to develop children’s production workshops and classes. Sandra recently returned to her roots partnering with mentor Linda Parks to open Clear Your Space East. She travels between Chicago and New York to clear clutter one space at a time. Sandra is a NAPO member and currently serves as the NAPO-NY Director of Professional Development.
Director of Membership
Anna Lieber founded Organized Space Works in 2007 specializing in organization, business productivity, downsizing, staging and relocation. With a design and project management background, she believes form and function contribute to a better life.
As Membership Director and in NAPO’s prestigious Golden Circle, Anna encourages members to make a unique contribution. She has written PR for the chapter and presented at the 2011 conference “Organize with NY Style.”
A member of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, Anna helps clients with hoarding disorder, and has appeared on TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive.
Formerly, Anna owned Lieber Brewster Design, Inc., a corporate marketing firm. She was featured in “O, The Oprah Magazine,” as an entrepreneur bouncing back after 9/11. An accomplished speaker and writer, Anna taught Marketing and Internet Copywriting at NYU and Time Management at FIT. Her articles on time, business and brand strategy appear in The NY Enterprise Report and online.
Associate Member Director
Colleen Lonergan is the owner and operator of Colleen Lonergan Studio. A design firm that incorporates all of the expert skills she has acquired over the years working as a fine artist, professional painter and Feng Shui/energy efficiency consultant to create the most beautifully efficient interiors that support healthy creative living.
Her services include expert color consulting, interior design solutions, relocation services and professional painting.
Colleen’s background is in Fine Art. She received a BFA from Hunter College in 2001. She has also studied Feng Shui and is LEED Green Associate Certified.
Director at Large
Lydia Thomas founded Power Thru The Clutter, LLC in 2013 as a result of helping friends and family through the years as they moved, downsized, reorganized or just cleaned out.
Throughout her corporate career, she set up executive offices, organized and maintained meeting and travel schedules, oversaw the management systems for a sales team that represented 80% of the corporation’s business and developed marketing strategies for their largest clients. In subsequent years, Lydia earned her Master’s Degree in Education Science specializing in Learning Disabilities while teaching children with special needs in afterschool programs. While working for a large, private not-for-profit organization in Manhattan, Lydia was the manager of volunteers where she recruited, trained and developed the program content. Most recently, she was the director of a department in the same not-for-profit organization, managing numerous events concurrently to maximize fundraising potential.
Lydia has been a member of NAPO and NAPO-NY since 2013. She has been the committee chair for GO Month for the last two years.