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Fast Facts for the Media

Fast Facts for the Media

NAPO-NY is the New York chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals, the nation’s premier non-profit professional association serving the interests and development of professional organizers. NAPO-NY is now in its 26th year and over 140 members strong, boasting a diverse membership of organizing consultants, speakers, trainers, authors, and manufacturers of organizing products who service individuals, families, and businesses throughout New York state and the New York Metropolitan area.


NAPO-NY's mission is to develop, lead, and promote professional organizers and the organizing industry in the New York metropolitan area. As one of the largest of NAPO’s 35 chapters, we strive to advance the association’s core values among professional organizers in the New York, area:

  • Refining the skills of our members through professional development opportunities
  • Meeting the organization needs of residents and businesses across the tri-state area
  • Bringing practical solutions to needy New Yorkers via our unparalleled charitable programs


Originally chartered in 1987, just two years after the association’s national launch, to serve the greater metropolitan area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, NAPO-NY was the first east coast chapter and is today one of the oldest and largest chapters, with over 140 members across the metropolitan area. 2012 marked the chapter’s Silver Anniversary as it celebrated 25 solid years of demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the organizing industry, its members, and their clients.


NAPO-NY is based in New York City: Planetarium Station, 127 W. 83rd Street, Box 57, New York, NY 10024 Telephone: 646.535.NAPO (6276) General inquiries:


Collette Shine, President and Alyssa Younger, Vice President
2014-2015 Board of Directors


NAPO-NY consists of more than 140 professional organizers who enhance the lives of New Yorkers by designing practical systems, streamlining processes, and educating them about organizing solutions and the resulting benefits. The chapter counts among its membership an array of consultants, speakers, trainers, authors, and organizing product manufacturers, and 25% of its membership carries higher industry certifications such as CPO, CPO-CD and/or CPES (Certified Professional Organizer, Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization, and Certified Productive Environment Specialist, respectively).