May 2018 Chapter Meeting Event

  • 2018-05-21
  • 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
  • TBD

May Chapter Meeting

Monday, May 21, 2018

6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

*Please note meeting location Beverly Hills library ... (see below

Working with Chronically Disorganized (CD) Clients  

4 of the top CD Organizers in the biz today

share professional insights into:

the training, knowledge, ethics & education to work with CD clients.

 Debra Frank, Mishele Vieira, Kim Anker-Paddon, & Regina Lark

Debra Frank


Let’s Get Organized, LLC

Debra Frank is a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization and Level IV ICD Communications Mentor.  Some of you may already know her as one of our chapter’s co-ICD Ambassadors. 

Debra founded Let’s Get Organized! In 2001 after concluding a lengthy corporate career in order to return to her entrepreneurial roots and pursue her lifelong passion for organizing.  She credits Jean Furuya with exposing her to the world of chronic disorganization within the first few months of joining NAPO-LA in 2002.  It was at that point Debra began combining her inherent knack for finding creative ways to resolve her “very messy” clients’ organizational challenges with formalized education through the NSGCD and ICD. 

Fast-forward to 2018 and you’ll find Debra is still as enthusiastic about working with her clients as when she began.  Services include organizing, productivity coaching and lifestyle management.  Specialties include ADHD, hoarding behavior and working with older adults facing the challenges of maintaining organized and autonomous lives.

Mishele Vieira, CPO®


Mishele Vieira has been organizing individuals, families, and companies since 1983 improving their systems, surroundings and profitability. The skills and talents developed from her corporate background were used to launch her professional organizing company Away With Chaos in 2002.  

In addition to helping busy people and those experiencing life transitions, Mishele has a deep passion for working with people with brain related conditions including ADD, addiction, depression anxiety, and other behavioral health conditions which can make it harder to get and stay organized. 

Mishele is a speaker, author and active member of NAPO, (National Association of Professional Organizers). She is a proud member of NAPO’s Golden Circle – Professional Organizers who have been in business for five years or more. In 2007 Mishele became one of the first in history to earn the official Certified Professional Organizer(CPO®) designation. She is a writer and speaker and has developed a workshop “managing chaos” where she teaches individuals how to keep chaos from seepingback into their home, work and life.  

You can find out more about Mishele online at

 Kim Anker-Paddon, CPO®-CD, COC®

Kim Anker-Paddon received her Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization and is a Master Trainer, ICD’s highest level of certification. She studied coaching with Coach Approach for Organizers and is a Certified Organizer Coach. 

Kim is based in Los Angeles and works with a wide range of clientele, from creative clients challenged by their home offices to people with complex project management needs.  A specialty is assisting clients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) through an integrated organizing and coaching approach.  

Regina F. Lark, Ph.D. CPO®

Dr. Regina Lark is the founder and owner A Clear Path: Professional Organizing and Productivity. 

Dr. Lark earned a Ph.D. in U.S. Women’s History from the University of Southern California then worked with the UCLA Women’s Studies program. In 2008 she left higher education to start A Clear Path.Regina is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) and a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD). She is a graduate of the Organizer Coach Foundation Training Program, serves as the Member Director of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), and is a member of the National Speakers’ Association. 

Regina specializes in working with chronic disorganization, ADHD, and hoarding, and is a relocation expert, helping families upsize or downsize from one home to the next. She is a speaker and trainer on issues ranging from hoarding, time management and productivity, women’s leadership, and the power of positive thinking.

In 2017, Dr. Lark released the 3rdedition of first book, Psychic Debris, Crowded Closets: The Relationship between the Stuff in your Head and What's Under your Bed. She is also the author of Before the Big O: Professional Organizers Talk about Life Before Organizing. Regina was named one of Top 10 Organizers in Los Angeles by CBS/KCAL Channel 2, and was also awarded Most Innovative Organizer at the 8thAnnual the Los Angeles Organizer Awards.  

For fun, she writes goofy songs about clutter.

Registration: 6 pm; meeting 6:15–8:30 pm  

Guests/Visitors, $15 


Beverly Hills Public Library 

Auditorium, 2nd Floor

444. N. Rexford Drive 

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Auditorium can be accessed through the stairs/elevator in the Rexford Drive Lobby area. Once on the 2nd floor, the Auditorium is at the end of the long hallway.

Free parking after 5:00.

Due to venue policy we can not perform monetary transaction on their premises. All Level 1 and Visitors must register and pay prior to the meeting.  


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