Board of Certification for Professional Organizers BCPO

BCPO Announces Inaugural Certified Professional Organizers

Glenview, IL and Dunedin, FL - The Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO) and its sister organization, the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), are pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the prestigious Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) designation.  The inaugural CPO exam was administeredon April 25, 2007, at NAPO's Annual Conference in Minneapolis,MN.  An award ceremony will take place at NAPO's 20th Annual Conference in April 2008 in Reno, NV

The inaugural class of more than 200 professional organizers is recognized on both BCPO's and NAPO's Web sites.  NAPO's referral directory also lists all NAPO members who have attained the CPO designation.

"The program of certification for professional organizers acknowledges the importance and value of standards in our industry.  The CPO contributes to those evolving standards, and represents the epitome of competence, ethics, and professionalism," says BCPO President Audrey Lavine, CPO

Inaugural CPO Class

Sally Allen, CPO, Golden, CO
Melinda Anderson, CPO, Dacula, GA
Linda Arena, CPO, Westborough, MA
Pierrette Ashcroft, CPO, Washington, DC
Marcie Baker Turrin, CPO, Houston, TX
Stephanie Barbic, CPO, El Cernto, CA
Renee Belisle, CPO, Scottsdale, AZ
Patricia Bernabei, CPO, Ashland, MA
Julie Bestry, CPO, Chattanooga, TN
Ruthann Betz-Essinger, CPO, Birmingham, AL
Nicole Bickett, CPO, Carmel, IN
Linda Birkinbine, CPO, Getzville, NY
Bill Bliesath, CPO, Valley Village, CA
Anne Blumer, CPO, Portland, OR
Chantale Bordonaro, CPO, Redondo Beach, CA
Deborah Bowie, CPO, Mechanicsville,VA
Cynthia Braun, CPO, Lake Grove, NY
Roberta Brennan, CPO, Grove City, OH
Denslow Brown, CPO, CPO-CD, Drury, MO
Katherine Brown, CPO, Sarasota, FL
Karen Bryant, CPO, Waterford, CT
Kathleen Burns, CPO, Encinitas, CA
Hellen Buttigieg, CPO, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Jane Campbell, CPO, Rockville, MD
Dawn Cannon, CPO, Loomis, CA
Deborah Carney, CPO, Mentor, OH
Jane Caroo, CPO, Palatine, IL
Allison Carter, CPO, Marietta, GA
Laurie Clarke, CPO, Fort Collins, CO
Yvette Clay, CPO, Pflugerville, TX
Michelle Cooper, CPO, Roswell, GA
Diane Cousins, CPO, Broomfield, CO
Robin Davi, CPO, Pasadena, CA
Stephanie Davis, CPO, Jackson, MS
Ellen Delap, CPO, Kingwood, TX
Vickie Dellaquila, CPO, Pittsburgh, PA
Stephanie Denton, CPO, Cincinnati, OH
Sue DeRoos, CPO, Macomb, IL
Lisa DeVeau, CPO, Manilus, NY
Tara Donohue, CPO, Owings Mills, MD
Mary Dykstra, CPO, Grand Rapids, MI
Glenda Evans, CPO, San Jose, CA
Sandra Fahlen, CPO, Kirkland, WA
Ellen Faye, CPO, Cherry Hill, NJ
Margie Feinberg, CPO, Denver, CO
Lorraine Fine, CPO, Brighton, MA
Sara Fisher, CPO, Atlanta, GA
Emily Fitzgerald, CPO, Fort Wayne, IN
Beth Flarida, CPO, Anaheim Hills, CA
Kathryn Franzen, CPO, Roseville, MN
Barbara Friedman, CPO, Milwaukee, WI
Gail Furgal, CPO, New York, NY
Maureen Gainer Reilly, CPO, Chicago,IL
Lorrie Gazette, CPO, Tyler, TX
Linette George, CPO, Lombard, IL
Lynne Gilberg, CPO, CPO-CD, LosAngeles, CA
Mindy Godding, CPO, CPO-CD, Richmond, VA
Cathryn Golden, CPO, San Diego, CA
Linda Goldfarb, CPO, East Meadow, NY
Linda Goldman, CPO, Highland Park, IL
Holly Graff, CPO, El Dorado Hills, CA
Jan Grandprey, CPO, San Diego, CA
Michelle Grey, CPO, Marietta, GA
Elizabeth Tawney, CPO, GrossAlbuquerque, NM
Deborah Gussoff, CPO, Montclair, NJ
Elizabeth Hagen, CPO, Sioux Falls, SD
Lauren Halagarda, CPO, Jacksonville,NC
Roxana Hambleton, CPO, Fort Myers,FL
Dhawn Hansen, CPO, San Diego, CA
Diane Hatcher, CPO, Cooper City, FL
Barbara Hemphill, CPO, Raleigh, NC
Linda Henderson, CPO, Raymore, MO
Julie Hibbs, CPO, Houston, TX
Johanna Higgins, CPO, Raalte, Netherlands
Pamela Hughes, CPO, San Antonio, TX
Barry Izsak, CPO, Austin, TX
Donna Jaroslawski, CPO, CPO-CD, Syosset, NY
Diana Jillie, CPO, La Jolla, CA
Julie Job, CPO, Gresham, OR
Connie Johnson, CPO, San Francisco, CA
Cindy Kamm, CPO, Los Angeles, CA
Deborah Kawashima, CPO, Studio City, CA
Teine “Dana” Kenney, CPO, NewburyPark, CA
Porter Knight, CPO, Bristol, VT
Eileen Koff, CPO, Stony Brook, NY
Susan Kousek CPO, Reston, VA
Patty Kreamer, CPO, Pittsburgh, PA
Bethanne Kronick, CPO, Camp Sherman, OR
Joan Kuenhold, CPO, Bristol, WI
Ellen Kutner, CPO, Pleasant Valley, NY
Vernestine Laughinghouse, CPO, Washington, DC
Audrey Lavine, CPO, New York, NY
Katherine Lawrence, CPO, Richmond, VA
Laura Leist, CPO, Snohomish, WA
Lorraine Lindhult, CPO, Hatboro, PA
Donna Lindley, CPO, Rochester Hills, MI
Dawn Link, CPO, Stoneham, MA
Sandy Linville, CPO, Lexington, KY
Susan Lovallo, CPO, Fairfield, CT
Kristin Lowe, CPO, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Judith Lubowicki, CPO, Fenton, MI
Margaret Lukens, CPO, Burlingame, CA
Faith Manierre, CPO, Glastonbury, CT
Patti Manna, CPO, Piedmont, OK
Janice Marino-Doyle, CPO, Freehold, NJ
Lorie Marrero, CPO, Austin, TX
Athenee Mastrangelo, CPO, Longwood, FL
Michele Matties, CPO, Framingham, MA
Alyssa McCain, CPO, Brooklyn, NY
Mary McClung, CPO, San Francisco, CA
Sheila McCurdy, CPO, Upland, CA
Pamela McCutcheon, CPO, Wichita, KS
Jennifer McDaniel-Wolf, CPO, CPO-CD, Milwaukee, WI
Shannon McGinnis, CPO, Santa Cruz, CA
Carol “CJ” McKenzie, CPO, Round Hill, VA
Nancy McKinney, CPO, Madison, WI
Kimberly Medlock, CPO, Olive Branch, MS
Marcy Melton, CPO, Los Angeles, CA
Lynn Meyer O’Dowd, CPO, Chicago, IL
Bonnie Miller, CPO, Winter Springs, FL
Victoria Miller, CPO, Atlanta, GA
Debra Milne, CPO, Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Lisa Montanaro, CPO, Warwick, NY
Nancy Moody, CPO, Houston, TX
Elizabeth “Casey” Moore, CPO, Chesapeake, VA
Miriam Ortiz y Pino, CPO, Albuquerque, NM
Kimberly Oser, CPO, Gaithersburg, MD
Joyce Owen-Blackwood, CPO, Springfield, MO
Kathy Paauw, CPO, Redmond, WA
Ellen Palestine, CPO, Livingston, NJ
Mary Pankiewicz, CPO, CPO-CD, Whitesburg, TN
Kim Pastor, CPO, Medina, MN
Christa Patchen, CPO, Seattle, WA
Seph Paul, CPO, El Cerrito, CA
Karen Payne, CPO, Waukesha, WI
Nancy Peham, CPO, Plano, TX
AJ (Ann J.) Pfander, CPO, Avon, OH
Elaine Quinn, CPO, Chicago, IL
Elizabeth Randall, CPO, Plainfield, IL
Cyndy Ratcliffe, CPO, Wake Forest, NC
Amy Rehkemper, CPO, Parkville, MD
Jill Revitsky, CPO, Pittsburgh, PA
Kate Rhoad, CPO, The Woodlands, TX
Barbara Ricketts, CPO, Newhall, CA
Bonnie Riley, CPO, Arlington, VA
Joanne Rinaldi, CPO, Linwood, NJ
Helen Ritchie, CPO, San Anselmo, CA
Standolyn Robertson, CPO, Waltham, MA
Victoria Roberts-Russell, CPO, Mill Valley, CA
Scott Roewer, CPO, Washington, DC
Shannon Ronald, CPO, Tacoma, WA
Debbie Rosemont, CPO, Sammamish, WA
Eileen Roth Gorman, CPO, Scottsdale, AZ
Tami Rush, CPO, Tarpon Springs, FL
Jennifer Ryan, CPO, Kings Park, NY
Wendy Samuel, CPO, New York, NY
Lisa Sarasohn, CPO, Boulder, CO
Janine Sarna-Jones, CPO, New York, NY
Marilyn Satter, CPO, Spring, TX
Ann Saunders, CPO, Baltimore, MD
Patricia Schliep, CPO, Kirkland, WA
Holly Sherman, CPO, Naperville, IL
Leslie Shreve, CPO, Pikesville, MD
Anna Sicalides, CPO, Berwyn, PA
Mary Sigmann, CPO, Ames, IA
Fern Silvernagel, CPO, Fort Lee, NJ
Janice Simon, CPO, Houston, TX
Diane Smith, CPO, Acworth, GA
Melinda Smith, CPO, Denver, NC
Diana Soll, CPO, Roslyn Heights, NY
Melissa Sorensen, CPO, Woodbridge, VA
Halina Stefans, CPO, Minneapolis, MN
Charlotte Steill, CPO, Scottsdale, AZ
Harriet Steinberg, CPO, Lake Oswego, OR
Sandy Stelter, CPO, Suisun, CA
Eileen Stevie, CPO, CPO-CD, Cary, NC
Ann Sullivan, CPO, New York, NY
Kimberly Sumpter, CPO, Pelham, AL
Karen Swain, CPO, Arlington, VA
Christy Talese, CPO, Wooster, OH
Carson Tate, CPO, Charlotte, NC
Carol Thistlethwaite, CPO, San Francisco, CA
AudreyThomas, CPO, Bloomington, MN
Diana Thomas, CPO, Kirkland, WA
Jackie Tiani, CPO, Glendale Heights, IL
Amy Trager, CPO, Chicago, IL
Katherine Trezise, CPO, CPO-CD, Cockeysville, MD
Jeannie Triezenberg, CPO, Naperville, IL
Tracey Turner, CPO, Santee, CA
Karon Van Vuuren, CPO, Houston, TX
Mishele Vieira, CPO, Encinitas, CA
Kimberly Vlah, CPO, Jacksonville, FL
Leslie Walden, CPO, Atlanta, GA
Angela Wallace, CPO, Novato, CA
Wendy Walter, CPO, Medfield, MA
April Welch, CPO, Leavenworth, WA
Erin Wells, CPO, Winchester, MA
Lisa Wendt, CPO, Eagan, MN
Kristin White del Rosso, CPO, Charlotte, NC
Tanya Whitford, CPO, Los Angeles, CA
Sara Wiggins, CPO, Silver Spring, MD
Emily Wilska, CPO, San Francisco, CA
Jane Woolsey, CPO, Toronto, Ontario,Canada
Sandy Wright, CPO, CPO-CD, Germantown, TN
Helen Yarbrough, CPO, Indialantic, FL
Lisa York, CPO, Franklin, TN
Joshua Zerkel, CPO, San Francisco, CA

Additional names may be added to this list after audits have been completed. For a complete listing of CPOs by state, please visit http://www.certifiedprofessionalorganizers.org
CPO-CD is a separate designation under the authority of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization (NSGCD), an organization affiliated with NAPO.

What is CPO Certification?

CPO Certification is a voluntary, industry-led effort which benefits the public and members of the organizing profession. CPO Certification recognizes those professionals who have met specific minimum qualifications and proven through examination and client interaction to possess the body of knowledge and experience required for certification. The program recognizes and raises industry standards, practices, and ethics. While the CPO signation is not an endorsement or recommendation, certification of professional organizers maximizes the value received from the services provided and products recommended by a CPO.

What is a professional organizer?

A professional organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles and through transferring organizing skills. A professional organizer also educates the public on organizing solutions and the resulting benefits. Professional organizers help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper, and their systems for life.

Organizers are not mental health practitioners. We don't diagnose or treat. However sometimes the line between organizers, therapists and coaches can get pretty fuzzy.

About BCPO

http://www.certifiedprofessionalorganizers.org

The Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO) is the certifying body whose charter is to increase the professionalism of the organizing industry by:

  • Identifying a body of knowledge in the organizing profession
  • Establishing the level of knowledge and experience required for certification
  • Advancing the practice of professional organizing
  • Increasing the value of organizing practitioners to their employers
  • Recognizing and raising industry standards, practices and ethics
  • Maximizing the value received from the products and services provided by CPOs