Meet the Team
Fran has honed her organizational skills with 37 years as a project manager in the publishing industry. With a background in Feng Shui and closet design she has been organizing for the past 6 years.
Fran brings compassion and understanding to clients by trying to open up their space and making it a place for peace and growth. She holds a BA in Art and Design from the College of New Jersey.
“I began organizing as a way to eliminate stress in my life. I could never find my keys! I began making small habit changes which eventually lead to greater and grander organizational skills and habits. Being a project manager meant tracking and organizing hundreds of schedules and tasks associated with print publishing. I’m not sure how that would have worked for me without being ruthlessly organized. That started me on an ever expanding path to whole life organization.”
Mary brings her work experience from industries such as real estate, financial services, and decorative art/design to the organizing profession daily. She consistently finds that her skill and education in these areas benefit clients immensely. Whether tackling a home or business organizing project, her decade of professional organizing experience proves invaluable at TBFL.
She also participates in NAPO - The National Association of Organizing and Productivity Professionals and was named 2019 Organizer of the Year at NAPONNJ (NAPO's Northern New Jersey Chapter).
Hilda Silverman, MSW, MBA
Hilda is a Financial Organizer who specializes in working with people who find themselves overwhelmed or baffled by financial and other paperwork. They may be facing new responsibilities because of a recent divorce or death, or ongoing difficulties because of challenges such as ADHD.
She explores each client’s goals and objectives, and adapts filing systems and tracking aids to the needs of each. She helps reduce paperwork, avoid unnecessary interest and late charges, and complete various medical, insurance and other forms. She teaches and coaches clients to assume ongoing responsibility and offers additional support and intervention as needed.
Hilda holds a BA in Psychology, an MSW, and an MBA with a concentration in Management Consulting, from Rutgers. She is a member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers. Her early background in social work and émigré resettlement motivated her to use her more recent corporate coaching and facilitation experience to consult privately with those who need one-on-one financial assistance.
She is a trustee on the board of the Montrose Park Historic District in South Orange and welcomes new residents to the district. She is also on the board of the Women’s Connection at Temple Sharey-Tefilo Israel and volunteers at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.