Board of Directors


Jennifer Sampson

President/Board Chair

JenniferJennifer M. Sampson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and co-founder of The Hoarding Project. Jennifer earned her doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests involve the influence of family and life experiences on hoarding behavior, as well as developing effective and ethical approaches to mandatory hoarding cleanouts. She teaches at Antioch University Seattle in the Couples and Family Therapy Department and practices therapy in her group practice, Northwest Relationships, in Tacoma, Washington, and chairs the King/Pierce County Hoarding Task Force. During her spare time, Jennifer enjoys cooking, camping, traveling, and playing with her English bulldog, Jeff.

Marnie Matthews

Vice-President

MarnieMarnie is the founder of The Clutter Movement (TCM), an online community for individuals and family members affected by clutter in addition to professionals who, through their work, come across hoarding situations. TCM offers online and on-site professional training, consultations, coaching, and support. Prior to TCM, Marnie was Clinical and Program director for North Shore Center for Hoarding and Cluttering in Danvers, MA, a program she developed offering support groups, crisis management, & consultations. Marnie speaks regularly across the U.S. on all aspects of hoarding disorder and developed the Uniform Inspection Checklist, used nationwide as a standardized & objective tool for assessing & managing hoarding cases. Marnie is now a member of the Middle TN Hoarding Task Force and a previous member of the North Shore and Boston Hoarding Task Forces, and the MA Statewide Steering Committee on Hoarding. In addition, Marnie is a Graduate Level SW Field Instructor for Salem State University & Simmons College and provides clinical supervision for Social Workers.

Patty Flanagan-Linderman

Treasurer

PattyPatty Flanagan-Linderman is a retired financial manager from Federal Way Washington. After approximately 30 years working in the field of bookkeeping, accounting and finance, she decided to retire and become a foster parent. She spent the majority of her career working in public accounting with the last 3 years working in Non-Profit accounting. It was while taking a Non-Profit Management course at the University of Washington that she met Jennifer Sampson and began to do the bookkeeping for The Hoarding Project. She married young and had two sons. Once they were out of the home, she went to college at the University of Louisville and majored in Cultural Anthropology. Needing a PhD to find employment in her filed she decided to go to grad school in Boulder Colorado. It was there that she fell in love with accounting. After 3 years in Colorado working for the Outward Bound School, she and her husband moved to Seattle WA. They are avid outdoors people, spending as much time as possible hiking, backpacking, camping and mountain climbing. Now that they have grandchildren, they take them along as well.

Terina Bainter

Secretary

TerinaTerina Bainter is a Professional Organizer and the owner of Clutter Cutters, LLC serving the Pierce and South King counties. A former Internal Mortgage Officer, Terina began a new career in professional organizing in 2012. Today she is dedicated to helping people take control of their homes, finances, and behaviors through decluttering and organization. Terina holds multiple certifications from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization, including studies in Basic Hoarding Issues, Chronic Disorganization, Aging, and ADHD. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and is trained in the “Clear and Simple” methodology for creating orderly environments. Terina is also an Organizer Coach, using the three stage process of Awareness, Action, and Learning to help people explore and transform their habits and beliefs related to their living environments, possessions, and overall sense of control. She has helped run workshops presented by Pierce County’s Community Connections Aging and Disability Resource Center, aimed at educating the public about hoarding behaviors and how to approach people struggling with them. She has also published numerous articles on the connections between healthy living, chronic illness, and clutter. Terina lives in Puyallup with her husband and two sons, and enjoys gardening, watching nature, and spending time with her family.

Max Zubatsky

Advisory Board Member

MaxMax Zubatsky is an Assistant Professor at St. Louis University and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice. He received his doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Minnesota and post-doctorate from the University of Chicago-Center for Family Health. One of Max's research interests is the impact of Hoarding on the physical and mental health of families. Max enjoys running, tennis, photography and Mexican cooking.