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October 2016 Chapter Meeting Information

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National Association of Professional Organizers - Georgia Chapter

Chapter Meeting Information




Date: October 18th, 2016


Time: 6:00pm


Location: Heritage Green Sandy Springs 

                   Heritage Community Room

                   6110 Bluestone Road

                   Sandy Springs, GA  30328 





Program Topic:

Elder Care Panel - How can we help our seniors?

Estate Attorney Meridith Bush, Doris Vaughans, a licensed counselor specializing in loss, and Valerie Darling, owner of Home Care Matters.


                    Meridith Bush                                 Doris Vaughans                                   Valerie Darling



Speaker Information:

Estate Attorney Meridith Bush

Meridith is a native of Cobb County.  After graduating from the Georgia Institute of Technology where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Management she went on to work for an insurance company where she handled complex claims before attending law school.  Meridith earned her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law in 2004.  While attending law school Meridith interned at JP Morgan Mortgage Capital and served as a student attorney in the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Georgia State.  


After graduating from law school, Meridith joined the law firm of Hendrick & Rascoe, LLC, where she developed and implemented large estate plans for many high net worth families in the greater Atlanta area.  Meridith's practice consisted not only of creating estate plans, but also dealing with the administration of estates, preparing gift and estate tax returns, creating foundations and other business entities, handling buy/sell agreements and negotiating prenuptial agreements.  Since starting her own firm in April of 2012, Meridith has enjoyed the opportunity that it gives her to spend more one-on-one time with her clients and has focused mainly on creating estate plan and dealing with the administration of estates.



Doris Chambers Vaughans, Ph.D., LPC, NCC

Dr. Vaughans began a career helping people and companies through loss transitions in 1999.   She has an intimate understanding of the many challenges embedded in the period of transition following loss.  Through her company, " Life after Loss Counseling and Consulting", she is able to provide professional counseling services that have proven effective in diverse employment settings and organizations, in schools and universities, in the religious community, and in social organizational settings.  


Dr. Vaughans earned a PhD in Counselor Education from The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. She currently has an active clinical practice and is licensed as a Professional Counselor in Alabama and Georgia.  She has conducted research on the achievement of personal resolution of losses and is published in her field.  She has received numerous awards and is a sought after speaker for professional presentations.


Valerie Darling, owner of Home Care Matters 

Valerie has 30 yrs of Corporate experience with Fortune 100-500 companies in Sales, Customer Service, & Senior Management.  She has taken that professional experience along with a personal vision of how to provide a better experience, service & quality of care.  She determined that the best way to do this was to start a local, community-based business that is personalized, customized, with heart-felt care & a passion for people (both clients & caregivers) & is obsessed with service.  



Guest fee: $25




5:00 - 6:00 pm -- Roundtable Discussion for Members  

6:00 - 6:30 pm -- Registration, Library, and Expo

6:30 pm -- Call to Order

7:20 pm -- Program 

8:20 pm -- Adjournment



Important parking and direction information:

There are many large events held at the center, mostly on the weekends. Because of that, they have several parking lots. The two lots that are closest to the building are the ones you want to park in, especially since it will be dark when we leave the center.

The first lot surrounds the building. There are about 35 spots there. The second lot is directly across from the front entrance. It’s a parking lot of a business that allows the center to use their lot for evening events. The sign says 200 - The Capital Companies. It’s on Bluestone Road, like the center, but the sign is on the side of the lot that faces the CityWalk shopping center. Heritage Green’s parking map does NOT have this lot marked.

Click here for directions, but use above information for parking lots.