Hoarding Connection 


Friday, April 13, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside 
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd N
Independence, OH 44131

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Jeanne Hoban 
Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County 

Hoarding: OMG! What Do I Do Now?

Annual conference of the Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County. This conference will explore the identification of hoarding situations, assessment of individuals who hoard, community responses and available interventions, and treatment options for those who are diagnosed with hoarding disorder. 

Keynote Speaker: Randy Frost, PhD, Smith College, co-author of Buried in Treasures.

Sponsored by the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County with support from Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging.

Registration at 8am. Program starts at 8:30am.

6.25 continuing education credits available for building inspectors, counselors, social workers, and sanitarians.


Participants will:

  • Identify signs of hoarding/hoarding behavior throughout the lifespan
  • Describe available community responses to hoarding situations
  • Understand levels of hoarding and appropriate interventions for different levels
  • Understand available treatments for individuals who hoard, including peer-led Buried in Treasures groups and Finders Keepers


ALLOHA - or the All-Ohio Hoarding Association - is a group of representatives from hoarding task forces across the state who meet periodically to discuss best practices and challenges to dealing with hoarding issues in their communities. We will hold an ALLOHA Preconference Roundtable on Thursday, April 12 from 2-5pm. To attend ALLOHA roundtable, complete box above payment on the registration form.


8:30am Introductions and Welcome

8:40am Video: Hoarding Is Everybody’s Business

8:45am Presentation: Hoarding Across the Lifespan

Amy Przeworski, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Case Western Reserve University

10:15am Break

10:30am Panel Discussion: Community Responses to Hoarding

Moderator: Bert Rahl, LISW-S, Retired


 Natasha Pietrocola, MEd, MBA, Deputy Director, Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and AdultServices

Judge Ronald J. H. O'Leary, Cleveland Municipal Court, Housing Division 

Robert Crowe, Fire Prevention Officer, City of Rocky River

Etta Smith-Wells, MSSA, LISW-S, Clinical Supervisor, Behavioral Health Services, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging 

Noon Lunch

 1:00pm Helping Clients Deal with Clutter

 Muffy Kaesberg and JoEllen Salkin, Professional Organizers, Owners, Organizing 4U

 2:00pm Keynote Address

 Randy Frost, PhD, Harold Edward and Elsa Siipola Israel Professor of Psychology, Smith College

 3:00pm Break

 3:15pm Keynote Address Continues

 4:25pm Wrap Up and Evaluations

Speaker bios available at hoardingconnectioncc.org


If your organization would like to be part of the 2018 Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County annual conference as an exhibitor, click here.


For more information on the Hoarding Connection of Cuyahoga County, visit our website at hoardingconnectioncc.org