BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Erminia Scarcella, Board President
Erminia Scarcella, M.D., DLFAPA, is a specialist in psychiatry and psychoanalysis in the U.S., and neuropsychiatry in Italy. She is the Assistant Clinical Professor at George Washington University and is the Designated Physician of the Embassy of Italy, Chair of the International Medical Graduated and Founder of Embassy Disaster Preparedness of the Washington Psychiatry Society. She is in private practice for many years after working as an attending physician at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and at the Veterans Administration Hospital.
April Barrett, Vice President
April Barrett is committed to the dissemination of Jung's thought through her participation and training with the Creative Initiative Foundation, the Guild for Psychological Studies, and the Jung Society of Washington. April has served in numerous capacities during her tenure with the Jung Society, including Program Director, Secretary, Executive Director, Treasurer, and Vice President; she currently continues to serve as a Program Director and Vice President of the Board.
Carolyn Bain, M.F.A., Ph.D., president of award-winning, creative media services firm, Bain Pugh & Associates, Inc. Carolyn writes and produces marketing and communications projects for corporations, non-profits, and the U.S. Military. Her scholarly research and academic publications focus on the eventification of celebrity and commodification of identity. She completed her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies in 2007 at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a fellow of the Maryland Institute of Technology in the Humanities (MITH) and the Clara and Robert Vambery Foundation. Before moving to media services, Carolyn served as Associate Professor with tenure and Head of Theatre at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Jane E. Byerley, Secretary
Oxana Holtmann, M.A., is a Conscious Leadership and Relationship Coach, author of the Shake It Up book-journal, and an advisor to globally mobile professionals and international families. Oxana values beauty, depth, mystery and wonder. The foundation of her work is appreciation, innovation, creativity and play. Oxana joined the Jung Society of Washington in 2014 as a volunteer for social media and video production projects. She's been a participant of the Jung Studies Reading Seminar since 2015. She loves writing, organizing things and noticing everyday beauty. Oxana grew up in Siberia and now lives with her family in Washington, D.C.
John King, Treasurer
Pat Silbert, M.F.A. has lived and worked in the Washington area for more than forty years. As a graphic designer, she was assistant Art Director at the Office of Economic Opportunity, then turned to painting full time. She still is painting, currently a partner at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, her paintings evoking the natural world, the river, trees, and Buddhist iconography. Along the way Silbert earned a degree in women’s psychology and an M.F.A. in writing. She facilitated a healing-clay workshop for five years at a women’s shelter in Washington, D.C., and also gave this workshop in numerous healing centers in the U.S. and in Findhorn, Scotland. Silbert also has taught basic nutrition at the Washington School for Girls in S.E., D.C. She has been married for over forty years and is close to her two daughters and three grandchildren.