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Our Team

Board of Directors

April Barrett is in service 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.

Board Secretary/Treasurer, Program Co-Director 301.840.5783

Leith Bernard received her Bachelors Degree in biochemistry, and since 1981 has taught biology and chemistry at the Washington International School, while studying and participating in Jungian analysis since 1985. She received a Master's Degree in liberal studies in order to understand the religious and philosophical reading of Jung. Leith joined the Jung board in 1994. 

M.A., Library, 202.244.2250 

Sally Burman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.C,  is a clinical social worker with a background in family therapy, outpatient psychiatric treatment, and a government-sponsored Day Care Center.
She lives and works in Maryland and has had a private practice in downtown Bethesda for over thirty years, with a long term interest 
in Jung and involvement in the Jungian community She also now focuses on issues of hearing loss for the impaired individual, and the impact on family relationships and the social environment. 

Sally says Jung has influenced every aspect of her life from how she does her watercolor, to how to listen and think about music, to how to grow older.


John King

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.  She is presently working part-time at the Amazing Love Health Center clinic. She speaks Italian and English and is also an active member of the Rotary International Club of Washington, D.C.

Board President, 202.244.5462,
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Office: 4910 Massachusetts Ave, NW #300, Washington, DC, 20016
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 MFA 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. 

Anne Tongren, M.A. 

Joe Zappala,  B.S., M.S.W., L.C.S.W.C, is currently in private practice in Catonsville, Maryland. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Social Workers for the Maryland Chapter, and he is the Chairman of the Organizational Development Committee for the Howard County Department of Social Services. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry and painting and he is currently in the process of writing a book on the intersection between mysticism and psychoanalysis. 



James Hollis Ph. D., is a Zurich-trained Jungian analyst  He has been co-founder of the Philadelphia Jung Institute, and its first Director of Training, a Vice President emeritus of the Philemon Foundation dedicated to publishing the unpublished works of Jung, the founder and first Director of Jungian Studies for Saybrook University, and Director emeritus of the Houston, Texas Jung Educational Center. He has published fourteen books and over fifty articles and has mentored Jung societies on four continents for nearly forty years.   He lives in the District of Columbia with his wife Jill who is a retired artist and psychotherapist.

Executive Director 202.237.8409 
Radhika Barrett is an economist by training, having graduated from the University of Connecticut with a graduate degree, and before that from the Osmania University (in her hometown of Hyderabad, India) with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and Business Studies. While she does use her training in her work at the Jung Society of Washington, she is happy to be learning and practicing the many other skills that are needed to keep an organization like JSW thriving. 

After growing up and living in various countries and time zones, Radhika makes her home in Washington D.C. with her three amazing kids. She thinks one of the best things about living in D.C. is how close she lives to the JSW; having driven in from Virginia for more than a decade to take part in the programs here, she is thrilled to now be in the neighborhood.

Director of Operations 202.237.8109 
Kat Wilderotter earned a BA in American Government from The University of Virginia and a Certificate in Communications from Duke University.  With the help of her incredible partner, Linda, and the encouragement of her two doggies, she is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Director of Research and IT 202.237.8109 
Director of Classes and "Evenings With...": April Barrett

Jung Society of Washington

5200 Cathedral Ave., NW Washington 20016


Executive Director - James Hollis

Office and Library Hours:

Weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Member Benefits: Members have borrowing privileges at our library and receive a discounted fee to most of our events. 

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Other Program Venues

Guy Mason Recreation Center - 3600 Calvert St., NW, Wash DC

Wesley Theological Seminary - 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Wash DC
George Mason University, , 3351 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia

Images of mandalas throughout this site were created by Carl Jung's patients between the years 1926 and 1945.

Jung Society of Washington

Directions: The Jung Society of Washington is located in the educational building of the Palisades Community Church, From MacArthur Blvd., turn east (away from the Potomac River) onto Cathedral at the light between Loughboro and Arizona.  We are accessible via the Metro D6 bus line.  Entrance to the Jung Society library and office is from the side street, Hawthorne Place.

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