The Chair of the Events Programming Committee is responsible for organizing programs, workshops, and related activities for the membership. This includes disseminating event information in a timely manner and ensuring that Continuing Education (CE) events meet the NBCC requirements. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, CEU offerings continue to be on hold.
Communications team members will support the Communications Chair with website management, emails, social media, or other area of interest. The team will also work closely with events chair to disseminate event information to members and community.
Vice President of Communications: Kelly Jacobs
Kelly Jacobs, MA, LGPAT, LGPC is an art therapist in Maryland. She received her BA from the University of Maryland (College Park) and recently received her MA from the George Washington University. While at GW, she interned at a substance abuse recovery program clinic (a trauma- focused, student-run community clinic). She is now working at two group practices in Maryland that provide trauma- informed, holistic mental health care services. As an artist, Kelly finds joy in painting, nature-based art-making, and all varieties of fiber/textile art.
Treasurer: Jane Woo
Jane Woo, MA, ATR-BC is a board certified art therapist in the DC Metro area. She received her BA at University of Georgia and her MA at The George Washington University. Her area of expertise is in medical art therapy, focusing on adjustment to illness, grief/loss, sibling and family support, and bereavement. She is currently an oncology therapist/art therapist at Life with Cancer, providing free mental health services to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Her favorite art mediums are cut paper, bookmaking, and watercolor.
Secretary: Janet Minichiello
Janet Minichiello, LCPAT graduated from The George Washington University's Art Therapy program in 2016 after receiving her BA in Visual Arts and Italian Studies from Brown University in 2007. Her professional experience includes working with older adults with dementia and other diagnoses, as well as patients in both medical and psychiatric hospital units. More recently, Janet has facilitated individual and group art therapy sessions for children and adolescents in outpatient programs while building a private practice. Her favorite artistic media are photography, textiles and assemblage. Janet is a native Washingtonian and continues to live in DC.
Licensure Committee Chair: Jordan S. Potash
Jordan S. Potash, PhD, ATR-BC, REAT, LCPAT (MD), LCAT (NY) is a registered, board certified and licensed art therapist, as well as, a registered expressive arts therapist. He has worked with clients of all ages in schools, clinics, and community art studios in the U.S. and Hong Kong. Jordan is primarily interested in the applications of art and art therapy in community development and social change, with an emphasis on reducing stigma, confronting discrimination and promoting cross-cultural relationships. Jordan has published on a variety of topics that include multiculturalism, social change, burnout prevention, ethics and medical humanities. He is also co-editor of Art therapy in Asia: To the bone or wrapped in silk (2012, Jessica Kingsley), the first book to systematically document indigenous, adapted and integrated art therapy theories and practices across Asia. Within the American Art Therapy Association, Jordan has served as chairperson of the Ethics Committee and Multicultural Committee, as well as, Book Review Editor for Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association.
Website Manager: Adele Stuckey, LPC, ATR-BC
Adele is a board certified art therapist and counselor practicing in Alexandria, Virginia. She is the founder and clinical director of Alexandria Art Therapy, LLC a group practice providing art therapy and counseling to individuals of all ages. Adele specializes in providing art therapy for women seeking support for perinatal mental health. She also enjoys teaching creative arts workshops including the Zentangle Method, a meditative drawing practice.