Board Directors can be reached by looking up contact information in their Directory profile.


Scottie Urmey


Scottie Urmey, LCSW, T.E.P.

Scottie is founder and director of Psychodrama New Jersey, adjunct professor at Monmouth University, and frequent volunteer for ASGPP and ABE. Scottie founded Psychodrama New Jersey in 2012 as an institute of psychodrama training, continuing education, and psychotherapy. Scottie received the 2014 Alumni of the Year Award from Monmouth University School of Social Work (07’), 2014 Volunteer Award from the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, NJ for contributions made post-Super Storm Sandy, and the 2016 ASGPP Collaborators Award for her long-time work with Ronald Collier.

Term of office: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Acting Vice-President

Amy Clarkson, M.M.T., L.C.A.T., M.T.-B.C., T.E.P.

Amy provides psychodrama and music therapy services, training and supervision through her practice, Creative Flow Therapy Services. An adjunct faculty member at Montclair State
University, Amy teaches music therapy courses and coordinates pre-internship clinical training.
She engages groups in Bibliodrama within faith communities and provides Bibliodrama trainings. Amy has authored journal articles and book chapters and has presented at local and
national psychodrama and music therapy conferences.

Term of office: July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2025

Lynne BratcherTreasurer

Lynne Jaben Bratcher, J.D., C.P.

Lynne graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law in 1983. She is a plaintiffs’ trial lawyer primarily representing people who were victims of employment discrimination. Lynne received the coveted award of Dean of the Trial Bar from the Kansas City Metropolitan Board in 2014.  She uses psychodrama in helping her clients prepare for litigation and consults with other lawyers in preparing their clients with psychodramatic techniques.


Term of office: July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2025

Fredi Sison


Fredilyn Sison, J.D., C.P.

Fredilyn Sison, a graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law, is a co-author of the book, Trial in Action: The Persuasive Power of Psychodrama.  She was awarded the Collaborators’ Award by ASGPP with her two co-authors. A public defender at heart, she represents indigent people accused of federal crimes in the Western District of North Carolina. She loves training lawyers on advocacy and communication skills. Improv and psychodrama are her passion and would like to help increase the numbers of people doing one or both. She lives in Asheville where she often encounters bears in her backyard even though she lives in the city.

Term of office: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026


Lori Budman, MSS, LCSW, CP, PAT

Lori Budman has been collaborating in interdisciplinary teams from a 25-year previous career in pharmaceutical research. After completing a 3-year Gestalt Therapy training program, Lori was drawn to psychodrama to expand her creativity as a Gestalt therapist and found a philosophy and methodology to live and work by in psychodrama. After becoming a CP and a PAT during the pandemic, she served as the co-chair of the 81st ASGPP conference (2023) at Fordham University. She also served on the ASGPP membership committee and has presented at ASGPP conferences in person and online. She is currently in private practice outside of Philadelphia offering clinical services and training workshops. In addition, she is an active member of the Delaware Valley Psychodrama Collective (DVPC).

Term of office: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026

Letitia Victoria Coburn, MS, MA, LCSW, CASAC, C.P. - American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

Letitia Victoria Coburn, MS, MA, LCSW, CASAC, C.P.

I started my training in Psychodrama in 1997 with high enthusiasm because Psychodrama encompasses in action all the values that match my beliefs and is a practice that enables deep healing. Since then, I have witnessed how the field fuels Moreno’s tenets among its practitioners, protagonists and participants.

In the role of psychotherapist and teacher, I seek to embody the ideals of inclusion, advocacy and empowerment in my work. I will strive to carry these same expectations forward in service of ABE’s mission, to uphold the discipline’s professional standards and to certify qualified professionals who meet those standards.

Term of office: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Vice-President Barbara Guest (Hargin) B.Ed., M.S.W., R.S.W., T.E.P. - American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

Barbara Guest (Hargin) B.Ed., M.S.W., R.S.W., T.E.P.

Barbara Guest (Hargin) is a graduate of The Toronto Centre for Psychodrama and Sociometry and has been a trainer with the Toronto Centre for 20 years. She maintains a private practice in Stratford, Ontario and travels to work with several First Nations communities throughout Southern Ontario. Barbara began her career in secondary school education where she worked with diverse cultural groups using both sociometry and psychodrama to create a cohesive class structure. Barbara has over 50 years experience as an educator.


Term of office: February 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024

Siyat Ulon, M.D., T.E.P. - American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy

Siyat Ulon, M.D., T.E.P.

Siyat Ulon, a trained psychiatrist and anthropologist, has researched the effectiveness and the empathy of psychodrama. He offers psychodrama training in his private clinic and a national medical center, and has introduced psychodrama in the countryside since 2007. As a co-founder of the Formosa Institute of Psychodrama, he collaborates with colleagues in creating diverse psychodynamic perspectives and transcultural training.



Term of office: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2026

Julie Wells, L.C.S.W., T.E.P. - American Board of Examiners in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group PsychotherapyJulie Wells, L.C.S.W., T.E.P.

Julie Wells is an author, an International Presenter, and Founder and Director of Suncoast Psychodrama Training. She offers continuing education opportunities in the Tampa Bay and Orlando areas. Julie is in private practice in Clearwater, Florida and uses psychodrama in individuals, families, couples and groups. Julie was co-chair of the 75th ASGPP Conference in 2017 at Clearwater Beach and actively works as a team player for the expansion and development of psychodrama in the community and throughout the world. Julie has the qualifications, the drive, and the skills that are an asset to the Psychodrama community.

Term of office: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2025

Executive Director

Jasmin Jimenez

Jasmin Jimenez, M.B.A., M.A.

Hey, I am Jasmín Jimenez. I started my professional career with City Year, an education nonprofit, before pursuing a dual degree MBA and MA in Art Business. Since then, I have continued to build my skills in people-focused roles in the creative, corporate, and technology sectors. My recent experiences as a Product Designer for Colibri Counseling and Invisible Strengths have allowed me to focus on projects that make an impact by understanding user needs and utilizing this knowledge to create efficient processes and better experiences. As the incoming Executive Director, I am excited to use design thinking in collaborating with the Board to support members.