Rusydah Ziesel, Board President and SICA Chair
An artist, art therapist, educator and clown, Rusydah served on SICA's board of directors the last term. She designs and facilitates workshops that help people develop and express their own creativity in her own full-time Creativity Center and Studio, Atelier 24 and a Half, in Grafing, near Munich Germany. She also designed "Keys to Creativity," the very successful seminar program that has also attracted numerous corporate clients.

A multi-talented activist, Rusydah also paints, sings, and entertains! She's done impressive work with the elderly and disenfranchised as an art therapist — and as a clown! She has a passionate and contagious conviction that "The creative potential is available to every individual, not just to artists. It's part of being human."


Rita Oakford, Secretary
Rita was born in 1961 Wolfsburg, Germany, at the start of an amazing Subud adventure – Richard Engels, her parents Leuthold and Henriette Aulig and the “Waldkäuze” (Wood Owls) youth group were challenging the status quo to create a brave new world. From the age of two, she grew up in the Forsthaus (Subudhouse) in Wolfsburg. After leaving the school she started an Apprenticeship as a Pastry chef at the Cadera Bakery in Wolfsburg, a Subud owned business. In 1992 Rita started silk painting as a hobby, but after getting married to Howerd Oakford in 2009, she found herself doing it professionally. You can find her work here.

Her latest job for Subud was working for the World Congress in Freiburg as a coordinator of the Registration and Merchandise. After living for 7 Years in England, she returned to her roots and lives now in Wolfsburg, Germany. Rita wants to support the Sica international Team to bring culture in all its forms to life into the world.


Peter Jenkins, Director

Peter joins SICA's  Board of Directors this term and is key to SICA's new "Communiversity" initiative. A qualified therapeutic counselor who is also trained in drama techniques including improvisational theatre, Theatre Sports and Playback Theatre, Peter hails from Australia and is the founding director of  YES Quest. 




Eugenia Stark, Director

Eugenia Stark is heading up Website & Communications. She works as a social worker with people with mental disabilities, loving her job dearly. Wholly engaged in environmental issues, she is additionally working voluntarily in the zero waste movement of her hometown. Since she was able to hold a pencil, she is also a passionate painter. At the moment, she and her wonderful sister are working on their dream to write and illustrate books for children together.

She recently served on the Subud World Congress team, responsible for Facebook communications and the tours & excursions. 


Paloma Muñoz, Director

Paloma has a BA in Music with a specialization in Cultural  Management and is a professor at the Department of Education and Pedagogy at Universidad del Cauca in Colombia. She lectures on indigenous music and instruments of Colombia. She herself plays the violin!




Ismanah Schulze-Vorberg, Director

Ismanah is a brilliant photographer who just completed serving as WSA Executive Chair. Before that, she was Chair of Subud Germany and served on the SICA Board 2010 - 2014.





Ex-Officio SICA Board Members: Nahum Harlap and Suyono Sumohadiwidjojo, WSA Chair and WSA Executive Chair respectively. (not pictured.)


Thanks to our Outgoing Boards of Directors, some of whom will happily be staying on!

Left to right: Latifah Taormina, Felix Prieto        Rosario Moir, Rosetta Narvaez, Erica Sapir Sebastian Flynn, Ismanah Schuze-Vorberg, and Halimah Polk.
Elias Dumit, ex-officio. (not pictured)

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