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Leadership Team

The Play for Peace leadership team—comprised of our Executive Director, Board of Directors, Roundtable and The Council—ensures that the organization stays on mission and works diligently toward our vision.

Executive Director

Sarah Gough is the visionary leader of Play for Peace, dedicated to fostering compassionate play and peaceful living across diverse communities. With a rich background in experiential education and a passion for integrating cultures, Sarah inspires global change through creative and inclusive initiatives. She is committed to helping individuals "Live laughter, choose compassion, and practice peace."

Board of Directors

Linda Hartman-Reehl, MSLOC
Board Chair
Senior Director, Fresenius Kabi USA

Rev. Dr. Karen McKinney
Board Co Vice Chair
Chief Equity Officer, Minnesota Department of Human Services

Michael Terrien
Co-founder, Board Co Vice Chair

Dr. Mark Havens
Board Secretary
Owner, Accessible Adventures, Inc.

Kevin Creely
Board Treasurer
Controller, Serenity Home Healthcare Inc

Ron Kovich
Board Director

Tom Numbere Jr.
Board Director
Founder & CEOPCG Consulting Group International

Mona Kesar
Board Director
Immigration Attorney, Law Office of George D. Hepner III

Elisa Huang
Board Director
Business Lead, Google

Carol Bowden
Board Director
Professor, University of California - San Francisco

Rahul Shah
Board Director
Managing Director, JP Morgan


  • Craig Dobkin
  • Bruce Dobkin
  • Alex Obriecht
  • Craig Zablocki
  • John Dillon
  • Brian Barhaugh
  • Sanford Tollette
  • Chaun Pidgeon
  • Joanne Finegan
  • Christina Dolcino
  • Jeff Opiekun
  • Hugh Fitzpatrick
  • Hal Shanis
  • Pete McDowell
  • Ken Thompson
  • Michael Gass
  • Jacob Chacko
  • Michale Fisher
  • Marty Pipeoli
  • Scott LeChance
  • Bill Berault
  • Sid Barron
  • Danny Jenkins

The Council

Coming Soon!

Our Founding Story