Leadership Team

The Play for Peace leadership team—comprised of our executive director, board of directors, and team of advisors—ensures that the organization stays on mission and works diligently toward our vision.

Executive Director

Sarah Gough, MSW, is Play for Peace’s Director enjoying over 20 years field work with youth in diverse settings. Involved with Play for Peace since 2001, Sarah co-authored “Peacecircles” (2013) and has facilitated training and workshops in experiential peace education around the world. Through Sarah’s leadership Play for Peace has grown to include thousands of children, youth and adults in over 40 countries.

Board of Directors

Linda Hartman-Reehl, MSLOC
Chair
Senior Consultant

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

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

Kevin Creely
Treasurer
Senior Consultant

Michael Terrien
Co-founder, Director

Ron Kovich
Director

John Guarrine
Director
Owner, The Guarrine Group

Tom Numbere Jr.
Director
Knowledge Management and Healthcare Services Consultant, PCG Consulting Group International

Advisors

Craig Dobkin
Co-founder & Master Trainer

Elisa Huang
Sales Director, Business Solutions

Janet McDonnell
Children's Book Artist & Activist
janetmcdonnell.com

Dr. Hema Pokharna
Collaboration and Transformation Professional Coach
Director, Journeys of Life

Our Founding Story