The Peacemaker Corps .

The Peacemaker Corps mission is to facilitate and support peace and tolerance education among the youth of the world. The Peacemaker Corps empowers generations to come together 
and make our world a peaceful, compassionate, safe and tolerant place to live. The Peacemaker Corps concept grew out of the United Nations mission to promote peace, tolerance and conflict resolution. A collaborative effort between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Friends of the United Nations (FOTUN) and Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) launched the preliminary Peacemaker Corps trainings in fall of 1999.


The President

Carole Sumner Krechman

Carole Sumner Krechman

Chair and President, has been a life-long active volunteer serving as a Board member of the Friends of the United Nations (FOTUN) from 1998-2002. As Chairman of the Board for FOTUN from 1995-2001, she created The Peacemaker Corps in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), The United Nations and the Simon Youth Foundation. In 1988 Carole was the technical advisor for the first United States government sponsored business junket for women business owners and leaders through HUD to the People’s Republic of China. From 1981 to 2004 she was a member of the Alliance Board and was then appointed Governor and Trustee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. Ms Krechman is Purpose Prize Fellow since 2008 for her work with the Peacemaker Corps. Her experience includes, running several major companies, has been a member of Who’s Who in American Business since 1979.

Founder Message

Board Members and Advisors

  • Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury

    Member, Chair of the jury PSGFF, has devoted many years as an inspirational champion for sustainable peace.. [Read More].

  • Avi Poster

    Avi moved to Nashville in 2001 with Joie, his singer-songwriter wife, following a… [Read More].

  • Leslie Sultan

    Leslie Sultan is an Attorney of Law in the City of New York. She earned her graduate degree at City University New York (CUNY) School of Law, N.Y., in May of 2008. [Read More].

  • Sheldon Krechman

    Mr. Krechman is currently the Vice President of Peacemaker Corps Association… [Read More].

  • Carole Sumner Krechman

    Chair and President, has been a life-long active volunteer serving as a Board member of the Friends of the United Nations… [Read More].

  • Drew Baldwin

    A passionate and outspoken advocate of original video programing online, Drew is Founder and CEO of Tubefilter… [Read More].

  • Dick Nielsen

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PCA Team

Sheldon Krechman

an independent technology consultant, using his expertise to help small businesses integrate current technology. He also contributes his time and expertise to other non-profit organizations that work with children who are mentally and physically disabled as well as organizations that serve underprivileged and troubled youth from low-income areas. His volunteer experience includes Pico Family Center in California, Barrios Unidos and SCORE.


Suzanne Harvey
UN NGO Representative

PCA permanent United Nations Representative, who has a long-standing collaborative relationship with the civil sector, national and international NGO’s, international development entities that includes U.S. Government agencies, The World Bank, The United Nations and The Commonwealth Secretariat.


Robert H. Peterson

Mr. Peterson graduated from the US Marine Corp Academy as commandant in his senior year, did his MBA at the Wharton School. After serving 8 years as a Major. He has also worked at Occidental Life Ins. Co., National Ben Franklin Life Ins. and John Hancock Life Ins. Robert also perform small business consulting, as well as software and hardware companies.


Robert L. Burley
Senior Workshop Consultant

He is an educator and consultant in the fields of Multicultural Education, Conflict Resolution and Diversity and part of the original team that created the workshops. Recently appointed a "Master Trainer" by the Peacemakers Corps, (a HUD initiative) his workshop "Do YOU hear What I Hear?" was nominated for the HUD 2000 Best Practices Award. Currently, he is assigned to the Office of Multicultural Education with the Pittsburgh Public Schools and is the founder of Burley Consulting. A member of Who's Who Among American Educators, he is a sought after speaker and a training leader


Bruce Lee Albert
Senior Executive Marketing Advisor

Bruce formed Applegate Seven in 2008 to provide strategic, operational, business development, capital raise and M&A counsel to marketing communications and media technology companies. He is an advisor to Kaleidoscope/Interpublic, Progress Partners, Simplink Media, and Eleven International (Brussels). Bruce is also a Senior Executive Advisor to the Peacemaker Corps, a United Nations NGO dedicated to facilitating non-violent conflict resolution, self-reliance and tolerance education among the youth in the U.S. and around the world. He applies diverse strategic and operating experience gathered at Doyle Dane Bernbach, the Dick Lord Agencies and Interpublic to build brands and businesses.


Simone Montalto
Technology and Art Director

Simone has more than 25 year’s of experience. He is an International award winning as an Art & Creative Director of broadcast design with an excellent knowledge and awareness in new technology and of international audience’s taste.


Leslie Arlyn Fix
Staff Organizational and Management Consultant

36 years of working with a broad range of small businesses; creating and maintaining long term structures and systems that support business sustainability. Her expertise encompasses; negotiation, office management, organization of finances, billing, collections, tracking/recording all transactions. She currently works with the non profit NGO Peacemaker Corps in all administrative organization, travel and transportation requirements, reviewing and editing official documents and as opportunities arise, fundraising.


Omar Tapia
Western District Director PSGFF Film Festival

Omar joined the Pico Youth and Family Center as a teenager. He was born in Mexico and lives in Los Angeles. After taking the Peacemaker Corps training in 2004, he became a trainer for the program. He is a high school soccer coach and the West Coast producer for the Peacemaker Corps Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival Film Program. Omar has an innate ability to understand the youth of today and has become an invaluable member of the Peacemaker Corps family.


Mission, History and Values.

The Peacemaker Corps Association (PMC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization reaching out to teach Peace and Tolerance globally. Our training will not only change the faculty, staff and students - but will extend into the homes to their families, their neighborhoods and communities as a whole. fter 18 years of experience running workshops and conferences around the United States and at the United Nations, our organization is reaching out to youths using social media and film making. To achieve our goal of bringing Peace to a large audience, our Board of Directors decided to pivot and produced a Global Film Festival where the winners are invited to the United Nations in New York City to meet other winners from all over the world. We named it Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival-PSGFF. Since the launch of our initial festival in 2014, we have been enlarging our community and exposing more youth populations around the globe to our basic premise, teaching Restorative Justice which results in reduction of violent behavior.

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The goal of the training is to empower the staff to understand and live the principles of leadership and peacemaking, so that they can apply them in their organizations and model them for the youth with whom they are working.

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