Board of Directors

We are proud to introduce these individuals who dedicate their time and considerable talents to furthering the goals of Creativity for Peace.

Sue Breslauer


Sue has spent her adult life working for and creating nonprofit organizations in St. Louis and in Santa Fe. She currently focuses her efforts on transitioning homeless families to permanency and sustainability. She also coordinates the Interfaith Leadership Alliance of Santa Fe and is a board member of New Mexico Women in the Arts.

Alicia Smith

Vice President

Alicia spent her career at the intersection of public policy and politics, first at the National Governors’ Association and then her consulting practice in Washington, D.C. Her focus was on human services policy with emphasis on health care, education, workforce development, and welfare programs. She is now retired and living in Florida.

Lamia Faruki


Lamia has a degree in Business Management from Arizona State University and has been in residential property sales in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1995. She speaks Arabic and French, and often does public speaking in an effort to further interfaith understanding and reconciliation.

Sam M. Hocking


Sam is the owner of a computer firm that outsources accounting services. He formerly worked for International Paper Company and IBM. He served for five years on the Dallas United Way budget committee and was treasurer of the Dallas Shakespeare Festival. He and wife, Gloria, are longtime volunteers and supporters.

Emeritus Board

Our Emeritus Board members are dedicated to our mission, provide financial and other support, introduce colleagues and friends to our work, and serve as special advisors in their areas of expertise.