Staff

Tim Wyant – Executive Director
Tim co-founded NUSEA in 2005 and became executive director in 2012. Under Tim’s leadership, NUSEA’s membership has grown from twelve to nineteen urban squash programs in the United States and four affiliate organizations abroad, with combined enrollment exceeding 2,500 students. Previously, Tim was the founding executive director of CitySquash, the country’s fourth urban squash program, which operates in the Bronx and Brooklyn. A graduate of Harvard University, where he played varsity soccer and was an All-American on the squash team, Tim later competed on the professional squash tour and was a member of the U.S. men’s national team. A native of Cincinnati and resident of New York City, Tim is a board member of US Squash.

Becky Nyce Silva – Deputy Director
Becky works in a variety of capacities at NUSEA, with her primary focus being on the development of program quality and best practices among all member programs. Most recently, Becky spent four years as the Program Director at SquashBusters Boston, the first urban squash and education program in the country. Prior to SquashBusters, Becky worked in senior leadership positions at MetroLacrosse in Boston and as a Spanish teacher at a public middle school in Waterford, CT. Becky earned a B.A. from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. from Harvard University.

Alana Lerner – Director of Academic Programs & Alumni Support
Alana manages the academic initiatives, school partnerships, and alumni outreach and programming at NUSEA. Alana graduated from Columbia University, where she played varsity soccer and earned her B.A. in neuroscience. A Teach for America alumna, she taught high school science for two years in Phoenix, AZ and earned her M.A. in Education from Arizona State University in 2012. Prior to joining NUSEA, Alana spent two years at StreetSquash Harlem as an Academic Director.

Jazmin Matos – Operations & Events Director
Jazmin oversees the administrative operations and squash programming for NUSEA. An alumna of StreetSquash Harlem, she received a B.A. in French in 2016 from Franklin and Marshall College, where she was on the varsity squash team all four years. Prior to joining NUSEA, Jazmin was an active volunteer at Squash ACES in Lancaster, PA where she interned for a year during college.

John DeWitt – Director of High Performance Team
John DeWitt manages NUSEA’s High Performance Team, which identifies the most promising squash players from NUSEA’s member programs. In this role, John oversees player selection, organizes training camps and tournaments, and coordinates private lessons with professional instructors. Based in New Haven, John has been the full-time Squash Professional at Squash Haven since 2009. John first started volunteering for SquashBusters in Boston as a high school student. John graduated in 2009 from Hamilton College, where he played varsity squash and was team captain.