Tim Wyant – Executive Director
Tim co-founded NUSEA in 2005 and became Executive Director in 2012. A graduate of Harvard University, where he played varsity soccer and was a four-time All-American on the squash team, Tim competed on the professional squash tour after college and played for the U.S. Men’s National Team. In 2002, Tim was hired to launch CitySquash, the fourth urban squash program in the country. Under Tim’s leadership, the Bronx-based program became the first in the country to enroll elementary school students and its students have won over $10 million in high school and college scholarships. Tim chairs the U.S. Squash Doubles Committee and is a former board member of U.S. Squash. A native of Cincinnati, Tim hails from a family of squash players and lives in New York City.
Alana Lerner – Director of Academic Programs & Alumni Support
Alana manages the academic initiatives, alumni outreach, and the member program evaluation process 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, Arizona and earned her M.A. in Education from Arizona State University in 2012. Prior to joining NUSEA, Alana spent two years at StreetSquash in Harlem as an Academic Director.
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.
Julie Monrad – Operations and Squash Director
Julie manages squash events and leads communications outreach at NUSEA. She graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in English in May 2015. At Harvard, Julie played varsity squash and served as assistant coach for the Harvard junior squash clinic during her senior year. With an avid interest in nutrition, Julie worked as a teaching fellow at Harvard for the Science and Cooking class and earned a culinary degree at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.