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.
Renato Paiva – Director of Squash
As Director of Squash, Renato supports the coaches of NUSEA’s member programs, organizes training camps for urban squash’s hardest working and most accomplished players, and helps develop and oversee NUSEA’s calendar of squash events. Renato is also the Executive Director of Access Youth Academy, a NUSEA member program launched in 2007 that serves 60 San Diego middle, high school and college students. Previously, Renato was the Assistant Squash Coach at Harvard University. Renato captained Brazil’s Junior National Team and was the top ranked junior in South America junior. Renato graduated from Ruy Barbosa University.
Ryan Thompson – Assistant Director of Squash
As Assistant Director of Squash, Ryan supports the coaches of NUSEA’s member programs, organizes training camps for urban squash’s hardest working and most accomplished players, and develops and oversees NUSEA’s calendar of squash events. Ryan was born and raised in Namibia, Africa before moving to England. There he trained and played on the international professional tour. Ryan moved to the United States in 2009 to train collegiate and top high school players before joining the urban squash movement in 2012 as a squash coach at SquashBusters, the NUSEA member program based jointly in Boston and Lawrence, MA. Ryan is the Director of Squash at SquashBusters.
Satya Seshadri – Project Manager
As a Project Manager for NUSEA, Satya focuses on development and international outreach. A native of Mumbai, India, Satya came to the United States to study at Franklin & Marshall College, where he played varsity squash. He then worked as a Director of Squash and Community Service at StreetSquash, NUSEA’s largest member program based in Harlem. Now an Assistant Squash Professional at the Harvard Club of New York City, Satya serves on the Board of NY Squash.
Brian Mathias – Project Manager
As a Project Manager for NUSEA, Brian administers special projects such as the Exeter Summer School Scholarship. Brian played squash for Cornell University and later served as Director of Dquash at CitySquash, NUSEA’a member program in the Bronx. Brian is currently the Head Professional at the River Club of New York and the Executive Director of SquashRx, a junior squash program in New York City.
Sage Ramadge – Project Manager
As a Project Manager for NUSEA, Sage assists with communications, membership, and international projects. Sage spent 11 years at Harlem’s StreetSquash, serving as Academic Director, Program Director, and most recently Director of Strategic Development, focused on fundraising and program development. He studied International Relations and French Literature at Johns Hopkins, where he was 2-year captain of the rugby team. Sage is a Coro Leadership New York alumnus and lives in Harlem.