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. A Teach for America alumna, she taught high school science for two years in Phoenix and earned her M.A. in Education from Arizona State University. Prior to joining NUSEA, Alana spent two years as an Academic Director at StreetSquash Harlem.

Katie Siegel – Director of Strategic Development
Katie supports new and young urban squash programs, manages NUSEA’s relationships with institutional funders, and oversees communications. Before NUSEA, Katie was the Director of Operations of StreetSquash, where she worked in a variety of capacities, including helping to expand its Newark program and overseeing foundation relationships. Katie graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in Africana Studies and Political Science, and went on to earn a Masters in Education from Brooklyn College through the NYC Teaching Fellows. After teaching elementary school in Brooklyn for two years, Katie joined StreetSquash in 2008 as a Squash Director in Harlem. In 2011, Katie was recruited by NUSEA to serve as the founding executive director of a new urban squash program in Minneapolis-St. Paul. After leading Beyond Walls Twin Cities for three years, Katie moved to Connecticut and and became the Director of Family Advocacy at Stamford Academy, an alternative high school, before later rejoining StreetSquash and the urban squash network.

Jazmin Matos – Operations & Events Director
Jazmin oversees the administrative operations and squash programming for NUSEA. An alumna of StreetSquash Harlem, Jazmin earned a B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, where she played on the varsity squash team. While in college, Jazmin volunteered at Squash ACES in Lancaster, PA.