Barrett Takesian and Patrick Williams Join Board of Directors
SEA is grateful to have network leaders Barrett Takesian of Portland Community Squash and Patrick Williams of SquashDrive on our Board of Directors. Takesian and Williams joined the Board in September and have a wealth of knowledge and experience in youth development, community squash, and local SEA programming.
Takesian founded Portland Community Squash in 2012, a non-profit community center delivering squash, wellness, and education and uniting neighbors of all ages and backgrounds. Rally Portland, a program within PCS that serves young people demonstrating academic, social-emotional, or extracurricular need, is an SEA member program. Prior to leading PCS, Takesian was Program Director at SquashBusters Lawrence and completed his B.A. at Bowdoin College, where he captained the varsity squash team. Takesian serves as Senior Advisor for Community Programs to US Squash and a national ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance, a nonpartisan organization advocating for afterschool and summer youth programs.
Williams is a graduate of SquashBusters and the first SEA alumnus to serve as executive director of a member program. Before joining SquashDrive in 2020, Williams was the Site Director at the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club and the Youth Program Director at the YMCA in LA. Williams has coached squash at Beaver Country Day School, the University Club of Boston, and the Union Boat Club, taught elementary school, and worked as an after-school coordinator at the YWCA. He earned his B.A. from Bates College, where he was senior class president, co-captained the varsity squash team, and founded a program for Sudanese and Somali refugees called Lewiston Squash. Williams has a Master’s in Coaching & Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine.
See SEA’s full Board of Directors list here.