Tim Wyant – Executive Director
Tim co-founded SEA in 2005 and became Executive Director in 2012. Under Tim’s leadership, SEA’s membership has grown from 12 to 19 programs in the United States and five affiliate organizations abroad, with combined enrollment exceeding 2,500 students. Previously, Tim was the founding executive director of CitySquash, the country’s fourth squash and education program, which operates in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Tim earned a B.A. at Harvard University, where he played varsity soccer and was an All-American on the squash team. Tim later competed on the professional squash tour, was a member of the U.S. men’s national team, and served as a board member of US Squash. A native of Cincinnati, Tim resides in New York City.
Jennifer Sewell – Managing Director
Jennifer oversees SEA programming, operations and grant-making, supports the development and sharing of best practices across the network, and works with the SEA team to implement the organization’s strategic goals. Before taking on the role of Managing Director, Jennifer was SEA’s Director of Program Support and Evaluation, during which she oversaw data management and analysis, member program reviews, and staff training. Prior to joining SEA, Jennifer was an Associate at Blue Meridian Partners, where she worked with education, social-emotional learning, and juvenile justice nonprofits, and helped manage Edna McConnell Clark Foundation’s Youth Development Fund. Previously, she worked as a Research Manager at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University and led training and recruitment for the Court Appointed Special Advocates in South Bend, Indiana. Jennifer completed a B.A. at Franklin & Marshall College, where she played varsity soccer, and earned an M.P.A. from Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington.
Dora Bayliss – Director of Program Support
Dora oversees program quality across the network, working closely with member organizations to provide guidance, identify and share best practices, lead trainings and presentations, and manage SEA’s membership review process. Dora has spent over a decade in the network, first as Director of High School Academics and College Support at CitySquash in the Bronx. After attending graduate school, Dora returned to the network to found and grow SquashBusters’ Lawrence site, serving as its Program Director for three years and Executive Director for four years. Dora completed a B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania and M.Ed. at Harvard University and has held positions at PBS and Learning through an Expanded Arts Program, Inc. Dora lives in Cincinnati; in her free time, she enjoys crafting, singing, and chasing her toddler.
Jessica Davis – Management Analyst
Jessica supports SEA’s data analysis and evaluation of member organizations, helps manage site visits, and serves as a point person for special projects such as new program development and membership applications. A native of Manchester, England, Jessica completed a B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania, where she captained the varsity squash team, was a first-team All-American, two-time All-Ivy selection, and earned an M.P.H. from Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine. Jessica worked on various research projects while at Penn, partnering with the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center, Independence Blue Cross, the Mixed Methods Research Lab, and faculty members in Penn Nursing and the M.P.H program.
Edgardo Gonzalez – Director of Squash
Edgardo oversees SEA’s squash programming by organizing national and regional tournaments, and managing elite squash development camps throughout the school year and summer. Edgardo is an alumnus of CitySquash in the Bronx and, prior to joining SEA’s staff, spent six years at StreetSquash Harlem, most recently serving as the Senior Squash Director. During his time at StreetSquash, Edgardo managed a team of squash coaches and over 150 students’ squash progress. He developed curriculum, coordinated matches and tournaments, and introduced an elite squash program for high performing players, which he managed. Edgardo graduated with a B.A. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he studied psychology and captained the varsity squash team.
Manuela Perez – Director of College & Career
Manuela oversees SEA’s college placement and career readiness efforts, collaborating with staff from across the network to identify and promote best practices and help prepare students for successful post-secondary experiences and careers. Manuela is a CitySquash alumna and graduate of Barnard College, where she earned a B.A. in Economics and Africana Studies. Before joining SEA, Manuela spent two years as Assistant Director of Admissions at Oliver Scholars, where she worked with students in New York City, helping equip them for success at independent schools and colleges. Previously, Manuela worked in HR and Recruitment at Morgan Stanley. She’s maintained her connection to SEA and CitySquash as a volunteer, mentor, and junior board member.
Maggie Riehl – Director of Development
Maggie oversees SEA’s development and communications efforts, supporting print and online communication, social media, donor relations, grant writing, and event planning. Maggie has served in various mentoring and volunteer roles at nonprofits. After graduating with a B.A. from Colgate University, she returned to her hometown of Baltimore to work in fundraising at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, the city’s 22-location library system. While not a squash player herself, she grew up around the sport and is proud to support the network.
Whitney Su – Director of Finance & Administration
Whitney oversees the finance and administration functions of SEA, managing the organization’s financial records and reports for the Board of Directors and audits, office administration, human resources, and events logistics. Prior to joining SEA, Whitney worked in several roles within higher education administration at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Columbia University. Whitney completed a B.A. in English and Sociology at UMass Amherst and earned an M.L.I.S. from UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Originally from Randolph, MA, Whitney now lives in Brooklyn.