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. 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 Silva – Deputy Director
Becky oversees national programming and organizational operations, and focuses on the development of program quality and best practices across the network. With a passion for social justice and supporting youth, Becky has worked for more than 20 years in the fields of youth development and education. Prior to SEA, Becky served for four years as the Program Director at our Boston program, SquashBusters. Becky also served in senior leadership roles at MetroLacrosse and led a dropout prevention program for high-risk youth at Roca, Inc. In the education world, Becky worked for two years as a middle school Spanish teacher and field hockey coach. She completed her B.A. at Connecticut College and earned a Masters of Education from Harvard University.
Sonia Gonzalez – Director of Educational Partnerships & Alumni
Sonia focuses on our educational programming and partnerships, college student and alumni support, and academic programming. Originally from Texas, Sonia is an alumna of KIPP Houston and the University of Chicago, and is a Bezos Scholar. She recently completed her Masters in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy at NYU Steinhardt. Previously she worked as a college counselor, instructor and academic advisor for the Noble Network of Charter Schools in Chicago, and ran a mentorship program for first-generation college students of color at NYU’s Center for Multicultural Education & Programs. Outside of SEA, she can be seen doing improv comedy around the city.
Kristen Rugel – Director of Finances & Human Resources
Kristen manages the finance and human resource functions of SEA. Kristen graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. in Accounting and earned a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining SEA Kristen worked in leadership positions at non-profit organizations for over 14 years. Kristen’s most recent role was Chief Financial Officer at Stevens Cooperative School.
Nina Kelly – Director of Squash
Nina oversees SEA’s squash programming. She focuses on organizing regional and national competitions and managing elite squash development camps throughout the school year and summer. Nina also serves as a liaison between SEA, US Squash and coaches throughout the network. A CitySquash alumna who was born in Honduras and grew up in the Bronx, Nina graduated from Bucknell University, where she founded and led the club squash program. Prior to joining SEA, Nina attended graduate school at the University of Bologna and worked at a museum and marketing agency. She has also worked as a junior squash coach in Connecticut.
Maggie Riehl – Development & Communications Associate
Maggie supports SEA’s development and communications efforts through print and online communication, social media, donor relations, grant writing, and event support. Maggie has served in various mentoring and volunteer roles at nonprofits. After graduating 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 excited to support the network.