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Staff

Terence Li Executive Director

Terence became Executive Director of CitySquash in 2014, after re-joining the organization as Program Director in 2012. He previously worked at CitySquash from 2005-2007. Terence was a member of the varsity squash team at Yale University, where he received a B.A. in 2004 in architecture. After leaving CitySquash in 2007, Terence received both an M.Sc. in Economic History from the London School of Economics and an M.B.A from the Yale School of Management. After business school, Terence worked in finance before returning to CitySquash. Terence grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada, where he was a competitive racquetball player, becoming both the Canadian Junior National Champion and the World Junior Mixed Doubles Champion. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife, Courtney, a former CitySquash Director of Placement, and their sons, Jackson and Cody.

Alexandra Boillot Program Director - Bronx

Al joined CitySquash in 2012. As Program Director, she manages the day-to-day operations of CitySquash’s Bronx program. Previously, Al served as the organization’s Director of Placement, helping students gain admission to selective high schools and summer camps. Al graduated from Middlebury College in 2012 with a major in History and a minor in Education Studies. At Middlebury, she served as a tutor to freshman students and was a member of the varsity squash team, serving as captain her senior year. Al is from Rye, NY and lives in Manhattan.

Manny Vega Program Director - Brooklyn

Manny joined CitySquash in 2019. As Program Director, he manages the day-to-day operations of CitySquash’s Brooklyn program. He has over a decade of experience in educational access and youth development, most recently working at the Oliver Scholars Program as their Director of Guidance and Program Development. Manny is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and received a B.A. in Sociology from Wesleyan University. He grew up in Washington Heights where he currently resides with his dogs, Mona and Penny.

Craig Alder Director of Academics - Brooklyn

Craig joined CitySquash in 2019. As the Director of Academics in Brooklyn, he plans and implements curriculum to support team members in their ongoing academic development. Craig graduated from Brigham Young University in 2012 with a major in Sociology and a minor in Music. Upon graduation, he taught high school Literature and Sociology in Baltimore. During that time, he completed a Master’s in Secondary Education at Johns Hopkins. Craig is also a certified yoga instructor, with experience teaching in schools through the Holistic Life Foundation in Baltimore. During the summer of 2019 he completed additional training for using mindfulness and yoga in the classroom. At CitySquash, he infuses classroom instruction with mindfulness practices. Craig grew up in Boise, Idaho and lives in Brooklyn.

Giustina Charbonneau Director of High School Academics and College Prep - Bronx

Giustina joined CitySquash in 2017 through the Up2Us Coach program. She oversees the local high school academic curriculum, guides our upper-level team members through the college process, and supports our college students. Giustina earned a B.S. in Psychology and Spanish Language & Literature in 2017 from Fordham University. While at Fordham, Giustina volunteered with CitySquash between 2015 and 2017 as a Homework Help Aide and Learning Center Intern. In addition to having studied abroad in Spain, she has worked with Fordham University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. Giustina was born and raised in Brewster, and lives in the Bronx.

Cory Litman Assistant Director of Squash - Bronx

Cory joined CitySquash in 2019. As Assistant Director of Squash, he designs and leads squash practices for elementary, middle, and high school team members as well as managing squash development and training. Cory graduated from Dickinson College in 2019 with a major in Educational Studies. At Dickinson he was a member of the varsity squash team, serving as captain his senior year and earning academic honors. Cory is from Philadelphia and currently lives in the Bronx.

Jordyn Matthews Director of Elementary School Academics - Bronx

Jordyn joined CitySquash in 2018. As Director of Elementary School Academics, she develops the academic enrichment curriculum for the third-fifth grade team members in the Bronx and tracks their academic progress. Previously, Jordyn served as the organization’s Director of Academics in Brooklyn. Jordyn graduated from Vassar College in 2017 and double majored in Neuroscience and French. While at Vassar, she competed on the Varsity Women’s Soccer team for four years, completed field work teaching French at an elementary school in Poughkeepsie, and taught at the program Exploring Science at Vassar Farm. Following college she worked as a Math Tutor at Clinton High School in the Bronx and coached soccer for Manhattan Soccer Club. Jordyn is originally from Toronto, Canada, and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Charlie Merrill Director of High School Placement - Bronx

Charlie joined CitySquash in 2019. As the Director of High School Placement, Charlie works with the team members interested in attending boarding school or private high school in the greater NYC area. Charlie is a graduate of Hobart College where he played on the Varsity Squash Team for four years. Prior to Hobart, Charlie attended The Millbrook School, a boarding school in Millbrook, NY. Before joining CitySquash, Charlie worked as Squash Director at MetroSquash in Chicago.

Colin Murfree Academic Chair & Director of Middle School Academics - Bronx

Colin joined CitySquash in 2015. As Director of Middle School Academics, he designs the academic curriculum, oversees academic sessions, and monitors the academic progress of all middle school students. Colin graduated from Stanford University in 2009, where he majored in Communication. After spending a year in Santiago, Chile, Colin was a high school Spanish teacher for four years in Baltimore, MD. In addition to teaching he also coached volleyball and baseball and co-founded A Bridge Abroad, a non-profit organization centered on student travel. Colin was born and raised in Salisbury, MD and currently lives in the Bronx. 

Anna O'Keefe Director of College Access and Success - Bronx

Anna joined CitySquash in 2018. As Director of College Access and Success, Anna works with our high school juniors and seniors on standardized test prep and navigating the college application process. Anna also actively supports our current college students by assisting them with financial aid, class scheduling, academic support, and career readiness. Anna earned a B.A. in American Studies in 2018 from Hamilton College, where she wrote a senior thesis on the experiences of low-income students participating in higher education opportunity programs at Hamilton and across the United States. While at Hamilton, Anna worked for the first year outdoor orientation program, was a peer mentor for January admits and was the music director of her all women’s a cappella group. Anna was born and raised, and currently lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

Bryan Patterson - Bronx Director of Squash

Bryan joined CitySquash in 2007. As Director of Squash, Bryan manages squash practices and oversees the squash development of CitySquash’s team members, leading a fitness program, guiding technical instruction and coaching at tournaments. He competed on the world professional squash circuit and was ranked as high as #2 in the U.K. and #16 in the world. He was a founding member of the ISPA (International Squash Players Association), now the PSA. Bryan represented England in the Home Countries Team Championships, the European Team Championships and Great Britain in the Team and Individual World Championships. As a coach, Bryan has been the English boys’ squads Assistant National Coach, Head Squash Professional at the Squash Club at CHASS in Philadelphia and Head Squash Professional at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn Heights. He was also the director of the USA Junior National squads. Bryan has one son, John, and lives in the Bronx.

Valeria Quan Program Associate - Bronx

Val joined CitySquash in 2018. As Program Associate, she assist with coaching squash, oversees CitySquash’s mentoring program, and assist with the organization’s development, communication and strategic planning effort. Val graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2016 with a major in Psychology. At St. Lawrence she served as a Community Assistant (Resident Assistant) and a member of the varsity squash team, serving as captain her senior year. Val is from San Salvador, El Salvador, and currently lives in Manhattan.

Grace Saliba Director of Placement - Brooklyn

Grace joined CitySquash in 2018 as the Director of Placement for the Brooklyn program.  She is responsible for helping students gain admission to selective high schools and summer programs.  Prior to joining the CitySquash team, Grace worked at her alma mater, St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware, where she served as an assistant athletic director, assistant dean of students, dorm parent, advisor, and coached lacrosse, basketball, and cross country. Since the summer of 2016, Grace has both coached and served as a Program Director for girls lacrosse at Sports Challenge Leadership Academy. Grace is a 2016 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College with a B.A. in Sociology.  While at F&M, she served as captain of the lacrosse team and earned All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American honors in 2015 and 2016. Grace is a native of Davidsonville, MD and Lewes, DE, and currently lives in Manhattan.