City Squash
Enabling New York City youth to fulfill their academic,
athletic and personal potential.

Board of Directors

Gerry Murray Chair

Gerry joined the CitySquash Board in 2013. Gerry retired in 2022 after spending 28 years at J.P. Morgan, the last 10 of which as head of the firm’s N.A. Leveraged Finance Group. Gerry received a BA in Economics from Georgetown University and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Georgetown Baker Scholars Program. Gerry and his wife Caroline have three children, all of who were active junior and college squash players. Gerry, Caroline and their dog Jax currently spend their time between Bronxville, New York and Watch Hill, Rhode Island. 

Neil Abromavage 

Neil joined the CitySquash Board in 2024, but his long-time Fordham University connection has allowed him to admire the mission for over two decades. He is a Managing Director at Bank of America in the Financial Institutions Group where he leads the Financial Sponsor & Asset / Wealth Management coverage efforts. Neil played wide receiver at Fordham in the Patriot League, but has only found a small amount of that requisite speed and footwork to be even remotely relevant to his yet-to-blossom squash game. For over a decade, Neil has combined his Wall Street experience with his strong development and mentoring skills to act as Special Advisor and Program Counsel to a select group of NCAA Division 1-A / 1-AA head coaches at several major US universities. He received his B.S. from Fordham University and his M.B.A from Columbia Business School.

Jose Alvarez 

Jose joined the CitySquash Board of Directors in 2020, as the first CitySquash alum to join the Board. Jose was part of CitySquash’s inaugural class and went on to attend Canterbury School for high school and Hobart and William Smith for college. Jose graduated from Hobart in 2009, where he played on the Varsity Squash Team. Jose earned his Master’s in Education from Relay Graduate School in 2016 and currently works in the South Bronx at The American Dream School as a Math Instructional Coach and Algebra Teacher. He has been a CitySquash mentor for several years and lives in the Bronx. 

Kelly Boyle Campelli President

Kelly joined the CitySquash Board in 2020. She has been a long-time volunteer with CitySquash as a mentor and high school math tutor. She previously worked at Goldman Sachs in New York and has a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. Kelly lives in Manhattan with her husband, Andrew, and two boys.

Nick Burgin  

Nick joined the CitySquash Board in 2016. Nick is the founder of Cape Poge Capital and previously worked for 17 years at Goldman Sachs in New York, Tokyo, and London. Nick received a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University, where he also spent several years rowing on the crew team. Nick also serves on the Board of Trustees of Groton School and lives in Bronxville with his wife, Courtney, and three children.  He is an active (albeit frequently injured) squash player, and his children are active in the sport as well.

Lauren Chu 

Lauren joined the CitySquash Board in 2023. She had previously served on the CitySquash Junior Board from 2016-2022. She is a Managing Director at a privately owned real estate company in New York City. Lauren earned an A.B. in English from Princeton University in 2004 where she played on the women’s varsity squash team. She also earned an MMH from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. Lauren has been a long-time supporter of CitySquash and serves as a mentor for high school team member Dalia Hipolito and was named Mentor of the Year in 2016.

Buzz Doherty 

Buzz joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014 and the Board of Directors in 2015. He currently serves as a Managing Partner at North Sea Partners. Prior to joining North Sea, he was Executive Vice President/Fund Partner at Ridgewood Energy Corporation where he led successful efforts to raise the first institutional fund at a private equity firm focused on oil and gas exploration. Buzz is a graduate of both Amherst College and the Wharton Graduate School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a proud squash parent—daughter Maura (Dartmouth ‘11) and Hugh (Colby ’17) have both worked at CitySquash in the Bronx.

Robert Galluccio  

Robert joined the CitySquash Board in 2022. He is an ESG Project Specialist in the Sustainability & ESG Advisory Practice at Paul, Weiss. Prior to joining Paul Weiss, Robert was a Consultant at Taproot Foundation in their Advisory Services Practice where he advised corporate clients and NGO beneficiaries. Robert began his career at CitySquash and was Program Director at the organization’s Brooklyn site. Robert received a B.A. in Political Science from Middlebury College in 2015 where he captained the varsity squash team. Robert lives in Manhattan and continues to play squash actively.

David Ganek 

David joined the CitySquash Board in 2011. David co-founded Level Global Investments in 2003. Prior to starting Level Global, David was an equity trader at SAC Capital. David graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, where he played on the varsity squash team. David serves on the Board of Trustees of the Guggenheim Museum and lives in Manhattan with his wife and three children.

Lorenzo Heholt 

Lorenzo joined the CitySquash Board of Directors in 2022 and works as a Vice President in J.P. Morgan’s Leveraged Finance Group. He earned his BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and his MBA from the University of Virginia. A strong believer in the power of sports, Lorenzo was a member of the Johns Hopkins Men’s Lacrosse Team that won the 2007 Division I National Championship. He lives with his wife, three daughters, and chocolate lab in Summit, NJ

Vincent Hodge  

Vincent Hodge is the Director of Financial Aid and the Assistant Director of Admissions at Episcopal High School in Alexandria Virginia. He is a graduate of Episcopal High School and has a BA from Stanford University and and MA from Princeton. He has supported numerous CitySquash students through their journeys at Episcopal and joined the CitySquash board in 2022. 

Stephen Ketchum 

Stephen joined the CitySquash Board of Directors in 2020. Stephen is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sound Point Capital Management, LP, a $21 billion credit asset management firm. Previously, he was Global Head of Media & Telecom Investment Banking for Bank of America Securities (“BofA”). From 1990 to 2000, he was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Department of DLJ. Stephen is on the Board of Trustees of the East Side House Settlement, the New York Police & Fire Widows’ & Children’s Benefit Fund and the Museum of the City of New York. Stephen earned a B.A. from New England College, magna cum laude, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Stephen is an active (albeit mediocre) doubles squash player and his three children are avid singles squash players.

Terence Li  

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. He currently lives in Manhattan with his wife and their three children.

Michael Luskin 

Michael is a founding member of the CitySquash Board. Michael is a lawyer at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and specializes in bankruptcy law, representing banks, finance companies, equipment lessors and other creditors. He is involved in numerous charitable organizations, among them The New Jewish Home UJA-Federation of New York, and his college and law school alumni organizations. He received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1973 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1977. Michael lives in Chappaqua, New York, and is an avid squash player whose energy, he says, far exceeds his ability.

Ben Mandel Treasurer

Ben joined the Board of Directors in 2018. He has been involved with CitySquash since 2003, both as an active volunteer, winning Volunteer of the Year in 2005, and as a member of the Junior Board. Ben is an Analyst at Egerton Capital and received his M.B.A from Harvard Business School and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. He and his wife, Halley, live in New York City.

Sydney Mark Secretary

Sydney became Board Secretary in 2023. Sydney is a lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and specializes in capital markets and corporate transactions. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and her B.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Keith Merrill 

Keith joined the CitySquash Board in 2023 after serving for nine years on the Junior Board. He currently works as a Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners, L.P., a private equity and distressed debt investment firm based in New York City where he focuses on the firm’s marketing and fundraising efforts, as well as investor relations activity. Keith previously worked at Satellite Asset Management, L.P. and began his career in the Prime Finance Group at Citigroup. He graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Government from St. Lawrence University in 2006 and was a four-year member of the men’s squash team.

Maggie O'Toole 

Maggie joined the CitySquash board in 2021 after being involved with the program for years as a mentor. Maggie is an interior, set, and event designer based in New York City, and has worked in Film, Television, Fashion, and Events since 2013. Maggie graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Art History and a certificate in Painting, and also received an A.A.S. in Interior Design from Parsons, The New School for Design. At Princeton, she played on the Women’s Varsity Squash Team, which won three consecutive national championships and two Ivy League titles, and she served as a captain her senior year. Maggie is still an avid squash player and also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Pingry School in NJ.

Gerald B. Ouderkirk III 

Jerry joined the CitySquash Board in 2010. A Senior Managing Director and Head of Structured Credit at Pretium Partners, Jerry has overall responsibility for the Firm’s corporate credit program. Prior to Pretium, Jerry was a Partner at Goldman Sachs. Jerry graduated from Colgate University in 1998 with a BA in English and Economics. He lives in New York City and has three daughters, and is an avid squash player himself.

Reyna Pacheco 

Reyna joined the CitySquash Board of Directors in 2020. Reyna is an alum of the San Diego squash and education program, Access Youth Academy, and graduated from Columbia University in 2016, where she played Varsity Squash all four years. After graduating, she competed on the Professional Squash Association tour for several years, attaining a career-high ranking of #67. She now lives in New York City and works at Goldman Sachs.

Julia Pershan 

Julia joined the CitySquash board in 2015. She helps manage the Areté Foundation which supports endeavors in the fields of education, health, and the arts. Julia has extensive history in the nonprofit sector and community service, having co-founded Freedom Summer, a nonprofit organization dedicated to young voter registration and participation before being appointed by President Clinton to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She currently also sits on the board of directors of the Outward Bound Center for Peacekeeping,  the Islesboro Islands Trust, and The Brearley School where her three daughters Ella, Phoebe, and Hannah are currently enrolled. Julia and her husband Jonathan live in Manhattan where they enjoy watching their daughters play increasingly good squash.

Sarah Robertson 

Sarah is the mother of four avid squash players. She teaches workshops and assists with external communications at PAVE Academy, a K-8th grade charter school in Red Hook, Brooklyn, founded by her husband.  She also serves on the board of the Robertson Foundation. She has taught mindfulness classes for children and adults and also founded an herbal tea company, Steep Rise. She has worked as a staff writer for the Wall Street Journal and has also freelanced for many other publications, including The New York Times. Sarah graduated from Duke University.

Sanford M. Schwartz Founder & Chairman Emeritus

Sanford founded CitySquash in 2002. A strong believer in the enrichment program model pioneered by CitySquash’s sister programs in Roxbury and Harlem, Sanford works closely with the CitySquash staff and Board to improve the breadth and scope of organization. Sanford received his B.A. from George Washington University in 1973, a Ph.D. in Sociology from Catholic University in 1983, and an M.S.W. degree from Fordham University in 2005. A resident of White Plains, New York, Sanford is the President of Research Horizons, a marketing research firm, and previously held executive positions at other marketing research firms, including Market Facts, Elrick and Lavidge, Quick Test and Westat. Sanford has his own clinical practice and is a Board member of FJC – a foundation of donor advised funds. An avid squash player since the mid-1980’s, Sanford claims that he is still learning how to play the game.

Charlotte Steel 

Charlotte joined the CitySquash board in 2023 after being involved with the program for nearly 20 years as a mentor, volunteer tutor, and Junior Board member. Charlotte does Product Marketing and Pricing Strategy for Toast, a cloud-based restaurant software and payments company. Prior to Toast, she worked as a Consultant for EY-Parthenon and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. She began her career as a Math and Science teacher for the NYC Department of Education after graduating from Brown University. Charlotte also has a Masters in Education from CUNY’s City College of New York. At Brown, Charlotte played on the Women’s Varsity Squash Team and served as captain in her senior year. Charlotte lives in Connecticut with her husband and their son.

Laura Trevelyan 

Laura joined the Board of Directors in 2017. She is an anchor of the BBC’s US newscast BBC World News America which broadcasts on the global 24 hour news channel BBC World News. As a correspondent, Laura has reported for the BBC from around the world, covering humanitarian crises and diplomatic visits, interviewing leading newsmakers and public figures. Laura was educated at Parliament Hill Girls School in North London before going on to gain a first class degree in politics from Bristol University in 1990 and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from the University of Wales College, Cardiff in 1991. Laura, her husband, James, and their three squash playing sons frequently host CitySquash team members at their Brooklyn home.

Brian Walsh 

Brian joined the CitySquash Board in 2014. He is Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at Saguenay Strathmore Capital which he co-founded in 2002. Brian has over 30 years of investment banking, international capital markets and investment management experience. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Brian also serves on the Board of Directors of Great-West Lifeco, Inc., the Great West Life and Annuity Insurance Company, Putnam Investments Inc. and serves on the International Advisory Board of HEC (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and on the Global Business Council of Queen’s University School of Business. Brian has four children, is an avid squash player, and currently lives in Rye, NY.

Tim Wyant 

Tim was the executive director of CitySquash from 2002 to 2013. Before joining CitySquash, Tim was a varsity squash player at Harvard College, where he received a B.A. and where he also played varsity soccer. After graduation, Tim competed on the professional squash tour for two years and played for the U.S. Men’s National Team. Tim serves on the board of U.S. Squash and is the former chair of the U.S. Squash Doubles Committee. In 2005, Tim co-founded the Squash and Education Alliance, and in 2012 he became its Executive Director. Tim grew up in Cincinnati and lives in Brooklyn.

Rachel Yedid  

Rachel Yedid is a former Special Education teacher who taught 2nd grade for 6 years before starting her own family.  Rachel developed a love of reading and writing while in college at The University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in English. She went on to serve in Teach for America for two years while receiving her Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education from Lehman College. Since becoming a mother, Rachel has taken on various leadership roles at her children’s schools including Parents Association President and has dedicated her time to serving on multiple school wide committees. Rachel is a college essay advisor and works with high school juniors and seniors.  She currently resides in New York City with her husband and two sons.