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

Brooklyn Board

Buzz Doherty Chair

Buzz joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. 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.

Elyse Douglas 

Elyse joined the Brooklyn Board in 2017. She currently serves on the board of Assurant, a global provider of risk management solutions, and is a Senior Research Scholar at the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business. Previously, Elyse was Executive Vice President and CFO of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., treasurer of Coty, Inc., and an assistant treasurer of Nabisco. When not in Brooklyn, Elyse and her husband enjoy cheering on their son, Andrew, an All-American squash player at Penn.

Adam R. Dresher 

Adam joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. He is the Co-Founder and President of ALOFTA One Enterprises, a healthcare provider based in Phoenix, AZ. He previously worked over 20 years on Wall Street. Adam graduated from Franklin & Marshall College, where he played on the varsity squash team and was captain his senior year. Adam is also an alum of the Poly Prep Country Day School. A native of Brooklyn, Adam and his wife Claira and daughter Bella now live in Scottsdale.

Jean Ervasti  

Jean joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. She is a professional artist and photographer. Both Jean and her husband John are alumni of Miami University in Ohio. Her two children, Jack and Lark, are nationally-ranked squash players and both have developed deep friendships with many CitySquashers over the years. Jack played college squash at Williams, while Lark currently trains out of the Heights Casino. Jean is a long-time Brooklyn resident.

Michael Gantcher 

Mike joined the Brooklyn Board in 2015. He currently serves as the Head of Sales at RS Metrics. Prior to RS Metrics, he worked in sales at Madison Williams & Co., Oppenheimer and Company, and Lehman Brothers. Mike holds a B.A. in Urban Studies & Affairs from Hobart & William Smith. Mike and his wife, Christina, and two boys are all active squash players. Both boys attend Poly Prep and Billy is a regular CitySquash volunteer. Mike and his family live in Brooklyn. 

Rachel Hines 

Rachel Hines joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. Rachel recently retired from J.P. Morgan where she worked for 16 years, focusing primarily on financing in emerging market countries. She is currently on the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop where she is on the Executive Committee and chairs the Finance Committee. Additionally, she serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity in New York City, and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Yale University School of Management. Rachel lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three sons.

Stephanie Ingrassia  

Stephanie joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. She currently serves as the President of the Board of the Brooklyn Museum. Stephanie studied fine arts and art history at Michigan State and the University of London, and received a BA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has also been a board member of BRIC Arts/Media and of Creative Time. Stephanie, her husband, Tim, and their four children have mentored many CitySquashers over the years, hosting them at squash tournaments and on overnight excursions. Stephanie and her family lives in Brooklyn.

Peter Kelly  

Pete Kelly grew up in Brooklyn playing squash at the Heights Casino and attending Packer Collegiate Institute. He graduated from Princeton University in 2002 and later in 2008 from Emory University where he earned his JD and MBA. Following Emory, Pete joined J.P. Morgan’s investment banking division, where he remains today. An avid squash player, Pete and his wife, Brittany, live in Brooklyn with their two sons. 

Ben Oliner  

Ben joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. He is the Assistant Athletic Director, Co-Director of Squash, and the Head Coach of the middle and high school boys teams at Poly Prep Country Day School. Prior to joining Poly Prep, Ben played squash professionally for three years while also serving as Assistant Coach at Vassar College and coaching at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn. Ben is a graduate of Brown University where he was a two-time captain, and All-American. He and his wife, Ann, live in Brooklyn with their son, Jack, and daughter Mia.

Meredeth Quick 

Meredeth joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. She is co-Director of Squash and the Head Coach of the girls’ varsity squash team at Poly Prep Country Day School, where she also teaches 6th grade English. Prior to Poly Prep, Meredeth played squash professionally for six years, while also coaching at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn. She has played on the US National Team, coached the US Junior Women’s Team, and remains a top-ranked professional doubles player. Meredeth is a graduate of Princeton University where she was a four-time All-American, leading the Tigers to two national championships. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Peter, and their sons, Dylan and Tyler.

Spencer Robertson 

Spencer Robertson joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. He is the Founder and Executive Director of PAVE Academy, one of CitySquash Brooklyn’s two partner schools. Before launching PAVE, Spencer worked at North Star Academy Charter School of Newark. Spencer completed the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship, which provided him one year to study the highest performing public schools in America. He holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, with a focus on the non-profit sector. His education career includes three years as a seventh and eighth graders language arts and Spanish teacher and co-founder of the school’s running club. He then served as a program officer at the Tiger Foundation, supporting after-school programs and early child development initiatives throughout New York City. He graduated from Duke University in 1998. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and four children.

Laura Trevelyan 

Laura joined the Brooklyn Board in 2014. 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.