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

Colin Murfree Program Director

Colin joined CitySquash in 2015. As Program Director, he manages the day-to-day operations of CitySquash’s Bronx program. Previously, Colin was the Director of Middle School Academics in the Bronx for five years, and also served as the organization’s Academic Chair. 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 Manhattan. 

Giustina Charbonneau Director of High School Academics

Giustina joined CitySquash in 2017 through the Up2Us Coach program. She oversees the local academic curriculum and runs high school academic programming. 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, NY and lives in the Bronx.

Kaitlyn Foster Director of Middle School Academics

Kaitlyn joined CitySquash in 2022. As Director of Middle School Academics, she is responsible for developing the academic enrichment curriculum for the 6th-8th grade team members in the Bronx and tracks their academic progress. Kaitlyn graduated with honors from Pace University, where she majored in Public Relations.  While at Pace, she served as a mentor to student athletes. Prior to CitySquash, Kaitlyn worked New York Junior Tennis and Learning. Kaitlyn was born and raised in the Bronx. 

Courtney Knowlton Director of Development

Courtney first worked at CitySquash from 2004-2006 at the Director of High School Placement. After leaving CitySquash, she worked as the Program Director and Dean of Faculty at The East Harlem School for fifteen years, before returning to CitySquash as the Development Director. Courtney graduated from Amherst College with a double major in English and Spanish. At Amherst, Courtney played on the varsity field hockey and lacrosse teams. In 2011, she received her MA in Educational Leadership from NYU. Courtney grew up in Montclair, NJ and now lives in Larchmont, NY with her family.

Tatiana Lovera Director of High School Placement

Tatiana (She/Her) joined CitySquash in 2021. As the Director of Placement, she works ​with team members who are interested in attending private boarding schools or private day schools in the greater New York City area. Tatiana is an alumna of the Loomis Chaffee school in Windsor, CT and a recent graduate of Muhlenberg College where she earned her B.A in Dance (Education) and Theater (Acting). While at Muhlenberg she also served as a NASPA certified Sexual & Gender Based Violence Prevention Peer Educator, the Inclusivity and Equity chair for the Muhlenberg Theatre Association, and as a Residential Advisor. Tatiana was raised in Queens, NY where she still resides with her family, two dogs, and two Chinchillas. 

William Pantle Assistant Director of Squash

Will joined CitySquash as a staff member in 2022. He is an alum of the program, having graduated in 2020. As assistant director of squash, he is responsible for designing and leading squash practices for elementary, middle, and high school team members. His role is to develop a passion for squash for the entire program. Will graduated from Fordham University in 2020, where he majored in Economics. While at Fordham, Will played on the varsity squash team and also worked and learned how to coach at Westchester Squash Academy where he was the assistant pro for 5 years. Will was born in the Bronx and currently resides in Queens.   

Bryan Patterson  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.

Guadalupe Sanchez Director of College Access and Success

Guadalupe joined CitySquash in 2021. As the Director of College Access and Success, she manages the college awareness and application process and provides ongoing support for college students. Prior to joining CitySquash, Guadalupe served as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Alvernia University and as a college advisor with NYU College Advising Corps at Fordham Leadership Academy. She graduated from Columbia University in 2018 with a B.A. in Urban Studies and a concentration in Sociology. At Columbia, she was actively involved with the university’s non-profit, Community Impact, as both a volunteer and part-time staff member. Guadalupe is from Cleveland, OH and currently lives in Manhattan.

Jack Smith Program Manager

Jack joined CitySquash in 2021. As the Program Manager, he coaches squash, oversees CitySquash’s mentoring program, and assists with the organization’s development and communications efforts. Jack graduated from Bard College in 2016 with a BA in Film and Electronic Arts. He served as the captain of the Men’s Squash Team for his junior and senior seasons and also served as Bard College’s Liberty League representative for the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Prior to CitySquash, Jack worked as a Middle School Squash Director for StreetSquash Harlem for four years. Jack grew up in Manhattan and currently resides in Brooklyn. 

Bianca Troche Director of Elementary School Academics

Bianca is an alumna of CitySquash and joined as a full-time staff member in 2021. As Director of Elementary School Academics, she is responsible for developing the academic enrichment curriculum for the 3rd-5th grade team members in the Bronx and tracks their academic progress. Bianca graduated from St. Lawrence University, where she majored in Psychology and double minored in Gender & Sexuality and Education. While at St. Lawrence, she was a tutor for the local elementary school, worked in the student center and was a member of various activist groups on campus. Bianca was born and raised in the Bronx, N.Y.