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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.

Alexandra Boillot Director of Development

Alexandra joined CitySquash in 2012. As Director of Development, she oversees CitySquash’s fundraising operations, including all events, communications and foundational giving. Previously, Alexandra served as the organization’s Program Director in the Bronx for six years and Director of Placement for two years. Alexandra graduated from Middlebury College in 2012 with a major in History and a minor in Education Studies. At Middlebury, she worked in a Head Start classroom, served as a tutor to freshman students and was a member of the Varsity Squash team, serving as captain her senior year. Alexandra grew up in Rye, NY and lives in Manhattan. 

Colin Murfree Program Director - Bronx

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. 

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.

Dominic Benacquista Director of Exercise Physiology - Brooklyn

Dominic joined CitySquash in 2021. As Director of Exercise Physiology, he manages the planning and implementation of training programs to enhance squash performance for all Brooklyn team members. He has over nine years of coaching experience in both the private and professional sectors working with amateur to Olympic level athletes across a range of sporting organizations – Global Squash Coach, Willoughby Squash Club, East Coast Squash Academy and the Australian Institute of Sport. Dominic is a Squash Australia certified Squash Coach, Australian Strength and Conditioning Association certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Australian Catholic University.

Giustina Charbonneau Director of High School Academics - 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.

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.

Bryan Patterson  Director of Squash - Bronx

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 - Bronx

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 Associate - Bronx

Jack joined CitySquash in 2021. As the Program Associate, 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. 

Morgan Solender Director of Middle School Academics - Bronx

Morgan joined CitySquash in 2020. As Director of Middle School Academics, she designs the academic curriculum, oversees academic sessions, and monitors the academic progress of all middle school students. Morgan graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Educational Studies and Psychology and a minor in Spanish. While at Washington University, she served as a freshman orientation leader, interviewed prospective students, and tutored elementary and middle school students. Morgan served as the Academic Enrichment Intern at CitySquash during the summers of 2018 and 2019 and wrote her senior thesis on the academic and athletic predictors of college outcomes for CitySquash students. Morgan is from Scarsdale, NY, and lives in Manhattan.

Bianca Troche Director of Elementary School Academics – Bronx

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 recently 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.