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David Kay

Executive Director | david@metrosquash.org
David moved to Chicago in 2005 to help launch the program. Previously, David coached the men’s squash team at the University of Rochester. He was the head squash professional at the Union Club of New York and a top ranked player on the professional doubles tour. A native of Canada, David played competitive junior squash and attended Princeton University where he was an All-American and member of the 1993 National Championship team.

Janae Meyer

Program Director | janae@metrosquash.org
Janae Meyer serves as Program Director for MetroSquash. She has over 15 years of experience working with students and families in both academic and nonacademic settings. Prior to MetroSquash, Janae worked with "I Have a Dream" North Chicago, a nonprofit organization aimed at helping students in grades fifths through college realize their true potential. She holds a Masters in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors in Applied Psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Emma Charlton

Squash Director | emma@metrosquash.org
Emma moved to Chicago from her native England in August 2016 after retiring from the women's professional squash tour. After 9 years on the tour Emma reached a career high world ranking of 11, won 10 World Tour titles and 25 senior international caps for England. These included winning the World Team Championships, European Team Championships and a Bronze Medal in the Commonwealth Games. Emma is passionate about the importance of health and wellbeing and is excited to bring her experience and expertise in the field of squash to the students at MetroSquash. Emma has a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and German from the University of Nottingham.

Lauren Rich

Development Director | lauren@metrosquash.org
Lauren joined MetroSquash in 2015 as the Development Director. She comes from an extensive background in development and has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 8 years. Lauren has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Truman State University and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Northeastern State University.

Mary Sillah

Facility & Community Affairs Director | msillah@metrosquash.org
Mary is a proud MetroSquash parent and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Roosevelt University. Her career eventually transitioned to property and facility management, which was a perfect fit for her role as Facility Director. With the opening of the MetroSquash Academic & Squash Center, Mary has come on board to manage all aspects of maintaining our first class space – from front desk support to vendor management.

Charlotte Barnett

Finance & Operations Director | charlotte@metrosquash.org
Charlotte joined MetroSquash in 2016. She has over 20 years experience in both the For-Profit and Non-Profit sectors of Accounting and Auditing. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor Business Administration – Accounting degree from Howard University.

Ryan Jameson

Volunteer, Mentor and Events Manager | ryan@metrosquash.org
Ryan served as the Middle School Math Director for 4 years before transitioning to his new role with the Development Department. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Ryan joined the MetroSquash family in July 2013 with strong competencies in the areas of youth development, project management, and program implementation. After obtaining his degree in Human Development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011, Ryan served as a program coordinator at a Chicago Boys & Girls Club where he tracked students’ academic progression and provided programming in education and computer technology. As a Posse Scholar Alum, Ryan believes that every youth is destined for excellence and hopes to provide them with meaningful opportunities to reach their full potential.

Brittani M. Kindle

Social Worker | brittani@metrosquash.org
Brittani joined the MetroSquash team in July of 2017, shortly after receiving her Master's degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. During her graduate studies, she took classes and completed field practicums revolving around Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child Welfare, and Family Systems. Brittani has always had a passion for supporting adolescents and transition-age youth in a variety of roles, such as: counselor, mentor, and friend. She grew up on the Southside of Chicago and graduated from Lane Tech in 2009. As a former foster youth, she strongly believes that with the right social supports, all youth can excel in spite of the cards they are dealt. Brittani also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.

Terea Murphy

College Success Director | terea@metrosquash.org
Terea serves as our College Success Director. She has a background in education and comes with more than 12 years of experience working with both youth and adults. She is passionate about working in the community and providing families with resources for success. She believes that an education is one of the most valuable resources that one can possess. Terea has the goal of seeing all of the students at MetroSquash complete college and assert themselves as leaders in their respective fields. She holds a Master’s Degree in Urban School Leadership from Georgia State University.

Leigh Murphy

College Success Manager | leigh@metrosquash.org
Leigh joined the MetroSquash team in July of 2014. Leigh was a graduate of Teach for America in 2010, and has since taught middle school science in grades 6, 7, and most recently 8th at Perspectives Middle Academy in Chicago. Leigh graduated from the University of Colorado with a master’s degree in Urban Leadership in 2010.

Jasmine Cornell

High School Coordinator (9th & 10th Grade) | jasmine@metrosquash.org
Jasmine Cornell joined MetroSquash August 2017 as the High School Coordinator. Jasmine is responsible for providing academic support and enrichment experiences for 9th and 10th-grade MetroSquash students. Jasmine graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Psychology and Women's Studies in 2014. After graduation, they moved to Washington D.C. to be a Program Instructor for 8th and 10th-grade students at For Love of Children. It was here, Jasmine developed a passion to engage young people through education, social justice, and art. Jasmine is bringing that same passion to MetroSquash to help our students reach their full potential!

Jessica Enriquez

Middle School Math & Placement Coordinator | jess@metrosquash.org
Jessica serves as the Middle School Math & Placement Coordinator at MetroSquash. Prior to joining MetroSquash, Jessica served as a Team Leader and AmeriCorps member with City Year at Deneen School of Excellence and Tilden High School. Her love for the south side of Chicago is what brought her back to the city after graduating as a Posse Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Connecticut College. As a Jones College Preparatory alumna, she is dedicated to supporting families of 7th and 8th grade students in finding a high school that meets their needs and expectations. She believes that providing a fun and engaging learning environment is key to youth empowerment and success.

Kyle M. Lilly

Middle School ELA Coordinator | kyle@metrosquash.org
Kyle Lilly currently serves as the Middle School ELA Director at MetroSquash. Before joining MetroSquash in July 2017, he spent the past two years working at City Year Chicago. In his first year, he served as an ELA tutor and mentor for middle and high school students at Kelvyn Park High school. Most recently, Kyle served on City Year’s Civic Engagement Team where he served alongside a team of five to plan and implement community service projects around Chicago. Kyle is passionate about child advocacy, social justice and youth development. He graduated from Loyola University in 2015 with a double major in Sociology and Criminology.

Charlie Merrill

Assistant Squash Directorr | cmerrill@metrosquash.org
Charlie joined MetroSquash in the summer of 2015. He is a graduate of The Millbrook School and Hobart College, where he played squash at the varsity level. He has spent several summers coaching at camps, and was a volunteer at MetroSquash before joining our team. Though he is from Connecticut, he is excited about making Chicago his new home.

Seetreeon Torres

Assistant Squash Director | tron@metrosquash.org
Seetreeon joined MetroSquash in the summer of 2015. He is a graduate of City Squash, a selective Bronx-based after-school program, and partner program under NUSEA. Upon graduating from City Squash, he attended St. Lawrence University. In 2014-2015, he was part of a nationally ranked squash team which finished second in the country, and received the Coach’s Award for the 2014-2015 season.

Tarina Bradshaw

Fitness Director | tarina@metrosquash.org
Prior to joining MetroSquash, Tarina was an Americorps City Year member and served at the Johnson School of Excellence where she became the Middle School Assistant Track Coach leading the girl’s track team to the championships. After graduating from the Americorps program, Tarina served as a dance instructor at the Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School, as well as the athletic events manager. As Fitness Director at MetroSquash, Tarina is responsible for conditioning students through rigorous engaging physical activities which prepare students to learn the game of squash, and condition students to continue to play squash.

Mariah N. Levy

Program Specialist | mariah@metrosquash.org
Mariah has been with MetroSquash since September 2016. She is concurrently working toward her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Chicago. Prior to joining MetroSquash, Mariah worked with high-schoolers in Washington, D.C. while attending Howard University. She enjoys facilitating opportunities for MetroSquash high-schoolers to develop creative talents and promote personal growth through programs like Visual Art Studio, Squash the Mic, and “9 to 5,” a mentoring program that will give our newest 5th graders a chance to learn from our 9th grade students.