Squash Haven is supported by a Board of committed individuals and alumni that collectively work towards our mission of rebuilding our community and pushing our students to be the best possible versions of themselves. Check out our board members below and the experiences they bring to Squash Haven.
Eric Berger, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in New Haven who is retired form the CT Mental Health Center. He graduated from Yale in 1966, New York University School of Medicine in 1971, and the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program in 1976. New Haven, CT.
Elizabeth Carney is currently on the board of the Brunswick School Parents' Association. Elizabeth received a BA in Economics from Harvard, where she also played field hockey for the Crimson. Her son Tyler plays squash at Yale. New Canaan, CT.
Tom Clayton is a Managing Director at A & M Capital Partners. Tom graduated from Yale and received a JD from The Yale Law School. Tom was captain of the Yale University Men's squash team in 1989 and is currently on the Board of Skillman Associates. He is Co-Chair of the Squash Haven board. Rye, NY.
Sequella Coleman is Principal of Metropolitan Business Academy. Ms. Coleman is a graduate of Hillhouse High School and Tufts University and a former Board Chair of the Foote School. North Haven, CT.
Bob Gould is a managing director of Spinnaker Trust and a former partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. He received a BS from Yale in 1981 and an MBA from NYU Stern in 1987. Mr. Gould is Co-Chair of the Board. South Hamilton, MA.
Peter Goulding is a Partner at North Signal Capital, where he manages operations and sets the strategic direction for the firm. He is a graduate of Tufts University and received his MBA at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. He and his wife, Rachel, live in Greenwich, CT and are the parents of two avid junior squash players.
Mark Hayden is the Founder and CEO of Harrow Sports as well as the Founder and Chairman of GloProfessional, a line of high end skin care products. He received a Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. Greenwich, CT.
John Klein is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Office of Eldridge. Before joining Eldridge, Mr. Klein was an adviser to Stone Point Capital. Mr. Klein received his A.B. in Economics from Amherst College and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Klein is Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee. John lives in Greenwich and enjoys playing squash with his three sons.
Naishadh Lalwani is a Partner at Wellspring, a middle-market private firm that has raised and invested over $4 billion since inception. Naishadh graduated from Yale University, where he played on the varsity squash team and mentored some of Squash Haven's first participants. He resides in FL with his wife Erika, who is also a Yale alumna.
Manek Mathur was the Head Squash Professional at the Racquet and Tennis Club in New York City. He played for the Trinity College Bantams and has been ranked #1 on the Squash Doubles Association (SDA). New York, NY.
Patricia Melton is the Executive Director of New Haven Promise. A standout athlete and track runner, she was Yale’s outstanding graduating athlete in 1982 and was honored by the NCAA in 2007 for distinguished accomplishments in the field of education. Ms. Melton has a master’s in education from the University of Arizona and has pursued doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is Chair of the Program Committee New Haven, CT.
Jamie Minnis is a former commodity options trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchance and New York Board of Trade. He is a 1985 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. New York, NY.
Michael Morand is the Public Relations and Communications Director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University. Michael is a 1987 graduate of Yale and received his Masters of Divinity in 1993; he is also a former New Haven alderman. New Haven, CT.
Sam Oh is the Founder and CEO of Mountain Capital Management. He received a BS from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Mr. Oh currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Yale School of Management and the Squash Committee for the University of Pennsylvania. Greenwich, CT.
Nan O’Neill is a current board member of the Carver Center, Port Chester, NY and is on the Steering Committee for The Taft School’s capital campaign. Rye, NY.
Rafiatou Ouro-Aguy is a Digital Analytics Specialist for the Center for American Progress. She graduated from Hamilton College in 2018 as a member of Squash Haven’s first class of college graduates. She was a captain and #1 player during her time at Hamilton as well as a recipient of the Distinguished Women of Color Award. Washington DC.
Sarah Overbay is the Managing Director of the Hutchins Family Foundation and North Island. Sarah graduated from Princeton in 1999, where she was the captain of the National Championship women's squash team. She received her MBA from Harvard. She lives in Rye with her husband John and their four children.
Christina Price is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and the Chief of Allergy & Immunology at the West Haven VA Hospital. She serves on the board of the New Haven Lawn Club and lives in New Haven with her family. New Haven. CT.
Michael Rodriguez graduated from Connecticut College in 2020 where he captained the Men's varsity squash team. He is a first-generation college graduate and was in the first recruiting class of Squash Haven in 2007. Michael received a BA in Sociology and works in the Admissions Office at Choate Rosemary Hall. New Haven, CT.
Jeannie Rose is the first female President of the Board at The Hotchkiss School. She currently serves on the Board of the New York Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a trustee of Brunswick School. She is a graduate of Princeton and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard. She chairs the Governance Committee. Greenwich, CT.
Dave Talbott recently retired after 35 years as the Director of Squash at Yale, where he led the Bulldogs to three national championships. Prior to his arrival at Yale, Talbott was a professional squash player ranked as high as 12th in North America. Guilford, CT.
Priya Trauber graduated from American University and received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. Priya was the head of Women’s initiatives and Diversity Director at Morgan Stanley and an executive director at UBS. She has served on the Board of Greenwich Academy and is currently co-chair of the Squash Haven board. Greenwich, CT.
Mark Walsh is the cofounder of Silverpeak Real Estate Partners. Mr. Walsh holds a BA from Holy Cross and a JD from Fordham, where he currently sits on the board of the Urban Law Center. He is also a member of the Board for the Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA’s Andersen School of Management. Rye, NY.
Annick Winokur is the founder of Sportsometry, a non-profit entity which uses squash and basketball to improve students’ understanding of math and physics concepts. Annick is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a former Director of the Brady Squash Center at Yale. Mrs. Winokur is the Secretary. Fairfield, CT.
Chair Emeritus Herbert S. Winokur, Jr. is Chairman and CEO of Capricorn Holdings and was the Chair of Squash Haven from 2006-2018. He received his PhD in Decision and Control Theory and AB in mathematics from Harvard, the former in 1967. Greenwich, CT.
Jennifer Zonis graduated from Harvard College in 1989 and worked for 6 years as a publicist for Walt Disney Pictures in NYC. She is currently on the Board of Governors for Horizons at New Canaan Country School, sings with Acabella and is Chair of the Schools and Scholarships Committee of the Harvard Club of Fairfield County. Jen has spent many years enthusiastically watching her two daughters and husband compete on the squash court.