Staff | Administrative

Toni Wiley
Chief Executive Officer of Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center
Toni Wiley has served as Executive Director and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center since 2008. Her previous experience includes over two decades of corporate and non-profit leadership experience. Ms. Wiley currently serves on a national USTA committee working to build the capacity of inner city tennis and education organizations like Sportsmen’s, on the USTA New England Board of Directors, as president of the New England Tennis Association, and as a board member of the American Tennis Association. She grew up in Dorchester, just minutes from Sportsmen’s, and continues to reside in the area.

John Feeley
Chief Development Officer

John has worked in senior leadership positions in fundraising over the past 21 years including Wentworth Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, Northeastern University and South Shore Hospital Community Foundation. John is recognized for managing several comprehensive fundraising campaigns which have secured more than $350 million in private giving. John’s expertise is working with individual donors, volunteer boards and fundraising committees and is respected for his ability to create cultures of giving at each organization for which he served. John has a bachelors of arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University. John and his wife Beth live in Scituate and have two children, Georgia and Finbar.

Mary Long
Director of Development
A dynamic, self-directed contributor with over 30 years of experience in non-profit services. Mary focuses on program development, fundraising, and special events coordination. Prior to joining Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center, Mary lead Development efforts at Bay Cove Human Services and HESSCO Elder Services. Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications from Regis College.

Carlos Telles
Director of Finance & Administration

Carlos has 20 plus years of experience in fiscal and administrative management in the non-profit sector, including Director of Finance and Administration for Educators for Social Responsibility, a national education consulting organization and Controller for La Alianza Hispana. His skills including audit oversight, collaborative budget development and management with senior managers and program staff, human resource management and fiscal reporting. Carlos is fluent in Spanish.

Kern Johnson
Operations Manager

Kern Johnson has faithfully served as the Operations Manager at Sportsmen’s for over 15 years. Kern works diligently to ensure that the facilities are in tip-top shape for the enjoyment of our patrons. He is jack-of-all-trades and loves what he does here at the club. Mr. Johnson is a welcome fixture and our members and staff absolutely adore him. Kern is also a talented DJ of 20 years.

Gayna Sealy,
Program Manager

Gayna Sealy has been an active member and volunteer at Sportsmen’s since 2012, when she first started playing tennis. In 2015, she became the Program Coordinator and provides operational support to the Tennis, Enrichment, Community Outreach, Development, and General Operations areas of the club. She exhibits creativity and flexibility in helping to design the scope and reach of this position Ms. Sealy holds a B.A. in African American Studies from Smith College, and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Boston College. She immigrated to Boston 30 years ago from Barbados, and currently resides in Hyde Park.

Ameina Moseley
Community Engagement Coordinator

My name is Ameina Moseley. Mattapan and Dorchester have been my home for over 15 years. I moved to the United States when I was eight years old. My family and I lived here undocumented for all of childhood and adolescence. My experience as an undocumented person navigating the education system, public spaces (such as hospitals), and social spaces was difficult. It helped shape my path and what I wanted to do with my life. As a product of the Dorchester Mattapan area, I am both invigorated and personally invested in the work Sportsmens has done and will continue to do in the space of health, wellness, youth development, and community engagement. I am inspired and driven by the pursuit of equity and inclusion. My background is in community-based research, public health, and social justice. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s of Science at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and my Master’s in Global Inclusion and Social Development, also at UMASS Boston. I plan to apply to medical school upon completion of my programs. I believe we do not just need people who “look like us” but also people who take the time to listen, understand our needs, and act accordingly.

Emily Harrison
Media Relations Coordinator

Emily is a recent graduate of Emerson College with a degree in Journalism. She is excited to begin her career in the field of marketing and communications. During her time at Emerson, she produced and anchored radio shows, and was the social media coordinator for the cheerleading team before becoming captain. She has tackled areas of marketing and communications such as PR, event planning, consumer research, media planning, strategic marketing, and marketing and sales distribution. When Emily was younger, she was constantly writing. She started writing her own short stories (with original illustrations) that helped pave the way for her love of writing now. Along with writing, she also enjoys playing music; she was an all-state flute player in Connecticut. She also played lacrosse and was a competitive cheerleader in high school. She spent three months studying abroad and has been itching to go back ever since. Emily believes that seeing the world is an essential part of acquiring life skills and knowledge.

Rhajon Anderson
Front Desk Associate

Rhajon Anderson is on the front line here at STEC and one of the first faces you may see when entering the facility. He uses his extensive customer service experience as well as his tech-savvy to connect the players and guests of the club with the various staff members to ensure as streamlined a process as possible for everyone. Whether over the phone, via email, or in-person, Rhajon primarily assists with registrations and reservations. He also uses his experience with data entry and his professional-grade certification in Blackbaud to keep all info up to date and well organized. Outside of STEC, Rhajon is a self-proclaimed nerd, frequently being found with either a comic book or a video game controller in his hands.

Maimouna Bah
Front Desk Associate

I have been working at Sportsmen’s for 8 years. I recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a Master’s degree in International Relations and Bachelor degree in Political Science. My favorite things to do are cooking and working out.

Staff | Coaching

Sportsmen’s Tennis Coaches: All of our coaches enroll in ongoing professional development that gives them the experience and knowledge to develop as individual coaches and as part of our coaching team.

Marton Balla
Director of Tennis
Despite dedicating 30 years of sweat and work on tennis courts, if you google Marton Balla you will find an article about his wedding (and maybe a picture of his pregnant wife) before digging up all of his tennis results. In 2000, while escaping the mandatory Hungarian military service, he landed at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He spent 4 years loving life, studying, and playing tennis on the beach. He was ranked in the top 10 in division II, and was awarded several recognitions from both his college and the conference such as Athlete of the Year.

After graduation he was not ready to leave the sunshine, so he began coaching in the Tampa Bay area. While coaching, Marton received mentoring from tour level coaches, while working and traveling around the world with top International Tennis Federation Juniors. During his 3 years at the Saddlebrook Internationa Tennis Academy, trained numerous WTA and ATP players, devoting most of his time to Alex Domijan who became #1 on NCAA.

Marton is most proud of his wife Kate and his two children Matteo and Leila, who play tennis at STEC.

Jared Flick
Academy and Tournament Training Director
Jared’s athletic background is built around tennis and soccer, where he played at the collegiate level. In tennis, he was a nationally ranked junior and an all-American collegiate athlete. He is a member of the collegiate 100 win club while his team finished two years inside the top 10 nationally.
Within the last decade, he has created and led two successful elite junior programs. He began in Midland, Michigan with a full-time tournament program of eight players. During this time the program had two sectional #1 ranked players and four national champions. Six of the eight players all earned rankings inside the top 100 nationally. These players continued to have successful careers earning spots at Duke University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, and Iowa State University. These players continue to see tremendous success winning at the highest levels of the game competing at the collegiate level and all four junior grand slams.
Following this work, Jared moved to Boston to rebuild the tournament program at Bosse Sports. Within 5 years, this junior program gained reputation as one of the best in New England, producing #1 ranked players, local, sectional, and national champions, and eventually several highly sought after DI and DIII collegiate players. Jared has worked with and placed players at Swarthmore, Harvard, Princeton, Pomona, Bowdoin, Emory, Indiana, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Cal Tech, Lehigh, Colby, Franklin and Marshall, Bryant, North Carolina, and Tufts.
Jared believes in hard work and a strong dedication to the sport, but also in creating a positive environment that focuses on fundamentals, discipline, and sportsmanship. He believes that a strong relationship between coach-player-facility-parent is a key to the athlete’s success.
Jared has the highest certifications in both PTR and USTA with a Masters in Junior Development and Performance, as well as USTA High performance. He was named Massachusetts coach of the year in 2019
When Jared is not on court he enjoys spending time with his wife Melissa, daughter Beth, and his two dogs Loki and Snookie. He is an avid cyclist and continues to train for Ironman events to challenge himself physically and mentally.

Wayne Turner
Director of Community Tennis

As Community Tennis Director, Coach Wayne oversees Volley Against Violence, Sunday Community Tennis, the tennis portions of our free youth leadership programs (DEUCE & HEY Sister), as well as our partnership with the Boston Public Schools and our Sunday High School Tennis Program.

Before joining Sportsmen’s, Coach Wayne was the Director of Recreation and Tennis at The Aquidneck Club in Portsmouth, RI. In addition to directing their comprehensive tennis program, he ran all aspects of the Club’s recreational programs for children and adults, including weekly youth camps, Fun Fridays, Family Nights and fitness programming. Coach Wayne was also the Head Boys Coach for Tennis and Squash at Portsmouth Abbey School. His tennis teams captured three consecutive league championships and won the New England Championship in 2017. His squash team was also crowned New England Champions in 2020. Coach Wayne was the Head Girls Varsity Coach at Rogers High School in Newport, RI. His teams trained and competed in Division III where they were undefeated in both the 2019 and 2020 regular seasons and captured the RI state championship in 2020. Coach Wayne is an Adjunct Professor in the Health and Physical Education Department of Rhode Island College. He is certified as a USPTA Elite Professional and a Head Tester for USPTA New England. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College and is a proud veteran of the US Air Force.

Marcy Cunniff
Adult Tennis Coordinator

Marcy has devoted her life to the sport of tennis and truly loves to play, teach and share her enthusiasm for the game. As a junior, Marcy was ranked #1 in doubles and top 5 in singles in New England.  Nationally, Marcy was ranked as high as #6 in doubles.

As a professional, Marcy has been an active member of USPTA for over 30 years, earning recognition as one of the top pros in continuing education in 2019. She served as Director of Tennis and Head Pro at the Hay Harbour Club on Fishers Island, NY and at the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA before. Joining Boston Athletic Club, where she led the tennis program as Head Pro and Director of Tennis.

Matthew Bejian
Teaching Professional and Tournament Director
Matt Bejian joins Sportmen’s with 10+ years of coaching and teaching experience and four years of Division I Men’s Tennis at Loyola University of Maryland in the Patriot League. In 2011 & 2012, Matthew played on the MA State High School Championship team and acquired a large amount of doubles-focused match experience. Matthew is currently working for the USTA, overseeing tournament play in New England. He graduated from Babson College with an MBA in the spring of 2021. In his free time, he is using his MBA concentration in entrepreneurship to develop a tennis product.  Matthew also enjoys hiking, golfing, skiing, spending time with his girlfriend, and building rock balancing sculptures around Cape Cod.

Robert Amartey
Teaching Professional Tournament Training
Originally from Ghana, Robert has represented his country in Davis Cup competition. He holds his certification from the ITF (International Tennis Federation and PTR (Professional Tennis Registry). Robert has lived in the US for over twenty years and has coached at Sportsmen’s for over ten. Robert works primarily with our Tournament Tennis program.

James Banks
Teaching Professional
Mr. Banks has a long history of coaching tennis at Sportsmen’s. Currently works in our 10-&-Under and Community Tennis programs.
He has extensive experience teaching sports and athletics to children in the Boston area, and is a member of the USPTA.
Mr. Banks started working at Sportsmens during the Summer of 1998, starting out with “Little Tennis ” level. (ages 6,7,8). As the number of campers in the Little Tennis program age grew Mr. Banks was asked to lead that program.
Over time, he worked with older players on Saturdays. When Sportsmens got involved in sending tennis coaches out to the Boston Public Schools he became heavily involved with Match Play.

Andy Crane
Tournament Director
Andy is a former journalist, lawyer, government official and longtime youth development leader who, since 2012, has been the USTA New England Tournament Director for STEC.

Andy began his relationship with Sportsmen’s in 1996, when then Executive Director, Les Smith agreed to support BLAST, a new high school tennis training program that Andy initiated with parents of Boston Latin School students.

Over the years, BLAST provided off-season training for hundreds of Boston-area students who aspired to play high school tennis.

Andy has been a volunteer for USTA New England in many capacities, including: Chairperson of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, the Grievance Committee, the Eastern Mass Committee, and member of the USTA New England Board of Directors.

Andy served as Program Director, then Summer Program Director, for Tenacity from 1999 to 2010, and has coached high school tennis at Latin Academy since 2009.

Alek Davila
High Performance Coach and Mental Performance Specialist
Growing up in Michigan, Alek was a top ranked junior at the State, Midwest section, and National level. On top of his success in USTA, he also triumphed at the high school level, winning back-to-back State Championships. Following these feats, Alek was recruited to play NCAA Division I Tennis at Indiana University, a team ranked as high as 23 in the country.
In addition to his extensive playing background, Alek has a decade of tennis coaching experience and also holds a PTR Professional Certification. He has worked with top juniors from both Midwest and New England Sections. These athletes went on to be recruited to play tennis at prestigious DI, DII, & DIII universities including: Harvard University, Princeton University, Emory University, Amherst College, Northwood University, and Swarthmore College among others.
While currently finishing up his Ph.D. in Psychology at Boston College, Alek founded a Mental Performance Training company called Clear Performance LLC. Through Clear Performance, Alek has partnered with elite tennis programs in both the United States and Canada. His current clients include: active ATP touring professionals, highly ranked NCAA Division I student-athletes, and top juniors from both countries. For more information or to schedule a free consultation session please visit his website at clearperformancetraining.com.

Thewuni “Tay” Devaraja
Teaching Professional

A native of Sri Lanka, Tay started playing tennis at the age of eight. In addition to representing Sri Lanka at high level competitions, Tay played tennis at Indiana Wesleyan University where her team finished in the top four in the NAIA. She is currently finishing her MBA and is excited to use her experience to coach tennis and help players develop.

Hajji Glover
Stringer & Teaching Professional
Hajji has been coaching and teaching at the Sportsmen’s for 18 years.

He has been the Director of Tennis at the Charlestown Community Center for the past 9 years.

Hajji coaches part–time in the weekend programs while also teaching private lessons at Sportsmen’s.

He played collegiate tennis for the University of Massachusetts, Boston and is the proud father of Hajji Jr. and Ella, who actively participate in Sportsmen’s Tennis programs.

Hajji is USPTA and USPTR certified.

Lucas Gonzalez
Teaching Professional
Lucas was born in Saint-Tropez, France, but spent the early years of his life in Malaga, in the south of Spain. He spent some time at the Juan Carlos Ferrero Academy as well as the Sanchez Casal Academy in Barcelona for his early training years.

He was singles champion of Andalucia U14 and participated in the Spanish National Championships, as well as won the French National Championships U14. His family then moved back to France where he was homeschooled and continued to travel around Europe to play in the Junior Circuit as well as the ATP Circuit.
After graduating from high school, he decided to move to the U.S.A. to study and play for the University of South Alabama Jaguars, an NCAA Division 1 top ranked program. Lucas played singles and doubles and led the team as captain to their first Sun Belt Conference title in 2018, a top 30 ranking, and a 1st participation to the NCAA National Championships in more than 10 years.

Lucas started teaching tennis in the Summer of 2016 at NetResults, where he returned every summer during his college career and spent one summer as the Assistant Director at BlackRock Country Club in Hingham, MA.

Following his graduation from the University of South Alabama in 2018 Lucas moved to New York City to obtain his M.B.A. and worked briefly in the financial services industry. After his graduate studies he decided to come back to the Boston area to take over the direction of the Adult and Junior programming at NetResults, as well as working as the Head Professional at The Badminton and Tennis Club in Back Bay. He now holds the seasonal position of Racquets Director at the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club and the year-round position of Head Professional at the B&T.

Marcel Harley
Teaching Professional and Fitness Professional
Marcel, a native of Charlotte, NC, started playing tennis at age 15. In his hometown, he played at the Tennis Advancement Program (TAP) with top level coaches and juniors players.

Following three years of high school tennis and two conference championships, Marcel earned both academic and athletic scholarships at Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC, where he played the #1 position for three years.

After graduating with a B.S. in Human Performance & Wellness, Marcel returned to coach T.A.P. beginners to nationally ranked juniors.

In 2013 Marcel joined the Peace Corps where he served for 2 years in Burkina Faso as a Health Agent.

Currently he is a (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach training with a range of tennis professionals, collegiate, nationally ranked and junior players, specializing in athletic development, power, strength, balance, flexibility and agility. Marcel is also a Certified PTR Performance and a Level 3 Junior or Development Coach. (PTR)Performance Tennis Registry, Certified Performance Coach (CSCS) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, First Aid-CPR/AED, Return Peace Corp Volunteer Burkina Faso.

Anthony Johnson
Teaching Professional
Anthony has been playing and been a part of sportsmen’s for 15 years. He started playing tennis when he was 6 years old under his grandfather Joseph Taylor who’s also a tennis coach here at sportsmen’s. All the dedication from his grandfather waking up at 5am and training has really paid off. Anthony has been coaching ever since he was 8 years old. He was a junior coach at Franklin Park Tennis Association and is now a coach there as well. Until 2019 Anthony helped out with sportsmen’s summer camp and then began teaching Red Ball clinics to orange ball clinics and some tournament training. At an early age Anthony was very observant, going to USTA Trainings and watching other coaches run drills with their students during practice. Anthony has taken those tools and techniques and applied them with his coaching techniques.

Sheryl Maskell
Teaching Professional
Coach Sheryl Maskell has joined Sportsmen’s coaching team as a Teaching Pro in the Adult Tennis program! Coach Sheryl is a USPTA and USPTR certified pro, who previously served as the Tennis Director at the Mount Auburn Club for over 15 years.

Konrad Ryba
Teaching Professional

I have played tennis my whole life, starting more seriously around age 9-10 where I began playing USTA tournaments and training with many of the best coaches in the Midwest. I played positions 1-2 on my varsity high school tennis team, and began coaching clinics and private lessons during my junior and senior years of high school. During college summers, I worked as a coach at Five Seasons Sports Club in Northbrook, IL, where I gave hitting lessons and managed junior tournaments for up and coming players. When I moved to Urbana, IL, I began working as a coach at Atkins Tennis Center at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, and frequently ran tennis clinics, gave private lessons, managed tournaments, and even strung tennis rackets for players in my down time. Before I moved to Boston in 2017 I was also a hit-in coach for clinics at the Glenview Tennis Club (IL) for some top juniors, and got the opportunity to play with ATP pros with career-high rankings as high as the 300s. I have always loved tennis and look forward to being a part of the team!

Joe Taylor
Teaching Professional
Joe Taylor began playing tennis at Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center and around the Boston Area several decades ago.

Coach Taylor learned how to play tennis on the streets of Boston as young adult around as a young adult.

Joe has taught at all levels of tennis ranging from Red, Orange and Green, adults, clinics, USTA and CMITA leagues.

Joe is willing to teach most any age and any level. While passing his love for tennis on to many athletes in the Boston area he has passed on his passion to his grandson Anthony who is a competitive Tournament Level player in the Juniors program

Staff | Enrichment Programs

Charlynne Mines-Smart, MSHS
Director of Academics & Enrichment
Charlynne has a passion for the education of our future young leaders. Over 30 years of experience working with youth and families, Charlynne has joined the Sportsmen’s team to help further the impact of the Learning Center’s programs. She has worked in the community holding leadership positions at Lena Park, CDC, Boston Centers for Youth and Families as well as working as the Surround Care Coordinator at the Ellison Parks Early Education School. Mrs. Mines-Smart holds and B.A. in Human Services in Community Youth Development and Leadership and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership both from Springfield College. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and Management. Charlynne is grateful that she gets the opportunity to work each day with the youth and families in the community she continues to live in.

Jessica Maxwell
Assistant Director of Enrichment
Jessica has been a part of the Sportsmen’s family since the age of ten. For several years, she has volunteered in numerous programs and events and then started working at Sportsmen’s at the age of fifteen. She has been working here now for five years in both “Ready Position” and “HEY Sister.” She helps children with their homework, improves their tennis game, and most importantly, serves as their mentor.
While majoring in Biochemistry and Pre-Med on a full scholarship at Northeastern University, Jessica educates young minds as part of the Sportsmen’s
team, sharing her knowledge and motivating her , stating: “if I can do it, you can do it too!” Jessica is also fluent in Spanish.

Shantell McIntosh

Ieisha Sampson
Assistant Director of Enrichment
Ieisha Sampson has been a part of the Sportsmen’s family since October of 2019. Before coming to Sportsmen’s, she spent years teaching adult education at a non-profit, community based GED program. She has a passion to provide educational support in her community and abroad.
In the classroom, you will find Ieisha checking on her student’s well-being, creating fun, enriching activities, and wearing fun colors and patterns. Words that the children of Sportsmen’s Learning Center have used to describe her include: “Genius”, “Silly” and “Friendly”. Outside of the classroom you will find her writing poetry, cycling and being a cat mom.

Tia Lites, M.Ed
Academic & Curriculum Advisor, HEY Sister Lead
Tia Lites is currently the Academic Advisor to The Learning Center & Lead Teacher of the HEY Sister Program. Her focus is Social/Emotional Inclusionary Learning. She has been a part of the Sportsmen’s family for over 10 years, and has served as the Academic Coordinator, TLC Teacher, TLC Curriculum/Assessment Writer as well as Summer Learning Project Site Manager.

Outside of Sportsmen’s she is the Assistant Principal at the Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy and a Doctoral student at Northeastern University.

Mandy Bass
Camp Nurse & Health and Wellness Advisor
Mandy Bass, RN, MS, is Camp Nurse and Health and Wellness Advisor, and Learning Center volunteer at Sportsmen’s since 2016. Mandy has been a nurse for many years, in roles of nurse manager, clinical specialist and school nurse. The positive energy and incredible potential of the student athletes in this community is what draws Mandy to Sportsmen’s, where she hopes to assist others in their own journey to better wellness and reaching their potential.

Board of Directors

Marilyn Chase
Co-Chair
Former Assistant Secretary
for Health and Human Services,
Commonwealth of MA,
Chair, Governance Committee

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL HEART STUDIES

Paul Ridker, MD, MPH
Co-Chair,
Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Executive Director of the Center for Community Wellness (CCW)
Chair, Health & Wellness Committee

Clara Arroyo
Treasurer,
Chair, Finance Committee
CFO, Boston Plan for Excellence

Lindsey Dashiell

Lindsey Dashiell
Secretary
Attorney
Scott Babka
Capital Campaign Co-Chair
Board Member,
Director of Finance and Impact
One Mighty Mill LLC

Bill Benjes
Development Committee
Managing Principal at Covalent Partners LLC

Ruth Birnberg

Ruth Birnberg
Member, Consultant

Julianne Bridgeman
Member, Realtor,
William Raveis RE

Armando Dockery

Armando Dockery
Member, Firefighter
Waltham Fire Department

Noel Fernandez
Wellington Management Company

Bob Frank

Bob Frank
Member, Retired
Non-Profit IT Professional

Raymond Green
Development Committee
Principal, Ray Green & Company,

Freddie Jacobs, Jr.
Member,
VP, Senior Risk Officer

Mildred Jones

Mildred Jones
Founding Member,
Retired Senior Business Analyst
Liberty Mutual Group

Karen Maund

Karen Maund
Special Education Student Support Coordinator,
Boston Public Schools

Dan Solomon

Dan Solomon
Member,
Brigham & Women’s Hospital,
Chair, Development Committee

Tracy Heather Strain
Member, Filmmaker

Christina Suh
Member; Founder, Women’s Foundation of Boston

Frank William

Frank Williams
Member, Retired Patrol Officer
Boston Police Department

Conway Haynes

Conway Haynes
Founding Member

Albert Lewis

Albert Lewis
Founding Member, Retired
Member, Emeritus
Consultant