Mavi Sanchez-Skakle  |  Executive Director

Mavi brings to New HYTEs her passion for tennis, education and community outreach; she has years of experience in event management, logistics and branding. In a joint venture with Cleveland Clinic and Inner City Tennis Clinics (ICTC), Mavi produced a successful fundraising campaign designed to give the organization greater visibility in the community. Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, Mavi enjoys the beauty of a truly multicultural life which enhances her ability to make a difference with New HYTEs. 

Karen Jaime   |  New HYTEs Academy Enrichment Coordinator

Karen Jaime was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1983. She currently resides in Meriden Connecticut, where she got married and became a mother of two children. Karen works predominantly in the medium of painting (oil and acrylics). Karen completed her Associate degree on Fine Arts at LaGuardia Community College in Queen, NY and then transferred to Southern Connecticut State University, Hamden, CT where she received her Bachelor’s degree on Studio Art in 2014. Karen is also a service member of the Army Reserve and got deployed to Iraq 2008-2009. She has exhibited at Caro Art Gallery, CT, Woman, Hispanic Congressional Hispanic Art Galley, CT, Summer Art Exhibition, City Hall, Meriden, CT, and Lyman Center Art Show, Southern Connecticut State University, Hamden, CT. Karen is currently working at Saint Francis School in New Haven as a Spanish teacher.

Board of Directors

Alex Dorato

Cary Leeds Coach of Men’s Tennis
Yale University
Anne Worcester
Tournament Director, Connecticut Open
Chief Marketing Officer, Market New Haven

Robert Alpern
Dean of Yale School of Medicine
Ensign Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Kathleen Brown-Dorato
Director of Development,
Major of Gifts & Planned Giving
Yale School of Management

Priscilla Canny
Lecturer in Epidemiology
(Environmental Health)
Yale University

Jeff Dawson
Cofounder, Rhabit
George Howard
Former Human Resource Manager, IBM

Amy Marx
Staff Attorney – New Haven Legal Assistance Association

Meghan McMahon
Former Yale Women's Tennis Coach

Andrew Metrick
Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and  Management 
Yale School of Management

Douglas Rae
Richard S. Ely Professor of Management
Professor of Political Science
Yale School of Management

Christopher Shackelton
Managing Partner & Founder
Coliseum Capital Management

Heather Tookes
Professor of Finance
Yale School of Management

Jerry Weil
Head Coach/Founder
Jerry Weil Adaptive Tennis

Patricia Whitlock
Design Specialties, Inc.

Amy Wishingrad
National Promotions Manager
Head-Penn Racquet Sports


Advisory Board

Diane Brown
Branch Manager, Stetson Library

William Clark
Chief Operating Officer
New Haven Board of Education
Pat Decker
Owner, Middlebury Racquet Club 

Erik Patchkovsky
Athletic Director, New Haven Public Schools

Ashley Shackelton

Cliff Skakle
Director of Tennis, New Haven Lawn Club
USPTA Elite Professional
Denise Sousa

Junior Advisory Board

Alex Kane, Junior Board President
Hopkins School '18
Raniel Clark
University of Connecticut '18
Madison Mandell
Choate Rosemary Hall '18

Danielle Morallon
Career High School '21
Jonathan Schachter
Amity High School '19

David Metrick
Hopkins School '20

Galen Smith
Hopkins School '18