Executive Board

President | Francisco Paradisi – Venezuela

Francisco Paradisi works as a civil engineer in his home of Caracas, Venezuela. He founded the Venezuelan Squash Federation in 1998 and served as its president from 1998-2017. He was a Director of CARASRA and CASA from 1995-2013 and of the Venezuelan Olympic Academy from 2005-2009. Francisco has been involved with the FPS over the course of more than twenty years, serving as Caribbean Director from 1997-2003, Secretary General from 2003-2007 and 2015-2019, and now President since 2019.

Vice President | Sergio Becerra – Colombia

A publicist and marketing expert, Sergio Becerra  has been an active squash player since he was eight years old. Sergio began his administrative involvement in the sport as a squash director in regional league. Since then he has served as the Secretary General of the Colombia Squash Federation for four years, then as Vice President for four years, and was elected President of the federation in 2019. Sergio also has served as President for the South American Squash Federation for the last two years.

Secretary General | Lolly Gillen - Canada

Ms. Gillen, proprietor of Lolly D. Gillen, Brokerage, has been in the real estate industry since 1976 specializing in residential real estate in the Greater Toronto area. She has been involved in the sport of squash for more than 30 years, both as a player and as a volunteer. Ms. Gillen is an accomplished doubles squash player with 58 doubles titles (4 World, 29 Canadian National, 2 US National and 23 Provincial/State). Lolly has served on the boards of Squash Canada's  (9 years- President 2013 – 2018), Squash Ontario (8 year- President  2007-2008), Sport4Ontario, and Summit Golf & Country Club. In 2000 she received Squash Ontario's highest award (The Special Achievement Award) and in 2003 the Ontario Sports Award (Ontario's highest award given to a volunteer in recognition of a distinguished contribution to the field of Amateur Sport). Lolly became a Canadian Jester in 2008 and was inducted in the Cricket Club Squash Hall of Fame in 2015. Throughout her career she has chaired the 2019 Pan American Junior Championships, 10 National Championships and dozens of Provincial Championships and acted as Marketing Director of the PACE Canadian Squash Classic pro event (1999-2009). In 2019 Lolly co-founded the Canadian Inclusivity Squash Program (CISP) (North American’s first squash program dedicated solely to mentally, emotionally and physically challenged individuals). Lolly played key roles in creating the Canada Squash Hall of Fame & Heritage, Ontario Squash Hall of Fame and the Squash Ontario Charity Golf Tournament.  Lolly founded the Road to Podium Campaign for Squash Canada (Canada's first and most successful campaign directed solely for high performance raising over  $180K in just 7 months). She spearheaded the development of the Squash Canada doubles referee certification program and the creation and management of the first North American Doubles Ranking program and North American Doubles annual calendar from 2002-2018.

Ms. Gillen continues her steadfast dedication to the sport of squash as Squash Canada's International representative to the WSF and FPS and sits on the WSF Para Squash Commission.

Vice President – Caribbean | Janet Sairsingh

Janet Sairsingh is the Chief Financial Officer and VP of Operations of a reinsurance company in the Cayman Islands.

She is the President of the Cayman Islands National Squash Association; served as President of Caribbean Area Squash Association from 2014 to 2019 and currently serving as a member of the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee.

She has been involved in the sports of squash for more than 30 years, both as a player, and as an administrator. Janet is well known for her accomplishments as a leader and organizer of major championships such as the Caribbean Junior and Senior Squash Championships, the Pan American Squash Championships in 2018 and the Women’s World Squash Championships in 2012, all hosted in the Cayman Islands.

Janet is the international representative to the WSF, CASA, FPS and is a member of the WSF Governance & Audit Commission.

Vice President – Central America | Italo Bonatti

Italo Bonatti is an International Business Graduate and has background in business administration, finance and trademarks. He was the Guatemalan No.1 from 2008-2010, played on the PSA Pro Tour, and has participated in the 2009 World Games in Taiwan, medaled in the Central American and Caribbean Games, and played for the Guatemalan junior and senior team from 2002 to 2016. Italo is a certified WSF Level 2 Coach and is the National Coach for Guatemala since 2020. He served as secretary for the Guatemalan Squash Association from 2015 to 2019, and acts as a tournament director,  and as a supporter and counselor in Guatemala for the Charity Program in Central America Squash Para Todos (Squash for All).

Vice President – North America | Dent Wilkens

Dent is currently a Senior Vice President of US Squash where he has worked since 2008. At US Squash he has served in roles including tournament direction, program administration, and led teams overseeing events, programs, national teams, professional development, and marketing/communications. Wilkens played college squash at Princeton where he was a team captain and second-team All-American, and represented the U.S. in the Pan American Junior Championships in Mexico City. Dent was elected to the Regional Vice President – North America position in 2019 to fill the vacancy left by Peter Lasusa when Lasusa was elected as a World Squash Federation Vice President.

 

Vice President – South America | Esteban Casarino

Esteban Casarino has been the No. 1 player for Paraguay for twenty-two years. He has earned a Bronze medal in the Panamerican Games in doubles, an individual Bronze medal in the Panamerican Championships, and is a two time South American Games Bronze medalist. Esteban is a WSF Level 2 tutor. Esteban has deep experience in sports governance, serving as the President of the Paraguayan Squash Association, a former CEO of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee, and a Regional Vice President of the South American Squash Federation. Esteban will serve as the General Director of the South American Games to be held in Asuncion, Paraguay in 2022.