Our Excellent Team

Staff, Management and Advisory Boards

Michael Levene, Parner

Michael previously worked as both an Accountant and IT Consultant for major IT focused companies, including Compuware and Unisys, and more recently has consulted for some of the world’s largest airlines, formulating solutions to complex Supply Chain Management issues. He is an avid Table Tennis player, and he has represented England Universities and Great Britain in World Maccabiah Games, and also played in the UK British League for Ellenborough in Enfield. Michael relocated from St. Albans in England to the United States in 2003, where he became a USATT Regionally Certified Coach. Michael is also a Certified Referee and Club Umpire. Additionally, he founded Smash Table Tennis, based in Herndon, VA, and grew that club to become the largest in the state. 

Michael has Bachelors' degree in Econometrics and Social Statistics, and a Master's degree in Business Administration.

Dr. Mike Babuin, High Performance Director & Advisory Board Member, Table Tennis

Dr. Mike Babuin serves Triangle as High Performance Director and is responsible for identifying and tracking progress of elite training opportunities for (primarily) mini-cadet, cadet and junior athletes at the Center. Mike will work closely and coordinate with the Triangle Coaching Team to help nurture and promote viable opportunities that can benefit deserving young athletes who show skilled and talented promise. These opportunities may include International, National, Regional, or, local opportunities in Morrisville at Triangles National Center of Excellence. Mike was responsible for arranging for a very special elite athlete visit from the Chinese National Team in 2014. As part of his duties, he will pursue arranging for additional elite training opportunities for Triangles developing athletes moving forward in coming months and years. Finally, Mike will seek sponsorship opportunities for developing athletes who demonstrate a positive attitude, commitment, skill, and talent in the pursuit of elite excellence – both on and off the court. Additional details of Dr. Babuin’s table tennis experience are found on the Triangle website under the Advisory Board listing.

Diana Gee, Permanent Advisory Board Member, Table Tennis

Diana represented the United States as a table tennis athlete in two Olympic Games (1988 and 1992). She is also a nine-time National Women’s Double Champion and five-time National Mixed Doubles Champion. Diana was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1985 through 1992, was honored as the USA Table Tennis Sportswoman and Female Amateur Athlete of the Year in 1985, and was the 1990 National Collegiate Singles and Mixed Doubles Champion. She was inducted into the USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame in 2009. In addition to being an elite athlete, Diana has continued to give back to her sport and the Olympic Movement. She has represented the U.S. at the International Olympic Academy, worked for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, served as Athlete Liaison for the 1997 U.S. Summer World University Games Delegation, and was an athlete representative for the USOC’s Athlete Advisory Council from 1998-2000. In 2008, she acted as a U.S. Olympic Ambassador for athletes competing in the Olympics in Beijing.   In 2012, Diana volunteered at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Cary, NC, and she continues to do some part time coaching.

Member Advisory Boards (Badminton & Table Tennis)

This committee meets 3-4 times per year. The purpose of the committee is to allow the members through representation to present us with any issues, concerns, suggestions, rules changes for club or just simply keep in touch. We may not act on every issue but we will listen to what the members have to say and take this into account.The board is also empowered to consider & make recommendations in event we have to deal with disruptive members. We hope that we never have to cross that bridge.

The board currently consists of Dr. Mike Babuin, Diana Gee with other positions being up for election in January 2020.