Membership Committee

The Membership Committee develops and manages the Association’s membership recruitment and retention programs. The committee actively recruits new members and ensures diversity in ethnicity, divisions and affiliations. The Membership Committee consists of representatives from each NCAA division, NAIA and NJCAA plus additional members as deemed necessary. The Chair of the Membership Committee is appointed by the President from among the current Board members. 


  • Actively recruits new members and ensures diversity in ethnicity, divisions, and affiliations.
  • Targets various educational, professional and amateur women’s sports organizations for membership.
  • Ensures prospective new members and guests feel welcome at Association events.
  • Provides mentorship and encouragement in committee participation.
  • Assists with the creation, examination and implementation of new alternatives for increasing the Women Leaders in College Sports membership, such as an orientation program to explain how to make the most out of Women Leaders membership.
  • Contacts discontinued members to inquire why they have not renewed their membership; makes reminder calls to delinquent members.
  • Assists with the creation, examination and implementation of new alternatives for maintaining the Women Leaders in College Sports membership.

Qualifications for Committee Members

Passion for the association; involvement in Women Leaders in College Sports programs and initiatives; excellent interpersonal skills; interest in recruitment and retention programs; good team organizational skills; and detail-oriented.

Time Commitment
Committee meetings of an hour each (frequency determined by chair). Other commitments may include: project execution and follow up, and attendance at association events.

2020 Committee Members

Board of Directors Liaison: Portia Hoeg, Commissioner, Centennial Conference, DIII; Joeleen  Akin, Associate Athletic Director, Georgia Tech, DI FBS
Staff Liaisons: Celine Mangan, Director of Membership Advancement & Engagement; Chanel Barnes, Manager of Marketing & Digital Strategy 
Committee Chair: Nicole Sullivan, Manager of Ticket Service and Retention, Florida State University, DI FBS

Committee Members

  • Melissa Gill (Saavedra), Account Manager, Anthony Travel, Association/ Organization
  • Kristianna Lawless, Associate Director, Marketing, Army West Point, Division I FBS
  • Jeanette McKillop, Associate Athletic Director, Franklin Pierce University, Division II
  • Erlease Wagner, Deputy AD/SWA, Morgan State University, Division I FCS
  • Amanda Brown, Assistant Director Career Enhancement & Employer Relations, Northwestern University, Division I FBS
  • Amanda DeMartino, Executive Director of Athletics, The College of New Jersey, Division III
  • Erienne Roberts, Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator, Ithaca College, Division III