National Office Staff

We are here for you, and we proudly and passionately give 100 percent to fulfill the Women Leaders in College Sports mission of developing, connecting, and advancing you, our valued member. Each Women Leaders staff member is deeply committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional aspirations.

Contact Us:

[email protected]
1919 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108

Patti Phillips

  Chief Executive Officer

  Email | 816.389.8214

Christina Turner

Chief of Staff

Email | 816.389.8200 ext. 13





Megan Cairns

Director of Business Operations & Information Strategy

Email | 816.389.8200 ext. 3
Contact Me For: Accounts Payable and Receivable, Website Inquiries, Career Connect

Jessica Welk

Manager of Internal Operations & Executive Team Support

Email | 816.389.8214
Contact me for: Executive Team Inquiries, Speaking Requests, Women Leaders Store

Events & Leadership

Kaila'Shea Menendez

Senior Director of Leadership Programming & Events

Email | 816.389.8200 ext. 10
Contact me for: Convention, Women of Color Initiative, National Events

Kyndall Ellis

Leadership Programming, Events, and Special Projects Intern

 Email | 816.389.8200 ext. 12
 Contact me for: Event Logistics, Education Committee, and LOC

Kara Hess

Director of Education & Leadership Development

Email816.389.8200 ext. 6
Contact me for: Leadership Institutes Speakers, Online Programming, Convention Programming and Advancement Searches


Membership & Partnerships

Kyra Kendrick

Director of Membership Engagement

Email | 816.389.8200 ext. 8
Contact me for: General Membership Inquiries

Robyn Matthews

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Email816.389.8200 ext. 9
Contact me for: Partnership Opportunities, Fundraising Initiatives (Foundation & Opportunity Fund), Corporate Leadership Offerings & Foundation Fund Committee

Bridget Burke

Membership Intern

Email | 816.389.8200
Contact me for: Mentorship Program

Marketing & Communications

Beth Sigman Somerset

Director of Strategic Communications & Brand Management

Email | 816.389.8200 ext. 7
Contact me for: General Brand Inquiries, Press Releases

Emma Fruhling

Creative Services Intern

Email | 816.389.8200
Contact me for: Shout outs, Rising Stars, Social Media

Meg Dowd

Coordinator of Marketing and Digital Media

Email | 816.389.8200 ext. 4
Contact me for: General Marketing Inquiries, Social Media, Weekly Newsletters

Erin Pedersen

Creative Services Intern, Performance Catalyst

Email | 816.389.8200
Contact me for: Performance Catalyst Media, Socio