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.
  • Reach out to new members monthly to welcome them and explain how to take advantage of leadership opportunities
  • Oversee Mentorship Program and community
  • Extension of Women Leaders staff for leadership and events
  • 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.
  • 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.

2021 Committee Members

Board of Directors Liaison: Keri Becker, Grand Valley State University and Jennifer Williams Alabama State University
Staff Liaisons: Celine Mangan, Director of Advancement & Membership Engagement; 
Committee Chair: Amanda Brown, Northwestern University

Committee Members

  • JP Abercrumbie,  Associate AD, SOAR/Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Officer, Rice University
  • Mimi Borkan,  Championships Assistant, Providence College
  • Stephanie Dollar, Senior Associate Director of Athletics/SWA, UMass Boston
  • Katelyn Fischer, Coordinator of Business Operations, University of Maryland
  • Kristianna Lawless, Associate Director of Marketing, Army West Point
  • Femi Alao, Assistant Athletic Director/ SWA, Roberts Wesleyan College