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:
1919 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108

Patti Phillips

  Chief Executive Officer

  Email | 816.389.8212

Christina Turner

Chief of Staff

Email | 816.389.8212




Megan Cairns

Director of Business Operations & Information Strategy

Email | 816.389.8216
Contact Me For: Accounts Payable and Receivable, Website Inquiries, Career Connect

Jessica Welk

Manager of Internal Operations & Executive Team Support

Email | 816.389.8214

Events & Leadership

Kaila'Shea Menendez

Director of Leadership Programming & Events

Email | 816.389.8211
Contact me for: Convention, Women of Color Initiative, National Events

Jessica Barquero

Coordinator of Leadership Programming & Events

 Email | 816.702.8325
Contact me for: Scholarships, Women of Color Initiative, Leadership Programming and Events

Kara Hess

Manager of Leadership & Education

Email | 816.702.8326
Contact me for: Leadership Institutes Speakers, Online Programming, Convention Programming


Carrie Shearer

Leadership Programming, Events & Special Projects Intern

 Email | 816.389.8207
Contact me for: Event Logistics, Education Committee, and LOC

Membership & Partnerships

Celine Mangan

Director of Membership Advancement & Engagement

Email | 816.389.8213
Contact me for: General Membership Inquires, Member Advancement, Circles and Happy Hours

Robyn Matthews

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Email | 816.389.8222
Contact me for: Partnership Opportunities, Foundation Fund Committee, Opportunity Fund and 5n5

Ashlynn Fields

Membership Intern

Email | 816.389.8215
Contact me for: Individual and Institutional Membership Renewal, Mentorship Program, Account Assistance

Marketing & Communications

Chanel Barnes

Manager of Marketing & Digital Strategy

Email | 816.389.8208
Contact me for: Branding, Social Media, General Marketing Inquiries


Meg Dowd

Marketing Intern

Email | 816.389.8209
Contact me for: Shout Outs, Social Media, Weekly Newletters