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 | 816.389.8214

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

Director of Leadership Programming & Events

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

Jessica Barquero

Coordinator of Leadership Programming & Events

 Email | 816.389.8200 ext. 2
Contact me for: Scholarships, Women of Color Initiative, Leadership Programming and Events

Kara Hess

Manager of Leadership & Education

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


Carrie Shearer

Leadership Programming, Events & Special Projects Intern

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

Membership & Partnerships

Celine Mangan

Director of Membership Advancement & Engagement

Email | 816.389.8200 ext. 8
Contact me for: General Membership Inquires, Member Advancement, Circles and Happy Hours

Robyn Matthews

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Email816.389.8200 ext. 9
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 Renewals, Mentorship Program, Account Assistance

Marketing & Communications

Meg Dowd

Coordinator of Marketing and Digital Media

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

Shae Labbe

Marketing and Digital Media Intern

Email | 816.389.8200 ext. 7
Contact me for: Shout Outs, Weekly Newsletters, Digital Needs