200++ Interviews with African-American Women in Athletics Administration and Sports Business

taught by Monique AJ Smith
Monique AJ Smith
Monique AJ Smith

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Season 1- Chat in the Garden recorded 2014-15
Terlynn Olds, former AD at Chatham now Executive Senior Associate Director/SWA at Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks
Tonia Walker, former AD Winston-Salem State University, now AD at Bluefield College
Portia Hoag, former AD Allegheny College now Executive Director Centennial Conference
Keisha Pexton, former AD Newports News Apprentice School
Dr. China Jude, former AD Queens College, SUNY now Senior Associate AD at the University of Wyoming
Candy Young former AD Delaware State University now Title IX Coordinator at Delaware State University
Dr. Cricket Lane, Assistant AD Student Development for UNC Chapel Hill
Dr. Ingrid Wicker-McCree AD for North Carolina Central University
Dr. Denisha Hendericks former AD Chicago State University now Special Assistant to VP for Student Affairs at Keene State College
Dr. Sharon Beverly, former AD, Chicago State University now the Owner of Beverly & Associaties
Pat Thomas, AD for University of District of Columbia
Carla Wilson, former AD University Missouri-Kansas City and now Sr Director of Student Support Services and Student Development at Univeristy of Missouri-Kansas City
Jeannie King, former AD Queens University
Selina Kohn, AD Paine College
Dianthia Ford-Kee AD Mississippi Valley State University
Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, AD Dillard University and currently Interim Commissioner Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Tara Owen former AD at Baltimore City Community College, Now AD Central State University
Marlynn Jones former Owner of Eligibility Coach, now Director of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator at the Univ of North Florida
Teresa Phillips, former AD Tennessee State University
Stephanie Evans former AD DC Public Schools
Monique Lewis former Youth Tickets Sales for Washington Wizards/Mystics now Development Manager Hayes Public Charter Schools
Alfreeda Goff former Sr. Associate Commissioner for the Horizon League
Krishna Dass former AD Hostos Community College, now Co owner CoachAbility LLC
Shantey Hill, AD Saint Joseph University
Renee Bostic, former AD Medgar Evers College now AD Notre Dame of Maryland University
Derita Ratcliffe, former Sr. Assoc. AD University of Alabama Birmingham now Deputy AD Student-Athlete Welfare for University of Arkansa
Dr. Tamica Smith Jones former Sr Associate AD, Univ. of Texas at San Antonio
Christyn Abaray former AD Buena Vista University now Assistant to the President at Lawrence University
Danielle Wright, owner Wright Relations
Miechelle Willis former Deputy Director of Athletics for The Ohio State University
Suzette McQueen, former Assoc. Dir. Development at Davidson and now Sr. Assoc. Commissioner/SWA for the CIAA
Bernell Hooker, Owner Milwaukee Aces
Monique Holland former Sr. Assoc. AD for Southern Methodist University now Sr. Assoc. AD at Auburn
Jacqueline Blackett Sr. Assoc Columbia University
Shelia Wooten, AD Bloomfield College
Melissa Nixon Executive Coach, The Courage Company
Dr. Renae Myles Payne former Associate AD Alabama A&M now Sr. Assoc. AD at University of Miami
Dr. Karin Lee Sr. Associate AD/SWA Ball State University now Deputy AD, Internal Operations, Ball State University
Shonna Brown former Sr Assoc Commissioner America East Conference now Associate Commissioner/CFO Conference USA
Chevonne Mansfield, former Director of Communications American Athletic Conference now Deputy AD, Florida Memorial
Dr. Dee Stokes, CEO Dee Stokes Ministries
Danielle Harris former Assistant Commissioner/SWA Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference now Commissioner WIAC
Dr. Kim Kirkland, author "Enough of the Stuff"
Tracy Jackson, ESQ , Sports Attorney, Coaches Inc
Felecia Hall Allen, CEO of Felecia Hall Allen & Associates
Stephany Raines, former Athletics Director Savannah College of Arts and Design, now Head Basketball Coach for Upson Lee High School
Dr. Robin Martin, CEO Leading Beyond the Post and Author of the Book Navigating Courage
Tina Sloan Green President and Co-Founder of the Black Women in Sport Foundation
LaTonya Story, Owner LPS Consulting PR, LLC
Janice Dove Johnson, Executive Director, National Title IX Conference and Classic
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Season 2 A Chat in the Podcast 2015-2016
Sonja Stills, Sr Associate Commissioner/SWA MEAC
Shelley Davis, former Deputy Director AD, Howard University, Now Sr. Assoc. Commissioner/SWA for the Big South Conference
Adrianne Swinney former Deputy AD UNC Wilmington now COO/SWA for UConn
Lynsey Grace, Assistant AD Community College of Philadelphia
Sheri Barnes former AD George Wythe High School now teacher Prince William County Public School
Romanda Noble- Watson Sports Information Director Claflin University
Jashell Mitchell, former Director of Football Operations, NCCU now Manager, Diversity and Inclusion for the NFL
Nnemna Akotaobi, former Sr Associate AD for Swarthmore College now Acting Executive Director Black Women in Sport Foundation
Markeisha Everett, former Director of Marketing, Sales & Fan Engagement at Georgia Tech now Assistant AD University of Pittsburgh
Angel Mason, former Assoc. AD/SWA at Hamilton College now AD for Berry College
Jennifer Lynn Williams, former Assoc. AD for Development at NC A& T and now AD Alabama State University
Barvenia Wooten Blue Star Basketball Evaluator now CEO Richmond Roadrunners Women's Professional Basketball
Millicient Callahan Owner Elite 35 Sports Institute
Dr. Angelina Nelson, Owner, Purpose 2 Inspire
Carole Walker, Sr. Assoc. Director, LSU
Mary McElroy, former Exec. Sr. Assoc. AD/SWA Temple now Sr. Assoc Commissioner Women's Basketball ACC
Kreslyn Kelley-Ellis Owner of For Leading Women and Author of The Fear Factor
Dee Todd, First African- American Women Assistant Commissioner for the ACC, A Legend
Diane Richardson, Former Assistant Basketball George Washington now Head Basketball at Towson
Kim Ford Morgan former Director of Business Development at USATF now Adjunct Faculty at Martin University
Delise O'Meally, CEO Institute for Sport and Social Justice
Tanisha Huff Director of Basketball Operations University of Hawaii-Manoa
Dorianne Johnson former AD Wilberforce University now AD for Harris Stowe State University
Linda Bell, former Associate AD, University of Wisconsin-Parkside now SWA/Director of Compliance for Fort Valley State University
Wendy Waters, Director of Infractions Appeals Committees, NCAA
Loretta Lamar, Sr Assoc. AD Naval Academy
Shavannia Williams, owner Heels and Helmets and now Marketing Manager, Atlanta Falcons
Angie Torian, former Deputy AD University of Immaculate Word now Sr. Assoc. AD University of Notre Dame
Gail Dent, Associate Director of Public and Media Relations, NCAA
Joan Cronan, former AD University of Tennessee now Author and Consultant
Tisa Silver Canady, Author and Collegiate Financial Wellness Expert
Alecia Shields Gadson former Interim AD Coppin now Associate AD for Delaware State University
Gail Barksdale former Deputy AD IUPUI and former AD Sonoma State University
Dr. Tiese Roxbory, former Assistant Dir. of Research, Assessment & Academic Success now Dir. of Educational Opportunities Initiatives for Univ. of Michigan-Flint
Alicia English former Assistant Director of Annual Giving University of Tennessee Now Assistant AD- Revenue Enhancement
Sharon Brummell, Sr Assoc AD Georgetown University
Candice Lee former Deputy AD Vanderbilt now AD for Vanderbilt
Sherryta Freeman former Sr. Assoc. AD University of Penn now AD Lafayette College
Etienne Thomas former Associate AD NC Central University now AD Winston-Salem State University
Anita Hicks
Ariel Germain former Director of Marketing Winston-Salem State University now Assistant AD for Marketing and Fan Engagement at NC Central
Dr. Beverly Downing former Acting Provost Coppin University now Associate Provost for Huston-Tillotson University
Dr. Adrienne Johnson, former Coca-Cola Exec and now author
Dr. Lenora Armstrong, Assistant Professor and Academic Counselor at Norfolk State University
Dr. Stephany Coakley, Founder Maximum Mental Training Associates LLC and now Sr. Assoc. AD for Mental Health, Wellness and Performance
Courtney Lovely, former Sr Assoc AD Palm Beach Atlantic now AD of Palm Beach Atlantic
Helen Williams, author of the book "Coach Like A Mother"
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Season 3 Chat in the Garden 2015-16
Kelly Mehrtens, Managing Director, The TRUST
Karen Carty, former Athletics Marketing Director, South Carolina State University, now Assistant AD for Marketing and Fan Engagement at Bradley University
Dr. Avis DeWeaver, founder Exceptional Leadership Institute for Woman
Dr. Genese Lavalais former Assistant AD Jackson State University now Assistant AD for Academics for Hampton University
Dena Freeman - Patton, former Deputy Athletic Director California State Bakersfield now Deputy AD/COO University of New Orleans
K. Renia Edwards, Sr. Assoc. AD Mississippi Valley State University
Dr. Kristene Kelly former AD Keene State College Executive Associate AD for Varsity Sports/SWA
Rachelle Pierce, AD Sallie B. Howard SCHOOL H.S.
Carla Williams former Deputy AD University of Georgia now AD for University of Virginia
Alexxis Hutchinson, former staff at IMG College
Dawn Ellerbe , former Assistant AD Cal State East Bay now Assoc. AD California State University Northridge
Patricia Porter Mayfield former Director of Corporate Partnerships Spectra now Executive Assistant to the Dean VCU
Kelsel Thompson former AD at Paul Quinn College now External Affairs Manager for Paul Quinn College
Donna Izzard, former owner the CEO Factory
Jackee Meadows Co-owner CoachAbility
Amber Armstrong former Sr. Dir Culture and Communications, Learfield now Dir. of Special Events for San Jose State University
Pamela Smith, former Assoc AD for Southern University
Natalie Randolph former TitleIX Coordinator/SWA FOR DC State Athletic Association, no Director of Equity, Justice and Community for Sidweil Friends School
Beverly and Associates Higher Education Consultant and Search Firm
Natasha Wilson, former Associate AD/SWA Compliance JC Smith University Now VP Student Life and Athletics Central Methodist Univ
Jocelyn Fisher Gates, former Sr. Assoc Univ of South Florida now Sr. Assoc AD/SWA Boston College
Dr. Julie Shaw, former Faculty member NCAA Women's Coaches Academy
Ericka Austin, Manager of Trade marks and Licensing for Purdue University
T. Marie Stickler, former Sports Management Instructor Miami University now Sports Management Instructor Xavier Univerity
Reese Lovelace former Dir Student Athlete Development University of Oregon now Assistant AD for Student Athlete Development for the University of Maryland College Park
Domineque Scott, Executive Director, United Through Sport USA
Camelia Blake Lanier former Assistant AD Compliance for St. Augustine's College now Director of Academics Football Campbell University
Dee Dee Merritt, former Assoc Director of Leadership Development, NCAA now Director of Leadership Development for the NCAA
Leslie Rowls, Director Student Athlete Academic Enhancement Program NC A&T University
Tiffany Tucker, former Dir. for Administration, Sponsorship and Governance Hampton University, now Sr. Assoc. AD, UNC Wilmington
Katari Key, former Assoc. AD for Morehouse University
Charolette Hunt, Assistant AD Texas Women University
Neema Connors former Assoc AD UMES now Assistant Dir of Athletic Certification & Residency for Univ. Texas San Antonio
Nedra Brown, Assoc. AD Saginaw Valley State University, now AD Grossmont College
Dr. Angel Brutus, Owner Synergistic Solutions and Now Director Counseling and Sports Psychology Mississippi State University
Deana Garner Senior Associate AD Arizona State University
Kaylah Hughes Athletic Operations ODU now Assistant Director FB & Basketball Operations Big 10 Conferance
Erica Rivers former AD Roxbury Community College now COO 3Point Foundation
Andrea Williams, former Commissioner Big Sky Conference now COO College Football Playoffs
Dr. Cara Wright Holdsclaw, former Business Operations NBA G League now Sr. Assoc. AD External Operations for Columbia
Noelle Faith Founder AfroSwimmers
Dr. Charlotte Westerhause-Renfrow, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Business Law Indiana University
Krystal Beachum, founder AthleteUnite
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Season 4 Chat in the Garden 2016-17
Donnita Rogers, AD Langston University
Dr. Beverly Hogan, former President Tougalow
Dr. Cynthia Warrick, President Stillman College
Elissa Burwell, AD Texas College
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, President Huston-Tillotson
Chloe Barnes former owner Elle Grace Consulting now Chief of Staff Oscar Health
Merlene Aiken-Smith, former Sr. Assoc, AD/SWA Clayton State University now Sr. Assoc. AD Grambling State University
Jana Brooks, Manager Event & Tenant Service, Maryland Stadium Authority
Branwen Smith King Owner Bermuda Sloop Foundation, former Exec Assist AD Tufts
Dr. Kim Miller, former Assoc AD Western Colorado Univ now Deputy AD/SWA Savannah State University
Kenisha Rhone, Dir Digital Media & Social Strategy, Belmont University
LaTaya Hilliard Gray, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Tiffani-Dawn Sykes former Assistant AD Grambling State now Assoc. AD Dartmouth College
Keisha Dunlap, Sr Assoc. Commissioner, COO Conference USA
Dr. Paula Jackson, Assistant AD/SWA Hampton University
Jen Fry owner of Jen Fry Talks
Dr. Monique Carroll, former Assoc AD External Operations, Prairie View University, Now AD for Huston-Tillotson University
Lakithea Murray, former Sr. Assoc AD The College of New Jersey now Assistant Director of Championships for the NCAA
Natasha Oaks, Sr. Assoc. AD/SWA Univ. North Texas
Christine Hampton Jackson Assoc. AD/Exec. Dir. Athletic Academics, Mississippi State University
Patricia Murray, former FAR Virginia Union University
Katreshia Verrett, Sr. Assoc AD/SWA Univ. of Alabama Birmingham
Felecia Johnson former Assoc. AD/SWA Virginia Union University now AD for Virginia Union University
Dr. Miriam Merrell, former Assoc. AD/SWA Hamilton College, now AD Pomona-Pitzer
Nancy Lake, Assoc. AD/SWA Shaw University
Zekeya Harrison, Assistant AD for Athletic Media Relations Tennessee State University
Dr. Janice Hilliard Owner Hilliard Solutions, LLC
Dr. Robin Martin, President Leading Beyond the Post
Dominque Woods, former Director of football Mercer University, now Team Operations Manager for University of Delaware
Temeka Samuels, former Ticket Operations Manager, Kroenke Sports Entertainment now Deputy AD University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
Sherie Gordon, former AD Albany State University, no Chief of State Humboldt State University
Sahar Abdur Rashid, Assistant Director of Championships, Media Coordinator, Statistics for the NCAA
Shardonay Blueford, Director Compliance Georgia Tech
Nona Richards, Sr. Asoc. AD/SWA Univ of Utah
Erienne Roberts, former Assist AD/SWA Slippery Rock University now Assoc AD Ithaca College
JP Abercrumbie former Assist. AD/SWA Mississippi State University now Assistant AD for Rice University
Colleen Cannon, former SWA Limetone College now Assistant AD for Queens University of Charlotte, NC
Toyinda Smith author "Unleash your Potential"
Brittany Johnson Assoc AD Student-Athlete Support Series Prairie View A&M University
Melody Webb Sr. Assoc AD/SWA Norfolk State University
Dr. Courtney Flowers, Assoc Professor Sports Management for Texas Southern University
Dr. Akilah Cater Francique, Past President North American Society for the Sociology of Sport now Exec. Director Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change
Chasity Melvin, former development staff KayYow Cancer Foundation now Assist BK Coach Loyola Univ.
Patrina King, Author 9 Holes 9 Goals
Tina Kelly, former Marketing Manager IMG Academy no co-founder Impact Consulting Group
Tywanna Smith author "Surviving the Lights, A Professional Athlete Playbook to avoiding the curse"
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Season 5 Chat in the Garden 2017-18
LaChina Robinson, host of ESPNW Podcast and Basketball Analyst/Reporter for ESPN
Allissa Cummings, former Plays Inc. Coordinator, NFL Players Association now Partner Management for the NBA
Dr. Jasmine Green AD City College of Chicago Harry S. Truman College
Corliss Fingers, Director of Strength and Conditioning, Bethune Cookman University
Rochelle Taylor, AD Henry Ford Community College
Dr. Ashley Baker former Assoc AD/SWA Xavier University now Chief Inclusion Officer for Xavier University
Kirsten Elleby Assoc AD/SWA University of New Orelans
Courtnie Prather, former Assist AD Loyola University, now Assoc AD/SWA Univ. California Santa Cruz
Monica Lebron, Assoc AD/SWA Univ. of New Orleans
Lydia Travis AD City College of New York
Jaunelle White, Sr. Assoc AD/SWA IUPUI
Dr. Chaunte Baldwell O'Neal, Former Assist AD for Academics Olympics Sports University of Miami
Deandra Duggans, Dir Advertising and Branding at Baltimore Ravens
Khalilah Harrison, former Exec. Dir. YMCA of South Hampton Roads now Regional Exec Dir YMCA of VA Peninsula
Allison Waymyers Owner and Founder Spry Players Group LLC
Dena Batton Freeman
Krissica Harper, Founder KLH Services
Ragean Hill, former SWA Assoc. AD ODU now Exec. Assoc AD/SWA UNC Charlotte
Dr. Dwalah Fisher SWA Assistant AD Texas Southern University
Brehanna Daniels Tire Changer NASCAR
Ajhanai Newton Anderson Instructor and Researcher & PHd Student at UConn
Ayanna Tweety, former Assist AD for Compliance Pomona College now Assoc AD Wabash College
Dr. Katrice Albert former Executive VP of Inclusion & Human Resources at NCAA now Exec. VP for Strategy to Action
Rosemary Stribling, former Athletics Academic Advisor International Student-Athletes, California State University Bakersfield
Wilhelmina Harrison, former Academic Advisor Norfolk State University
Mykala Sandigez, former Assistant Director Annual Fund Univ of Kansas
Alisha Tucker, Associate Athletics Director Norfolk State University
Nicole Mitchell, former Lead Academic Advisor, Football & Women's Basketball at Stony Brook University now Associate Director of Student-Athlete Services for Georgia Southern University
Kristen Brown, former Associate AD University of Maryland now Deputy AD/SWA Texas A&M University
Kirsten MCCowan, Assistant Commissioner, Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Sherese Parker, former SWA Chicago State University now AD for City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College
Virentte House-Browning, former Sr Associate AD, Cleveland State University
Chetara Murphy, AD Medgar Evers College
Charlene Johnson AD Voorhees College
Kaila'Shea Menendez, Director of Leadership Programming & Events at Women Leaders in College Sports
Dr. Deborah Stroman, Founder Center Sports Business and Analytics
Sonya Hurt, Dir. Student Athlete Support at Rider University
Dr. Carlitta Moore, Former Assistant AD for Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer Fayetteville State University now Clinical Education Coordinator /Assistant Professor Arkansas State University
Alva Champion Amaker, founder of A & A Athletic Consulting & Owner Vigilance Safety Training Center
Bria Bennett, Community Partnership Coordinator, Towson University
Laila Brock, former Sr. Director of Team Operations and Logistics, College Football Playoffs now VP Sponsorship Sales and Operations for JMI Sports
Jasmine Quinn, Director of Championships/SWA SWAC
Erica Nelson, Director Student-Athlete Development Univ. of Arkansas
Dr. Markesha Henderson, former Director for Innovative Teaching Learning Engagement Clark Atlanta now AD for Agnes Scott College
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