Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Stephanie Gaskill Jakub
Board Chair
Owner, Stephanie Jakub Homes

Andy McFayden
Vice Chair, Advisory DFS Chair
Executive Director, Strategic Communication, WSU Tech 

Sr. Patty Owens, ASC*
RN, Independent Caregiver

Kelley Williams
Retired VP of Administration, Friends University

Karen Callaway
Senior Vice President/ Chief Risk Officer, Meritrust Credit Union 

Sr. Mary Catherine Clark, ASC*
Regional Counselor for the US Adorers 

Cameron Dawson
Criminal Intelligence Analyst, KBI

Daniel Murphy
Web Technology Specialist, Newman University

 Nicole Howerton
Owner/President, Howerton+White Integrated Marketing Agency

Omar Franco
Safety Director, Pearson Construction  LLC

Mary Mann
Employment Specialist, Workforce Alliance 

Bridget Turner
CFO/ Controller, Vision Communication

Emily Matta
Associate Attorney, Foulston Siefkin LLP

 *ASC, a member of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a Catholic religious order of sisters.


Tisha Cannizzo, Executive Director

Tisha Cannizzo joined The Women’s Network as Executive Director in July 2023. Ms. Cannizzo’s unparalleled dedication to empowering women, coupled with her extensive proficiency in various capacities, makes her the perfect fit to lead the network into a brighter future.
A strong academic foundation in Women’s Studies from Wichita State University has been the cornerstone of her impressive 30-year career, equipping her with a deep understanding of the unique challenges women face in our society.
An impressive track record of leadership in the non-profit sector, combined with her extensive collaborative work in preparing citizens for employment at the Workforce Center, showcases her unwavering commitment to empowering women to achieve their career aspirations. Her experience and education directly align with the promotion and relationship development needs of The Women’s Network, made her an ideal candidate for the Executive Director role.
“I am honored to lead the staff and volunteers at The Women’s Network who are committed to empowering women in our community,” expressed Ms. Cannizzo. “I am eager to collaborate with this dedicated team to identify priorities and employ effective methods that will help women heal, grow, and achieve self-sufficiency for their families.”

Ms. Cannizzo’s extensive involvement, combined with her integrity and deep desire to elevate women, positioned her as a strong candidate for the Executive Director position at The Women’s Network.
Tisha Cannizzo
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