Patti Sosa Appointed to Kansas City Health Commission

Sosa is Appointments Project 31st Success

Kansas City, MO -- Women’s Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of Patti Sosa to the Kansas City Health Commission. Sosa was appointed by Mayor Sly James, who has partnered with Women’s Foundation’s Appointments Project through his Women’s Empowerment Initiative (WE), in order to address the gender gap in city leadership positions. 

“Sosa’s experience with health organizations across Kansas City and the country will greatly benefit the Kansas City Health Commission,” said Mayor Sly James. “Thanks to our partnership with Women’s Foundation, we continue to make progress on increasing the number of qualified women in leadership roles on boards and commissions here in Kansas City.” 

“Patti will be a valuable addition to the Kansas City Health Commission. We at Women’s Foundation are happy to have provided her with support and guidance,” said Wendy Doyle, President and CEO of Women's Foundation. “We are glad to have the partnership of Mayor James in our endeavor to empower more women to serve on boards and commissions.” 

Patti Sosa works as a Wellness Consultant for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City. She has previously held positions with the Metropolitan Medical Society of Greater Kansas City and the American Physical Therapy Association. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Missouri.

“Women’s Foundation is integral to changing the look of boards and commissions in Kansas City and the region, and I am honored to be a small part of that,” Sosa said. “I look forward to serving as a Health Department Commissioner and am thankful to be a part of this year’s Appointment Project class.” 

Women’s Foundation Appointments Project serves as a talent bank, advisor, and advocate for women seeking opportunities to lead and works to attract diverse applicants for appointed positions on boards and commissions. Women’s Foundation guides women through the process of applying for these positions. 

Thirty-one (31) women have been appointed to boards and commissions in Missouri and Kansas as a result of the Appointments Project since its launch in the spring of 2014.  The Appointments Project is currently active in helping recruit and train more women to serve on boards and commissions for the States of Missouri and Kansas, St. Louis County, and the Cities of St. Louis and Kansas City, MO, and Olathe, KS. 

Women’s Foundation promotes equity and opportunity for women of all ages, using research, philanthropy and policy solutions to make meaningful change.  More information about the organization can be found at