Meet Delaware County’s Power Women of 2022 

Diana Perez-Rodgers
Image via Diana Perez-Rodgers, Main Line Today.
Diana Perez-Rodgers founded Radnor RISE to implement diversity, equity and inclusion communities in her children's schools.

Main Line Today has selected women across the Main Line and Philadelphia suburbs as the Power Women of 2022. Ten of the honorees on the extensive list of accomplished women hail from Delaware County.  

Diana Perez-Rodgers  

This broadcast journalism veteran spearheaded Radnor RISE after her kids began asking questions about George Floyd’s murder. It made her realize she needed to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion communities in her children’s schools. Perez-Rodgers worked with parent and teacher organizations to implement these programs and is now the co-chair of one at Ithan Elementary School in Wayne, writes Kim Douglas for Main Line Today.  

Diane McGraw 

A Ridley Park native and one of the first female executives in sports and entertainment, Diane McGraw has done it all. A jack-of-all-trades, she specializes in production and management of sports, entertainment, tourism, film, and digital media. She’s promoted several games, including the World Cup Soccer Championship in 1994 and several U.S. Olympic and NCCA championships. On top of that, she’s also quite a humanitarian. She recently organized a soccer event called Legends for Peace benefitted the Ukrainian relief effort.  

Patti Brennan 

The former ICU nurse from Newtown Square was always interested in financial security. Now she runs a nationally ranked firm, Key Financial, and has made the Forbes’ 2022 list of best wealth advisors in Pennsylvania.  

Imaani J. El-Burki

This Swarthmore College assistant dean directs the campus’s Intercultural Center. Originally wanting to pursue a career in broadcasting, things switched gears for El-Burki when she decided she wanted her research to focus on media representation and social issues. Her research hones in on the relationship between historical inequality and social inequality.  

Dr. Marianne Ritchie 

Colon cancer awareness is a passion of gastroenterologist and Haverford resident, Dr. Marianne Ritchie. The Thomas Jefferson University professor and radio talk show host started the Blue Lights Campaign in 2014 to encourage screenings. She was also the first woman at Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center to receive a GI fellowship.  

Dr. Rina Kapoor  

The founder and CEO of the Chadds Ford-based integrative medicine practice brings “conventional medicine to a functional practice.” Kapoor learned integrative medicine from the greatest. She had a two-year fellowship with Dr. Andrew Weil who is considered the father of his field. Now she runs her own clinic and works with primary care doctors.  

Marcie Bramucci  

Media’s Hedgerow Theatre has a new artistic director who places an emphasis on accessibility. Bramucci, who is originally from Delaware County, served eight years as People’s Light’s director of community investment. Bramucci already earned awards and accolades for her work at the 100-seat theatre. She spearheaded audio-described performances and worked with deaf organizations to create a “movement-based” play without dialogue.  

Denise Dillon  

Villanova’s women’s basketball head coach has an undefeated mentality. When the Wildcats smashed UConn’s Huskies causing them to lose their first Big East Conference game in nine years, it was all attributed to Dillon’s can-do attitude writes Michael Bradley. Back when she played for the Wildcats, she earned the team three all-Big East honors.  

Michelle Leonard 

Michelle Leonard found her love for volunteering at an early age. The Agnes Irwin School alumnae was involved in fundraising for the Devon Horse Show and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Her Tasty Talk luncheons kickstarted five years ago and invite media industry professionals to connect with the community. She hosts monthly Dine & Dish dinners to raise funds for community organizations.  

Trish McFarland  

This Delco leader was the first female president of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Growing up in Drexel Hill, she attended Cardinal O’Hara High School and skyrocketed to success since then. She took the reins of organizing a 5,000-person conference call in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now she and the team are preparing to support businesses ahead of a recession.  

The Power Woman Summit is set to take place on Oct. 19 from 11 AM to 2 PM in the afternoon in Drexel Hill. There will be networking, lunch, and keynote speakers.  

Read more about these groundbreaking Delaware County Power Women of 2022 at Main Line Today.


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