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Words of Encouragement & Inspiration from Bucks County Parent’s Women of Influence

Need a pep talk? Want to get to know some AMAZING Women of Influence in the Bucks County Parent Community? Start here!

Our inaugural Women of Influence Luncheon at Terrain in Devon in late September was an incredible success.

We curated a gathering of 140 diverse women who were eager to connect and uplift each other as we celebrated our inaugural class of Women of Influence Award Winners! Since the event was sold out more than a month in advance, each guest was given an opportunity to contribute to our Women of Influence Guide with a short bio or words of encouragement, which we’re sharing with you today. This Guide served as a networking resource at our event and will endure as an uplifting source of inspiration for YOU!

Feature photo by AMC Photography Studios.


Visit our Bucks County Parent digital Women of Influence Guide landing page to get to know the 2023 Award Winners and our women-led Members! Visit our sister sites to expand your circle beyond Bucks County:


LEAH ANDREONI, Marriage & Family Therapist & Owner
Rising Sun Therapy, LLC | risingsuntherapy.com

Being genuine is the greatest way to build strong relationships and partnerships in work and life.


BETH AUGUSTE, Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, & Women’s
Fitness Specialist,
Be Well with Beth | bewellwithbethphl.com/services

You can’t accomplish everything in one day. This is something I talk to my nutrition and wellness clients about all the time. We live in a society that is overly focused on quick fixes when, in reality, it takes a strong foundation to build something that lasts. Remember to take things one step at a time and to appreciate the small milestones on the way to your bigger goal. Slow down to speed up.


PAMELA BADOLATO, Content Director
Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

“When you have more than you need, build a longer table not a higher fence.”


JULIA BERGSON-SHILCOCK, Co-Director
Cupola Academy | cupolaacademy.org

“When you wonder, learning follows naturally.” – Julia Bergson-Shilcock


SARAH BOND, Founder & CEO
Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

“People rarely succeed unless they HAVE FUN in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie


EMILY BURRELL, Administrator, Partnerships & Business Development, Nemours Children’s Health | nemours.org

Always be curious, support your colleagues, and encourage those less likely to speak up to share their perspectives!


ANN MARIE CASEY, Founder
AMC Photography | amcphotostudios.com

Passion, determination, and a little bit of creativity; women can break barriers and succeed in any field they choose. Fearlessly chase your dreams.


SUZANNE CERBUS, Director, Business Development & Provider Relations, Nemours Children’s Health | nemours.org

You don’t need anyone’s approval to be true to yourself. Be inspired by your why to drive your goals and success!


BRYNN CICIPPIO, Founder & Licensed Therapist
BCA Therapy | bcatherapy.com

“If you want to lift up humanity, empower women. It is the most comprehensive, pervasive, high-leverage investment you can make.” – Melinda Gates #agree


SAMANTHA CIESLINSKI, Podcast Host
The Running Wine Mom | therunningwinemom.com

There is strength in your story, resilience in your spirit, and power in your purpose. Embrace your journey and inspire the world.


RACHEL CREAN, Entrepreneur
New Salon Coming Soon

Working together to grow our businesses together!


CHANDREYI DAS-CHOWDHURY, Operations Manager
Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

It’s what you do after you fail that shapes you. Be fearless with full hearts and remember that women are meant to shatter glass ceilings. You’re remarkable!


KATE ELFATAH, Founder & CEO
HoM Consulting | homconsulting.com

Find your passion and do that. You’ll always be great things if you do what you’re passionate about.


BRITTANY FASULO GIANFAGNA, Licensed Professional Therapist, Owner & Author
BAF Therapy Services LLC | baftherapyservices.com

“Surround yourself with people and things that inspire you. Learn everything you can.” – Jameela Jamil


MARIE FOLLO, Mother of Pamela Badolato
Mema to adorable grandchildren

One does not make themselves look good by making others look bad. Humility and kindness is what people remember most.


KARIN FOX, Founder & Administrator
Main Line Special Needs Parents facebook.com/groups/MainLineSpecialNeedsParents/

Learn to embrace the differences in others. Make diversity and inclusion a reality in your life instead of a concept.


CAITLIN GANLEY, Sr. Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs
Comcast | xfinity.com

If your dreams don’t scare you, they are too small! Dream BIG.


BETH GILBERT-CROWELL, Main Line Parent Calendar Editor & Writer, Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

Be yourself. No one else can do it better than you!


SARAH HEYMAN, Publishing Intern
Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it.


STEPHANIE KOSTA, Vice President, Government Affairs
Comcast | xfinity.com

Stephanie L. Kosta’s commitment to public service is evident through her personal and professional work. She not only leads corporate impact efforts for Comcast Freedom Region including programs focused on digital equity through Project UP, but her passion for children, family, diversity, and equity drives her volunteer work. Stephanie is thrilled to be recognized as a Women of Influence among such an inspiring group of women.


JULIE LATHIA, Owner
The BenLath Law Group, LLC | benlathlaw.com

Embrace the risk and don’t be afraid to take chances. The only real failure occurs when you don’t try.


CARA LOUGHRAN, Speech Therapy & Social Media Manager
OWLS Therapy | owlstherapy.com

Just be yourself, there is no one better!


JENNA MACPHERSON, Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications, Delaware Valley
Nemours Children’s Health | nemours.org

Set and communicate your priorities, and boundaries. You are the only one who can protect your joy.


LARA AMAN MATTEY, Studio Owner
Ivory Tree Portraits | IvoryTreePortraits.com

How our children present themselves starts with how they hear us talk about ourselves and our peers. It’s my passion to create a culture that builds kids’ (and women’s) self-confidence through inclusion, fun, and community.


VICKI MESSINA, Managing Partner
Wagner Integrative Therapies | jadamwagner.com

Choosing a partnership with my chiropractor over a paycheck was the BEST career choice ever. We help people every day!


ASHLEY MEYERS, Owner & CEO
Main Line Fashionista Boutique | mainlinefashionista.com

Sometimes we have to Fake It Till We Make It.
That’s ok! Also, don’t overthink social media posts! Post and move on!


KRISTEN MICUCCI, Business Development Manager
Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

Don’t ever be afraid to be your authentic self.


ROSE MILLER, FRN,BSN, MSHI, Nature Enthusiast & Mum to Sarah Bond, Scenic View Haven

“Don’t think for one second you can’t be anything you want to be — a warrior, a goddess, a queen-bee.” – Melody Lee


MAIRIN PETRONE, Development Director
Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

“Criticism should be taken seriously, not personally.” – Hilary Clinton


Luba Patlakh-Kaplun, Director, MS-CCC/SLP,
Kidology Inc | kidologyinc.com

Luba is a bilingual speech language-pathologist, who specializes in child development, pediatric education, and emotional support. Her words of wisdom to all the fantastic, hard working women out there is to never allow a setback to stop your drive. Use it to better yourself, learn and grow, then you can do even MORE!!! Challenge yourself to help motivate others and never, ever give up!


SUDHA RAMAN, Medical Director, Nemours PA Specialty Care Network, Nemours Children’s Health System | nemours.org

Dr. Sudha Raman, MD, MBA, FAAP is a board-certified pediatrician and neonatologist. She is currently the Medical Director of Ambulatory Care Centers for Nemours Children’s Health in Pennsylvania and a neonatologist at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware and St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Raman has been practicing medicine in the Delaware Valley for over 20 years. She is passionate about working to ensure that all children have equal access to high-quality healthcare.


RENEE RHINEHART, Founder & CEO
Party Host Helpers & Events by Renee | partyhosthelpers.com

Keep networking and expand your footprint. You never know who you will meet that can make a major impact on your career.


LORI ROBBINS, Director of Sales & Client Marketing
Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

“I am woman phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.” – Maya Angelou


LAUREN ROBERTS, Social Media & Content Marketing Manager
Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

You’re never too old to get started. Find your passions, and run toward them at full speed!


MARCELA SUMMERVILLE, Owner & Director
Spanish Workshop for Children | spanishworkshopforchildren.com

To my fellow Women of Influence, let’s stand strong together. I lead in early education and have been honored. Remember, you’re powerful. Be proud of your own paths and believe in your abilities — they make a big difference. When unsure, know that our dedication drives change, brightening lives and the future. As leaders, our contributions matter. Keep pushing for new ideas and growth.


LAUREN SZKOLNICKI, Marketing Manager & Designer
Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

There is always something new to learn.


ALEXANDRA WACHMAN, Senior Manager, Public Relations
Comcast | xfinity.com

Be kind. Give back. Stand up for what you believe in. Inspire change. Keep trying. Be yourself. You can do hard things.


CHRISTINE WOLKIN, Bucks County Parent Editor
Family Focus Media | familyfocus.org

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.


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