Marla L. McDermott

Founder and President of The
Walnut Club, CEO of I Heart PHL

I’m a connector, city ambassador and disruptor. The greatest asset in my life has always been the relationships I’ve had with my girlfriends. I founded The Walnut Club to bring extraordinary, career-driven women closer together and to fully support them professionally, culturally and emotionally.

“Behind every great woman is a group of great women.” -Alice Niles

Board of Directors

Kathleen Kelly

VP of Events & Programs

Domenica Leitner

VP of Finance

Jill Marple McCabe

VP of Memberships &
VP of Partnerships

Brittany Mondrinos

VP Marketing & Communications

Brenda Nguyen

Board Secretary


From left to right: Natanya DiBona, Lynette Zimmerman, Larissa Polejaev, Julie Green Davis, Kayla O’Donnell and Marla McDermott