Doing Right Thing for Right Reasons at All Times: Chester County D.A. Uses Her ‘Power’ to Make Lasting Impact

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Deb Ryan.

Chester County District Attorney Deb Ryan, one of this year’s Power Women of the Main Line and Western Suburbs, uses her influence to make a local impact. Hobart Rowland reported how for Main Line Today.

“As district attorney, my goal is always to seek justice and to serve the community with integrity,” Ryan said. “I’m able to use my influence to ensure that we do the right thing for the right reasons at all times.”

Ryan previously served as deputy district attorney in charge of the child abuse unit and Children’s Advocacy Center. In that role, she learned the value of teamwork, among other things.

“By collaborating with many different stakeholders, we were able to ensure that children and their families were provided with all the important referral services, including medical and mental health assistance,” she said. “We also helped them navigate the criminal justice system.”

As essential workers, Ryan and her team continued to work throughout the pandemic.

“I’ve always appreciated the people on my team, but I’ve never been prouder than during the pandemic,” she said. “Their resilience, flexibility, and outstanding teamwork showed the best of human nature.”

Read more about Deb Ryan in Main Line Today.