Our Team


Nicola Wedderburn
Executive Director

Nicola Wedderburn was appointed executive director after serving ILA for more than a decade. Her varied leadership roles have spanned nearly every area of the organization, including marketing, publications, membership, partnership development, and customer service, in addition to overseeing the chapter and affiliate network.

Since taking the helm in early 2022, Nicola has guided the development of ILA’s new strategic direction, one that refocuses efforts on increasing the diversity of membership, fostering engagement within the network, creating stronger connections across the global regions, and expanding ILA’s suite of professional development resources. It was her belief in education as an agent of change, coupled with her passion for literacy and social justice, that initially drew her to ILA and now drives her leadership of the organization.

Prior to joining ILA, Nicola worked in banking as part of an innovation team that built partnerships with entrepreneurs and various technology startups. Additional experience includes marketing, brand development, sales, and event planning for a variety of for-profit organizations.

Nicola holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Drexel University. She and her family live in Delaware, but a piece of her heart will always belong to her native Jamaica.