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Introducing Marcy Cottle, ILCA’s New Assistant Executive Director


ILCA is proud to welcome Marcy Cottle as our new Assistant Executive Director. We look forward to her work with us to further the IBCLC profession and support breastfeeding families all over the world. We’ve asked her to introduce herself to us on Lactation Matters.

Greetings! I am excited to be part of ILCA as the new Assistant Executive Director. This is a welcome addition to my personal and professional journey – allow me to introduce myself!

The majority of my career has been spent developing people and processes, simply put. I have worked with some great leaders in the training and development arena, including the late Dr. Paul Hersey. It was through my association with Doc and his company that I learned the power and responsibility of influence.

My most recent positions include working for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as a Regional Coordinator. I was responsible for training internal teams, establishing key donor relationships, and delivering MDA family services. Over a year ago, I re-established a consulting company that specializes in providing resources for the nonprofit, organizational development, and business development arenas.

My family and I live in Wake Forest, NC. I came to North Carolina 19 years ago, via the Chicagoland area and fell in love with both NC and my husband! We have been married for 14 years this year and have a wonderful little girl, Brynn, who turns 4 in March. My husband works for the United States Post Office and Brynn started Montessori preschool this year. Hobbies of mine include cooking (she-crab soup a specialty), reading (Christy – my favorite) and exercising ( finished my first half marathon in December – truth be told, that is neither my favorite distance nor number).

Working for ILCA allows me to continue a portion of my professional experience in the nonprofit arena. I am excited to be associated with such a great organization that is active in improving health across the globe. I look forward to working with ILCA for years to come!

Lastly, I will leave you with a favorite quote…

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” William James


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