Board of Directors

2023 - 2024 Board of Directors 

Message from our President: " " - Jhona Ireland 




Jhona Ireland 


Jhona is the Event Sales Manager for Center City District (CCD) where she showcases three beautiful parks for special events and brand activations. Prior to joining the sales team, she held the role of Manager of Event Logistics where she coordinated all physical, logistical and technical needs for rental and promotional events for CCD.

Before joining CCD, Jhona honed her affinity for the special events industry at The Franklin Institute where she worked in Business Services and Sales and Catering. Throughout her career she has worked in a vast array of organizations from the American Cancer Society to the Philadelphia Eagles. 

When not working, Jhona enjoys reading, dancing, and socializing with friends over cocktails. She is also an avid library card holder, with a total of 6 cards.






Immediate Past President / Secretary

Tina Durbano


Co Owner DJs Available Sound & Light Entertainment,

Producer of Bridal Showcases Wedding Expos.

 Tina has been a member of ILEA since 2009 and as served as Membership Director, Membership VP, President Elect and President. In her spare time Tina loves spending time with her family and friends, and walking her dogs! She absolutely loves the city and loves the beach!!





Director of Communications

Courtney Bell


As a hospitality leader, Courtney was born and raised in the theme park capital of the world: Orlando, Florida. Graduated from University of Central Florida’s Rosen: College of Hospitality Management with two bachelor degrees in the industry. After graduating, she dived into the world of Mickey Mouse and join her management colleagues at Disney World and fine dining. After years of making magic, she joined the band at Hard Rock International and after a short tour with the Hard Rock Cafe Orlando, she embarked on a world tour and join the band at Hard Rock Café Philadelphia. Courtney moved to Philly in November, 2022 and is excited to learn her way around the city! In her spare time, Courtney loves to read, paint, and enjoy new places to dine! Courtney is outgoing and passionate about the guest experience- ask her anything!





Director of Membership

    Kate Winters 





Director of Programs & Educations - Special Projects

Chelsea Schnell 





Director of Programs & Education - Venues

Andrew Sundstrom-Smith