Kim Nash-McKinley, a graduate of St. Thomas University, is a Founding Co-Chair of the Voices of New Brunswick Women’s Forum. She has served in many roles with the New Brunswick Aboriginal People’s Council, an organization for off-reserve Aboriginal people living in New Brunswick, including President and Chief. Nash-McKinley has also served on the Board of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network and as the Chair and CEO of the Aboriginal Seafood Network. Nash-McKinley is also dedicated to the cause of Violence Against Aboriginal Women and is an advocate for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls; she sits on the planning committee and participates in the annual events related to this in the Fredericton area.
A member of Ignite Fredericton’s Natural Resource Task Force, and a Project Coordinator with the Joint Economic Development Initiative, Inc. (JEDI), Nash-McKinley has shared her skills and knowledge with her communities in a variety of sectors. She currently occupies the position of Business Development Officer at the joint Economic Development Initiative.