Linda is a daughter of one of the Founders of McCain Foods, Andrew D. McCain. She joined the Board of the McCain Foundation in March, 2013. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Dalhousie University in 1975.
After graduating from university, Linda became Vice President Media at the Toronto office of the international advertising agency, Saatchi & Saatchi. She retired in 1988.
Linda is a director and past Chair of the Canadian Centre for Diversity.
Karin is a granddaughter of one of the Founders of McCain Foods, Robert (Bob) McCain. She joined the Board of the McCain Foundation in November 2007. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree at Dalhousie University in 1999, studying Spanish and International Development.
After graduating from university, Karin worked in sales and marketing for McCain Foods in Argentina. When her interest in business had run its course, Karin retrained as a makeup artist, worked and became certified as a Master Makeup Artist. Her varied interests have continued and she is now a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor. She freelances in Toronto and has ambition to open her own training centre.
Karin supports many causes personally including, Every Mother Counts.
Jen is the granddaughter of Wallace McCain, Co-Founder of McCain Foods. Jen has her Master of Business Administration, with a major in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. She also attended Dalhousie University and obtained a Bachelor’s of Management degree, specializing in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Jen currently works at KPMG Management Services LP in Impact Ventures, helping to advise on investments and strategy that have both a social and financial return. Jen was born in the Maritimes and has a passion for philanthropy and giving back to the east coast community. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, playing sports, and spending time with her friends and family in Toronto, where she now resides.
Michael is a Past President and director of the Metropolitan Toronto Association of Community Living and a former Chairman of the New Brunswick Museum. He is currently a member of the Special Olympics NB – Western Valley (Woodstock), a director and Chairman of the Community Industries Employment Vocational Association (Woodstock). He is a member of the Canadian Red Cross Society Pension Committee (National) and a director and Chairman of Special Olympics New Brunswick.
Michael is a director and Vice Chairman of Homestead Land Holdings Limited (Kingston) and Chairman of its Audit Committee.
Ms. Evans is a native of Florenceville, New Brunswick. A 1974 graduate of Florenceville High School, Ms. Evans studied at the Canadian Junior College in Lausanne, Switzerland (Grade 13 diploma) and L’Université de Grenoble, France (Certificate, Languages, Literature and Civilization, 1978) and Trent University (B.A., Politics and History, 1979).
Ms. Evans has served on a number of boards and committees, including the Montreal Board of Trade, the Montreal SPCA, and the Steering Committee of the Westmount Environment Action Committee. She was a director of the St. John Ambulance Foundation (Quebec Council), the Nature Trust of New Brunswick, Ovarian Cancer Canada, the Huntsman Marine Science Centre (St. Andrews, NB), the Canadian Barcode of Life Network and McCain Foods Group Inc. She also served on the Board of Governors of Acadia University.
Currently she serves as Chairperson of the Harrison McCain Foundation and as a Director of the Marion McCain Foundation, The McCain Foundation and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Ms. Evans is an alternate Canadian member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission.