Kim Nash-McKinley is a Maliseet woman, a Former Chief and recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, which she received for her commitment and dedication of over twenty years to issues that affect the off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples provincially in New Brunswick, regionally in the Maritimes and nationally in Canada through participation in the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.
Nash-McKinley has twenty-four years and running of serving on a variety of Boards and Commissions at the local, provincial, regional and national levels and has served as the inaugural Anglophone Co-chair for the Voices of Womens Forum. She is a current member of the New Brunswick Health Council.
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.
Nash-McKinley has shared her skills and knowledge with her communities in a variety of sectors and is currently employed as the Director of Economic Development for Saint Marys First Nation.