Kelly Cain (Photo courtesy Kelly Cain)
Regional Vice-president, Atlantic Region
Kelly Cain joined the Nature Conservancy of Canada as regional vice-president, Atlantic Canada on February 1, 2021. Kelly’s executive assistant is Suzanne Wies.
A home-grown Atlantic Canadian, Kelly grew up on a farm in Knoxford. She is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick. Kelly has held a variety of leadership roles in the charitable and public sectors. After serving as assistant deputy minister of the New Brunswick Department of Tourism and Parks, Kelly was appointed deputy minister of New Brunswick Department of Tourism Heritage and Culture in 2012. Kelly has since held various portfolios including, most recently, deputy minister of the New Brunswick Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, the Women’s Equality Branch with the Executive Council Office, and Human Resources within the Department of Finance and Treasury Board.
Kelly is the past co-chair of Dialogue NB, past president of the Moncton West Riverview Rotary Club, past vice-chair of the Transportation Association of Canada, a former director with the Fredericton YMCA and a volunteer with the Community Kitchen.
Kelly has participated in endurance sports for many years, completing several marathons, long-distance triathlons and long-distance open-water swims. She completed the BIG SWIM from New Brunswick to PEI, and is looking forward to swimming across Bras d’Or lake this summer to raise funds for Brigadoon Village. Kelly lives in Fredericton with her husband, Darren Craswell, and their cat, Frank.