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Linton Carter
Chief Development Officer, UNICEF Canada

Linton Carter joined UNICEF Canada in February 2017 with more than 25 years’ experience in developing donor relationships, generating revenue and motivating staff and volunteers and creating impact within the charitable sector.

As a member of the executive leadership team at UNICEF Canada, Linton infuses foresight, energy and long-term strategic thinking into the organization, driving it forward to help achieve its ambitious growth mandate. She spearheads innovative fundraising campaigns to reach new and more diverse donors and positions UNICEF Canada as a charity of choice with key donor groups across multiple revenue channels.

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Rowena Pinto
Chief Program Officer, UNICEF Canada

Rowena Pinto is the Chief Program Officer for UNICEF Canada, leading efforts to promote the rights and well-being of children in Canada and around the world. UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization.

For more than 20 years, Rowena has brought her strategic focus in the areas of advocacy, engagement, policy, communications and programs to the public and charitable sectors. Over her career, she has raised the profile of organizations through strategic communications efforts and brand engagement. She has also played a significant role in the passing of key legislation that has supported healthier Canadians as well as vulnerable populations.

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Bernadine Yee
Chief Operating Officer, UNICEF Canada

Bernadine Yee is the Chief Operating Officer for UNICEF Canada, providing critical guidance and oversight to the organization, ensuring it delivers on its mandate to help vulnerable children in the most efficient, effective and timely manner.

A caring, trusted leader and problem solver, Bernadine joined UNICEF Canada in 2017.  Prior to that, Bernadine held senior finance leadership roles at Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Diabetes Canada, World Vision Canada and Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from McGill University and has earned her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) designation.

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