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Lynne McCarron has been the Executive Director of United Way Cape Breton since July 2011. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a background in the non-profit community, she brings the valued experience of working with vulnerable populations such as abused women & children, young offenders, preschoolers with specials needs and adults with intellectual disabilities and mental illness.

Lynne is a wife of a teacher and mother of four sons. She has volunteered extensively within her community and is a strong proponent of the saying "It takes a village to raise a child". She acknowledges the numerous valuable resources and supports she has in raising her children and is working toward building communities across Cape Breton that provide those resources for all who require them.