Candace McDonald

Candace McDonald

Chief Operating Officer

Candace McDonald is a movement builder with over fifteen years of experience in philanthropy, politics, and women’s health. As Chief Executive Officer of American Values 2024 (AV24), the SuperPAC supporting Robert F. Kennedy Jr., she oversees the management and direction of AV24 with over 70 staff.

Before her role at AV24, Candace served as a leader in the wellness community as an expert impact advisor and facilitator. She specializes in building strategic collaborations for angel investors, companies, brands, and celebrity talent. Her relationships range from internationally recognized charities to luxury brands to key influencers in the health & and wellness arenas. Most recently, she created partnerships for the beauty subscription pioneer Birchbox and was the interim chief marketing officer.

Candace has secured national and global partnerships and brand development deals with Fortune 1000s. Her work has been featured in various print, television, and digital publications, including Forbes, ABC, A&E, Good Morning America, and Haute Living. She’s led a national autism charity, has created many health programs to benefit recipients, and is the creator and executive producer of New Kids on the Block’s charity concert series, Another Evening with Donnie Wahlberg & Special Guests. Ms. McDonald has raised over $50M for charity and early-stage start-ups.

Candace is a talented public speaker frequently asked to host events and panels. Before Candace’s career in wellness, she could be found on the radio or in front of the camera for the American Red Cross during a national disaster.


Candace holds a B.A. in Political Science from California State Northridge and a certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Holistic Health Coach.