Mary Anne Davidson

Vice President

Mary Anne is a successful CEO and Senior Human Resource leader within the Financial Service, Insurance and Construction industries across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific regions.  Her executive experience includes mergers and acquisitions and migrations from private to public company status, as well as global expansion. Mary Anne’s past board experience includes not-for-profit and for profit organizations, serving as CEO Ex Officio, HR Committee Chair and as a member of the Executive, Governance and Nominations Committees.  She holds an Institute of Corporate Directors Designation (ICD.D) and an MBA, and is completing the Board/Executive Compensation certification program.

Edith Nee

Director

Edith has over 30 years of experience in a variety of community, government, and professional leadership roles, with a particular focus on the well being of immigrants, refugees, women, and minority groups. She is a former Board member and Chair of the B.C. Press Council, Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board, Board member and Vice Chair of SUCCESS, and member of the Professional Conduct Enquiry Committee of the BC Institute of Chartered Accountants. Federally, she has served on the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, the Advisory Committee to the President of the Treasury Board on the hiring of visible minorities in the public service, and the Advisory Committee on Judicial Appointments.

Morris Nord

Director

Morris recently retired as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Client Development at Pacific Blue Cross, the largest health insurer operating in British Columbia. An experienced director, he most recently as the Board Chair for the Arts Club Theater Company, which has three stages, annual revenues of $14 million, and a large capital expansion budget of $13 million. Morris is an accredited director, holding the ICD.D designation, and now serves on the Arts Club Foundation board.

Franco Ferrari

President

Franco has supported The Bloom Group for over 20 years as volunteer, donor and board member, with a particular interest in the organization’s hospice and housing services.

Donna Hardie

Director

Donna has had a 30 year career working with computer systems planning, project delivery and technology operations within both public and private sector organizations. She currently manages a technology portfolio working with business groups to define technology needs, and deliver services to meet those needs.

Wayne Henderson

Treasurer

Currently a Principal with Henderson Capital, Wayne has a long history in the Vancouver business community.

Dr. Sidney Katz

Secretary

Sid is currently on leave of absence from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UBC pursuing his own projects including Dogwood-25, a program to increase the high school graduation success rate of Aboriginal youth, province-wide, which he co-founded and co-chairs. Sid is former Executive Director of Science World BC and former Managing Director of the Chan Centre at UBC. In addition to his duties as Secretary, Sid serves as Chair of the Resource Development committee.

Dr. Bill MacEwan

Director

Bill is Head of Psychiatry at St. Paul’s Hospital and is the clinical lead in the Hotel Study, a cohort study of the health, addiction and mental health of 500 residents of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver.

Bill has worked in the Downtown Eastside  of Vancouver for the last 14 years and is currently focusing on the needs of individuals served by Downtown Community Court. This approach is coordinated with the Primary Outreach Service (POS) of Vancouver Coastal Health and with St. Paul’s Hospital Urban Psychiatry program.