Franco Ferrari

Acting President, Chair Fundraising and Communications Committee

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. He is thrilled to recently join the Board again and continue to support the strategic ambitions of the society and help it realize its full potential.  Franco is former VP of Strategic Development for the Pattison Sign Group. He is the current President, and board member since 1994, of Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, the presenter of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, the largest music event in Vancouver.

Chan-Seng Lee

Chair Finance, Audit and Risk Management ('FARM')

Chan-Seng Lee is Vice President, Finance and Administration with Partnerships British Columbia Inc., a corporation responsible for supporting the public sector in meeting its infrastructure needs by providing leadership, expertise and consistency in the procurement of complex capital projects. He is responsible for finance, risk management, information technology, human resources and administration for Partnerships BC. He brings over 15 years of experience in finance, risk management, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory reporting, information technology, human resources and administration and corporate governance to the Company.

Mr. Lee is a Chartered Professional Accountant and is a current member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and Canada as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the British Columbia Public Service Pension Plan.

Morris Nord

Chair Nominating Committee

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 currently is a Director of the Arts Club Foundation, which is responsible for the management of the Endowment Funds and the Arts Club properties. Morris is an accredited director, and holds the ICD.D designation.

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Landon Hoyt


Landon has over ten years of experience with seniority in local economic development, public engagement, sustainability, and urbanism. Currently, the Executive Director of the Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Association, Landon recently served as Director in Public Engagement with Argyle/Believeco Partners and is the previous Director of Binners’ Project and Program Manager of SFU Public Square. He has led innovative projects and teams, including leading the public engagement for BC’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, multiple neighbourhood renewal projects in Edmonton, and advanced destigmatization and awareness efforts for people who use substances among businesses in Vancouver.

Andrea Johnston


Andrea is the CFO of Pinnacle Renewable Energy, a leading supplier of biomass products to the global renewable energy market. Andrea enjoys developing teams to advance the use of renewable and sustainable energy sources and technology to help us better manage energy and precious resources.  Prior to joining the Pinnacle team to drive the 2018 initial public offering, Andrea was CFO for the Natural Resources industry group for Dassault Systemes, Europe’s second largest software company.  She was previously CEO of an energy technology start-up that she sold to Areva T&D. Andrea is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CA), Chartered Business Valuator, and Certified Public Accountant (Delaware).  In 2016 she graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts (Literature).

Vanessa Mountain


Vanessa has worked extensively with over a dozen Indigenous and Indigenous-serving organizations as a consultant and trainer, supporting the management, administration, and procurement of services for their communities. Currently, the Chief Operating Officer with BC Indigenous Housing Society, Vanessa is the Founder of Mountain Business Connections and former Senior Procurement Advisor for BC Hydro and serves as a Trustee for the St’at’imc Trust.

Patti Schom-Moffatt


Thinking differently about public relations, communications, and community engagement informed Patti’s launch of Karyo Communications 40 years ago, a company she started independently, grew into the largest PR firm in British Columbia, and sold to Edelman, the largest PR firm in the world. Patti left Edelman in 2015 to return to her roots as an independent consultant with PSM Ventures Inc.  A practitioner first, Patti has gained extensive experience helping clients tell their stories in the corporate and not for profit sectors. She has led large teams on complex, integrated communications assignments, and specializes in issues, crisis and reputation management.

Molly Clinton


Molly is an enterprising and agile marketer with a 10+ year career building brands people love, establishing exceptional teams, and crafting transformative vision and strategy that disrupts categories. Her expertise in consumer-packaged goods, both in Canada and the US, has resulted in orchestrating the innovative ideas and growth strategies behind beloved brands such as White Claw Hard Seltzer, Vega and Granville Island Brewing. Molly is currently Head of Marketing at Huer Foods Inc., a leading confections company based in British Columbia.

In her free time, Molly is a devoted skier, aspiring pickle-baller and mom to a rescue “Cheagle” (Chihuahua Beagle) named Bode. Since moving home to Vancouver in 2018, Molly has been passionate about committing her free time and resources to giving back to the local community.

Jean Kozak


Dr. Kozak was the past Research Director of the Primary Care of the Elderly Research Group, Family Medicine, Providence Health Care; a professor in Population and Public Health at UBC; Director of the University of Ottawa’s Family Medicine Clinical Epidemiology Unit; Associate VP of Medical and Academic Affairs at SCO Health Services (Ottawa); Chair of the Centres of Disease Control and Prevention’s Antecedents and Consequences of Disability – International, and has held many other academic and professional positions at the regional, national and international levels. He has worked as an epidemiologist and clinical researcher in a wide variety of health care settings ranging from primary care to chronic and acute care, palliative care, and psychiatry. He has held over $42 million in grant funding and was recognized by the Canadian Association on Gerontology for significant contribution to the field of aging. His main areas of concern have been health care access and health outcomes among marginalized and at-risk populations.