Jim Walker

Director of Finance and Corporate Services

Jim is a designated accountant with his CPA,CMA designation and brings over 15 years of finance and business experience to The Bloom Group. He has held senior roles at PepsiCo, Rocky Mountaineer, and Choices Markets and served on volunteer boards for Harvest House, Vancouver Society of Children Centres, and The Children of the Street Society where he is currently Treasurer.

Email: jwalker@thebloomgroup.org
Phone: 604-606-0302

Jonathan Oldman

Executive Director

Jonathan has worked and volunteered in public healthcare and not-for-profit leadership roles for over 20 years in both Canada and the UK. His work has focused largely on developing community-based solutions to a variety of complex social issues, including mental illness, homelessness, and poverty. Before joining The Bloom Group in 2008, Jonathan was Executive Director of the Vancouver branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Email: joldman@thebloomgroup.org
Phone: 604.606.0307

Trudi Shymka

Director of Services

Trudi has worked with homeless women and children in the Downtown Eastside for over 20 years, expanding women-only shelters and developing low-barrier services that provide support and opportunity for women to build on their strengths toward a better life. Trudi is a member of the Downtown Eastside Coalition of Women Serving Agencies, Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy, Shelter Net BC Board and Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House Board.

Email: tshymka@thebloomgroup.org

Raúl Jaime

Director of Facilities

Raul is an experienced Real Estate professional with over 10 years of direct experience. He has been involved in numerous transactions and has excellent negotiation skills in acquisition and dispositions as well commercial leases and other partial interests in land. Raul has been directly involved in all the steps of development from site selection to development permit, rezoning, design, all the way to construction and sales. His experience also includes managing a complex portfolio of properties and ensuring optimum performance; managing budgets for capital projects and overseeing renovation projects in a wide variety of real estate assets across the province. Most recently, he lead the Facility Condition Assessment program which is the principal Capital Planning tool in the BC Provincial Government and its entire portfolio of properties.

Email: rjaime@thebloomgroup.org
Phone: 604.606.0360