Liz Barnett

Executive Director

Elizabeth (Liz) Barnett brings over thirty years of progressively senior experience in the Not-for-Profit sector, most recently serving as Executive Director of the North Shore Disability Resource Centre (NSDRC), with an employee base of more than two hundred employees. Liz increased NSDRC’s revenues significantly during her tenure, while maintaining accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Liz’s experience includes sitting on several Provincial Committees, and she holds a Non-Profit Management Certificate from Vancouver Community College.

Phone: 604.606.0307

Trudi Shymka

Associate Executive Director

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.


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.

Phone: 604-606-0302

Graham Wood

Director of Real Estate

With a career in the real estate industry for both private and public sectors, Graham Wood brings a broad experience in the industry to The Bloom Group. His passion lies not only in property development and economic analysis, but also in the opportunity to bring innovative and collaborative approaches to create better outcomes for marginalized populations. Graham is a professional member of the Real Estate Institute of BC and the Urban Land Institute and holds a BA from Simon Fraser University, a Diploma in Urban Land Economics (Real Estate Development) from University of British Columbia and an MBA from the University of Victoria.

Phone: 604.606.0360