About UsStaff

Rob Turnbull, Ph.D., CHE

President, CEO

Rob has 30 years of experience in health care and housing including public health, community health centres, acute care hospitals, community living, youth detention, family physician engagement, long term care and homelessness. Rob’s most recent senior managerial posts include Chief Operating Officer at Menno Home & Menno Hospital in Abbotsford, BC and Director of Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease Management at Interior Health Authority in Kelowna, BC.

He has a proven track record in optimizing resource allocations, introducing innovative and evidence-based operations and developing mutually-beneficial partnerships with similar business entities, universities and community organizations. Rob also has a strong background in governance and strategic planning in non-profit organizations and in organization development including culture change, a coaching management model and self-led teams. He obtained his Ph.D. in Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto.

Lyndon Surjik

Administration & Donor Coordinator

Lyndon has over 30 years’ experience working with non-profit societies, student and healthcare unions, and advocacy organizations in a variety of roles from advocate to administrator. He brings a unique combination of governance and operational knowledge from his years in the sector.

He spent the previous nine years in an administrative capacity with The Bloom Group, supported their accreditation under The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and is proud of the agency’s impact in the Downtown Eastside.

Lyndon is also an accomplished musician. As a double bassist and vocalist, he has performed with numerous orchestras and choirs, most notably Vancouver Chamber Choir, musica intima, Chor Leoni Men’s Choir; and with several Patrick Street Productions, including “The Light in the Piazza,” for which he and his orchestra mates won a Jesse Richardson Theatre Award for Significant Artistic Achievement.

Peter Loo

Marketing Communications Specialist

Peter has worn many hats through his 20+ years as a graphic designer and communicator.  He’s been a marketer, an art director, a copywriter, a university lecturer, an illustrator, a sculptor, and a naval operations specialist, amongst a myriad of other character portrayals.

Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he is often asked why he left paradise.  The answer – he married a Canadian.  Before settling for seasonal vitamin D deficiency, he earned a BFA in Graphic Design and an MA in Communications.  He has used his education and experiences working for a variety of companies and organizations, from the Walt Disney company to small startups and everything in between.

Peter reads, watches, and games in the sci-fi / fantasy arena.  Basically, he’s a huge nerd.  In addition to his nerdy predilections, Peter enjoys creating things, whether it be fun illustrations, creating (attempting) new game ideas, to laser engraving and cutting custom wood art.  When he’s not doing any of that stuff, he’s looking after his wife, two kids, a dog, and a cat.