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.

Arielle Berze

Marketing Communications Specialist

With eight years of experience in communications and storytelling in the public and private sectors, Arielle’s past roles include community and PR manager for TEALEAVES; and journalist and editor at the Calgary Journal.

Having graduated from Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Arielle started her communications career at the Alberta Health Services Department of Surgery, where she found a passion for discovering the personal stories behind the researchers, donors and employees of the department.  A communications generalist with a love for telling stories, she has planned and written numerous employee newsletters; press releases; and client and employee features.

In her spare time, Arielle enjoys travelling to exotic locales and eating; shopping in said locales; reading; and improving her photography and editing skills (to showcase all the travelling, eating and shopping).