Benjamin Bloom PresidentBenjamin Bloom President
Benjamin Bloom is the President of Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland. He started the company in February 2016. Ben is a Bay Area native and third generation in his family to own and operate a business on Broadway in downtown Oakland. He has a BA in Economics and an MBA from UC Davis. Ben has been working with the elderly for over 15 years, spanning several disciplines, including financial advising, caregiving, and volunteering. He has worked in skilled nursing, memory care, assisted living, hospice and spiritual care environments. Ben is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC), and has an RCFE Administrator’s certificate. Currently, Ben is on the Boards of Directors for the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, the Day Break Adult Care Centers, San Francisco Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Las Aguilas de Diablo and the Piedmont Scouting Alumni Association (local Boy Scouts of America alumni groups). When he isn’t running the business or meeting with clients, Ben enjoys watching Movies, handiwork, and gardening.
Leah Bloom Director Community OutreachLeah Bloom Director Community Outreach
Leah Bloom is the Director of Marketing and Community Outreach for Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland. She has been an integral part of the company since it started in February 2016. Leah is originally from El Cajon, CA where her family has been in the scrap metal business for three generations. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Jewish Domestic Violence from Hampshire College. Leah maintains a career as an Interior Designer, where she one day hopes to design public spaces and senior-friendly buildings using universal design concepts. Leah is a deeply compassionate individual and is a registered caregiver. In her free-time, Leah loves to cook and garden, spend time with her dog Mugsy, and create art in various forms.
Thomas Ekunwe Director of OperationsThomas Ekunwe Director of Operations
Thomas Ekunwe is the Director of Operations at Homewatch CareGivers of Oakland. He joined the company in June 2017. Thomas is originally from Lagos, Nigeria and graduated with a Social Science degree from San Francisco State University. After running a successful Dry-Cleaning business for nine years, he transitioned into Health Care as a Business Office Manager/Director of Operations. He recently obtained his RCFE Administrator’s certificate, adding to his vast experience in managing elderly care in residential or facility settings. When he isn’t glued to the computer, he spends time playing piano and is an enthusiastic Lakers fan.