Board of Directors


Capilano Community Services Society's Board of Directors 

Shirley Leong



For the past 14 years, Shirley has lived in the Canyon Heights area of North Vancouver, with her husband and two sons.

Shirley has a Master of Business Administration and specializes in helping organizations focus on customers through marketing strategies using technology and social media.

Shirley is involved with her son’s community sports organizations in various volunteer positions. She enjoys running, hiking and yoga in her spare time.

Joseph Breau

Vice President


Originally from New Brunswick, Joe has lived in North Vancouver since 1975, where he and his wife have raised two daughters.

A retired senior human resources management professional, Joe has worked in both the private and public sector. The majority of his career, over the past two decades, has been in the fields of community health and seniors care.

Joe joined the CCSS Board in 1998. Prior to this, he served as a board member for a large non-profit agency that provided services for at-risk youth in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.


John Croockewit



John Croockewit grew up on the North Shore and lives in the Lower Capilano area. An active community volunteer, he has previous volunteer experience that includes being a coach at Hollyburn Ski Club, and a Scout leader for outdoor trips with Scouts Canada. 


John has a Masters in Resource Management and is a civil and water resources engineer.


Elaine Grenon



Elaine has been an active community volunteer in support of the Village Centre development in the Lower Capilano neighbourhood for seven years.

Elaine Grenon has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and several years' experience in acute and primary healthcare. From 2003 to 2009 she became a Director at Vancouver Coastal Health, working with primary care physicians and community providers to assist in primary healthcare transformation.


Jennifer Bacon



Jennifer has lived on the North Shore her whole life. 


She is a recent Masters of Occupational Therapy graduate working as an occupational therapist within Vancouver Coastal Health. Jennifer has had the pleasure of working in both acute care and community home health care in her OT role. She has a background working within the North Vancouver Recreation Commission and the Canucks Autism Network and continues in her coaching role for Special Olympics North Shore.



Jill Blair



Jill Blair is a retired occupational therapist previously employed by Vancouver Coastal Health. 


Currently, Jill is a volunteer with the Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) Program and with other non-profit organizations working with seniors.

Kirsten Hume Scrimshaw



​Originally from Australia, Kirsten has lived in Canada for over 20 years, and North Vancouver for 10 years, in the Edgemont and Grousewoods neighbourhoods.


Kirsten practices employment and labour law and is very active in the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. In her spare time, she is involved with her children’s music, sports and other activities, and also enjoys spending time in the North Shore mountains.

David Matthews


David Matthews MBA, CMA has lived in North Vancouver for the past 11 years and resides in the Grousewoods area, with his wife and daughter. His career has been in finance and the life sciences, having spent the past 25 years or so as an executive in this industry.


David is also a volunteer with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports. He and his family enjoy hiking, skiing and biking all around our beautiful city.