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Board of Directors


Capilano Community Services Society's Board of Directors 

Shirley Leong



Shirley has called North Vancouver her home for over 25 years. She lives in the Canyon Heights area with her husband and two grown sons. Shirley has an MBA and specializes in helping organizations focus on their customers through innovative marketing strategies and leveraging technology. She is involved in local community sports organizations in various volunteer positions. You will find Shirley hiking or running on a North Shore trail most weekends. 


David (Dave) Matthews

Vice President

David has lived in North Vancouver for the past 12 years and resides in the Grousewoods area with his wife and daughter. His career has been in finance and life sciences, having spent the past 25 years or so as an executive in this industry. Dave has an MBA and a CMA designation. He is also a volunteer with Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports. He and his family enjoy hiking, skiing, and biking all around our beautiful city. 


Jana Petersone Finley 


Jana lives in Pemberton Heights with her husband and two-year-old daughter. Jana received her Chartered Accountant designation at a Big 4 audit firm and currently works in the Treasury and Corporate Development department of a large energy company. In her spare time, she enjoys being active and exploring the outdoors. 

Elaine Grenon



Elaine has a Master's degree in Business Administration and several years of experience in acute and primary health care. From 2003 to 2009 she was a Director at Vancouver Coastal Health, working with primary care physicians and community providers to assist in Primary Health Care transformation. Over the last 20 years, she has been active as a community volunteer in support of the village center development in the Lower Capilano neighbourhood.

Judy Condotti


Judy has lived in North Vancouver most of her life, with the exception of the 12 years she spent in London, England. A decade ago, she returned to North Vancouver to raise her daughter with the benefits of a west coast lifestyle.  

Her career has primarily focused on improvement initiatives, with an emphasis on customer experience. Wanting to contribute in a more meaningful way, Judy returned to school and is now a Registered Nurse working in Primary Care for Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.  

She is looking to contribute in a meaningful way to the community she lives, works, and plays in. During her free time, Judy enjoys spending time with friends and family exploring what BC has to offer.  

Angela Christensen   



Angela is originally from Calgary Alberta, Angela moved to Vancouver in 1991 to be closer to family and in 1994 moved to the City of North Vancouver where she currently resides. Angela holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Dalhousie University and works for the Surrey Police Services as the Senior Manager of Human Resources where she is responsible for leading human resources, labour relations, and OH&S strategies and programs. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, trying different fitness classes, and socializing with friends and family.

John Croockewit



John grew up on the North Shore and now lives in North Vancouver. He has been an active volunteer with Scouts, the Hollyburn ski club, and within the Lower Capilano neighborhood. John is a civil and water resources engineer. 

Ken Ip     


Ken Ip, MA, moved from nearby Richmond to North Vancouver over the past year. 

He is a digital marketing professional with experience across the non-profit and private education sectors and brings a lifelong history of volunteering within education and youth-focused roles. 

Judith Stark


Judith Stark originally moved to the North Shore (Norgate Park) at the age of 4 and continued living here until her mid-thirties.  

During her several careers, she earned a Business Admin Diploma from the Faculty of Commerce at UBC and later gained a Masters of Divinity degree from the Vancouver School of Theology (UBC.) She has worked and volunteered with several social as well as business environments, some of which took her to several geographic locales across BC and Canada. 

Serving on many small community boards, she has especially enjoyed working with children, youth, and seniors, working collaboratively to instigate programs for ongoing support and learning. 

She returned here for good in 2016 and happily resides in the 'mid-Lonsdale' area. A voracious reader, she enjoys NVRC Fitness Classes and walking with friends.

Taylor Mathiesen


Taylor's career, for over 20 years, has been centered on the development and management of public-oriented mixed-use commercial properties. In the position of President at Quay North Urban Development, he oversees the company's unique portfolio of businesses, including the recently completed development of The Shipyards property in Lower Lonsdale; and community anchor Lonsdale Quay Market.  

Taylor's intimate understanding of the community needs, and his consistent focus on evolving spaces as facilitators for community collaboration and enhancement, reflect his deep commitment to the North Shore, where he lives and works.  

Born and raised on the North Shore, Taylor considers himself very fortunate to live in this part of the world. Taylor and his husband enjoy daily hikes in the local trails with their dog and often spend weekends skiing and biking in Whistler. 


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