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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.


David Matthews

Vice President

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.


Jana Petersone Finley 


Jana lives in Pemberton Heights with her husband and two-year-old daughter. 

She 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 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.

Tricia Andrew


Tricia Andrew grew up in Toronto where she attended university. She moved to the North Shore in 1975 and raised five children, and is now the proud grandmother to 10 wonderful grandchildren.


Recently retired from her position as Manager of Community Services with North Shore Neighbourhood House, Tricia brings an immense amount of experience working with seniors, youth, and volunteers in the non-profit sector. She has chaired the North Shore Seniors’ Coalition, Inter Agency Network, Together Against Violence, and continues to sit on the Homelessness Task Force, Community Housing Action Committee (CHAC), North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership (NSIIP) and the Dundarave Festival of Lights.


Tricia feels like she has come full circle. Back in 1987, Tricia was hired as the Executive Director here at Capilano Community Services Society and nurtured the agency through the early years. Because of this, the organization has always held a special place in her heart.


Angela Christensen   


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 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 Master's in Resource Management and 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.

Mike Lee


Mike Lee was born and raised in Lynn Valley, North Vancouver. He lives in Coquitlam with his wife Leanne and their two children. His Grandma and Grandpa on his mother’s side were one of the first Chinese-born couples to settle and live in West Vancouver.

Mike is a Physiotherapist, who has worked for Vancouver Coastal Health since 2006. Prior to this, he was a private practice physiotherapist in Vancouver and in Richmond. Giving back to the community is one of his daily goals.

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.


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