Our Staff

Lisa Hubbard – Executive Director

Lisa has lived on the North Shore for her entire life. She is a mother and active member of the community. Lisa has been working in childcare since 1988 and has been with the North Shore Neighbourhood House since 1990. She holds her certificate in Early Childhood Education from Capilano College as well as her Special Needs Certificate.

Lisa started as a special needs assistant in the childcare program, then moved to Manager of Care, then Director of Childcare, and eventually moved to her current role as Executive Director of the North Shore Neighbourhood House.

Lisa feels honoured to work for an organization that supports families and their members. Empowering families to recognize their value continues to fuel her commitment. She believes that building strong families results in a stronger community.

Rose Harvey – Director of Finance

Rose has been working at the House since 2010. She has a diverse background in Financial Management, Accounting and Marketing Management. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a Business degree from SFU and a Diploma of Technology from BCIT.

Prior to joining the House, Rose was building an accounting department from the ground up for a group of investment companies. Rose’s areas of responsibility at the House include finance and reporting, information technology, insurance, investment, administration and human resources.

Rose is very involved in her community. She volunteers for a number of committees and stays active through participation in a variety of sports including ice hockey and dragon boating.

Cheryl McBride – Manager, Recreation & Facility

Cheryl McBride brings years of office administration and management experience to the North Shore Neighbourhood House. Cheryl’s knowledge also includes all aspects of human resources including conflict resolution and diversity training. As the North Shore Neighbourhood House’s commitment is building strong communities, Cheryl feels her work is closely aligned with her personal values.

Cheryl is a long time resident of the North Shore and is raising three children. Her family actively participates in community sports, education and enjoys the outdoors. Cheryl’s education includes a Diploma in Criminology, Certificate in Business Administration and is currently enrolled in the Conflict Resolution Program at the Justice Institute.

Dave Huber – Manager of Youth

Dave began work at the House in May 1996 as an Outreach Youth Worker, later moving into the role of the Youth Centre’s Coordinator and most recently, becoming Program Manager for Youth in 2008. In May of 2009, Dave was recognized for Outstanding Supporter of Youth by the City of North Vancouver. Dave’s education is in Child and Youth Care from Douglas College and numerous workshops and courses from the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

In his free time, he enjoys camping, coaching soccer and having fun with his wife Tanya and two children. He feels that the North Shore is a wonderful place to raise a family and very fortunate to work for an agency that truly is “The heart of the community.”

Tricia Andrew – Manager of Community

Tricia is the Manager of Community Services and volunteers. She came to NSNH twelve years ago as the Director of Childcare and Youth Services. She came with experience working with government and as an executive director of another non-profit agency. During the past twelve years she has been a strong advocate for the broad range of services provided by NSNH.

Tricia was raised in Toronto and attended the University of Toronto and moved to Vancouver in 1975, raising 5 wonderful children on the North Shore, ages 19-34. She is a stroke and breast cancer survivor and is a member of the Deep Cove Dragon Boat Breast Cancer Survival team. Her other interests include bridge, painting, being a rugby mom and most of all, her new role as a granny.

Kirsten Forestell – Coordinator, Supported Child Development

Kirsten was born in Vancouver and has lived in the Lower Mainland for most of her life. She has been involved in the childcare field since 1988 most of that time has been spent supporting families of children with developmental disabilities. Kirsten holds certificates in Early Childhood Education and Post Basic Special Needs from Langara College. Kirsten first came to North Shore Neighbourhood House in the summer of 2005 to coordinate the Supported Child Development Program.

Prior to coming to NSNH, Kirsten was the coordinator for Vancouver and Richmond Supported Child Development Programs. Kirsten is a the proud parent of 2 very active children.  Kirsten enjoys, kayaking, cycling, camping and traveling with her family.

Joanne Franko – Program Manager, Seniors

Joanne is a long-time community planner and advocate, and holds a Master’s Degree in Gerontology from Simon Fraser University and she comes to the North Shore Neighbourhood House with extensive experience in community engagement and capacity building.  While employed as a planner for the City of Vancouver, Joanne was part of a team that worked on developing community plans with local citizens.  Graduate studies in gerontology aligned with her experience in urban planning and helped inform policy work in the areas of the built environment and community service delivery for older people living in the community.

As a researcher with Integrated Care Advocacy (ICA), she advocated for improved community services including integrated home support, caregiver support and adult day programming.  In addition to her professional roles, Joanne has also volunteered with a number of organizations helping older people in her North Shore community.

Colleen MacDonald – Manager, Edible Garden Project

Colleen MacDonald is the Manager of North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Edible Garden Project (EGP).  She is responsible for overseeing the EGP programs (School and Sharing Gardens) and two urban farms (Loutet and Sutherland School Market Garden).  Bringing our community together through growing food and learning about food, is what inspires Colleen in her work.

She brings lots of experience to her role having worked for the Federal and Municipal Government, International public corporations and small private companies.  An entrepreneur at heart, she ran her own landscaping and design business and has owned a flower shop.  Most of her work has been in the realm of horticulture and design.  Colleen graduated from Simon Fraser University and completed the Garden Design Certificate at the University of British Columbia.

Colleen grew up on the North Shore, raised her daughter here, and is proud to still call it home.   Exploring the local mountains or digging in the garden are activities she enjoys in her spare time.