Lisa Dooling (Chair)
Lisa is Director of Community and Stakeholder Engagement for North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals. She has been a communications professional for 25 years, working for both boutique and national public relations agencies, a BC crown corporation and a non-profit organization, as well as running her own successful consultancy. At Neptune, she manages the company’s relationships with its non-profit community partners, neighbours, elected officials and other stakeholders.
Lisa is a lifelong British Columbian has lived in North Van for 20 years with her three children. She is very active in her local community, currently serving as a director of North Shore Neighbourhood House, North Shore Community Resources, and on the United Way Lower Mainland’s Campaign Cabinet.
Darrell Mussatto (Vice Chair)
Born and raised in North Vancouver, Darrell Mussatto was the Mayor of the City of North Vancouver from 2005 to 2018 and was Chair of the Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee and Board Director.
Prior to serving as Mayor, he served as a Councillor at the City for 12 years. He has been a member of various boards and committees throughout his career and previously worked as an Ambulance Paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service for 25 years.
He currently works for the North Vancouver School District as a professional teacher on call and enjoys teaching beginner woodworking in his spare time.
Isabel Gordon, MBA, CPA, CA (Treasurer)
Isabel has been the Director of Financial Services for the District of West Vancouver since 2015. Prior to that, she was the Director of Finance of the City of North Vancouver. She has over 30 years’ experience in municipal finance.
At the District, she has introduced many innovations, including a District-wide asset management program financed by a dedicated Asset Levy. She is also an advocate for natural capital accounting, along with ecosystem service-linked fees and taxation. Her most recent project is the development of an inventory of the District’s natural capital assets in order to bring natural, social, and economic capital into alignment in the District.
While at the City of North Vancouver, she was instrumental in setting up Canada’s first municipal district heating utility (the Lonsdale Energy Corporation), and in the rejuvenation of the Shipyards areas of the City, and the North Vancouver Civic Centre and Library complex in the heart of the City.
Both at the District and at the City, the financial documents produced received the Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) ‘Distinguished Budget Award and the Award for Financial Reporting, in every year that Isabel was Director. She contributed to the City of North Vancouver’s award-winning ‘100 Year Sustainability Vision’, and wrote one of the first Fiscal Sustainability chapters to appear in a municipal Official Community Plan in Canada.
She has made many presentations on municipal finance to students in university-level Public Administration programs, at GFOA conferences both in Canada and to GFOA International, at the Municipal Officer Training Institute, and to numerous professional planning and engineering groups.
She is a passionate believer in the need to transform government finance through a sustainability lens.
Jeanne Douglas (Secretary)
Jeanne Douglas has lived on the North Shore with her husband, Bill, since 2001. Her daughter, son-in-law and 4 grandchildren also live in North Vancouver and she is very involved in supporting their activities.
Jeanne has been a professional in the Information Systems and Technology sector. Prior to retirement, she was a senior executive at TELUS and ISM-BC. She has also managed branch offices for a consulting firm in Western Canada and worked in such diverse industries as oil & gas, insurance, manufacturing and university administration.
Jeanne has always worked in the community as a volunteer with many not for profit organizations. She is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Minerva Foundation for BC Women. Most recently she was on the Board of Directors as Director of Administration for the North Vancouver 2015 55+ BC Games.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba.
Tricia grew up in downtown Toronto and attended the University of Toronto.
She moved to the North Shore in 1975 and raised five children. Tricia was the Executive Director for Capilano Community Services Society before coming to Neighbourhood House 29 years ago as Director of Youth and Childcare and has managed all departments at the House over the years.
She now has 10 grandchildren, and most have been in numerous Neighbourhood House programs throughout the years.
In her last position as Manager of Community Services, Tricia became very involved in the community, representing the organization on numerous committees. She continues to chair the North Shore Homelessness Task Force, and sits on other North Shore committees.
Tricia is extremely pleased to now be a member of the Board of Directors of NSNH .
Born and raised in Manitoba, Angela moved to Vancouver in 1993 to attend UBC where she completed a bachelor’s degree in applied sciences (Ag. Economics) and Sauder School of Business’ Real Estate Division licensing courses.
In 2002, she moved to the North Shore and established a real estate brokerage providing strata management services that served hundreds of homeowners. She later joined the Real Estate Council of BC to investigate complaints and guide policy to protect the public with respect to rental property and strata management services.
Angela is a North Vancouver City Councillor serving her second term on Council. She is an alternate on the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors, and a member of its Regional Planning Committee. She further serves on the North Van Arts Board of Directors, the North Vancouver Recreation and Culture Commission, and the task forces for City’s Child, Youth + Family Friendly Strategy (CNV4Me) and Multicultural Community Festival.
With a professional background in real estate regulation, Angela also provides consulting services to FACTBC, which has a mandate to protect the public by ensuring the profession of counselling therapy becomes provincially regulated.
Her community involvement has included serving on the boards of L’Arche Greater Vancouver and St. Edmund’s Elementary School, as well as volunteering at Ridgeway Elementary and in music ministry with St. Paul’s Indian Catholic Church.
Angela lives in the City with her husband and daughter, and they enjoy participating in community activities and events, as well as charity-led walks and fundraisers.
Jennifer Hooper has 26 years experience working in Indigenous economic development in government, private industry, First Nations Bands, Tribal Councils and education institutions. Over the years, Jennifer has developed a deep understanding of BC’s 203 First Nations communities, Tribal Councils, Metis organizations and urban Aboriginal communities. She has a strong understanding of First Nations socioeconomic, cultural and legal issues as they pertain to business. She has worked both independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams to build lasting relationships with Indigenous communities across BC and into Alberta.
Early in her career Jennifer worked as a development officer for a federal government program called Aboriginal Business Canada. She gained experience assessing business plans and financial projections of Indigenous communities from across BC that wanted to establish or expand business ventures. Many of these businesses and clients she helped are now mature successful Aboriginal companies.
After twelve years as civil servant, Jennifer decided to set out on her own to provide economic development support to the Indigenous community. For 5 years she successfully worked on special projects for First Nations, non-profits, education institutes and private clients. In 2008, she landed work on major projects that involved many First Nations communities in BC and Alberta. For 8 years Jennifer worked on major projects and traveled extensively, developing a deep knowledge of over 100 Aboriginal communities in BC and Alberta. She presented complex information to indigenous audiences, and managed various multi-disciplinary teams to design and deliver workshops across BC and Alberta on technical and scientific aspects of projects.
Since 2016, Jennifer has worked for the BC Government helping Indigenous businesses to expand into international markets. This role has her working with government, financial institutes, investors, international businesses and Indigenous entrepreneurs to increase the numbers of companies successfully exporting. This is an interesting and exciting role that brings value to the Indigenous community and showcases Indigenous culture to the world.
Although raised primarily in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Brent found his way to Vancouver in 1982 to finish his undergrad and never returned to Saskatchewan. Instead, he went on to law school at the University of Victoria. After graduating from law school in 1989, Brent returned to Vancouver and joined the law firm of Russell & DuMoulin (now Fasken Martineau) and has been practicing law with the firm since that time.
Brent has lived in West Vancouver for the past 28 years with his two children.
For his formal working career, John left private practice and was appointed to the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation as their staff architect / project manager in March of 1978. Over the years he enjoyed planning, developing and managing many major projects throughout the City of Vancouver.
In 2004 and after The City of Vancouver was awarded the bid to host the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympics Games, John knew where he would be spending his next 6 years. To manage and assemble 4 major buildings on Vancouver Park Board land was definitely a major undertaking.
In February 2010, the city had 4 completed buildings ready for the Winter Olympics: Creekside Community Centre – Athletes Village; Hillcrest Community Centre – the Curling venue; Trout Lake Ice Rink – Figure Skating venue and Killarney Ice Rink – Short Track Speed-Skating venue.
John stayed on with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation until just after the Winter Olympics and completed the required legacy buildings fit-out for community use, formally retiring in May 2010.
More recently he has been working on projects of somewhat smaller scale but locally in North Vancouver; like Centennial Theatre’s washroom renovation, Restaurant Row – expanding the street-side patios of 5 Lower Lonsdale restaurants, and renovations and additions to many single family homes.
John is also enjoying being a student at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where he earned a (CFA) Certificate of Fine Arts in 2015.
Anne Mooi has over 30 years of experience on the North Shore in both the non-profit and municipal sector leading a variety of teams to meet community needs through collaborative partnerships and innovative programs and services.
Prior to retiring in 2021, Anne worked as the Director of Parks, Culture and Community Services for the District of West Vancouver. Previous to that she was the Manager of Social Services for the District and before that, the Executive Director of Parkgate Community Services Society.
Over the span of her career she has worked with many organizations on the North Shore, including North Shore Neighbourhood House, to meet diverse needs in the community. She has a solid background in board governance having helped in the establishment of a unique governance model, between local government and a non profit society, for both West Vancouver Community Centre and Parkgate Community Centre; and has experience working successfully with community leaders, volunteers, boards and committees to deliver results with a positive and creative approach.
She and her family have lived on the North Shore since 1988. Since Anne retired she is appreciating having more time for her family and friends as well as having time to volunteer and give back to her community.
Born in Regina, Richard has lived and/or worked in the City since 1977. An Urban Planner by profession and employed in that capacity from 1983 to 2013 by the City of North Vancouver, he has been involved with many of the City’s major land planning and urban development initiatives over the years including the most recent “modernization” of the House in the early 1980s. He now is the Managing Director of a land planning company based in the City with work on the North Shore and around BC for First Nation, government, not for profit and private clients.
Over the years, he has helped set up various local community serving agencies and has served on many North Shore and BC based committees and boards in a volunteer capacity. He was elected to serve the City as a School Trustee for two terms (1999 to 2005) chairing the Board and each of its committees during his tenure. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planning as was selected as the BC Planning Institute’s Planner of the Year in 2011. He is married and has two adult children pursuing higher education and working in related professions.
Alexa is a strategic advisor providing advice and support to businesses and organizations who want to make a difference and get things done in a quickly evolving world. She brings over 15 years of executive leadership experience developing integrated strategies and building modern GR, public affairs and sustainability functions across some of Canada’s leading publicly-traded natural resources, telecom and tech companies. She previously served as VP, Sustainability, Government and Public Affairs at the BC Council of Forest Industries – representing the majority of the province’s forestry companies.
She has also held the role of VP, Government Affairs at TELUS, leading national strategic policy initiatives, procurement and partnerships to connect more Canadians and organizations to the tech and tools needed to innovate and achieve better economic, environmental, health and education outcomes.
Prior to TELUS, Alexa spent eight years at Teck where she headed several portfolios across North America and globally – delivering solutions to support the company and partners’ regulatory, environment and climate change, reconciliation, innovation, trade and transportation priorities. She also led the development of Teck’s Copper & Health Program. Previously, she was a consultant with NATIONAL and Summa Strategies.
Alexa has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the US Mining Association. She’s also served as Member of the Mining Association of Canada’s Towards Sustainable Mining Governance Team. She currently sits on the Innovate BC Ignite Program and BC Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Awards adjudication panels.
Alexa holds a MSc in Politics and Communications from the London School of Economics, a BAH in Political Science from Queen’s and a Professional Specialization in Public Policy and Governance from UVic. In 2021, was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40. She is an alumnus of the 2017 Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.
Born and raised in New Brunswick, Alexa is a proud and passionate pan-Canadian with deep roots from coast to coast.