Meet Our Board

Threshold Housing Society Board of Directors 2013-2014

  • Dr. Dennis Anholt (Chair)
  • Rev. David Lefsrud (Vice Chair)
  • Noraye Fjeldstad (Secretary)
  • Linda Barry (Treasurer)
  • Michael Shepherd, QC
  • Rev. Scott McLeod
  • Frances Linguanti
  • Sean Dhillon
  • Pieta Van Dyke


Dr. Dennis Anholt

Dr. Dennis M. Anholt, is a Victoria community-builder, having
served on numerous Boards of Directors and volunteer roles
throughout the city. Now retired, he is a former public servant,
consultant and UVic Adjunct Professor.


Dave Lefsrud
[B. Ed., B. Sc., M. Div., CAPPE training, numerous JI courses]
Dave joined the board in 2011 and is the Chair of Strategic Planning and Development Committee. He also was Chair and Member of Victoria Chaplaincy Board (1994-2006). Dave is a Social Worker currently working with CLBC (2003-present) as well as having been a Youth Correctional Chaplain 1989-2003 (Lutheran Clergyperson). Dave has served parishes in Langley and Richmond BC.

Noraye Fjeldstad
Noraye is currently employed by Community Living BC where she works as a team assistant. Outside of working in the administrative field for several years, she has worked with at-risk youth, individuals living in poverty and those dealing with substance abuse. She has a strong desire to contribute to the community and helping those less fortunate. In her spare time, Noraye enjoys reading, going on hikes and spending time with her family and friends.

Michael Shepherd, QC

Michael Shepherd, Q.C. has served on the board since July 2013 and is a member of the Administration and Governance Committee.  Michael is a lawyer and has worked in that capacity with the Legal Services Branch of the Ministry of Justice for over 30 years.  He has previously served on the boards of other charitable organizations, most recently the Our Place Society.


Rev. Scott McLeod

Bishop's representative on the board of THS. A priest with the Anglican Diocese of BC since 2006, and a board member since 2009, Scott works half time with the Diocese as Social Media & Public Engagement Coordinator and half time at Christ Church Cathedral as priest associate.

Sean Dhillon
Sean Dhillon is a finance professional with CIBC Bank with expertise in residential and construction financing across Canada.  Sean is an award winning finance professional and is a long time resident of Victoria. In addition to helping Canadians reaching their financial goals Sean actively volunteers in the community with numerous non-profit agencies. Sean is also trainer and lecturer on Social Media Best Practices and has been recognized for such work by speaking at small and large scale conferences. spare time Sean is a “weekend warrior” whereby he participates in Soccer, Running and Cycling.

Pieta Van Dyke
Pieta retired in 2005 from a 28 year career as a public servant, doing policy work in the areas of employment and labour relations, women’s issues, child care and domestic and international human rights.  While working in these areas she participated in the design and delivery of a number of province-wide programs for at-risk children and income assistance clients, as well as drafting the legislation required to implement these programs.  A commitment to the non-profit sector started as a food co-op member, followed by doing local organization for the People’s Food Commission.  Pieta served on the Executive of the Victoria and District Labour Council, her son’s preschool and elementary school parents’ group, the local branch of the B.C. Schizophrenia Society, and served as Chair of the James Bay Project (a health and family services agency) in the early 1980’s and again in the 1990’s.  She was elected to Victoria City Council in 1987 holding the parks portfolio and sitting on a number of heritage committees.  Pieta enjoys reading, quilting and fabric arts. She is an active member of Rotary International, serving as the International Director for the Harbourside Rotary Club.

What does our Board do?

Our Volunteer Board of Directors works with the Executive Director to support policy development, fundraising, and organizational infrastructure for both houses.
To learn more, watch the following video presentation with past Board Members.




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