Dr. Alan Andrew is a Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine physician who lives and works in Victoria. He is also a clinical instructor at the UBC Faculty of Medicine and an examiner with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. On a professional level, Alan understands the direct link between stable youth housing and positive long term health outcomes. On a personal level, Alan and his wife Stephanie work to grow Victoria into a city which thrives economically and socially so that one day their two children chose to remain here to live and work themselves.
Sheila Beauchemin is a management professional with over 30 years’ experience in the provincial public service and as an independent consultant. She has held positions with the Ministry of Finance, worked as a provincial treaty negotiator and facilitated meetings that achieve tangible, actionable results. Sheila holds degrees in economics and public administration. She believes that all youth should have a safe place to live and a community of people to guide them on their path to adulthood. Sheila lives in West Saanich, with her husband Chris, two adult daughters who come and go, and an assortment of animals both large and small.
Clayton was an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy for 20 years, serving in a wide variety of roles in ships, as an instructor to junior officers, and with a scientific organization. This was followed by a second career as a business and technology consultant, specializing in data analytics. He has an MSc in management sciences. Clayton’s focus on the board is to help THS achieve certification of internationally recognized standards that demonstrate the quality of services our society provides to youth. Clayton grew up in Winnipeg. He and his wife Evelyn have lived in Victoria since the mid-1990’s, and they have three adult children. Clayton enjoys sailing, and learning to play piano.
Ruth MacIntosh has a certificate in the Community Support and Education Assistant program at Camosun College. Ruth has 30+ years of experience developing and implementing programs to meet the needs of individuals and groups through a trauma informed lens. Ruth has served on the epilepsy advisory committee at the Epilepsy and Parkinson’s Centre (now called Headway) and has been a board member of the James Bay Community Project and the Casa Maria Emergency Housing Society. Ruth comes to Threshold as the Chair of the board with extensive knowledge of the needs of at-risk youth in Greater Victoria.
Alison Campbell was born and raised in Vancouver, BC. She left to travel before she finished University. Alison spent over 6 years in England, after marrying there. When Alison returned to BC with her husband and daughter, they lived in the Fraser Valley, Terrace and Vanderhoof. While in the Valley, Alison had a son. Alison moved to Victoria in 1982 to attend the University of Victoria’s Law School. Although she had no intention to remain on Vancouver Island, she fell in love with Victoria and chose to open a law practice here. Alison retired from that practice over 7 years ago. During her years in Victoria, she served on several boards, the last of which was Pacific Centre Family Services Association. Since retirement Alison has joined the Goward House Singers, a group that entertains seniors in assisted living and extended care facilities.
Noraye Fjeldstad is an executive administrative professional with over 16 years of experience in her field. Noraye’s career path has provided a variety of environments including crown corporations, provincial government, municipal government, and currently a pension fund manager for British Columbia’s public sector employees. Outside of work, Noraye enjoys exploring the lesser-known areas of Greater Victoria on her road-bike, challenging herself at the gym or on many of the surrounding hiking trails, and photographing the landscapes and scenery of the island. Noraye was born and raised in Victoria, BC and takes pride in giving back to her community, both through her career and personal pursuits.
Salma Ihsan is of Mexican and Pakistani descent and immigrated to Canada with her family when she was a child. She grew up on the lower mainland of B.C. and moved to Victoria to attend university. Salma graduated from the University of Victoria with a B.A. in Applied Linguistics. While studying, Salma volunteered, worked, and completed her teaching practicum at the Inter-Cultural Association of Victoria and became passionate about providing support to immigrant and refugee populations. Currently, Salma has shifted her focus and found passion in the field of Indigenous language revitalization. Salma’s involvement in the community led her to Threshold Housing and as a queer immigrant and woman of colour she hopes to advocate for those most marginalized and often looked over.
Jennifer Campbell is the proud founder and CEO of Two Worlds Consulting (TWC). She is known as a strategic thinker who gets things done. TWC evolved from Jennifer’s concept to build a business around the core values of respect, integrity, trust, and reciprocity, and has grown to serving clients across Canada. She is an industry leader in human environment projects with extensive impact assessment experience. Jennifer also applies her skills volunteering in the housing sector. Jennifer is a Citizen of the Métis Nation, aunty, and mother to two young men. Her intrinsic motivation is to do work in a good way.
Lynne Tang has lived in Victoria on and off for over 23 years, having first come to Vancouver Island to attend Law School at the University of Victoria after obtaining a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta. She has almost 20 years of experience working in the public sector, both provincially (Alberta and BC) and federally in policy areas such as tax, policing, small business, local government and housing. As a mother to two boys, she understands that a stable supportive home is essential to their emotional and physical well being. She is humbled and excited by the opportunity to serve on the Board of the Threshold Housing Society because of its commitment to helping youth thrive and make healthy choices through stable and safe housing and community support. Outside of work, she enjoys yoga, taking art classes, hiking and spending time with her three cats, two boys and one puppy.
Jennifer Steele has been a Registered Nurse (BScN) for over 12 years, specializing in mental health, primarily with children & youth. She has worked in leadership positions, and has experience in program development, project management and human resources.
Jennifer grew up on Salt Spring Island, which has led to her love of family, friends and the sea (and farm stands).
Jennifer is grateful to be a part of Threshold, as she knows how important it is for everyone to have a safe & supportive place to go.
Helene Walker is a retired civil engineer whose career began working on some of the biggest projects in the northern Alberta oil sands, at a time when there were few women in an engineering role. After she relocated to Victoria, she worked at UVic during seismic upgrades and then worked in project management at the Esquimalt Dockyards for a federal crown corporation.
Wife to Barry and Mom to two adopted young adults – one from Eastern Europe, and the other a member of the 2SLGBTQ+ community – Helene has strong empathy for youth and the challenges they face in society.