Below is a list of staff at the James Bay Community Project. If you are unsure who you should contact please call 250-388-7844 Ext. 0 or email email@example.com and we can connect you with the appropriate staff person.
250.388.7844 Ext. 311
Kaye has a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Diploma in Special Education and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management. Kaye has been a high school and special education teacher in South Africa, and in Victoria has had varied management experience, including as Director of Human Resources and Executive Director for a non-profit working with people with developmental disabilities. Kaye joined JBCP in June 2011.
250.388.7844 Ext. 339
Brian is a chartered accountant and joined the James Bay Community Project in 2005. In addition to finances he is also responsible for building maintenance.
Manager Fundraising & Communications
250.388.7844 Ext. 309
Helen has worked in not for profit and special event management since 1986 applying her organizational and communication skills to Arts, Sports and Health organizations. Since 2007 she has been a member of JBCP’s management team providing board support, as well as fundraising and communications management. In her spare time she enjoys getting together over a good meal with family and friends and loves music, books, art, films, travel and volunteering.
Youth Clinic Manager
250.388.7844 Ext. 335
Barbara has been managing the Youth Clinic since 2007. She has a background in health care management experience, having worked for cardiology and surgical groups for many years. She is passionate about travelling the world and has most recently come back from a life-changing, health care volunteering experience in Mongolia.
Family Development Worker
250.388.7844 Ext. 312
Barbara has a Master’s degree in counselling and is a registered clinical counsellor, with undergraduate degrees in Child & Youth along with Fine Arts. Barbara has been with JBCP since 1989, and has been a relief counsellor with Victoria Women’s Transition House since 1997. Barbara’s secret obsessions are renovating an old Victorian house and a love for jazz as well as for drawing and painting.
Youth & Family Outreach Worker
250.388.7844 Ext. 314
Janessa has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Victoria. She has been working with youth and families for seven years, and has worked for JBCP since mid-2011. In her spare time, Janessa enjoys dancing, singing, and being outside.
Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Programs
250.388.7844 Ext. 308
Lisa has a degree in Psychology and a Post Bachelor’s Diploma in Clinical Art Therapy and has been with JBCP since 2007. Her past work experience includes: Art Therapy, Hospitality Industry and Management and Recreation Coordination. Outside of work, Lisa has a busy life with family and friends, likes to paint and read, and keeps active with running, completing 2.5 marathons to date.
Seniors Outreach Worker
250.388.7844 Ext. 318
Noriko has worked in the field of social services with diverse populations including seniors in a day centre, dually diagnosed children and youth in a treatment centre, new immigrants, Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transexual (LGBT)community and people in palliative care. She has a masters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology. One day she hopes to open up her own private practice as a therapist. Among her passions are butoh dance, piano playing, martial arts and the ocean.
Family Centre Facilitator
250.388.7844 Ext. 313
Nancy has a degree in Child and Youth Care from UVic. She has worked with children for as long as she can remember and considers every child a unique and interesting person. She has had the pleasure of being a part of the James Bay Community Project as a student (in 1992!), a parent (they’re now teenagers!) and as a member of the staff since 2008. She considers herself so fortunate to spend time with so many amazing little people and their families. Working alongside so many wonderful people (staff, volunteers, students and parents) is one of the many joys of her life. Other joys include spending time with her family and the pleasure of reading a well-written book.
Community Closet Thrift Store Manager
Susan spent more than 15 years in the fashion retail trade, starting as a sales associate and working her way up to be a buyer for ladies and men’s wear. She went on to be an inventory manager with responsibilities for freight and logistics as well as overseeing an annual open-to-buy of more than $5 million. Susan moved to Victoria in the fall of 2012 and began volunteering for JBCP in 2013 after which she was hired on as the Community Closet manager. She has been learning to love her adopted city and its friendly residents.
Capital City Volunteers (CCV)
250.388.7844 Ext. 310