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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.
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Brian qualified as a Chartered Accountant in London, England prior to coming to Victoria in 1979. Since then he has held a wide variety of professional and management positions in the private and public sectors. During more than twenty five years in the Provincial Public Service Brian held numerous positions in the Ministries of Finance and Health. Brian joined the James Bay Community Project in July 2013.
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Moira has enjoyed a career in journalism and communications that took her across Canada before landing in Victoria more than 10 years ago. Moira worked as an editor, journalist and broadcaster, most notably with CBC News and The Globe and Mail, where she oversaw the popular Facts & Arguments page for close to a decade. She has done communications for CBC Radio, the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, and the Confederation Centre for the Arts, among others. In Victoria, she started a consulting firm, Dann Fine Writing & Publicity Services, and has done work for Business Victoria, the Victoria Foundation, the World Partnership Walk, and the Canadian Club, to name a few. She has a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from University of King’s College in Halifax. Moira did standup comedy for a while; she wasn’t very good but she says it made her fearless about speaking in public. She joined JBCP in August 2017.
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David is a qualified Power Engineer who started his Building Operations career seven years ago, in a not for profit organization, providing affordable housing for Seniors in downtown Calgary and looking after 325 residential units. He then moved on to work for prestigious companies like Colliers International and SNC Lavalin in the Commercial Building Operations field. Always practical, David enjoys anything mechanical or scientific with a passion for astronomy, and would love to build/renovate the railway line from Victoria to Nanaimo and operate the locomotives. At the moment he is renovating his basement into a suite, bringing together his collective knowledge of construction, plumbing and electrical disciplines.
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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.
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Janessa Serediuk is a Youth & Family Outreach worker at JBCP. She grew up in Victoria, and received her training at University of Victoria. She has been with JBCP for about seven years. Janessa is married and the proud mother of a little boy. She also oversees the Family Dinner Program, where families with children from birth to age 12 can gather once a week, share a bite of dinner and some conversation, and get to know and support one another. When Janessa’s not at work, she likes to spend time with her young family (and her extended one), as well as work in her garden, go to the gym, and dance. One time, Janessa took first place in a country music karaoke competition!
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Kristyn Laver, the Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Programs, hails from Newcastle, N.S.W. in Australia and has lived in Victoria for more than 25 years. She’s worked at JBCP since 2015. Married to a Vancouver Island fellow more than 20 years ago, Kristyn has three children (she started out at JBCP as a facilitator in the Family Centre). Kristyn likes to stay up to date on social issues and their impact on the community and “to feel like I am actually making a difference is someone’s day.” She appreciates that her role at JBCP involves her in policy development and program details: “Watching the show go off without a hitch is very satisfying — whether that be food security for many or a new- to-the-country volunteer making connections.” Kristyn likes jujubes (she will share) and tells a story about crash-landing a hot-air balloon in France. True or not, it’s a great story.
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.
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