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 and we can connect you with the appropriate staff person.

Executive Director
Kaye Kennish
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.

Finance Manager
Brian Vining
250.388.7844 Ext. 339
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.

Communications Manager
Moira Dann
250.388.7844 Ext. 309

Better at Home Program Coordinator and Group Facilitator Older Adults
Jennifer Walton
250.388.7844 Ext. 334
Jennifer grew up in Ontario but has made Vancouver Island her home since 1985. She’s a graduate of York University. Jennifer has a strong interest in building community resilience and has extensive experience in working in the nonprofit sector. She has also worked for the Government of BC in the Ministry of Social Development & Social Innovation. Jennifer enjoys travel and meeting people from all parts of the globe.

Building Operations Coordinator
David Lucas
250.388.7844 Ext. 509
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.

Family Development Worker
Barbara Anderson
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
Tara Nargang 
250.388.7844 Ext. 314

Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Programs
Kristyn Laver
250.388.7844 Ext. 308

Seniors Outreach Worker
Noriko Oka
250.388.7844 Ext. 318
Noriko has worked in the field of social services for nearly two decades.  She is experienced with diverse communities 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 patients in palliative care.  She has a masters degree in Expressive Arts Therapy with a minor in Psychology.  She also has a private practice as a therapist.  Among her passions are butoh dance, piano playing, martial arts and the ocean.

Family Centre Facilitator
Nancy Smith
250.388.7844 Ext. 313

Family Centre Group Facilitator
Deb Dosil
250-388-7844 Ext. 366

Community Closet Thrift Store Manager
Susan Henderson
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) Outreach Worker 
Susanne Dannenberg
250.388.7844 Ext. 310