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 askus@jbcp.bc.ca and we can connect you with the appropriate staff person.

Executive Director
Kaye Kennish
250.388.7844 Ext. 311
Email: kkennish@jbcp.bc.ca
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
Email: bvining@jbcp.bc.ca
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.

Manager Fundraising & Communications
Paula Greene
250.388.7844 Ext. 309
Email: pgreene@jbcp.bc.ca.
Paula originally trained as a Social Worker and Dramatherapist in the U.K. and worked with children, youth, families and adults with disabilities. After moving to Canada in 2003 she worked with women and children experiencing family violence in Duncan. A career change in 2007 saw Paula working in fundraising and she joined JBCP in February 2015.  Paula is passionate about her volunteer work  with the Victoria Sexual Assault Center and loves running with the Sole Sisters women’s only run/walk clinic.

Better at Home Program Coordinator and Group Facilitator Older Adults
Jennifer Walton
250.388.7844 Ext. 334
Email: jwalton@jbcp.bc.ca
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
Email:dlucas@jbcp.bc.ca
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
Email:banderson@jbcp.bc.ca
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
Maxine Fisher
250.388.7844 Ext. 314
Email: mfisher@jbcp.bc.ca
Maxine is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who has worked with children youth and families for over 20 years. She has also worked through Pacific Family Services, Family Services of Greater Victoria and here at the JBCP over 14 years ago. Maxine is a Music Therapist and is involved in the Victoria music and theatre community.

Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Programs
Kristyn Laver
250.388.7844 Ext. 308
Email: klaver@jbcp.bc.ca 

Seniors Outreach Worker
Noriko Oka
250.388.7844 Ext. 318
Email: noka@jbcp.bc.ca
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
Email: nsmith@jbcp.bc.ca
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.

Family Centre Group Facilitator
Deb Dosil
250-388-7844 Ext. 366
Email: ddosil@jbcp.bc.ca

Community Closet Thrift Store Manager
Susan Henderson
250-388-7810
Email: shenderson@jbcp.bc.ca
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
Email: sdannenberg@capitalcityvolunteers.org