Our Team

Lakeside HOPE House Staff

We believe that the opposite of poverty is community.


Jaya James – Executive Director  director@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 22

I can help you with answering questions about how HOPE House operates and our goals for the future. As the Executive Director, I am responsible to ensure we have a clear focus and are moving towards our mission and vision. I often say that my job summed up is to move everything out of the way so my staff can do their jobs to the best of thir ability.


Gillian Cornell – Immediate Relief Manager programs@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 29

I can help you with finding a rewarding volunteer position. I can also help you access food, a hot Wednesday breakfast, hygiene products or clothing, and associated programming after registering through our social support workers.


Bang Ly – Ongoing Support Manager socialwork@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 26

I can help you register for programs such as Circles® and therapeutic gardening with the Julien Project. I can tell you about other programs at HOPE house and I can assist with employment support. I can also offer you social support work services that are short term and solution focused.
















Kimberly Lyons – Communications & Events Lead info@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 36

I can help you with any questions about the content of our social media, website, and fundraising events such as the JOY Home Tour, HOPE in the Street, and Coldest Night of the Year! Advocacy is my passion and involving HOPE House in social justice initiative events is a top priority. Contact me if there’s an event regarding homelessness, poverty, mental health and/or addictions that you think we may be interested in attending!

Mary Jackson – Community Engagement Manager


519-265-4299 ext 27

I can help show you where your dollars go within the walls of HOPE House and the community we serve. I can tailor a giving program that reflects both your personal or Corporate goals with a yearly review. Understanding our programs and the people we serve begins by building relationships with our Champions. I welcome the opportunity to showcase our amazing facility with a guided tour and program information.



Jackie Keenan – Gift In Kind Coordinator donations@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 24

I can help you with sizeable donation pick ups of food or clothing. Contact me for information about our Givers of Hope Program.

Bob Moore – Social Intake Worker intake@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 23

I can help orient you to the supports we provide and register you as a member of HOPE House. I can also help you navigate other supports and resources in the community.


Bill Landsborough – Finance Manager finance@lakesidehopehouse.ca

519-265-4299 ext 27

I can help by supporting the HOPE House team with financial reports, payroll, and accounting. I do this so they can do what they do best, help you!

Board of Directors

To contact our board, please email board@lakesidehopehouse.ca


Eleanor Davidson


Vincent Rogers

Vice Chair

Dustin Cleghorn



Jeff Groenewald


Frank Valeriote



Gord Barr


Liz O’Donnell


Paul Mahony