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Tammy Roberts

Executive Director

"Hello, my name is Tammy Roberts and I began in the position of Executive Director for the organization in November 2020. I am grateful to be in this role at Home Base YK. In my life and work I have developed relationships with many amazing youth, and I continue to work towards improved services in Yellowknife, so no youth is ever left out.

I've been a professional parent since 1991, providing emergency and long term care to approximately 250 NWT foster children and youth with mild to extreme learning and behavioural disabilities. I continue to provide long-term care to individuals that have been prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol as a foster and adoptive parent.

I am also the Executive Director of the Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories, and have been since 2009. I am currently the president of the Legion in Yellowknife, the secretary of the Canadian Foster Family Association, and the co-chair of the CanFASD Research Network Family Advisory Committee. In my spare time I love hanging out with my family and enjoying the outdoors."

Executive Assistant / Bookkeeper
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Amanda Anthony

Manager - Dorms and Shelter

"Hello, my name is Amanda Anthony. I was born in Thunder Bay, ON and moved to Yellowknife 12 years ago with my only child Chance. I have a Social Work diploma from Aurora College and have been slowly working towards a degree. My journey to Home Base was a bumpy one but I'm grateful everyday to be here. I joined the Home Base team in August 2021 and worked my way up to my current role as Associate Director. Being excited to go to work everyday is thanks to the youth and everyone within the organization. There's no better common purpose than striving for all youth to be safe and have a roof over their head."

Home Base Youth Dorms and Shelter Team

Key Navigator:

Jordon Ross

Overnight Team Lead:Tawanda Kachamawara

Youth Support Workers:

  • Anne Ndagire

  • Kyle Williston

  • Wendy Anthony

  • Chance Brien

  • Jefferson Adlaon

  • Kumar Chaudhari

  • Valerie Chimutimunzeve

  • Alphin Kurian

  • Alphin Kurian

  • Cole Clark

  • Davia Nelson

  • Gosma Buddoo

  • Kathleen Short

  • Mirian Ndubueze

  • Nqabayezwe Ndlovu

  • Samantha Bhani

Yellowknife Youth Centre

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Brian Machona



Home Base Youth centre  Team

Youth Support Workers:

  • Kiera Kameemalik

  • Richard Epelon

  • Shaylynn Champion

  • Katie Welsh

  • Merin Cousins

Youth Housing Program


Kristopher J

Youth Housing Manager

Kristopher is the Youth Housing Manager for Home Base YK. The Youth Housing Program assists youth in obtaining housing and learn to live independently with supports. Kristopher comes from a management background and has been working with Home Base YK through different capacities since 2016. When he is not working he loves to play guitar and go camping.


Alyssa Nelson

Lead Youth Housing Navigator

"Hello my name is Alyssa Nelson, I joined Home Base Yellowknife in October 2020. I've spent my whole life in Yellowknife and moved to Moncton, NB for school. I have a Child and Youth Care Diploma from Oulton College in Moncton, NB. I have been working with youth for the last 5 years. Most days on my free time you will find me hanging out with friends, watching movies, or hiking with my crazy German Shepherd husky Aurora".

Home Base Youth Housing  Team

Youth Housing Navigators:

  • Melissa Martin-Chouinard 

  • Noel Cherachera

Mental Health & Addictions Program


Brian Machona

Mental Health & Addictions Worker

"Hello, my name is Brian Tawanda Machona. I joined Home Base Yellowknife in July 2022 as a practicum student for my Diploma in Addictions and Community Service Work. I was born and raised in a beautiful land locked country called Zimbabwe. I moved to Canada 9 years ago and I have been happy to call Canada home since then. I am passionate and zealous about working with youth from all walks of life to create a healthy lifestyle and help them achieve their goals. During my spare time, I enjoy playing basketball and spending quality time with family and friends. 

 Board of Directors

Here is the list of members currently sitting on the board. 

Board Chair - Lea O'Keefe:

Secretary - Vivian Hansen

Treasurer - Dawn Pottinger

Director - Steve Payne

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