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 administrative team 


Tammy Roberts

Executive Director  Phone: 867-445-4915

"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 families from the North 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 vice-president of the Yellowknife Legion and the secretary of the Canadian Foster Family Association. In my spare time I love hanging out with my family and enjoying the outdoors."


April Scott-Green

Associate Director of Programs and Operations   Phone: 867-445-7895

"My name is April Scott-Green. I have over two decades of experience working in the Mental Health and Addictions sector; with a solid background in Management with Disability Services in Alberta. I have returned to Yellowknife NT, my previous home for 17 years, as the Associate Director of HomeBase Yellowknife, continuing my passion for supporting youth. I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations, providing comprehensive care to individuals and being committed and dedicated to making a difference that positively impacts the youth we serve.

Outside of my professional life, I find solace and rejuvenation through activities such as working out, hiking, biking and exploring nature. My most cherished moments are spent with family and my grandkids. Being a loving and nurturing presence in their lives brings joy and reminds me of the importance of fostering strong bonds and creating lasting memories."

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Michelle Shears

Human Resources   Phone: 867-766-3326 ext: 1003

"My name is Michelle.

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Christine Hsu

Training Coordinator   Phone: 867-445-7895

"My name is Christine Hsu.


Jessica Short

Finance  Manager   Phone: 867-766-3326 Ext: 1005

"My name is Jessica Short and I have been with Home Base YK since December 2023 leading the finance department. I have also been doing the books for the Foster Family Coalition since March 2023.  I enjoy all aspects of the job and the environment and people that I work with.  I have worked for non-profit organizations for the past 8 years and bring that experience to the position.  I have lived in the north most of my life and strive to be a contributing member of the community.  I have been a foster parent for 5 years and enjoy spending time with all of my family.

Dorms and Shelter 

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Amanda Anthony

Dorms and Shelter Manager

"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 the Dorms and Shelter Manager. 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."

Youth Housing Program


Traci Mercer

Youth Housing Program Manager  Phone: 867-444-4663 (HOME)

Hi there! I'm Traci Mercer, the Housing Manager at Home Base in Yellowknife. I moved to this incredible northern community back in 2014 and have fallen deeply in love with the North and its resilient spirit.

With over a decade of experience, I’ve dedicated my career to supporting youth with managing addictions, addressing mental health issues, and healing from trauma. Being in recovery myself, I understand the challenges our youth face and firmly believe that they are our future. Every day, I’m inspired by their strength and potential.

My journey in helping our  youth and providing a stable foundation for those in need is fueled by my passion and belief that everyone deserves a safe place to call home. Let’s work together to build a bright future for the North!

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 Board of Directors

Board Chair - Ryan Doherty:

Secretary - Mandi Parkes

Treasurer - Steve Payne

Director - Lea O'Keefe

Director - Carol Pinto


Brian Machona

Youth Centre Manager    Phone: 867-444-2543

"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. 

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