Meet The Team
Tammy Roberts -
Tammy has been a committed 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. She continues to provide long-term care to individuals that have been prenatally exposed to drugs and alcohol as a foster and adoptive parent.
For many years Tammy served as the Yellowknife Foster Family Association President, and cultivated her parenting skills through training, which has enabled her to deliver FASD workshops locally, territorially and nationally. Tammy has been a support to many children and parents across the north, and because of this was recognized with the Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for her contribution to the community and was a finalist of the Lynn Factor Stand Up For Kids Award in 2019.
Tammy has been the Executive Director of the Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories since 2009 and in this position facilitates PRIDE Training and provides support to foster and adoptive parents and child protection workers across the territory. She also is the secretary of the Canadian Foster Family Association, participates on the National Executive Director’s Working Group and is the Co-chair of the CanFASD Research Network Family Advisory Committee.
Hi everyone! My name is Kristie, and I have just joined the Foster Family Coalition as of July of 2022. I have lived in Yellowknife all my life! and I can't imagine being anywhere else! Some of my past experience include working as a support worker helping those in my community. I've always loved my hometown and the people in it, I have always strived to help those around me and I look forward to new and exciting experiences being apart of the FFCNWT.
Kristie Lafferty -
Coordinators and Program Directors
Megan Mortensen - Camp Connections Director
Hello everyone, my name is Megan and I will be your new camp director for Camp Connections. I moved to Yellowknife this year in 2022 for the Spring/Summer to explore the north and to be with family! Some of my past and current experiences include working as a substitute teacher here in Yellowknife, an office manager for a chiropractic clinic, as well as a figure skating and learning to skate coach! I am currently obtaining my bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Secondary Education at the University of Alberta!
I am looking forward to all of the new and exciting adventures that we will experience this year at Camp Connections and to meet many new and wonderful people!
Kehaya Febril - Therapeutic Group Home/ Volunteer Mentorship Program Coordinator
Kehaya joined the Foster Family Coalition in September 2020 and has taken the role of Program Coordinator for both our Therapeutic Group Home and Volunteer Mentorship programs.
Since moving to Yellowknife in 2008 Kehaya has found the same love she had with the mountains back home in the Northern lights here. Kehaya is a young indigenous woman who is driven by passion to offer at-risk youth a safe space. Growing up with her mother working at a youth centre in Terrace B.C, she was able to see first hand how supportive relationships can be built. Having a mentor of her own after moving to the N.T she also gained the understanding of how the mentor/mentee relationship can continue on into adulthood becoming a wonderful support and friendship. She believes strongly in all youth having the right to have all possible supports be available. Kehaya has been involved within the community as a volunteer for the past three years and is always willing to offer community support!
Kehaya looks forward to the supportive relationships she will help build, and being a part of the growth within the FFCNWT team.
Leesa Myers is new to the FFC team who will be taking over for Chantelle. We are excited to have Leesa running the 4Y and GLOW Programs.
Leesa Myers - GLOW/4Y Program Coordinator
Hello, my name is Foster and I am a Hamster! I was adopted by the Foster Family Coalition in June 2020. I am super excited to meet all of you! I have grown a lot since I moved into the FFC office, and now I'm super big! I am also very gentle with kids and enjoy stuffing a bunch of food into my mouth.