Executives and Chairpersons



Tammy Roberts - President

Tammy has been a committed professional parent since 1991, providing emergency and long term foster care. 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 for the Lynn Factor Stand Up for Kids Award in 2019. She has been the Executive Director of the Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories since 2009, is the Co-Chair of the CanFASD Research Network Family Advisory Committee and is on the Executive of Canadian Foster Family Association. Tammy has been involved with Branch 164 Royal Canadian Legion since 2016.

Richard Jalbert - Vice President and Honours and Awards Committee Chair

Richard is a retired RCMP Officer having retired from the Force in 2006 after 25 years of service. Richard is a self-employed entrepreneur who has been residing in the Canadian Arctic since 2008. Richard has been associated with the Legion since 1983 and has been involved with our Branch since 2013. 

William Morrison - Secretary, Membership Committee Chair and Poppy Committee Chair

William is a Material Management Technician working for Joint Task Force North in Yellowknife. With little over 5 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, he has deployed overseas with HMCS Charlottetown for Op Sea Guardian in 2017.  William has been a member of the Royal Canadian Legion since 2013, as a member of Branch 351 in Ottawa, and has been with Branch 164 since mid 2018 holding a variety of offices during his time. 

Christine Jalbert - Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair

Christine originally hails from Ontario and moved to Yellowknife eight years ago.  She recently retired from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) where she served in the finance department.  Previously, she was a director of Operations for Shoppers Drug Mart in Ontario and prior to that a rack forward district manager for Suncor/ Sunoco.  She has been married to Richard for 35 years ad has two daughters, two son-in-laws and four grand-babies.  Christine has been been a Legion member for five years, served one year as Entertainment Chairperson in 2018 and has been Treasurer since May 2019.


Loralea Wark - Remembrance Day Chair

Loralea has been teaching Grade 9-12 Social Studies at École St. Patrick High School since the 2001/2002 school year. In that time Loralea has led 13 trips to the Canadian battlefields: seven with students from St. Pat’s, five as the Education Coordinator of the Vimy Foundation, and one with adults. She will be taking another adult group in July 2020 and another group from St. Pat’s in March 2021. Loralea has been a member of the Legion since 2015, and has served as the Chair of the Remembrance Day Committee since she joined. Loralea was awarded the Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work In promoting the importance of remembrance to youth and the wider community.

Gary Counsell - Communications Chair

Gary is a Military Police Officer, serving as the Joint Task Force (North) Provost Marshal in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories since August 2018. He has spent 33+ years in the Canadian Armed Forces with a combination of full and part time service. Gary has been awarded the General Campaign Star for service in Afghanistan in 2007 and the Canadian Forces Decoration with two clasps. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario in London, ON, 1993. He also completed the Law and Security Administration diploma from Fanshawe College in London, ON, 1991. Gary has two adult children, Lauren and Aaron and one granddaughter. Previously involved in the Legion at Byron-Springbank (London, ON), he has been involved in Branch 164 since early 2019.

Vacant - Sports Committee

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Vacant - Entertainment Committee

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Vacant - Service Officer

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Ladies Auxiliary

Doreen Ouelette - President

Bio coming soon...

Jean Chenart - Vice President

Bio coming soon...


Jessica Short - Branch Manager