Dr. Brandon Christensen serves as the Calgary and Southern Alberta Ambassador (CSAA) and has extensive previous experience in student and resident physician governance, with a particular focus on improving the resident physician learning environment and teaching. Prior to joining the Executive Board, Brandon served one term on the PARA Assembly and three terms on the PARO General Assembly during his internal medicine residency. He is currently a PGY 5 in Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary, where he serves as Lead/Chief Resident.
Dr. Daniel Koerber
Dr. Daniel Koerber is an Internal Medicine resident physician at the University of Alberta, and has been working with PARA since 2021. He has a background in business, investing and finance and is eager to bring his past experience into his role in the organization. His focus this year is to work with the Executive Board to make sure the PARA budget is optimally directed towards the highest-yield projects for resident physicians. In his spare time, Dr. Koerber is an avid squash and volleyball player.
Dr. Tamara Yee
Dr. Tamara Yee is honoured to advocate and represent resident physicians across Alberta. Prior to being President, she served two terms as Vice President Operations and Finance on the PARA Executive Board. Dr. Yee brings abundant administrative, financial and operational experience from her past careers in the public and private sectors. She is completing her training in Pediatrics at the University of Calgary. In her spare time, Dr. Yee can be found out and about in her neighborhood – either getting a much-needed coffee or playing at the park with her kids.
Ravneet is the staff lead for the Nomination and Awards Committee, where she oversees the distribution of awards to resident physicians, physician preceptors and allied staff, as well as administering conference sponsorship awards.
As a Member Services Coordinator, Ravneet works in the areas of Agreement Compliance, excess calls, organizes PARA’s half-day presentations and oversees the Taxi Reimbursement Program. If you have any questions on any of the above, please reach out to her!
When Ravneet is not working, she loves spending time with her two sons and husband. She loves going for long walks (only when it’s warm outside), traveling and watching Netflix.
Kiersten loves creating pieces that showcase the stories of Alberta’s resident physicians. She does this by designing and writing PARA’s communications, publications and promotional materials, as well as maintaining the PARA website and managing PARA’s blog and social media channels. Kiersten is also the Staff Lead for the Leadership and Education Committee, where she helps plan and organize events such as Resident Physicians in the Legislature, Leadership Workshops and Transition to Practice.
Kiersten spends her time with her husband and two children and says that becoming a mom is her greatest adventure yet. She loves to travel, read and bake.