About Dr. Brandy Love
Dr. Brandy Love is currently a resident physician in Adult Neurology at the U of A. Concerned over an issue faced by a fellow resident physician; she was encouraged to run for a PARA Executive position to help make positive changes. She describes being a resident physician as a balancing act “learning about medicine and our communities and developing our professional selves, while navigating challenging waters of the culture of medicine, politics and the realities (and joys!) of our own lives,” and is committed to ensuring her fellow resident physicians have what they need to thrive.
With already nearly 20 years’ career experience in health care in the Edmonton area, Dr. Love brings a wealth of knowledge, relationships and understanding to the ENAA position that will help ensure that the needs and voice of resident physicians are heard. “I really believe my experience helps me see "the forest for the trees" when it comes to health care leadership,“ she explains. In her new position, she looks forward to listening to resident physicians and representing them at forums within the northern half of the province.
Outside of work, Dr. Love describes herself as a complete nerd who really, really, really loves neurology and can’t imagine doing anything else in medicine. She invites anyone who “wants to sit around and localize the lesion” to give her a shout!
Other Staff Bios
Dr. Chloe Lim
Dr. Chloe Lim
Vice President Community and Internal Relations
Dr. Chloe Lim is a second-year internal medicine resident physician from the U of C. Dr. Lim believes in work-life balance despite being a busy resident physician! Her goal is to promote wellness in many shapes and forms within all resident physician cohorts, regardless of specialty, school and interests. Dr. Lim hopes to introduce new forms of wellness, including potential sponsorship opportunities with various vendors to support resident physicians with different interests. As the COVID-19 pandemic is slowly leaving our province, she also hopes to focus on new in-person events to promote interpersonal wellness.
Dr. Nathan Rider
Dr. Nathan Rider
Dr. Nathan Rider says he is honoured to serve and represent resident physicians in Alberta. His focus is on resident physician wellness, governance and transparency. Dr. Rider brings policy expertise, stakeholder relations skills and governance experience from his previous career with the Government of Alberta and involvement with various non-profit organizations. He is currently training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. In his spare time, Dr. Rider enjoys dancing and spending time in the mountains.
Member Services Coordinator
Robin works closely with the Vice President of Community and Internal Relations and the Community and Wellness Committee, organizing well-being related activities and initiatives, as well as overseeing wellness grants and event funding. She is also a staff liaison to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee.
In addition, Robin works in the areas of Agreement Compliance and organizing Letters of Understandings annually. If you have any questions about the Agreement, she is more than happy to help!
Robin moved to Alberta from Ontario a few years ago and although she misses the Great Lakes and raccoons, she finds that taking trips to the mountains and the antics of magpies help fill the void in her heart. She enjoys cooking, growing all varieties of tomatoes and listening to 99% Invisible, ideas and Planet Money.
Dr. Michael Taylor
Dr. Michael Taylor
Vice President Leadership and Education
Dr. Michael Taylor is a PGY3 in Emergency Medicine at the University of Alberta. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s combined MD/MBA program with a background in health systems and quality improvement research. As a current residency program committee member, past MD curriculum representative, previous SIM coordinator and previous music teacher, Dr. Taylor has developed a passion for leadership and education in various ways. Dr. Taylor sought out an executive position with PARA because like many of you, he wants to be informed. He strongly believes that information can be our most important tool to enact change and improve the lives of those around us. Dr. Taylor hopes to work closely with the Leadership & Education Committee to champion general and specific advocacy that is relevant to the dynamic, systemic needs of all PARA members. Moreover, he plans to advocate both internally and publicly for continued collective efforts in whatever way that he can. Outside of PARA business / clinical duties, he enjoys good food, scenic views, campfires, lake life, skiing and making time for family or friends far and wide.