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.
Courtney is honoured to serve and advocate for resident physicians in Alberta. She brings extensive experience in government and stakeholder relations, public affairs, advocacy and strategic planning across health care, academic research and government.
Dr. Bradley Rutherford
Dr. Rutherford is a PGY2 Internal Medicine resident physician at the University of Alberta. He is excited to represent resident physicians as this year’s Edmonton and Northern Alberta Ambassador. His goal is to make sure all resident physicians are informed and empowered, with their concerns heard, regardless of specialty or school. In his free time he likes running and mountain biking in Edmonton’s river valley.
Dr. Joshua Jones
Dr. Joshua Jones is a fourth-year resident physician in Public Health and Preventive Medicine at the University of Calgary. As the PARA Ambassador to the Alberta Medical Association, he is tasked with facilitating the relationship between the two organizations and ensuring the resident physician voice is heard by the AMA on issues important to resident physicians. He is interested in the political and health system dynamics that give rise to these issues and is invested in strategizing how PARA can prepare and respond to them.
Dr. Sarah Cook
Dr. Sarah Cook is thrilled to represent her co-resident physician peers across Alberta through her role as Vice President in Leadership and Education. She brings leadership experience from serving as co-chair of PARA’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and the PGME Anti-Racism Task Force at the U of C.
Her passion for medical education has motivated her to complete a Master of Health Professions Education at UBC, where she will continue her research interest in marginalized groups in medical training. Her goal in PARA is to promote leadership and education opportunities for all resident physicians, across both university sites and specialties.
When not at work, Dr. Cook loves hiking with her cockapoo Nakoda, exploring new dining spots in Calgary and travelling abroad. She looks forward to working with you during the upcoming academic year.