About Dr. Lauren Bilinsky
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Other Staff Bios
Director of Member Affairs
Tara has been with PARA since 2015, overseeing the Association’s advocacy efforts and initiatives, including the Diversity/Inclusivity portfolio and PARA advocacy related to PracID restrictions and physician resource planning.
Tara is a passionate communicator and self-proclaimed word nerd, as well as a committed community volunteer. She is also an avid hockey fan, shoe connoisseur and travel addict. Her perfect day would include copious amounts of coffee, a beach, a good book and non-stop tunes.
Dr. Brandy Love
Dr. Brandy Love
Edmonton and Northern Alberta Ambassador
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!
Chief Executive Officer
As the Chief Executive Officer, Rob is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Association’s Strategic Direction, including its Strategic Priorities.
Rob oversees the day-to-day operations of the Association, including providing support to the staff team working on behalf of resident physicians training in Alberta. He works closely with the PARA Executive Board in the development of current strategies to continue to move the strategic priorities forward.
Rob is involved in the Negotiation Committee and often works directly with PARA’s partners to ensure that the challenges encountered by resident physicians during training are resolved in ways beneficial to all parties.
Dr. Tamara Yee
Dr. Tamara Yee
Vice President Operations and Finance
Dr. Tamara Yee is a resident physician in the pediatrics program at the U of A. This is her second term as Vice President Operations and Finance on the PARA Executive. Her decision to join the Executive Board was based on the support and help she received from PARA during her own residency training and her desire to help her fellow resident physicians.
Dr. Yee brings abundant administrative, financial and operational experience from her past careers in the public and private sector and is happy to use these skills in the VPOF position.
One of her goals as VPOF is to support financial literacy amongst fellow resident physicians by providing learning opportunities and advice. She encourages other resident physicians to reach out, introduce themselves and get involved.