Dr. Tamara Yee looks forward to working alongside an incredible PARA Executive team and brings her experience in leadership, project management and finance. She has previous experiences as an executive on various student groups, managing national and international research projects and quality improvement initiatives.
Dr. Victoria Nkunu
Dr. Victoria Nkunu’s experience in advocacy started early in her undergraduate training at Queen’s University, where she led a 150-member campus organization for two years to advocate for increased supports for minority black students on campus. Her role mainly involved presenting minority black student interests to key stakeholders at the University, including the University Principal and advocating for academic and social supports to ensure a successful university experience for students. The advocacy efforts were recognized by being awarded the Queen’s University Employment Equity Award in 2013. Since then, she has been involved in different roles, expanding on her advocacy experience, including being the Manager of a Free Clinic in Calgary and Elections Coordinator for the Calgary Medical Students’ Association.
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, daughter and dog and says that becoming a mom is her greatest adventure yet. She loves to travel, read and bake.
Dr. Kieran Steer
Dr. Kieran Steer is very excited to continue his journey with PARA as the VP Community and Internal Relations (VPCIR). Throughout medical school and residency, he has been highly involved with medical community affairs and feels the VPCIR position is an exciting opportunity to advocate for resident physicians, expand PARA initiatives and support resident physician wellness. This past year has seen numerous significant changes to the health care system, drastically affecting physicians. More than ever, Kieran sees a great importance in supporting the resident physician community through these challenges, by strengthening resident physician voices as advocates and continuing the incredible progress made in wellness initiatives.
Dr. Lenka Stafl
Dr. Lenka Stafl is delighted to serve her fellow resident physicians as the Calgary and Southern Alberta Ambassador (CSAA). She enjoys the fast paced learning of her internal medicine residency and always loves the opportunity to run into and connect with fellow resident physicians from all specialties on the wards. She is an avid mountain enthusiast and enjoys spending her free time scaling peaks with her husband and one-year-old daughter and drinking a hot cup of tea in the alpine. Lenka feels honoured be part of an incredible team of executive members invested in the well-being and empowerment of resident physicians.