About Emma Frieser
Emma is here to help with any and all member queries.
In her off time, Emma loves to travel and has spent years travelling and living overseas. Some of her favourite places include Greece, Croatia, Italy and Australia, where she resided for two and a half years. Emma loves dogs (ALL of them) and has a four-year-old Greyhound whose photos take up 99% of her phone storage.
Other Staff Bios
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.
Member Services Coordinator
CURRENTLY ON LEAVE
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 Inclusivity and Anti-racism Working Group.
In addition, Robin works in the areas of Agreement Compliance and organizing Letters of Understandings annually. If you have any questions on the Agreement, she is more than happy to help! Robin sits on Health and Safety Committees with AHS and other unions.
Robin moved to Alberta from Ontario a few years ago and although she misses the Great Lakes and raccoons, 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.
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.
Adrienne brings a wealth of communications experience to PARA. She is a trained graphic designer and as such, her passion is bringing together well-planned communications and creative visuals for the best possible result.
In her spare time, she enjoy cooking, spending time with her family and cuddling with her two dogs, a Boston Terrier (Lulu) and French Bulldog (George).