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. Tamara Yee
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. Laura Morrison
Dr. Laura Morrison grew up in London, Ontario and then moved to Hamilton, Ontario while attending McMaster University. She competed in Cross Country, Track and Rugby as a McMaster Marauder and completed her undergraduate and medical degrees. Laura then made the big move out west to pursue a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Calgary. Since then, running and rugby have been replaced with mountain biking, hockey and Crossfit. She is currently enrolled in the Clinician Investigator Program where she is pursuing a Master of Medical Education. Next year, she will return to her final three years of Orthopaedic Surgery residency!
Tara has been with PARA since 2015, overseeing the Association’s communications, as well as playing a key staff role in 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.
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.