About Ravneet Sekhon
Ravneet is the staff lead for the Nomination and Awards Committee, where she oversees the distribution of awards to resident physicians, physician preceptors and allied staff, as well as administering conference sponsorship awards.
As a Member Services Coordinator, Ravneet works in the areas of Agreement Compliance, excess calls, organizes PARA’s half-day presentations and oversees the Taxi Reimbursement Program. If you have any questions on any of the above, please reach out to her!
When Ravneet is not working, she loves spending time with her two sons and husband. She loves going for long walks (only when it’s warm outside), traveling and watching Netflix.
Other Staff Bios
Member Services Coordinator
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 Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Committee.
In addition, Robin works in the areas of Agreement Compliance and organizing Letters of Understandings annually. If you have any questions about the Agreement, she is more than happy to help!
Robin moved to Alberta from Ontario a few years ago and although she misses the Great Lakes and raccoons, she finds that 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.
Manager of Communications
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 and two children and says that becoming a mom is her greatest adventure yet. She loves to travel, read and bake.
Dr. Lenka Stafl
Dr. Lenka Stafl
Calgary and Southern Alberta Ambassador
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. Dr. Stafl feels honoured to be part of an incredible team of executive members invested in the well-being and empowerment of resident physicians.
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.