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. Brandy Love
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 healthcare 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 physician is heard. “I really believe my experience helps me see "the forest for the trees" when it comes to healthcare 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!
Dr. Catherine-Elisabeth Boutet
Dr. Boutet is excited to represent her fellow resident as the Alberta medical association PARA ambassador. Her major interest is resident physician wellness and advocacy. She has been involved in the promotion of resident physician wellness for many years, first as a wellness ambassador for internal medicine resident physicians at McGill and now at the University of Alberta. Her goal is to advocate and improve the working environment for all resident physicians and to advocate for optimal working conditions. On a personal note, she enjoys driving to the Rockies for hikes with her husband and flying to the east coast to spend time with her family.
Dr. Nathan Rider
Dr. Nathan Rider is honoured to serve and represent resident physicians in Alberta. His focus is on resident wellness, governance, and transparency. Nathan brings policy expertise, stakeholder relations skills, and governance experience from his previous career with the Government of Alberta and involvement with various non-profit organizations. He is currently training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys dancing and spending time in the mountains.
Adrienne Hill brings a wealth of communications experience to PARA with over 15 years working in the field. She is also 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).