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).
Dr. Daniel Koerber
Dr. Daniel Koerber is an Internal Medicine resident physician at the University of Alberta, and has been working with PARA since 2021. He has a background in business, investing and finance and is eager to bring his past experience into his role in the organization. His focus this year is to work with the Executive Board to make sure the PARA budget is optimally directed towards the highest-yield projects for resident physicians. In his spare time, Dr. Koerber is an avid squash and volleyball player.
Dr. Brandon Christensen
Dr. Brandon Christensen serves as the Calgary and Southern Alberta Ambassador (CSAA) and has extensive previous experience in student and resident physician governance, with a particular focus on improving the resident physician learning environment and teaching. Prior to joining the Executive Board, Brandon served one term on the PARA Assembly and three terms on the PARO General Assembly during his internal medicine residency. He is currently a PGY 5 in Infectious Diseases at the University of Calgary, where he serves as Lead/Chief Resident.
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.