Board of Directors

2020 - 2021

The Board of Directors is the governing body of Resident Doctors of BC. Directors are elected annually by the membership, and are subject to the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws. They are responsible for Resident Doctors of BC initiatives, strategic plan, and communications. They ensure the association meets its purpose and mission statement.

The Board meets on a bi-monthly basis, interested members are welcome to attend as guests. To RSVP for an upcoming meeting or to contact the Board, please email the Board Coordinator at officeadmin@residentdoctorsbc.ca

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Dr. Daphne Lu

President

Daphne is a third year resident in General Surgery at the University of British Columbia. She completed both her Bachelors in Science (Honours) and Doctor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Last year, she served as the RDBC Director of External and Labour Relations and in this capacity forged new collaborations with the Ministry of Health, created an inaugural event at the Parliament to increase resident awareness, advocated for improved call room standards, and developed programming to help medical students returning to clinical studies during the pandemic. This year, she is looking forward to working with a talented team of new board members to continue to grow the organization. In particular, she is interested in engaging with residents across specialities and geographical distribution to hear their feedback on how RDBC can improve the residency experience.

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Dr. Alana Fleet

Immediate Past President

Alana is a fourth year resident in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. This is her third year as a RDBC Board Director, previously serving as President, and the Board Chair of Resident Doctors of Canada. Prior to her move to Vancouver, she split her time between Kingston and Halifax, attending Queen’s for undergraduate and medical degrees, and Dalhousie for her Master’s. She is originally from Toronto and a Raptors fan since the Vince Carter era. You can catch her skiing in the mountains or tasting the latest foodie hot spot.

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Dr. Casey Chan

Director of Operations & Finance

Casey is a fifth year resident in General Internal Medicine, who is based in Vancouver but will be rotating across the province in the year. In medical school, he served as the Medical Student Senator on MUS, as well as Vice President of Leadership and Education as part of PARA during his time in Alberta. He is looking forward to work on bettering calls, leaves, and increasing member engagement.

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Dr. Evan Mah

Director of External & Labour Relations

Evan is a first year resident in Family Medicine, based out of Campbell River in the Vancouver Island – Strathcona Program. This is his first year as a RDBC Board Director. Prior to Residency, he completed both his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Medical Degree at the University of Saskatchewan, completing a Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship based out of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Some of his academic interests include medical education, point of care ultrasound, and simulation while some of his professional interests include addictions care, rural/low resource, and wilderness medicine. Originally from Regina, his primary interests include running, biking (mountain, road), camping and hiking, hunting.

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Dr. Maya Rosenkrantz

Director of Resident Affairs & Wellness

Maya is a first year pediatrics resident in Victoria. She completed medical school at UBC Vancouver campus. Maya enjoyed the distributed nature and BC-wide collaboration at UBC and looks forward to continuing to engage with her resident colleagues across the province. She is excited to represent BC residents this year as Director of Resident Affairs and Wellness. Her specific interests are in ensuring equitable access to personal, financial, and professional health and wellness services across the province both remotely and locally. She looks forward to engaging fellow residents in creative ways to promote wellness during the challenging times of COVID. Please reach out to Maya with any issues, feedback, or concerns that are important to you, so that she can help ensure your voice is heard and RDBC continuously grows and improves its advocacy efforts for all residents across BC.

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Dr. Heather Cadenhead

Director

Heather is a third year Anesthesiology resident. Her program has the unique perspective of being one of the first CBD curriculum adopters, and she hopes that her presence on the Board will help for a smooth transition for other specialties. This will be Heather’s second term on the RDBC Board of Directors. She is eager to work hard to be knowledgeable and current so that she can filter and liaise valuable and time sensitive information to her peers throughout these transitional years.

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Dr. Prabhjas Hans

Director

Jas is a first year Family Medicine resident based out of Abbotsford Regional Hospital. He previously served on the Resident Doctors of BC Board as the UBC Medical Undergraduate Society Representative. This will be Jas’ first term on the RDBC Board of Directors. His interests are in Resident health and wellness, advocacy, and health policy. He enjoys drinking craft beer, eating good food, and staying active.

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Dr. Naima Kotadia

Director

Naima is a third year Anesthesiology resident and was previously an Official Observer on the Board as well as Director of Resident Affairs & Wellness. She will be serving her second term on the RDBC Board of Directors this year. She hopes to bring fresh ideas, creativity and enthusiasm to the leadership this year. She has a passion for global health and resident wellness. To stay active, she enjoys playing softball and you can always call on her for an impromptu beach volleyball session or to be your climbing buddy.

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Dr. Laura Labonté 

Director

Laura is a second year Psychiatry resident who is passionate about advocacy, leadership and research. Originally from Kingston Ontario, she completed her PhD and MDCM studies at McGill University, where she served on various university committees. This will be her first term on the RDBC Board of Directors. She hopes to bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm to her work for Resident Doctors of BC and lend a strong voice to residents.

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Dr. Kevin Liang

Director

Kevin is a first year Family Medicine resident from the Vancouver-Fraser site. Born in Taiwan, he completed his undergraduate training at McGill University, and medical school at UBC. This will be his first term on the RDBC Board of Directors. He is a current settler living on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Kevin holds a keen interest fighting for climate justice and improved health equity and looks forward to bringing this passion to the team!

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Dr. Pavandeep Mehat

Director

Pav is a first year resident in Family Medicine based out of Victoria. This will be his first term on the RDBC Board of Directors. Before attending medical school at UBC, he completed a bachelors in biomedical engineering at Boston University and a master’s of pharmaceutical sciences at UBC. Pav is deeply passionate about resident wellness and medical education. In his free time, he can be found lifting weights or playing basketball.

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Dr. Devon Mitchell

Director

Devon is a PGY1 in Emergency Medicine, passionate about public policy and working with policymakers to advocate for patients and residents alike. This will be his first term on the RDBC Board of Directors. He has worked previously on the executives of the UBC Medical Undergraduate Society and the Canadian Federation of Medical Students. When he isn’t in the ED or working on a policy file, you can find him jogging the Seawall or listening to the latest Taylor Swift album on repeat.

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Dr. Sarah Silverberg

Director

Sarah is a second year resident in Pediatrics and will be serving her second term on the RDBC Board of Directors. She currently sits as the Vice President of Resident Doctors of Canada. She has previously served on the Finance Committee, the Joint Task Force and the Strategic Planing team. Sarah continues to work on increasing inter-provincial cooperation on resident issues, including advocating for residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, her focus has been on health human resources in the Canadian context, and understanding how medical training adapts to serve the needs of Canadians.

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Dr. Brandon Tang

Director

Brandon is a third year internal medicine resident who is passionate about medical education and quality improvement in healthcare. In addition to serving on the RDBC Board of Directors, he has been engaged at the national level as former Co-Chair of the Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) Practice Committee and current Chief Resident of the International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE). This will be Brandon’s second term on the Board of Directors, during which his priorities include resident wellness, resident education, and enhancing transparency and member engagement.

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Harry Gray

Executive Director

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Ms. Monica Hsieh

Medical Undergraduate Society Representative