Board of Directors

2019 - 2020

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 Secretary at board@residentdoctorsbc.ca

AlanaFleet

Dr. Alana Fleet

President

Alana is a third year resident in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. This is her second year as a RDBC Board Director, previously serving as 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.

NicholasMonfries

Dr. Nicholas Monfries

Immediate Past President

Nick is a fourth-year Emergency Medicine resident based out of Vancouver General Hospital and is currently completing his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship in Calgary. Originally from Edmonton, Nick studied at the University of Alberta prior to completing medical school at the University of Calgary. Nick has been involved with RDBC since his first year of residency, having served as Director of Finance, followed by President during the Negotiations year.

PatrickMcDonald

Dr. Patrick McDonald

Director of Operations & Finance

Patrick McDonald is a 4th year Psychiatry resident and an Addiction Medicine Fellow with the BCCSU. He served on the RDBC Board of Directors and was a member of the Negotiations and Finance Committees during the 2018/2019 Academic Year. He looks forward to serving as Director of Operations and Finance, and working towards implementing RDBC’s Strategic Plan.

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Dr. Naima Kotadia

Director of Resident Affairs & Wellness

Naima is a second year Anesthesiology resident and was previously an Official Observer on the Board. 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. Daphne Lu

Director of External & Labour Relations

Daphne is a second year General Surgery resident, and has served as an Official Observer as well as the General Surgery Representative on the Committee of Program Representatives. She has also served for 4 years on a non-profit board and as the President of the UBC Medical Undergraduate Society where she had the chance to develop ber skills in grass-roots advocacy, policy development, and leadership. At the heart of it all, she loves working in a team, learning about new ideas, and implementing positive change.

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Dr. Heather Cadenhead

Director

Heather is a second 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. She is eager to work hard to be knowledgeable and current so that she filter and liaise valuable and time sensitive information to her peers throughout these transitional years.

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Dr. Casey Chan

Director

Casey is a fourth 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. Geoff Frost

Director

Originally from Toronto, Geoff completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering at the University of Toronto. Previously, Geoff served as the Director of Communications for two years. After a stint as an engineer and then an exciting time as a medical device entrepreneur, Geoff entered medical school at McMaster University. You can always catch Geoff tinkering with a new invention, playing volleyball, skiing, and enjoying a good board game.

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Dr. Meriem Latrous

Director

Meriem is a third year Pediatrics resident in Vancouver, originally from Ottawa. She served on the Council of Program Representatives this past year, and plans to continue her involvement in this committee this coming year. In her position as a Director, she hopes to be an advocate for the residents of BC and provide support in the upcoming negotiations. Her academic interests lie in pediatric allergy and clinical immunology, and her favourite way to stay active is playing soccer, so she is always looking for new teams to join!

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Dr. Chantal McFetridge

Director

Chantal is a third year Emergency Medicine Resident originally from Kelowna. She has previously served as an Official Observer to the Board, as well as been on the RDBC Advocacy Committee and Ministry of Health Joint Task Force. She is passionate about quality of patient care, healthcare equity and Resident wellness. Chantal is looking forward to bringing a focus to Resident interests and wellness, and further developing the positive relationship that has been established between the Ministry of Health and RDBC through ongoing leadership on the Joint Task Force.

SarahSilverberg

Dr. Sarah Silverberg

Director

Sarah is a first year resident in Pediatrics. She has served as an Official Observer to the Board, as well as been a member of the Joint Task Force and the Strategic Planing team. She has also represented BC residents on the Resident Doctors of Canada Board, leading their portfolio on resident transfers and working on entry routes.  Broadly, her interests lie in Canadian health policy, access to care, and global health. Here, 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 Tang is a second year Internal Medicine resident, who has previously served as an Official Observer, and been a member of the Joint Task Force and the Communications Committee. He co-chaired the Resident Doctors of Canada Practice Committee, advocating for National Physician Licensure as well as resident wellness through the Resident Anthology. He is passionate about improving the resident educational experience and hopes to continue advocating for these issues as a Director.

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Harry Gray

Executive Director

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Mr. Reem Raziz

Medical Undergraduate Society Representative