Board of Directors

2018 - 2019

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


Dr. Nicholas Monfries


Nick is a third-year Emergency Medicine resident based in Vancouver, with a special clinical interest in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Originally from Edmonton, Nick studied at the University of Alberta prior to completing medical school at the University of Calgary. Having previously been the Director of Finance, Nick is familiar with the workings of RDBC. As President, he is eager to represent Resident interests in the upcoming Collective Agreement bargaining to get the best possible results for the membership.


Dr. David Kim

Immediate Past President

David is an Emergency Medicine Resident originally from Nanaimo.  He pursued both undergraduate studies and medical school at UBC.  He is excited to serve as immediate past president of Resident Doctors of BC this year and hopes to bring his experience to the table to advance the interests of the association and residents, and to advocate for better patient care.  In his free time, David enjoys golfing, trading stocks, and playing the drums.


Dr. James Wang

Vice President

James is a third year resident in pediatrics, with a second year on the Board of Directors. Having grown up not far from his current stomping grounds at BC Children’s Hospital, he travelled to New York to complete his undergraduate and medical degrees at Cornell University. He plans to continue working on initiatives which include increasing funding for resident social events and retreats, the Resident Innovation Fund to promote projects led by Residents for Residents, and communicating with the Ministry of Health to inform legislators about how their policies affect residents.


Dr. Emily Stewart

Director of Finance

This is Emily’s third year on the board. Emily left the west coast of BC to complete her undergraduate degree in Economics & Environmental Science at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. After working overseas for a year, Emily completed medical school at the University of Toronto. She is excited to serve as the Director of Finance, having previously served as the Vice-President of Resident Doctors of BC. In her free time, Emily enjoys salsa dancing, traveling, and cooking.


Dr. Geoff Frost

Director of Communications

Originally from Toronto, Geoff completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering at the University of Toronto. This is his second year serving as the Director of Communications. 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.


Dr. Aleksandar Brezar


Aleks is a second year resident in the UBC Rural Okanagan Family Medicine program. Prior to moving to the west coast, he completed an undergraduate degree in biopharmaceutical sciences in Ottawa and worked as a risk communication specialist at Health Canada. Aleks is a proud advocate for rural health, an avid traveller and an amateur yogi.


Dr. Alana Fleet


Alana is a second year Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident who previously served as an Official Observer to the Board. She is looking forward to working with RDBC to help improve outreach to Residents, as well as bettering Resident representation provincially and nationally. She is especially interested in Resident education, and Residents as teachers.

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Dr. Meriem Latrous


Meriem is a second 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!


Dr. Patrick McDonald


Patrick grew up in North Vancouver and completed his undergraduate and master’s degrees at SFU in Kinesiology, before attending medical school at UBC in the Southern Medical Program in Kelowna. He is a big advocate for Resident wellness, as well as representing Resident interests in the up-coming Collective Agreement negotiations. He enjoys staying active through sports such as skiing, hockey, rugby, soccer, running, coaching wrestling, and hiking.

Headshot of Board member Chantal McFetridge

Dr. Chantal McFetridge


Chantal is a second 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.


Dr. Marianne Schwarz


Marianne is a fourth year Adult Neurology Resident who has previously acted as a Program Representative. She is eager to bring to the Board her passion for physician wellness, especially in the context of complex patient care central to modern medicine. Her academic interests include sleep neurology and physician health, specifically identifying those systemic risk factors for poor health within the medical profession.

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Dr. Ashley Yip


Ashley was born in Coquitlam, grew up in Kelowna and attended medical school in Victoria. She is now an R1 in Internal Medicine in Vancouver. She is interested in working with the Director of Communications in producing future episodes of the Pulse Podcast, and hopes to be a voice in her Resident community to advocate and support her colleagues’ best interests through being involved on the Board of Directors.

harry gray

Harry Gray

Executive Director

Devon Mitchell

Mr. Devon Mitchell

Medical Undergraduate Society Representative

Dr. Brandon Chau

Official Observer

R1 Emergency Medicine

Dr. Naima Kotadia

Official Observer

R1 Anesthesiology

Dr. Daphne Lu

Official Observer

R1 General Surgery

Dr. Sarah Silverberg

Official Observer

R1 Obstetrics & Gynecology

Dr. Brandon Tang

Official Observer

R1 Internal Medicine

Dr. Conrad Tsang

Official Observer

R3 Population and Public Health

Dr. Vincent Wong

Official Observer

R2 Family Medicine

Dr. Linda Zhou

Official Observer

R1 Dermatology