Resident Doctors of Canada Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

OTTAWA – Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) today announced the election of its 2020-2021 Board of Directors. The 21-member Board represents more than 10,000 resident physicians in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, the Maritime Provinces, and Newfoundland & Labrador.

Dr. Esther Kim, who served on the RDoC Board in 2019-2020, was elected President of this year’s Board. “I am honoured to serve as President of RDoC for what I am certain will be a dynamic year, marked by effective advocacy on behalf of our membership across Canada and continued collaboration with our provincial partners,” said Kim. Dr. Kim is a current PGY-3 Radiology resident physician at the University of Manitoba, where she also completed both her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees.

Dr. Robert Conn, RDoC’s Interim Executive Director, said, “I am very much looking forward to working with our 12 new directors and 9 returning directors to champion excellence in medical education, resident wellness, and health systems as the national voice of resident doctors.”

The Board’s new directors for 2020-2021 are:

  • Elyssia Adamo
  • Bilal Akil
  • Josh Aquin
  • Shane Arsenault
  • Alana Fleet
  • Stephanie Fong
  • Ryan Giroux
  • Nicole Jedrzejko
  • Dominic Mudiayi
  • Egiroh Omene
  • Amit Persad
  • Stephanie Smith, Treasurer

The following directors have returned for 2020-2021:

  • Tehmina Ahmad, Board Chair & Corporate Secretary
  • Justin Cottrell
  • Esther Kim, President
  • Mike MacGillivary
  • Nicholas Monfries
  • Franco Rizzuti
  • Sarah Silverberg, Vice President
  • Emily Stewart, Past President
  • Samantha Woodrow Mullett

For additional information on current Board Members, please visit the Resident Doctors of Canada website.

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About Resident Doctors of Canada
Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC) represents over 10,000 resident doctors across Canada. Established in 1972, we are a not-for-profit organization providing a unified, national voice for our membership. RDoC collaborates with other national health organizations to foster excellence in training, wellness, and patient care.