Board of Directors

Mosaic Primary Care Network is structured as Legal Model 2. This means that we have two boards: A Mosaic Primary Care Network (MPCN) Board which is responsible for the governance and financial health of our organization and a Mosaic Physician Ltd (MPL) Board which is responsible for our physician membership.

Mosaic PCN Board of Directors

Dr. Niki Panich, Chair

Dr. Niki Panich is a family physician with specialized skills in women’s health, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn care.  She serves a diverse patient population in with high rates of preterm labor and low birth weight.  She completed a Master’s Diploma in data science and just completed a Master’s degree at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Niki is passionate about levering data and technology to improve clinical outcomes. 

Niki is the board chair of Mosaic Primary Care Network, a collective of family doctors and health care professionals, that partner with the local community to provide primary care services that honor the diversity of cultures represented by the surrounding population.  Primary Care Networks champion and promote the Patient Centered Medical Home, and Mosaic PCN is one of the largest PCNs in Canada

Most recently, Dr. Panich is excited to be working on novel health technology initiatives as a clinical consultant for Anthem.AI.

Dr. Brian Cornelson, Vice-Chair

Dr. Cornelson is Medical Director of East Calgary Family Care Clinic and Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and trained in family medicine at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto.

He has worked in northwestern Ontario, Manitoba, Nepal, China, and most recently Ethiopia where he helped establish the country’s first family medicine training program before coming to Calgary in 2015. He has worked in Indigenous hospitals, remote nursing stations, rural and remote communities in Canada and Nepal, teaching clinics in Toronto and Winnipeg, HIV/AIDS clinics in Africa and Toronto, and a federal penitentiary.

Dr. Cornelson is committed to providing comprehensive care for patients with multiple medical and psychosocial problems in northeast Calgary. He represents Alberta Health Services on the board of Mosaic Primary Care Network.

Dr. Amara Anozie, Treasurer

Dr. Anozie is a family physician in NE Calgary and works as an urgent care physician at the Airdrie Community Health Centre. He also works as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Calgary. Originally from Nigeria, Dr. Anozie has worked and studied all over the world including Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, and now currently calls Canada his home.

His passion has been for high quality primary care for all communities. Dr. Anozie sees the PCN has a fundamental tool to achieve this goal and understands it is a key tool to build a strong and nimble health care delivery system. He has served rural, remote, and urban Alberta since 2004 and has wide experience in health systems management. Dr. Anozie also works as a Preceptor and Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine, Cummings School of Medicine, at the University of Calgary.

Erin Kurchina, Secretary

Erin Kurchina is the Vice President, People, Culture and Learning for the Alberta Energy Regulator.  In this role, she is responsible for aligning business and people strategies.  She oversees the design, development and implementation of human resource policies and talent programs and the enterprise’s culture strategy. 

A former Consultant and former Vice President of Human Resources and Environment, Health & Safety for ENMAX Corporation, Erin excels at working collaboratively to support strategic objectives while ensuring that teams and individuals have the resources, tools, mindsets and skills to succeed. Her purpose is to inspire others to be curious, learn, and gain insights so that they can unlock their potential and accelerate their dreams.

A life-long learner, Erin holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Toronto, where she also pursued Ph.D. studies in leadership. Erin has a Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.D designation and is a Certified Coach.

Dr. Marsha Kucera, Director

Dr. Marsha Kucera is the Board Chair of the Mosaic Physicians Limited Board of Directors.  The chair oversees all MPL board meetings and Annual General Meeting and provides leadership to the Board, while encouraging input from all members to ensure that the board hears all sides of the discussion.

Dr. Marsha Kucera is a Family Physician at Sunridge Family Medicine Teaching Centre, and completed her medical degree at the University of Ottawa in 2012, and Family Medicine residency at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, in 2014. Dr. Marsha Kucera is a Clinical Lecturer at the Cumming School of Medicine, and has been teaching medical students and residents in Family Medicine since 2015. She has additional training in Obesity Medicine, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Dr. Marsha Kucera is completing a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality at Queen’s University, and she aims to use this knowledge to drive the organization forward towards better health for all.  

Dr. Elizabeth MacKay, Director

Dr. MacKay has been the Facility Medical Director at the Peter Lougheed Centre since 2010 and an Associate Zone Medical Director, Calgary Zone in 2016.  She has been a member of the Mosaic PCN Board of Directors since 2015.

Dr. MacKay is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary where she has also previously held roles as a Medical Teaching Unit director and the General Internal Medicine Fellowship program director.

She was awarded her medical degree from Dalhousie University and Dr. MacKay completed Internal Medicine Residency at Dalhousie in 1995.  She completed her Masters of Public Health and a General Internal Medicine Fellowship in 1997 at Boston University.  She also completed the Intermountain Health Care Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement in 2006.

Dennis Niebergal, Director

Dennis is an experienced senior executive, corporate officer, board director, and entrepreneur with a proven record of success in establishing and/or governing business operations.

Dennis was previously the President & CEO of CLINICARE Corporation, specializing in electronic medical records, electronic health records and practice management applications for physician group practices in Canada and USA. He has a special expertise in the healthcare information technology sector and this position involved collaborating with many healthcare, regional, provincial and national Government organizations. Dennis is certified member with the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and have many years of board experience with non-profit and for profit organizations. Dennis is also internationally recognized as a subject matter expert.

He is currently retained as part time expert evaluator for Alberta Innovates (AI) and also retained as part time expert evaluator for the European Commission (EC) “Hoizon2020 – Societal challenge Health, demographic change and wellbeing”

Dr. Seema Parmar, Director

Dr. Seema Parmar recently joined Cleveland Clinic Canada’s Advisory Services team as their Health Intelligence and Insights Lead. She was previously an Associate Partner and Senior Expert with McKinsey & Company, where she supported healthcare clients in Canada, US, and globally on a range of topics related to value-based payment, care delivery innovation, and social determinants of health. Seema has a PhD from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s of Science from Queen’s University. 

She has a long history with the Mosaic PCN community having grown up in the Mosaic neighborhood and worked with immigrant and refugee women in the Mosaic communities as a health educator with Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association, a researcher with Alberta Health Services, and through her doctoral studies. She is humbled by the dedication of the Mosaic PCN team and is honored to be part of the Board.

Barb Kathol, Director

Biography coming soon.

Mosaic Physician Ltd. Board of Directors

Dr. Marsha Kucera, Board Chair

Dr. Marsha Kucera is the Board Chair of the Mosaic Physicians Limited Board of Directors.  The chair oversees all MPL board meetings and Annual General Meeting and provides leadership to the Board, while encouraging input from all members to ensure that the board hears all sides of the discussion.

Dr. Marsha Kucera is a Family Physician at Sunridge Family Medicine Teaching Centre, and completed her medical degree at the University of Ottawa in 2012, and Family Medicine residency at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, in 2014. Dr. Marsha Kucera is a Clinical Lecturer at the Cumming School of Medicine, and has been teaching medical students and residents in Family Medicine since 2015. She has additional training in Obesity Medicine, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Dr. Marsha Kucera is completing a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality at Queen’s University, and she aims to use this knowledge to drive the organization forward towards better health for all.  

Dr. Zahid Rafiq, Board Vice-Chair
Dr. Philip Getting, Board Treasurer
Dr. Barney Truong, Board Secretary

Dr. Truong completed his M.D. from the University of Alberta, and completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Calgary. He has special interest in Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Heart Failure, and Hepatitis. His current practice is located in the Saigon Professional Building in Forest Lawn.

He believes that a good health care system is dependent upon a robust primary care system, and has been an MPL board member since 2017. This has given him the opportunity to advance the Patient Medical Home Model; and is currently one of the physician champions for CII/CPAR implementation.

Dr. Truong was born in a refugee camp, and arrived in Canada in 1979 as a refugee, and as such appreciates the challenges facing the immigrant and refugee population in Canada. His practice caters to new immigrants, refugees, as well as other marginalized and at-risk populations. Dr. Truong and his family have started a charitable organization (The Truong Education Foundation) whose stated mission is to encourage and support the education of underprivileged youths.

Dr. Amara Anozie, Director

Dr. Anozie is a family physician in NE Calgary and works as an urgent care physician at the Airdrie Community Health Centre. He also works as a Clinical Lecturer at the University of Calgary. Originally from Nigeria, Dr. Anozie has worked and studied all over the world including Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, and now currently calls Canada his home.

His passion has been for high quality primary care for all communities. Dr. Anozie sees the PCN has a fundamental tool to achieve this goal and understands it is a key tool to build a strong and nimble health care delivery system. He has served rural, remote, and urban Alberta since 2004 and has wide experience in health systems management. Dr. Anozie also works as a Preceptor and Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine, Cummings School of Medicine, at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Thiru Govender, Director

Dr. Govender was born in South Africa, and emigrated as a pre-teen to Dublin, Ireland. He attended medical school at Trinity College in Dublin, and moved to Calgary following his internship year. In Calgary, he completed his Pediatric Residency as chief resident, followed by two years as a fellow in developmental pediatrics. Dr. Govender then started his community practice, and continued to work at both Alberta Children’s Hospital and Calgary General/Peter Lougheed Centre, serving as the head of pediatrics here, and section chief for Community Pediatrics for eight years. During this time, Dr. Govender developed the Pediatric Behaviour and Developmental Clinic, which he continues to consult to now via East Calgary Health Centre. As part of this tenure, Dr. Govender was on the medical staff associations for both hospitals, and president of the ACH medical staff association for a one year term.

Dr. Govender continues to focus on pediatrics in his many realms including his community practice, Mosaic PCN’s Refugee Health Clinic (since the inception of the program), and working with kids, parents, and teachers in schools through the COPE program, which provides child psychiatric and pediatric consultations to families and schools throughout the elementary school systems in the Calgary and Rocky View School Districts.

Dr. Govender has been a valued member of Mosaic PCN since 2008, and served on the board for now for seven years. He is forever grateful to Canada and Calgary for giving him a home and allowing him to work and contribute to the health and well-being of our precious children!

Dr. Rashid Malik, Director
Dr. Niki Panich, Director

Dr. Niki Panich is a family physician with specialized skills in women’s health, antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn care.  She serves a diverse patient population in with high rates of preterm labor and low birth weight.  She completed a Master’s Diploma in data science and just completed a Master’s degree at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Niki is passionate about levering data and technology to improve clinical outcomes. 

Niki is the board chair of Mosaic Primary Care Network, a collective of family doctors and health care professionals, that partner with the local community to provide primary care services that honor the diversity of cultures represented by the surrounding population.  Primary Care Networks champion and promote the Patient Centered Medical Home, and Mosaic PCN is one of the largest PCNs in Canada

Most recently, Dr. Panich is excited to be working on novel health technology initiatives as a clinical consultant for Anthem.AI.

Dr. Gurpreet Rakhra, Director

Dr. Gurpreet Rakhra was born and raised in Calgary. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences from the University of Calgary, Doctor of Medicine from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency training at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, New York.

Dr. Rakhra began practicing medicine in Saskatoon and moved back home to Calgary a few years ago. He is approaching his fifth year of practice and enjoys being a lifelong learner. He recently started playing golf and has fallen in love with the game. He finds it quite relaxing and enjoys the time spent playing alongside his close friends.

Dr. Hargunbir S. Toor, Director
Dr. Rachel Talavlikar

Dr Rachel Talavlikar is a primary care physician dedicated to providing equitable, high quality care for marginalized populations including refugees and immigrants. She completed medical school and residency with additional training in global and women’s health at the University of Calgary in 2014.  Prior to medical school she worked overseas in Switzerland and India with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts after completing a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Alberta.

Her current clinical practice is based in North East Calgary at the East Calgary Family Care Clinic and the Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic (MRHC). Her fascination with the influence of culture on healthcare as well as advocacy for refugee care underpin her research pursuits.  She currently co-chairs the MRHC Academic Governance Committee and is a member of the North American Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers Research Committee.