Mosaic PCN Board of Directors
Dr. Niki Panich, Board Chair
Dr. Brian Cornelson, Board 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. Sanjay Wadhera, Board Treasurer
Erin Kurchina, Board 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.
Elizabeth MacKay, Director
Dr. Seema Parmar, Independent Director
Dr. Philip Getting, Director
Dennis Niebergal, Independent 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”
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. Thiru Govender, Director
Dr. Rashid Malik, Director
Dr. Niki Panich, Director
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.