Meet Our New Board Members
Dr. Erin Gordey
Dr. Gordey is an orthopaedic surgeon at Boundary Trails and C.W. Wiebe Medical Centre in Winkler. She is originally from Edmonton, where she obtained her medical degree at the University of Alberta. She moved to Toronto for her orthopaedic surgery residency and then moved again to Halifax to complete a fellowship in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. She is happy to now be settled in Morden with her husband and two dogs. She believes it is important that physicians feel supported, from starting a new practice, through life and work challenges, and during retirement. Physicians should feel confident that their colleagues and Doctors Manitoba will advocate for their interests and give them a voice. She is proud to represent the physicians of the Central District.
Dr. Nichelle Desilets
Dr. Desilets practices full-scope rural family medicine in a collaborative group of nine physicians in Neepawa. Her own practice includes general family practice, emergency department care, inpatient care, and she has a special interest in family planning, maternity care, surgical obstetrical care, and gastrointestinal endoscopy. She graduated from the University of Calgary and completed the majority of her clinical clerkship in Yellowknife, NWT. She completed a residency in Rural Family Medicine in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, with many rotations throughout smaller communities and then continued her training in the Enhanced Surgical Skills program. Dr. Desilets lives in Neepawa with her husband, three stepchildren, and 15-month-old toddler. They enjoy spending time outdoors and are looking forward to cheering for the “big kids” when their organized sports get back up and running.
Dr. William Li
Dr. William Li was born in Beijing, China, but grew up in Edmonton. He attended Medical School at the University of Alberta. He did his Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Li is currently working at Manitoba Clinic as a Community Pediatrician and also at the Women’s Hospital as a Newborn Hospitalist. He began working in September 2018. He is pediatrics-trained with interests in Population Health. Dr. Li’s hobbies include hockey, food (fun fact, he had an active food blog during his residency in Winnipeg that became nationally ranked on a list of food bloggers), and technology. His family resides in Edmonton (both Engineers) and his partner is a Pediatric ID-trained physician also working here in Winnipeg.
Dr. Joshua Aquin
Dr. Aquin is a born and raised Manitoban, having attended the University of Manitoba for both medical school and residency. For the past two years he has served various roles within PARIM, including most recently Primary Care Director and chair of the FARC committee. He is consistently inspired by the hard work and dedication of his colleagues, and is excited to now represent them as President of PARIM. In more travel-friendly times Josh enjoyed visiting other countries, such as a month-long medical mission in the Philippines. He is also the principal clarinetist of the Winnipeg Pops Orchestra, and looks forward to making music with them again in the near future
Dr. Randy Guzman
Dr. Guzman has been an attending Vascular Surgeon at St. Boniface Hospital for over 25 years. He is the current Head of the Vascular Surgery Program and Professor at the University of Manitoba and Regional Lead of Vascular Surgery for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba (Medicine, General Surgery and Vascular Surgery) with Postgraduate Vascular training in Seattle, Washington. He has had extensive involvement with education and administration. At St. Boniface he has had numerous administrative roles including past President of Medical Staff Council and previous Director of Clinical Research at the Asper Research Centre. With his past experience and current Board roles, he will contribute and represent St. Boniface members from both an academic and administrative perspective as a member of the Doctors Manitoba Board of Directors.
Ms. Dara Hallock
Ms. Hallock is from Winnipeg and is currently in her 3rd year of medical school at the University of Manitoba. She serves as the Vice Stick External for the MMSA, where her favourite part of the role is being involved in various advocacy projects. When she has some spare time, she loves to get outside for walks and runs with her 6 month old puppy.