Burnaby Division of Family Practice

Our Board

The Burnaby Division of Family Practice Board is currently comprised of five family doctors and two community representatives.


Dr. Leo Dai, Board Chair

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Dr. Leo Dai (MD, CCFP) is a Family Physician in the Metrotown neighbourhood of Burnaby. With a strong dedication to his field, he has actively contributed to the Burnaby Division of Family Practice since 2015, displaying a commitment to assuming greater leadership responsibilities within the organization in order to advance its vision, mission and values.
As the Co-founder and Medical Director of Mango Medical Clinic, Dr. Dai spearheads diverse, multi-disciplinary primary care teams, providing comprehensive healthcare services to many communities.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Dai serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the UBC Faculty of Medicine, where he imparts his knowledge to medical students and resident physicians, shaping their professional growth and development.
Outside of his medical pursuits, Dr. Leo Dai is a disciple of the Graham and Dodd value investing principles, and has received specialized training from Columbia Business School. He also cherishes quality time with his beloved wife and three children. He finds solace and fulfillment in his passion for vocal performance and the continuous exploration of various musical instruments.


Dr. Forson Chan, Vice Chair

Dr. Forson Chan (MD, CCFP) is a longitudinal family physician and the co-founder for Oakmount Medical in Burnaby. His community impact extends to the Metrotown UPCC and consultative services for adults with ADHD. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Chan plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of medicine as a clinical instructor at the UBC Faculty of Medicine, where he actively imparts his knowledge to the next generation of medical professionals.
Dedicated to healthcare advocacy, Dr. Chan also serves as a district delegate on the Board of Directors for BC Family Doctors. He is also engaged on the steering committee for Burnaby's Shared-Care project on substance use. Dr. Forson Chan's career reflects a commitment to patient care, medical education, and addressing community health challenges. He seeks to empower family physicians to do what they do best: providing excellent patient care.


Dr. Birinder Narang, Past Chair

Dr. Birinder P.S. Narang (B.Sc. MBBS (Hons) CCFP) is a notable medical professional and influential community leader. He is a trusted industry trailblazer and an incredibly important member of both the medical community and larger community in the lower mainland and Canada.
His expansive professional career has taken him in many directions, assuming multiple roles. For one, is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia, a Medical Contributor for Global BC and CKNW 980, and a Family Physician for the REACH Community Health Centre. His innate leadership qualities have led him to taking on the role of Chair for the Board of Directors at Burnaby Divisions of Family Practice, as well as the Steering Committee for the South Asian COVID-19 Task Force where he also co-founded the ‘This Is Our Shot’ Vaccine Confidence Campaign across Canada.
Dr. Narang is the recipient of many awards for his impeccable work ethic and dedication to his craft. In 2021, he received the College of Family Physicians of Canada’s Award of Excellence. The BC College of Family Physicians also awarded him three awards: the First Five Years of Practice Award, College Coin Honour, and Exceptional Teacher Honour. Dr. Narang is a part of many medical and non-medical publications and has appeared in countless interviews,
More than anything, Dr. Narang is a community champion of health, advocacy, and culture. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Narang has played a pivotal role in the dissemination of resources, support, and health information to the community and has quickly become a trusted, reliable health source for his community members. He is keen on diversifying current health systems, such as providing bilingual health documents and adapting community cultural programs and often volunteers his time to do so.
While many know Dr. Narang for his medical and advocacy work, he is also a memorable cultural personality within the South Asian community. He is a professional “Dhol” drum player, lover of music and Punjabi culture, and passionate about supporting young professionals and entrepreneurs.

Mr. Ron Hall, Treasurer

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Ron retired from the Burnaby School District after 35 years in the roles of teacher, counsellor, and administrator. His vast experience included managing and supporting Physical and Health Education, Safe and Healthy Schools, as well as the Healthy Schools directives for school cafeterias and hot lunch programs. 
He is an active member of the Healthy Community Partnership which includes Fraser Health Authority, the City of Burnaby, the Burnaby School District and the Burnaby Division of Family Practice.
Now retired, Ron's commitment to bettering the Burnaby community has brought him to his role as the Community Director on the Board of Directors.  His voice aids in improving the comprehensive health of Burnaby residents and the medical systems that support that health from birth to old age.


Dr. Jennifer Moore, Director

Dr. Jennifer Moore, a dedicated and experienced practitioner, has been a stalwart figure in Burnaby's healthcare landscape since 1994. Specializing in longitudinal family medicine, with a particular focus on obstetrics, Dr. Moore has witnessed the evolution of healthcare in Burnaby firsthand. A pivotal member of the Board of the Burnaby Division from its early stages, Dr. Moore played a key role in shaping the organization and has continued to contribute actively even after completing their term in 2017.
Dr. Moore is currently involved in various committees, including the Hastings Brentwood LLT, the PMH, and the PCN steering committees. This commitment reflects her ongoing dedication to the healthcare initiatives in Burnaby. Furthermore, she has been a driving force behind a Shared Care project on mental health, demonstrating a profound commitment to healthcare solutions.
Having attended the Leadership and Management Development Program through the FPSC during her previous tenure on the Board, she brings a wealth of knowledge and a strategic mindset to her role. This unique combination of formal training and practical experience positions her as an ideal candidate for continued service.
Beyond the professional realm, she is deeply passionate about her vocation and the Burnaby community. Her interactions with community players and health authority figures have enriched her understanding and strengthened her vision for the well-being of Burnaby residents.

Dr. John Rideout, Director

I was honored to be asked to apply for the position on the BDFP Board of Directors. Although in the twilight of my medical career,I continue to be interested in the administration side of general medicine. The BDFP has been remarkably helpful in assisting and supporting our medical practice in North Burnaby. I have been and remain an enthusiastic supporter of locally centered medical GP support organizations. I feel those organizations are essential to ongoing success of Rural/Urban family practices.I am interested in serving on the BDFP Board of Directors. Having practiced in Burnaby since 1974, I certainly bring a historical perspective and understanding to the table. I have a wide experience in committee work having served as chairman of the pediatric department of Burnaby Hospital in the 1980s. I was chairman of the pharmacy committee for Fraser Health for many years and in that capacity also served as a general member of the BC pharmacycommittee. In addition, I worked with CADTH in Ottawa for 2 years reviewing the use of proton pump inhibitors in Canada. I would be pleased to accept a position on the BDFP Board of Directors, if offered.

Mr. Michel Pouliet, Director

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Michel is a professional and skilled Executive Director with a wide array of skills and experiences in leading and managing organizations. He worked as the executive director of Burnaby Family Life for 7 years and that is where he connected with the work of the Division of Family Practice as he represented community agencies at the Primary Care Network steering committee.  Michel is a passionate advocate for the needs of the most vulnerable members in our community with a strong track record of developing community partnerships. He is now the executive director of The Children’s Foundation and continues to work to develop programs and services to support children and families to navigate through complex challenges.


Dr. Sumeet Kalia, Director

As a current Burnaby resident who was born and raised in the city, it has always been important to me to give back to the community that has given so much to me. I am a Family Medicine Physician that currently practices at multiple clinics in Burnaby, which includes an outpatient clinic, a residential care facility, and an urgent care clinic. I am also a locum Hospitalist at Langley Memorial Hospital. My diverse roles and my training have shown me the importance of preventive medicine to help patients change their lifestyles to live longer and healthier lives. In order to accomplish this, I have also learnt that it is necessary for our profession to have a strong support system, which is why the work of the Burnaby Division of Family Practice is so important. 
I am a hard worker who is dedicated to help our community and feel that my unique experiences and strong understanding of the community will allow me to be a valuable contributor as a Board Director with the Burnaby Division of Family Practice