Board Members

Dr. Myron Semkuley – Founder / Advisor

In 1992, Dr. Semkuley with his wife Elaine, began projects in Myanmar and Western Ukraine to provide the impoverished people with much needed medical aid. In 1999, MMC was established as a registered charity. In 2002, Dr. Semkuley and Elaine developed medical clinics in villages and extended their medical assistance to India and Nepal. Dr. Semkuley, M.D. has a Certification in Family Medicine. He worked in Calgary as a family physician until 2014. Dr. Semkuley continued to provide medical aid, supplies and education to his projects in Myanmar, Ukraine, India and Nepal annually. Member of International Operations Committee.

Elaine Semkuley – Founder / Advisor  

Since 1992, Elaine along with her husband Dr. Semkuley realized the need to provide medical aid to the impoverished people of Myanmar and Western Ukraine. In 1999, they established MMC as a registered charity. Through their dedications through these medical aid projects, clinics were built and their work extended to India and Nepal. Elaine has a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Elaine and Dr. Semkuley travelled to their clinics until 2018 in the impoverished and marginalized communities of Myanmar, Ukraine, India and Nepal annually to provide continuing medical aid and education. Member of International Operations Committee.

Mylaine Tsaprailis – President  

Mylaine is an Owner / Operator and Chief Executive Officer of Calgary Alternative Support Services Inc., a nonprofit Human Services organization. She has worked with marginalized populations in various capacities for over 20 years. Mylaine’s academic achievements include a Bachelor of Social Work, Bachelor of Political Science and Bachelor of International Development from the University of Calgary. She is a registered Social Worker and has been a certified Mental Health First Aid Facilitator since 2008.

Mylaine has volunteered her time, in the past, with survivors of torture through the Red Cross and has had extensive involvement volunteering with Medical Mercy Canada Society both locally and internationally. She believes strongly in the mission, vision and values of MMC and the subsequent work that has evolved over the years.

Roseleen Bhatti – Secretary

Roseleen is a Vice President at Avison Young, a global commercial real estate firm. Roseleen attended the University of Calgary where she graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. Thereafter, she began her career in the Calgary commercial real estate market. Since then, she has been actively representing her clients in their office lease negotiations. Roseleen is a passionate advocate committed to supporting MMC’s mission to help communities in less fortunate countries receive humanitarian and medical aid in their time of need.

Laura Karlsson – Vice President

Laura is a retired Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Nursing. She has had a variety of nursing jobs in her 50 year career and worked as a bone marrow transplant coordinator for 31 of these years. Laura has travelled extensively including travel as a transplant courier and a medical volunteer with MMC to projects in Ukraine and Nepal. Since 2006 she has coordinated work with medical supplies for MMC. Laura is a member of the Calgary Alliance for the Common Good and an advocate for social justice, cultural diversity and Indigenous issues. Distribution Centre Coordinator and member of International Operations Committee.

Justin Park – Treasurer

Justin obtained his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2023 and is currently working at Benevity. He has previous expereince in Oil & Gas and financial consulting, and obtained his Bachelor of Commerce Degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Justin is passionate about MMC’s mission and vision and joined the Board as a Treasurer to provide his financial expertise to better enhance the organizational use of financial donations.

David Kohut – Director 

David is a retired Mechanical Engineer and worked in Special Projects for 22 years at the Bruce Power Nuclear Station. For the last 12 years David has been a member of Medical Mercy Canada. He has travelled to Ukraine 10 times, and is currently working with project managers in Ukraine to evaluate and fulfil project needs. Member of International Operations Committee.

Dr. Donna Taylor – Director 

Dr. Taylor is a retired Family Physician who practiced for 30 years in rural area clinics and in emergency rooms. Dr. Taylor practiced Family Medicine in a clinic, treating people of all ages with a wide range of physical, emotional and psychological problems. Dr. Taylor has travelled to Ukraine 10 times as part of MMC’s Ukraine mission. Chair of International Operations Committee.

Roman Kozak – Director

Roman is a physician and Associate Professor of Medical Imaging at the Schulich Medical School, London, Ont. He grew up in Leicester, U.K. in a Ukrainian community. After first visiting Ukraine in 1990, Roman started helping with their medical projects. He has since become involved in various humanitarian projects in Ukraine and London. Roman is a strong supporter of MMC and believes in their mission to help communities in less fortunate countries in their time of need. Member of International Operations Committee.

Lucas Kormann – Director

Lucas is an accomplished recent honors graduate in Business Management and Supply Chain Management. He is a passionate advocate for human rights, actively contributing his time to various humanitarian organizations. At the age of 13, Lucas initiated and successfully executed a fundraising project at his school, generating over $4000 for MMC. This earned him the distinction of becoming the youngest member ever to receive honorary membership. Rooted in a deep sense of gratitude for his privileged life in Canada, Lucas aspires to serve as an empowering leader, generously contributing to the cause of human rights and alleviating the suffering of those less fortunate. 

Cheryl Olinyk-Semeniuk – Director

D.J. (Don) Bobyn – Advisor

Don is a retired professional engineer executive in Calgary’s energy industry, with continuing activity in current oil and gas operations. He remains active in the Ukrainian community within Calgary by being a member of numerous charities and committees.

Stan Odut – Advisor