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What is HOSA?

Serving future health professionals since 1976, HOSA was created with the idea of providing students opportunities to develop as a leader and a future employee. With over 140,000 members across the nation, it is safe to say t

Serving future health professionals since 1976, HOSA was created with the idea of providing students opportunities to develop as a leader and a future employee. With over 140,000 members across the nation, it is safe to say that HOSA has met our mission! HOSA creates driven, determined student leaders that are excited about healthcare and all that HOSA has to offer. Above all, HOSA is a tool-a tool vital to the success of students, teachers, and health professionals. HOSA is 100% healthcare and connects all hubs of the healthcare field. One experience ignites another creating a chain reaction between those who teach, learn, and do.

HOSA operates as an integral component of the health science education curriculum. Through its network of state and local chapters, HOSA provides powerful instructional tools, recognition, leadership, networking, scholarships, and connections to the healthcare industry to thousands of members across the United States.

Through the HOSA Competitive Events Program, members can compete in teams or as individuals in over 55 different events related to all aspects of the health care industry. HOSA integrates into the Health Science Technology Education curriculum to develop and recognize smart, dedicated, and passionate future health professionals.

Mission of HOSA:
The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science technology education students, therefore, helping students to meet the needs of the health care community.

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State Staff

  • Allen Seigler

    Executive Director & State Advisor
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    Since its inception, Mr. Allen Seigler has found himself involved in HOSA. As a member at Evans High School, Mr. Seigler wound on the state stage serving as the first ever Georgia HOSA State Reporter! Serving as the second State President, Mr. Seigler developed his strong passion for HOSA and knew that leading this organization would be his ultimate career goal! By taking the first step past state officer service, Mr. Seigler volunteered his time to help officer teams after his, and was eventually hired as a State Officer Coach. When the opportunity presented itself, he jumped at the position to serve as Georgia HOSA’s Executive Director/State Advisor.

    Outside of HOSA, Mr. Seigler is a 2nd degree black belt in the International TaeKwonDo Alliance with instructor certification, 1st degree black belt in the American TaeKwonDo Association, and a licensed pilot! His past employment includes working for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office as one of two E-911 Training Coordinator’s, but his current career really is a dream come true! Throughout his years of involvement, Mr. Seigler has seen the exponential growth of Georgia HOSA, and is honored to continue to be a part of the organization.

  • Morgan Hunt

    Executive Assistant
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    “Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” -Julia Childs

    Morgan Hunt joined the Georgia HOSA team in July 2012 as Executive Assistant. She has a Business Marketing degree from Georgia Southern University. Morgan got her start and discovered her passion for CTSO organizations as a SkillsUSA member and health occupations student at Harris County High School. As a four-year member, Morgan served as a competitor, chapter officer, and state officer. After graduating, she continued her evolvement with SkillsUSA Georgia as state officer trainer. She has also worked with organizations such as Georgia TSA in the capacity of officer training and event staging.

    Morgan is very passionate about the mission of CTSOs and is excited to come onto the Georgia HOSA team. She looks forward to having the opportunity to continue her involvement in the professional and leadership development of students through Georgia HOSA.

  • Gina Wilkes

    Program Director
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    Gina is a former healthcare science teacher of 7 years at Oconee County High School and has recently returned to full-time nursing at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA.  Nursing is a passion that has called her back to add to the 23 years of nursing she already has under her belt. 

    Gina has been happily married for 25 years and has a daughter in college and a son who recently graduated from the University of Georgia. Gina became involved in Georgia HOSA as a new teacher, and it quickly became her favorite part of her teaching job.  After her service on the Georgia HOSA Board of Directors, she became the Competitive Events Coordinator for Georgia HOSA.

  • Sandra Ukah

    Program Director
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    Sandra Ukah has been a HOSA advisor since it’s inception in 1999.  As a HOSA advisor Mrs. Ukah has seen Georgia HOSA grow tremendously.  She has also seen how Georgia HOSA can impact and change the lives of her students.  Mrs. Ukah has been passionate about what HOSA can do for students; therefore, she made HOSA central in teaching her Healthcare Science classes.  She found that the students were more eager to learn when they were having fun and involved in competition.

    Mrs. Ukah attended NCA&T State University for her undergraduate degree in Nursing.  She attended Emory University for graduate school earning her Master in Nursing degree.  She became certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner after graduating from Emory U.  Mrs. Ukah has enjoyed working with students for over 30 years.  Mrs. Ukah began her career as a surgical nurse.  She then began working in school health as a school nurse.  After working as a school nurse, Mrs. Ukah discovered she enjoyed teaching at which time she began teaching Healthcare Science at Grady High School.  Sandra Ukah has been School Nurse of the Year, HOSA advisor of the Year and CTAE advisor of the Year for APS.  Mrs. Ukah has also had leadership roles as President of the Georgia School Nurses’ Association, Coordinator for the Healthcare Science Program at Grady High School, HOSA Board of Directors Chairperson for 2 years and Youth Ministry Discipleship Leader at her church.  Mrs. Ukah retired from Atlanta Public Schools in 2012. 

    Mrs. Ukah has been married for 34 years and has 5 adult children and 1 grand child.
    She is very happy to be a part of the Georgia HOSA staff and family.

  • Sabrina Singh

    Project Specialist
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  • Casey Finley

    Program Specialist
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    Casey Finley got her start in Georgia HOSA as a freshman at Jackson County High School. In her four years, Casey served as a member, chapter officer and state officer.  She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology at the University of North Georgia. She hopes to combine her love for CTSO’s and her passion for working with special needs kids and adults as a career.
    Casey also works as a special needs caregiver and loves to hike and run in her spare time. Georgia HOSA is a big passion for her and she loves all the opportunities HOSA has to offer.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Phyllis Hoskins

    Chair, Region 2 Advisor
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    Phyllis Hoskins is a native of Tuskegee, Alabama. She achieved higher education with a B.S. degree from the University of Alabama in Nursing; Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia, and a Masters in Administration & Supervision from the University of West Georgia. She has worked a Registered Nurse since 1984 and as a public educator since 1999. She has served as a Lead Teacher, Adjunct Professor at Breneau University for Clinical Nursing and currently teaches Health Care Science Technology to high school students, serves as an Advisor to the student organization HOSA: Future Health Professionals; serves on the Board of Directors for the State of Georgia for HOSA(Chair) and serving as Co-Director is now the Director for the State of Georgia’s HOSA Competitive Events.

    Phyllis is the recipient of many awards such as Teacher of the Year (Twice), Parent of the Year, Leadership, Academic and Community Achievements. She has been selected as Georgia HOSA’s Advisor of the Year for 2012. She is a member of several organizations and serves in various auxiliary roles professionally and in the community. She has served as the Georgia State Council Health Professional’s Program Coordinator, Vice President, and now President of the Georgia State Council Health Professionals of the P.A.W.  Her desire is to always seek the Lord, spread the Good News, evangelize healthcare, stay faithful, and forever keep God’s anointing on her life as she manifest His words and His works through her life.

  • Krista Lowe

    Chair-Elect
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    Krista Lowe is currently a Health Science Instructor/HOSA Advisor at Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia. Prior to teaching in Forsyth County she taught at the Houston County Career Academy, Sonoraville High School and the Floyd County College and Career Academy.

    Krista is originally from Centre, Alabama where she participated in HOSA as a high school student. She received many state awards and competed at the HOSA National Leadership Conference in ‘94, ‘95, and ‘96.  Krista received her BSN from Jacksonville State University in 2000 and began her career in nursing. She also completed a M. Ed. in School Guidance Counseling in 2009.

    Krista is passionate about her job in education and loves sharing the impact that HOSA has had on her life with her students. Krista has been the recipient of several awards such as the Houston County Career Academy Teacher of the Year, Healthcare Science Technology Educators Association New Teacher of the Year 2013, and Georgia Association of Career and Technical Education nominee for Outstanding New Career and Technical Teacher. She was also selected as Georgia HOSA’s Advisor of the Year for 2013.  Krista is married to Dr. Josh Lowe who serves as an administrator at Forsyth Central High School. The Lowe’s have been blessed with two daughters, Mary Beth and Anna Grace.

  • Debbie Woodward

    Immediate Past Chair
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    One of the first Healthcare Science teachers in the state of Georgia in the 70s and an RN for 41 years, Mrs. Woodward loves inspiring young people who are eager to learn about nursing and healthcare! Since being on staff at Colquitt County High School, she has started a HOSA chapter and has taken students to Nationals numerous times for competitions. On a personal note, Mrs. Woodward has completed her BSN and Masters in Nursing in the last few years. she has a future goal of teaching in an RN program after retirement from CCHS.

    Most of her students and HOSA friends call her “Mrs. Woo.”  Mrs. Woo has been thrilled to watch the growth of Georgia HOSA over the years, assist with competitive events and be a member of the Board of Directors.

  • Anne Soriero

    Region 1 Advisor
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    Anne Soriero has been a Registered Nurse since 1989 and has worked in many areas of nursing. For the last 11 years, Mrs. Soriero has been teaching Healthcare Science and a HOSA advisor. She is a teacher at Fannin County High School and loves working with students.

  • Barbara Peralta

    Region 4 Advisor
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    Mrs. Peralta has been teaching for 5 years at Thomasville High School. She started off as the School Nurse and when a position as the Healthcare Science teacher became available she asked to take over. She has enjoyed her time with her students and her involvement with HOSA.

    Seeing her students’ accomplishments throughout the years and their enthusiasm makes it all worthwhile. It has been a learning experience for them as well as herself.

    She will continue to promote HOSA in the classroom as well as in the community.

  • Lynne Clarke

    Region 6 Advisor
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    Lynn has been a Health Science teacher and HOSA advisor for 13 years. She is originally from South Carolina, but has strong family ties to the West Georgia area. She taught in South Carolina for 11 years before coming to AR Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School in Augusta. Prior to teaching at the high school level, she taught at EMT and Allied Health courses at 2 technical colleges. She also has 10 years experience in EMS and over 20 years in Nursing. She currently works as an ER Nurse part time. Since she began teaching, she has completed her Masters in Education, as well as a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

    The highlights of her HOSA involvement include having a National Gold Medal EMT team, a National Bronze Medal Job Seeking Skill member, and a National Top Ten Administrative Medical Assistant member. She has also been honored to serve as a HOSA Intern in the Office of the US Surgeon General. When she works in the ED, she is alongside many of her former students who are now healthcare professionals!

    She has three wonderful sons and two precious grandchildren.

  • Kellie Seawright

    Region 7 Advisor
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    Kellie graduated from Athens Technical College with a degree in Respiratory Therapy. She worked in the medical field for 10 years with a focus on Cardiopulmonary and Sleep Medicine.  Kellie began her teaching career in 2001 and is currently teaching Health Science Technology at East Jackson Comprehensive High School in Commerce, GA. Kellie believes the best part of her career is hearing from former students who have completed their post-secondary education and are working in healthcare. 

    “HOSA, is such an integral part of the health science curriculum, it is a wonderful way for students to meet new friends, grow their leadership skills, and prepare for a career in healthcare…the two mesh perfectly!”

  • Christina Branch

    Advisor-at-Large
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    Christina Branch is a Healthcare Science teacher currently working in Gainesville, GA (Region 7). She has been working in healthcare since 1983, with a concentration in emergency medicine and pediatrics. Ms. Branch is grateful to have met, worked with, and learned from some of the best in the business. She began her healthcare education teaching in 1988 at the postsecondary level and has been involved in HOSA since 2004. She states that her greatest honor has been the opportunity to raise two beautiful daughters.

  • Christen Shiflet

    Advisor-at-Large
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    Christen Shiflet teaches Healthcare Science Technology and is the HOSA Advisor at Sandy Creek High School, since January 2010.  Her first HOSA experience was at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California in 2002; as a spectator.  Christen began her medical career as a Certified Medical Assistant in 2005, working in an Internal Medicine office.  She began her teaching career as a Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy adjunct instructor for North Georgia Technical College.  As the HOSA Advisor at SCHS, Christen enjoys working with the students and watching them grow into their leadership skills.       

    Christen received a Bachelor’s of Science in Health & Physical Education from North Georgia College & State University, an Associates Degree from Truett-McConnell College, and a Medical Assistant Diploma, from North Georgia Technical College.  She is certified as a Health & Physical Education teacher in Georgia and has National Certification as a Medical Assistant.

  • Denise Flook

    Georgia Hospital Association
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    Denise M. Flook, RN, MPH, CIC has served in many roles throughout her nursing career including staff nurse, Infection Control Director and Chief Nursing Officer. Currently she works as the Vice President for Infection Prevention and Staff Engagement for the Georgia Hospital Association. She leads Patient Safety initiatives using culture and QI tools to assist hospitals in reducing hospital associated infections. Her Staff Engagement responsibilities include coordinating efforts to engage all hospital staff from the Senior Leader to staff level, in patient safety improvement efforts.

    In addition, she coordinates and supports collaborative efforts between local hospitals, healthcare professional schools and other stakeholders throughout the state to increase and improve educational opportunities for those wishing to pursue a healthcare career.

    Denise is a Registered Nurse with a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Georgia and is certified in Infection Control. She is married and has two daughters, both of whom have chosen a career as a Registered Nurse.

  • Cheryl Cundy

    Atlanta Medical Center
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    Cheryl Cundy is a certified athletic trainer working for the Atlanta Medical Center. She has been with AMC for four years, and brings many years of athletic training experience. Mrs. Cundy graduated from Ball State University in 1990 with a B.S. in athletic training and secondary health education. For the next year, she worked in a PT clinic gaining valuable rehabilitation experience. To attain her goal job of working for a division I university, she went back to school to get her M.S. She then moved to Southern California to attend California State University, Fullerton. As part of her assistantship, she worked at a high school for 2½ years.

    She really enjoyed the high school experience, but the dream job was offered to her just at the right time. She moved to Columbia, Missouri in January 1994 to work with the Missouri Tigers. For the next 10 years, she traveled with gymnastics, women’s basketball, women’s soccer, and softball, and supervised students with volleyball, track and field, swimming and diving, golf, and the “spirit athletes” (cheerleaders, Golden Girls, and mascots).

    In 2004, she left the athletic department to work at University Hospital to assist Dr. Kane. Working for Dr. Kane was more of an 8-5 job Monday-Friday which was needed after her son was born. (Her husband, Tim, is a golf professional who also worked every weekend.) Mrs. Cundy’s son, Ty, is now 10, and they also have a 5 year old daughter named Zoe. Mr. and Mrs. Cundy moved to Atlanta in the summer of 2008 when Dr. Kane was offered the chairman position at AMC.

  • Whitney Rice

    Alumni-at-Large
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    Whitney Rice is currently a student at Gainesville State College and works in the ER as a technician at Athens Regional Medical Center. She was a member of HOSA throughout high school and served as Georgia HOSA’s Region 7 Representative her Junior year. Her ultimate goal is to go to nursing school in a year and possibly become a nurse practitioner later on down the road.

  • Brooke Vaughan

    President
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    “Do not CONFORM to the pattern of this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2

    This short verse describes the way Brooke chooses to live her life and sums up her everlasting passion for HOSA. A sophomore at Georgia State University, Brooke is a Journalism major specializing in Public Relations with the hopes of making a difference in the corporate world.  She struggled with finding out what to do with her future but HOSA transformed her mind and did not let her conform to worldly promises of a career with money, fortune, and fame.  While all of these things are great, Brooke sees beyond them and looks forward to a future helping to make a difference in the lives of many; what better way to accomplish this goal than to become a Future Health Professional.

    A HOSA member for five years, a past local and state officer, Brooke is beyond excited to be serving as your 2013-2014 President! She hopes to make an impact as a leader of over 11,000 members and more in an organization that has changed her life. She owes it to HOSA for making her the person she is today and can’t wait to help it transform the lives of others.

  • Kyle Southerland

    President-Elect
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    It all began four years ago as Kyle Southerland decided to better prepare himself for the medical field; he decided to join HOSA. What Kyle didn’t know is how greatly he would come to love the largest healthcare student organization in the world! Previously serving as the Region 5 Representative from Bacon County High School and as the State Secondary Vice President, Kyle has discovered just how impactful this organization can be.

    A freshman at the University of Georgia, Kyle strives for a career in Medicine. He is studying Cellular Biology on a Pre-Medicine track and can’t wait to begin his journey in becoming a Pediatric Oncologist.

    Thriving as a Future Health Professional, Kyle is also a current health professional! He is a Certified Nurse Assistant and has previously worked within his local health system.

    For all that HOSA has done for him, Kyle cannot wait to give back to the members, chapters, and advisors of Georgia HOSA. The next two years will be those of growth, leadership, and amazing experiences! We will leave our mark on the world, and we will make an impact on the healthcare field!

  • Phyllis Johnson

    Department of Education Program Specialist
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    Mrs. Johnson serves as the Program Specialist over Healthcare Science at the Georgia Department of Education. In this role she has the opportunity to work with Georgia HOSA as the HOSA, Inc. Board Representative. As a former classroom teacher of (seventeen years) and CTSO (Career Tech Student Organization) advisor, she has seen first hand what a powerful experience HOSA can be for a student.

    Having served as advisor for many State and even one National officer, Mrs. Johnson understands the importance of this leadership training, and the thrill of having your students be successful in their competitive events. She has great respect for the work of Georgia HOSA, our Executive Director, our teachers/advisors, and of course our students.

    Georgia HOSA is so very lucky to have such a supportive partner at the Georgia Department of Education!

  • Allen Seigler

    Executive Director & State Advisor
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    Since its inception, Mr. Allen Seigler has found himself involved in HOSA. As a member at Evans High School, Mr. Seigler wound on the state stage serving as the first ever Georgia HOSA State Reporter! Serving as the second State President, Mr. Seigler developed his strong passion for HOSA and knew that leading this organization would be his ultimate career goal! By taking the first step past state officer service, Mr. Seigler volunteered his time to help officer teams after his, and was eventually hired as a State Officer Coach. When the opportunity presented itself, he jumped at the position to serve as Georgia HOSA’s Executive Director/State Advisor.

    Outside of HOSA, Mr. Seigler is a 2nd degree black belt in the International TaeKwonDo Alliance with instructor certification, 1st degree black belt in the American TaeKwonDo Association, and a licensed pilot! His past employment includes working for the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office as one of two E-911 Training Coordinator’s, but his current career really is a dream come true! Throughout his years of involvement, Mr. Seigler has seen the exponential growth of Georgia HOSA, and is honored to continue to be a part of the organization.

STATE OFFICERS

  • Brooke Vaughan

    President
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    “Do not CONFORM to the pattern of this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2

    This short verse describes the way Brooke chooses to live her life and sums up her everlasting passion for HOSA. A sophomore at Georgia State University, Brooke is a Journalism major specializing in Public Relations with the hopes of making a difference in the corporate world.  She struggled with finding out what to do with her future but HOSA transformed her mind and did not let her conform to worldly promises of a career with money, fortune, and fame.  While all of these things are great, Brooke sees beyond them and looks forward to a future helping to make a difference in the lives of many; what better way to accomplish this goal than to become a Future Health Professional.

    A HOSA member for five years, a past local and state officer, Brooke is beyond excited to be serving as your 2013-2014 President! She hopes to make an impact as a leader of over 11,000 members and more in an organization that has changed her life. She owes it to HOSA for making her the person she is today and can’t wait to help it transform the lives of others.

  • Kyle Southerland

    President-Elect
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    It all began four years ago as Kyle Southerland decided to better prepare himself for the medical field; he decided to join HOSA. What Kyle didn’t know is how greatly he would come to love the largest healthcare student organization in the world! Previously serving as the Region 5 Representative from Bacon County High School and as the State Secondary Vice President, Kyle has discovered just how impactful this organization can be.

    A freshman at the University of Georgia, Kyle strives for a career in Medicine. He is studying Cellular Biology on a Pre-Medicine track and can’t wait to begin his journey in becoming a Pediatric Oncologist.

    Thriving as a Future Health Professional, Kyle is also a current health professional! He is a Certified Nurse Assistant and has previously worked within his local health system.

    For all that HOSA has done for him, Kyle cannot wait to give back to the members, chapters, and advisors of Georgia HOSA. The next two years will be those of growth, leadership, and amazing experiences! We will leave our mark on the world, and we will make an impact on the healthcare field!

  • Imani Williams

    Secondary Vice President
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    With quick wit and a huge heart Imani Williams has always been able to keep those around her on their toes. Her drive and charisma allowed her to serve a second term as a state officer for Georgia HOSA. As a senior at Sandy Creek High School, Imani has been a member of HOSA for three years.

    Besides HOSA, Imani is a captain of the Fulton County Swordfish Swim Team where she competes on the USA level while also swimming for the Sandy Creek Patriots Swim Team. Imani competes on the math team at her high school and also tutors young people in math. Moreover she is captain of the Miriam dancers at her church.  Imani’s hobbies include reading, dancing, swimming, and sleeping. Imani aspires to be a marine life veterinarian because the water is her favorite place to be. Imani enjoys volunteering in her community and spending time with her friends.

    Imani inspires everyone she meets to do the unexpected in the most unexpected way. Imani challenges you to: discover all you can, live your dream, and when all is said and done, take a minute and say “wow did that just happen?” Challenge those around you to do better and be better and never do the expected; instead find a way to make everything your own!

    Imani’s mantra is to never confine yourself to someone else’s expectations, but to define yourself and inspire others to do the same. Imani believes there are endless things to discover and she is inspired by a quote by Galileo: “All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them”.

  • Mary Allen

    Postsecondary Vice President
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    Mary Allen, a freshman at Kennesaw State University, has been a member of Georgia HOSA for four years now! During this time she has had the opportunity to serve as an officer on the local and state levels, and she now serves Georgia HOSA as the Postsecondary Vice President. Mary has taken HOSA’s mission and put it to work! She works as a Certified Nurse Assistant, and strives to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare to all. Mary’s favorite part of being in HOSA is the opportunities it gives you to meet and build relationships with members from across the nation. She has made connections with members that will last a lifetime! As far as career goals go, she hopes to one day manage a health facility. Mary accredits HOSA for all of her successes in the last four years. Being a member allowed her to branch out, see the world differently, and try new things. She urges students interested in the Healthcare field to join HOSA, for the opportunities it offers are endless, and all they have to do is commit to success and HOSA will help them become the better candidate!

  • Brooke Grantham

    Secretary
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    Brooke is currently a junior at Harris County High School and is serving as your state Secretary. HOSA has been her passion since her freshman year and because of that passion she dedicates a lot of her time fundraising for her chapter and volunteering wherever she is needed. She has competed in a biomedical debate, career health display, and been recognized for the Barbara James service award at the state level. She was also a part of the team that won the Health IT Student Innovation Award. HOSA has taught her many things from leadership skills to the importance of community service. After high school she wants to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist. “Good things don’t come to those who wait. Good things come to those who pursue the goals and dreams they believe in,” and as Brooke follows this quote she knows that through such an outstanding organization many doors can be opened for her.

  • Kaitlyn Evans

    Reporter
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    “Always continue to climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power is greater than ourselves to do it.” –Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

    This is the quote that Kaitlyn Evans, a senior at Spalding High School, lives by. Through her faith, support from her advisor, local chapter, and family, and the skills that HOSA has helped instill in her thus far, she was able to reach her goal of becoming the Georgia HOSA State Reporter.

    Throughout her past 3 years in HOSA, she has been the secretary and currently holds the position of president-elect for her local chapter.  As an aspiring pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Kaitlyn also dreams to open an orphanage overseas. She has a passion to work with kids that has shown at a young age. As a Wyldlife leader, she devotes time to mentoring and discipling middle school age youth. Throughout the year, she donates time to volunteering at her local hospital, going out into the city with her church for outreach ministry, and does community service for several organizations through Interact club. She challenges members to not give up on their dreams as she has learned that they ARE attainable and even though it may sound cliché, work will pay off and dreams will come true.

REGIONAL OFFICERS

  • Bebe Eke

    Region 1 Representative
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    Bebe’s mission as Region I Representative is to unite the chapters of her region to the best of her ability as well as to help underdeveloped chapters achieve their maximum potential. Bebe is a junior at Lambert High School and has been an active and loyal member to HOSA for the past 2 years.  She has competed at the regional, state, and national level in Pathophysiology. Wanting to extend her love for helping others , she was inspired to run for region representative after attending her first State Leadership Conference .

    Outside of being apart of HOSA, Bebe is in Science Olympiad , FLOOD, and is Vice President of Fundraising of Blessing in a Backpack ( a new club at Lambert High School whose mission is to end hunger in Forsyth County).  In her free time Bebe enjoys reading, singing, and practicing sutures. Practicing sutures?? Yes practicing sutures, because when she grows up she aspires to be a Cardiothoracic Surgeon!

    Bebe feels lucky and proud to be apart of such an amazing organization that caters to students that aspire to be healthcare professionals. She lives by the quote “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” by Adlai Stevenson and challenges you to not let the sky be your limit and to reach for the stars and beyond!

  • Adaeze Okwu

    Region 2 Representative
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    Adaeze Okwu-a Nigerian born on June 7th and your Region 2 Representative.  She is currently a senior at McEachern High School in Cobb County, Vice Presdient of her HOSA chapter, junior class treasurer, Vice President of the African Club, member of Beta Club, Secretary of her Teen Ministry, and an employee at Burger King. She also enjoys a good African tune and peanut butter.

    To her, HOSA is an outstanding way for future health professionals to show their capabilities by leading now. A once a shy, quiet, and unpolished person she has been transformed to an approachable and confident person. She chose to spread her wings, and she aspires to be a pediatrician. HOSA is a life changing organization, and it is just beginning to change her life.

    “The best person to get something done is a busy person.” –Mark Burnett

  • Tabitha Sanders

    Region 3 Representative
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    Tabitha Sanders is incredibly honored to serve as your Georgia HOSA Region 3 Representative. She is currently a senior who will graduate with the Class of 2014. She attends Houston County Career Academy in Warner Robins, Georgia. After graduating high school, Tabitha hopes to attend Mercer University and attain her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing. Her ultimate goal in life is to become a neonatal nurse, and she fully believes with no doubt, that HOSA will guide her in this process. Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. “ She believes that with courage, support from family and friends, and a whole lot of faith, our biggest dreams can come true. Tabitha encourages you to join her on this amazing HOSA journey to see where your dreams take you and how they grow and eventually flourish into reality.

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