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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 200,000 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 235,000 members across the nation, it is safe to say that HOSA has met our mission! Georgia HOSA created in 2000, now serves over 15,000 members. 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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Heidi Bartlett

    Chair
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  • Alicia McCracken

    Chair-Elect, Region 7 Advisor
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  • Nikki Bentley

    Secretary, Region 1 Advisor
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  • Julie Wolf

    Region 2 Advisor
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  • Candice Dykes

    Region 3 Advisor
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  • June Woods

    Region 4 Advisor
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  • Diann Bennett-Magwood

    Region 5 Advisor
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  • Sharon Pye

    Region 6 Advisor
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  • Melissa Culpepper

    Industry Representative
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  • Makayla Winters

    Alumni-at-Large
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  • Tiffany Barney

    Department of Education: Program Specialist
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STATE OFFICERS

  • Callahan Thompson

    President
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    Callahan Thompson’s passion for HOSA began in 8th grade as South Forsyth Middle School’s first HOSA President.  At Lambert High School, she continues to explore all HOSA has to offer and considers the opportunity to serve as your representative and servant leader a great honor. One of her goals is to help all members be able to grow within the organization.

    When not participating in HOSA, she is a US Lacrosse Official and a Compass Ambassador, which gives her valuable experience with both teamwork and leadership-skills that will serve her well as President of Georgia HOSA.  Leadership speaker Robin Sharma shared a quote that she hopes to keep in mind this year: “Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.”

  • Scot Cohran

    President-Elect
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    “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa.
    These are words Scot lives by as he constantly strives to create change and he believes everyone has the ability to create a better world through their actions.

    Scot is a junior at Ola High School and is an officer within his HOSA chapter. He enjoys playing tennis, missionary work, being involved with his youth group, and performing with his theatre troupe where he currently serves as the troupe’s Secretary. He has been involved with HOSA since his sophomore year when he fell in love with the organization due to the community service events and the service opportunities he was able to be involved with. HOSA has helped Scot realize his passion for healthcare and serving others which prompted him to run for a position on the State Executive Council. Now he is excited to serve Georgia HOSA as the 2018-2019 President- Elect!

  • Esha Dhawan

    Vice President
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    Esha Dhawan first joined HOSA when she moved to Georgia her freshman year, and it’s healthcare-based premise and focus on leadership and community service immediately stood out to her. She fell in love with HOSA and became an active member at Lambert High School. After two years of serving her chapter as an officer, she is extremely excited for the opportunity to serve Georgia HOSA on a larger scale as Vice President. She is eager to enable other members to experience all that HOSA has to offer, from gaining leadership skills to discovering their own identity.

    Esha is looking forward to the opportunity to inspire Georgia HOSA members to pursue their passion and make a difference in their communities. She seeks to increase communication between smaller and larger chapters to encourage membership activity across the state. Her mission for the upcoming year is reflected in a quote by John Quincy Adams – “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” Esha cannot wait to serve HOSA’s next generation of future leaders and future healthcare professionals alongside Team 18!

  • Pratham Adajania

    Secretary
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    From the Academy of Medical Sciences at West Hall High School, Pratham Adajania is a Junior who is elated to serve as the secretary on the State Executive Council. His HOSA journey began as a freshman in high school and he quickly ascended to an officer position at his local chapter. Now, as a state officer, he hopes to establish even more opportunities for HOSA members which will resemble what a career in the healthcare field is like. Outside of HOSA he enjoys playing tennis and traveling to new places.

    Pratham hopes to share his passion for HOSA with everyone by showing how unique HOSA truly is and how much there is to gain from being a member. Through HOSA, he wants to help people by providing them with opportunities to be the most successful future health professionals of the next generation, as well as inspire people to become the best they can be. By doing so, he believes that everyone can give back to their community as well as have a lasting impact on their peers.

  • Chase Reece

    Reporter
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    Since he was four, Chase has had a strong interest in healthcare. As soon as he got to high school, he was introduced to HOSA and immediately knew that it was the perfect way for him to showcase his passion for the medical field while also having the opportunity to give back to his community. Once Chase became involved in his local chapter, he quickly fell in love with the organization and decided he wanted to give back to HOSA by becoming an officer so that he could encourage others and spread the message of HOSA throughout Georgia.

    After serving as an officer for his chapter, he decided to run for a position on the State Executive Council. Through his position, he hopes to encourage all HOSA members to realize that together they have the ability to make a difference not just in the healthcare community, but also in their own local communities. Chase is looking forward to seeing everything that Georgia HOSA accomplishes in the upcoming year, and he hopes to continue to ignite all HOSA members’ passion for healthcare so that they can become better leaders by serving others.

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