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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 165,000 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 Moore

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

    Morgan Moore 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.

  • Brooke Vaughan

    Director of Leadership Development
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    “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” –Rumi

    Brooke Vaughan started her journey with HOSA as a member at the local level before becoming a state officer serving as President-Elect and President 2012-2014. She is now with us as the Director of First Impressions where she gets to continue to serve the organization she fell in love with as a high school student and the organization to which she owes all of her success. Brooke is currently a junior at Columbus State majoring in Communications with a Civic Leadership emphasis.

    Brooke couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the Georgia HOSA team once again. She is honored to be able to serve such passionate Future Health Professionals. Being a student at the local level, a State Officer, and a Board Member, Brooke has been able to see the organization from many aspects and believes this will only enhance her ability to continually aid in the progressive success of our beloved, state organization. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Barbara Peralta

    Chair, Region 4 Advisor
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  • Kellie Seawright

    Immediate Past Chair, Business and Industry Representative
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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!”

  • Randa Smith

    Region 1 Advisor
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  • Leola McNeill

    Region 2 Advisor
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  • Barbara Baisden Mitchell

    Region 3 Advisor
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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ayesha Ahuja

    President
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  • Kaylee Blount

    President-Elect
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    At a very young age, Ayesha Ahuja decided that she wanted to make a positive impact on the world. In her middle school and high school years, she got involved with leadership programs such as People to People World Ambassadors, as well as programs from universities such as Brown, Yale, Stanford, and University of Pennsylvania. She was enlightened by her experiences and knew that becoming a leader took not only hard work and dedication, but also a passion to help others.

    Ayesha was eager to learn about how she could incorporate her passion into her future career and began to seek out ways she could get involved in her community. When HOSA opened its doors to her, she immediately felt welcomed, and soon became a very active member. During her first year in HOSA she took the initiative to become a part of the officer team and served as the Historian for the 2014-2015 year. Ayesha enjoyed becoming a leader and motivating members to reach their goals, so she created a new aim for herself, to become a State Officer. Because of the continuous support from her family, friends, advisors, and Georgia HOSA she was able to reach her goals and become Georgia HOSA’s President-Elect.  To Ayesha leadership is represented by the following quote by John Quincy Adams: “ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more you are a leader”.

    Ayesha aspires to specialize in transplant surgery and then , in the future, become a traveling doctor so she can have the opportunity to save lives around the world. Her favorite part about HOSA has always been meeting many like-minded members at Fall, State, and National Leadership Conferences. She challenges you as members to get more involved, dream bigger, and know that you can do anything you set your mind to.

STATE OFFICERS

  • Ayesha Ahuja

    President
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  • Kaylee Blount

    President-Elect
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    At a very young age, Ayesha Ahuja decided that she wanted to make a positive impact on the world. In her middle school and high school years, she got involved with leadership programs such as People to People World Ambassadors, as well as programs from universities such as Brown, Yale, Stanford, and University of Pennsylvania. She was enlightened by her experiences and knew that becoming a leader took not only hard work and dedication, but also a passion to help others.

    Ayesha was eager to learn about how she could incorporate her passion into her future career and began to seek out ways she could get involved in her community. When HOSA opened its doors to her, she immediately felt welcomed, and soon became a very active member. During her first year in HOSA she took the initiative to become a part of the officer team and served as the Historian for the 2014-2015 year. Ayesha enjoyed becoming a leader and motivating members to reach their goals, so she created a new aim for herself, to become a State Officer. Because of the continuous support from her family, friends, advisors, and Georgia HOSA she was able to reach her goals and become Georgia HOSA’s President-Elect.  To Ayesha leadership is represented by the following quote by John Quincy Adams: “ If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more you are a leader”.

    Ayesha aspires to specialize in transplant surgery and then , in the future, become a traveling doctor so she can have the opportunity to save lives around the world. Her favorite part about HOSA has always been meeting many like-minded members at Fall, State, and National Leadership Conferences. She challenges you as members to get more involved, dream bigger, and know that you can do anything you set your mind to.

  • Olivia Datta

    Vice President
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    Hayley joined HOSA as a freshman at Southeast Bulloch High School and instantly fell in love. HOSA allowed her to use her passion to help others and to serve the community. Hayley continued her story by becoming treasurer of her chapter sophomore year, president elect junior year, president senior year, and the current vice president of Georgia HOSA! She is very excited about being a state officer of Georgia HOSA and leading the over twelve-thousand members. Hayley hopes to use her leadership office to encourage the many members of HOSA to become leaders and to find a path for their future in the healthcare field. In the future, Hayley hopes to use her experience with HOSA to help her achieve her dream of becoming a pediatrician to save the lives of children not only in America, but also throughout the world through mission opportunities. 

  • Sydney Francis

    Secretary
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    Amelia has wanted to work in the medical field since she was very young. Upon learning about HOSA and the amazing opportunities HOSA offers during her freshman year of high school, she knew exactly how to prepare for my career.  After gaining experience freshman year, Amelia became a local officer of HOSA her sophomore year. Even after gaining a leadership position, she still wanted to do more with HOSA. Amelia started completing the ACCESS program, and began to further experience HOSA. While attending the Fall Leadership Conference, Amelia challenged herself to submit an application for Georgia HOSA state office. Following her induction as Georgia HOSA State Secretary, I Amelia was congratulated by many of her teachers who said “Amelia, you are going to be an exceptional leader, because you have genuine compassion for others, hold yourself to a high standard, and are well mannered.” Throughout the course of her state officer term, Amelia plans to use these qualities listed by her teachers, along with many others, to grow HOSA’s numbers and increase membership involvement.

  • Logan Hartzell

    Reporter
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    Brook Beasley is from McDonough, Georgia and is a senior at Ola High School; however she is dually enrolled as a freshman at Clayton State University. Brook joined HOSA her freshman year at Ola and has since served as their chapter President. Through countless community service projects, workshops, and conferences, her love and passion for HOSA has really grown. She has had incredible support from her advisor, family, and friends and now holds the position as your Georgia HOSA State Reporter. Brook hopes to attend Toccoa Falls College and major in biology, helping her to pursue her dream of being a medical professional in less developed countries. Brook is excited for the year ahead and can’t wait for members to experience HOSA and learn more about themselves and their capabilities, like HOSA has done for her!

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