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HOSA-Future Health Professionals

What is HOSA?

HOSA: Future Health Professionals provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation and recognition exclusively for secondary, postsecondary, adult and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs. HOSA leads students towards careers in: nursing, dental assistant, EMT, pharmacy tech, physical therapy assistant, and many more.

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 education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.

HOSA Important Information

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HOSA SLC Registration OPEN February 1-March 1st

2017-18 State Officers

Ara Omotowa – State President
You go fast by yourself, but you move farther together.” Now entering her senior year at Hillcrest High School, Idaho HOSA State President Ara Omotowa is ecstatic when she thinks about all the things she will lead her state officer team to do for the future of Idaho HOSA. Understanding that leadership and teamwork are interdependent virtues, every new idea and method her team proposes galvanizes her to accomplish as much as she can and be a better version of herself every day. Ara became an official HOSA member her sophomore year of high school upon recommendation from a good friend. But with an interest in law over medicine, she was tentative at first. Soon, she realized the organization offered much more than an exploration of the medical field, it offered an opportunity for personal insight and leadership development as well. After encouragement from her advisor, Ara ran and successfully became the first President-Elect in Idaho HOSA’s history, an experience she claims has helped her become a better President. Outside of HOSA, Ara has enjoyed speaking at Envision’s National Youth Leadership Summit during the 58th Presidential Inauguration. She participates in varsity track and field, her city’s youth symphony, loves to travel and has a knack for collecting baseball caps! Ara is honored to serve with an incredible group of leaders on the Idaho HOSA Executive Council and can’t wait to help HOSA members create their future! Ara was also elected at Joint Student Leadership President for Idaho in August, 2017 and will serve in this capacity until June of 2018.

Levi Zanders – President-Elect
Levi Zanders is your 2017-2018 President-Elect. He goes to the Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School and hopes to become a doctor. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time in the Idaho mountains. He hopes to lead HOSA in building a stronger connection with our community and provide more opportunities for students.

Lacey Kludt – Vice President Region I & II
Lacey Kludt is very excited to be serving as Region I & II Vice President for the 2017-2018 school year. She is a senior at Kamiah High School and has been involved in HOSA since her freshman year. Aside from being an active HOSA member, Lacey is also involved in Key Club, National Honor Society, IDFY, student government, and loves sports! She has participated in volleyball, basketball, and track all throughout high school career, and she loves weight lifting, hunting, and being outdoors. Since Lacey has been involved in HOSA, she has attended many leadership conferences including the International Leadership Conferences in Nashville and Orlando. She is very passionate about HOSA and loves learning about the human body. She hopes to one day pursue her dream of working in the health field, and plans on attending the University of Montana to study Biology in a pre-med program next fall. She is thankful for this opportunity to be a state officer and very excited for what is going to be accomplished this year!

Mahailla Emele – Vice President Region III
At a young age, Mahailla Emele wanted to be one of two things, a librarian, or a Power Ranger. Often after school, Mahailla would spend time at her parent’s restaurant, learning how to prepare food, or coloring the children’s menu. It was a splendid life, except that she didn’t have many friends besides her three older sisters and her dog. Mahailla was unlike her schoolmates and often struggled with her self-identity, so when it was time for high school she needed a fresh start, so she applied to Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School. She made amazing new friends who supported her through thick and thin, and even though she still secretly wished to be a Power Ranger, she knew it was not an offered college course of study. In short, she was lost, until the school’s HOSA advisor approached her about becoming a Freshman Representative. After accepting, Mahailla found something she was passionate about, helping people. Mahailla attended State Leadership Conference three years in a row, took home three first place medals and a seat as the Idaho State Region III Vice President. Now Mahailla is a high school senior who adores her friends and family, and her two cats and dogs. Her new goal is to become a reservation physician who lives her life fully and compassionately and lives by this quote from Patch Adams “If we’re going to fight a disease, let’s fight one of the most terrible diseases of all, indifference.”

Sebastian Powell – Vice President Region IV
Sebastian Powell is serving as your 2017-2018 Region IV Vice President. He is currently a senior at Twin Falls High School and was previously the vice president of the local chapter at Twin Falls High School. He has been a member of HOSA for three years, and has enjoyed every experience that the organization has offer. Throughout the years he has been a part of HOSA he has competed in Medical Terminology, Health Career Photography, Epidemiology, and HOSA Bowl, which he has placed within the top three in all events listed. He hopes to attend Georgetown University to study pathophysiology and proceed to earn his medical degree, eventually to become an oncologist. He is excited to be given the opportunity to serve his fellow HOSA members and strives to provide an excellent experience to all future health professionals throughout Idaho. If anyone has questions or needs help in preparing for competitive event, Sebastian is eager to be of assistance.  It is his “pleasure to help prepare anyone to be successful in their unique HOSA experience.”

Kenya Morales – Vice President for Region V & VI
Kenya Morales is excited to serve as your 2017-2018 Vice President for Region V & VI. Every time she walks into a state or national conference, she cannot help but admire how bright and how motivated each and every HOSA student is. She is more than excited to see student achievement represented at state and at nationals. Not only the achievement of Idaho students, but the achievement of our nation’s youth. Kenya believes it is important to have student involvement in career and technical organizations. “We must begin preparing for our careers at a young age, it is the only way to truly begin loving the profession you go into”. From the earliest time she can remember, Kenya has been excited about a career in healthcare. She is hoping to pursue a degree in biochemistry at the University of Washington and then attend medical school. All leading her to become a trauma surgeon. Kenya also serves as an HOSA officer in her hometown of Kuna, Idaho where she gained the leadership skills needed to represent HOSA at a state level. She joined HOSA her sophomore year of high school with the intent of becoming a better leader, a better student, and a better person. She has competed in persuasive speaking, interviewing skills, and medical law and ethics. Her goal is to make a difference in Idaho HOSA this year. Reaching out to Idaho members and getting them excited about a career in healthcare.

Rodrigo Romero – Secretary
For Rodrigo Romero his interest in HOSA started his freshman year, but his interest in going into the medical fields started at the age of 13 when he was in his middle school health class. Rodrigo currently attends Gooding High School and plans to attend Lewis-Clark State College with plans to enroll in the pre-med program. Rodrigo is excited to be your 2017-2018 Idaho State Secretary. HOSA has brought out the creative and enthusiastic side of him.

Cameron Williams – Reporter/Historian
Cameron Williams is the 2017-2018 Idaho HOSA State Reporter/Historian. He loves being in HOSA and has been a member for 4 years. He enjoys serving his community and helping in any way he can. He loves to learn about the medical field and has enjoyed and appreciated the resources and knowledge HOSA has to offer. Outside of HOSA, he is part of NHS, student government, as well as running cross country and track, while also being an achieved high school wrestler. He enjoys academics and is always looking for a new challenge. Recently, he has acquired a rather large sock collection, having enough unique socks to last almost 2 months. Cameron looks forward to the wonderful opportunity to serve the Idaho HOSA members as an officer on this year’s executive council.


2018 Upcoming Conferences

Date Event Questions? Contact Location
April 11-13, 2018 2018 State Leadership Conference Boise, ID, Riverside Hotel
June 13-15, 2018 JSL Boise
June 27-30, 2018 2018 International Leadership Conference Dallas, Texas
September 15-18, 2018 WLA – Washington Leadership Academy Washington DC
September 16-17, 2018 BASIC Pocatello
September 23-24, 20118 BASIC Twin Falls
September 30 – October 1, 2018 BASIC Central Boise
October 14-15, 2018 BASIC Lewiston

Future State Leadership Conference Dates

  • 2019: April 10-12
  • 2020: April 15-17
  • 2021: April 14-16

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