HOSA Headquarters Staff

 

Jim Koeninger, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Jim has 54 years of experience in public education, higher education, corporate training and development, association management and strategic partnerships between government (federal, state and local) and corporations (for profit and non-profit). Following completion of a Ph.D. program at The Ohio State University, Jim held business and education faculty positions in six universities in Colorado, Texas and his home state of Oklahoma.

Jim and his wife, Karen, were the co-founders of Corporate Education Resources, Inc. (CERI), a management consulting group that has provided management services to HOSA-Future Health Professionals since 1984. CERI (formerly known as Leadership Development Institute) was founded in 1976 and conducted scores of summer camps, weekend retreats, workshops and regional conferences for high school and college students to develop their personal, leadership and teaming skills.

Jim and Karen have narrowed their activities to delivering management services to two non-profit organizations—HOSA-Future Health Professionals (serving 245,000 members) and JAG-Jobs for America's Graduates (serving 70,000 students). Since 1984, Jim has served as Executive Director of HOSA-Future Health Professionals.

Jim served as the lead designer and facilitator of the Walton Institute and the Advanced Leadership Development Program, funded by Sam and Helen Walton over an 18-year period for Walmart Stores, Inc. In addition, Jim was the designer of the Arkansas Leadership Academy for superintendents and principals through the University of Arkansas.

Jim authored numerous articles, monographs, training programs, videos, media productions and training manuals. With the McGraw-Hill Book Company, he was the lead co-author of a unique classroom simulation package called Jeffrey’s Retail Simulation.

He enjoys traveling, photography, playing golf and table tennis, and spending time with their four grandchildren--Quentin, Jake, Violet, and Cole.

Karen Koeninger
Deputy Executive Director

Karen is the co-founder of Corporate Education Resources, Inc. (CERI), a management consulting group that has provided management services to HOSA-Future Health Professionals since 1984. CERI (formerly known as Leadership Development Institute) was founded in 1976 and conducted scores of summer camps, weekend retreats, workshops and conferences for high school and college students to develop their personal, leadership and teaming skills.

Karen taught at the secondary level, served as an Assistant State Supervisor at the Oklahoma State Department of Career and Technical Education, and has extensive experience with student organizations and conducting programs for teachers and students alike at state, regional and national levels. She has had lead responsibility for conferences with as many as 9,000 delegates, the oversight of HOSA’s annual Plan of Work and the day-to-day operations of the national headquarters as Deputy Executive Director. She received a Master of Science from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Oklahoma.

She enjoys working and traveling with her husband, Jim, and planning fun activities for their four wonderful grandchildren – Quentin, Jake, Violet and Cole.

 

John Fistolera
President, HOSA Foundation for Future Health Professionals

As President of the HOSA Foundation, John is responsible for developing HOSA's corporate partnerships, foundation initiatives and individual philanthropy. In addition, he will work closely with the HOSA-100 National Advisory Council and Capital Campaign Committee to lead the organization's first-ever capital campaign. John will also work as a key member of the HOSA executive team contributing to organizational strategy, stewardship, operations and in any other way that he can be of service to HOSA and HOSA's members, advisors and supporters. 

Prior to joining HOSA, John served as the vice president of development and external affairs for the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA.) In this role, John led all development programs, government and public affairs, as well as, contributing organizational strategy, stewardship and operations. Under his leadership, DECA increased overall support by 90%, diversified its portfolio of support, created a new engagement model with its donor board and increased DECA's reputation as a national education partner.

John launched his professional career on the re-election campaign of the Governor of California. He then joined the professional staff in the California State Assembly and Senate Minority Leader's office. Prior to DECA, he led state government and public affairs for an association. He graduated from St. Mary's College of California with a Bachelor of Arts in Integral Liberal Arts. Outside of work, John enjoys cooking, sports and community involvement. 

Laura Sheppard
Senior Director

Laura joined the National HOSA team in 2016 as the Chief of Staff where her focus was program management and strategic initiatives. Laura "grew up" with HOSA as a staff member at HOSA’s National Leadership Conference for the past 17 years.  Most recently, she has served as the conference staff director, communications director and VIP specialist. For eight years, Laura worked in alumni relations providing a strong background in nonprofit management and event marketing.

She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.S. in Management and Society, and earned her Master’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University in 2018.

She enjoys traveling far and wide and reading the next bestseller (preferably on a sandy beach) and spoiling her three nieces, Eliza, Madelyn and Chloe.

Jeff Koeninger
Director

As Director of Membership, Jeff works with the programming team to provide HOSA with an efficient online membership affiliation system capable of collecting state and national affiliation dues.  The system provides a reporting system so that chapters, chartered associations and HOSA-Future Health Professionals are able to have up-to-date and accurate membership and affiliation dues reports.  In addition, demographic reports can also be produced by the membership affiliation system.

As Director of ILC Site Selection, Jeff works with global account and property managers to recommend contracts to HOSA leadership that are extended ten years in the future.  Having attended 34 consecutive HOSA International (National) Leadership Conferences, he has extensive experience in site selection, conference management, vendor selection and management and logistics.  The same skills are applied to the annual Washington Leadership Academy (WLA) and the State Advisors Management (SAM) Conference as well as HOSA Ideas Meetings and HOSA-100 Advisory Council Meetings.

Jeff completed a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Technology--Training and Development from the University of North Texas.  He is also one of the experienced staff members available to answer questions of callers.

 

 
 

Bobby Crandall
Director of Technology

During his 16 year tenure with HOSA-Future Health Professionals, Bobby began as a co-op student at a high school across the street from the HOSA Headquarters and demonstrated his worth by taking on a variety of assignments and leadership roles.  He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television and Film from the University of North Texas in 2009 and completed a MBA at Western Governors University in 2016.  

Bobby works with the programming team in launching and training users to take full advantage of the multiple online customized systems developed to enhance the productivity, efficiency, accuracy and reporting capabilities of all users.  He also develops online surveys and other digital tools to harness the power of technology.  Bobby is one of the experienced staff members available to respond to callers questions.

 

Hope Antrim
Director of Finance

 

Angie Hudson
Director, Partner Services

Jason Koeninger
Software Architect

Jason has provided software development and system administration services to National HOSA for over 25 years. His current software development responsibilities include the Membership System, Conference Management System, Activity Tracking System, and Online Testing System. Jason also provides system administration services for all HOSA software and websites. 

Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University in 1995. He currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his wife Shannon and two children, Quentin and Violet. 

Bergen Morehouse
Director of Competitive Events

Bergen joined the National HOSA team in August 2013 and currently serves as the Director of Competitive Events. Her responsibilities include overseeing the direction and implementation of HOSA’s Competitive Event Program. Prior to this, Bergen served as the Montana State HOSA Advisor for four years and Assistant Director of the South Central Montana AHEC (Area Health Education Center) for five years. Her background is in rural healthcare workforce strategies including a focus on pipeline activities which connect K-12th grade students with healthcare industry resources and post-secondary education options. She also has experience in physician and allied health recruitment to rural and frontier areas.

She graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in Organizational Communication Studies and Minor in English Literature. Bergen loves camping, hiking, and boating on Flathead Lake; spending time with her three children; and traveling to games across the pacific-northwest with her basketball-coach husband, Brett.

 

 

Janet Nelson
Director for New State Advisor Development

Janet joined the HOSA Headquarters Staff in June 2019 where she serves as the Director for New State Advisor Development.  Her duties include training all new HOSA State Advisors in “The HOSA Way” as she applies the skills, knowledge, and passion developed during her seven years as the Pennsylvania HOSA State Advisor. Her association with HOSA-Future Health Professionals spans almost four decades.  Her varied nursing background fostered the development of numerous future health care workers during her thirty year teaching experiences in Career and Technical Education (CTE).   During these years she served as the local HOSA Advisor, a member of the PENN (Pennsylvania) HOSA Competitive Events Task Force, and as Lieutenant and Chair on the HOSA National Competitive Events Leadership team. 

HOSA was the common thread on the applications for the many awards and honors she received while in the classroom, including Outstanding Vocational Educator, Excellence in Education Honoree for eighteen years, USA Today Honorable Mention for Outstanding Educators, a Pennsylvania Nightingale Awards Finalist, and PENN HOSA Outstanding HOSA Advisor, secondary division.  In 2018 she was inducted into the HOSA Hall of Fame.  

Janet graduated from the Lebanon County CTC Practical Nursing Program; Reading Area Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing; and Penn State University, CTE Program.

Janet loves traveling with her husband, Dennis; cooking; reading; volunteering at a free meal site; and spending time with her family, especially their three grandchildren, Jake, Carter and Camille, who Janet fondly refers to as “The icing on the cake of life.”

Jan Mould
Assistant Director of Competitive Events 

Jan joined the National HOSA staff in 2015 as an Assistant Director of Competitive Events. She had been a member of the Competitive Events Committee since 2004 serving in numerous roles. Jan graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BS in Nursing. She also completed a MEd from ETSU. Entering the classroom in 1996, Jan continues to teach students interested in pursuing a career in health care.

Jan and her husband Mike, spend their free time enjoying six of the largest blessings in life – their grandchildren. Jan also enjoys a good book!

Carie Staub
Assistant Director of Competitive Events

Carie joined the National HOSA staff in 2015 after serving as a Lieutenant and Event Manager for seven years.  She is currently a co-advisor to a local HOSA chapter averaging 150 members annually.  Carie is a licensed athletic trainer currently teaching Health Sciences and Sports Medicine through university concurrent credit programs in her high school. 

Carie holds a Master of Health Science degree from Boise State University, with an emphasis in Health Promotion. She enjoys spending time with her family, doing crossfit and reading Brene Brown in her spare time.

HOSA SUPPLY SERVICE
Supplies all chapter materials, member emblematic supplies and official HOSA blazer.

Tim Moravec
360 SW 27th Street
Lincoln, NE  68510
(800) 950-3553
(402) 474-0815
FAX: (402) 474-3782
 

KARSTEN ADVISORS
Under contract with the HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors to provide accounting and tax services to HOSA, Inc. and retained for consultation services with HOSA State Associations.

Tom Karsten, CRP®, EA., Treasurer, HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors
Karsten Tax and Financial Management
101 Northwest Renfro Street
Burleson, TX 76028
Tel. 817.295.7400
Tel. 800.340.6743
Fax. 817.295.7488
E-mail: tkarsten@ceritypartners.com
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