Monday, January 11, 2016
Southlake, TX – January 9, 2016 – The HOSA-Future Health Professionals announced the election of its board officers. The HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors conducted an election the 2016 Chairman, Chair-Elect, and Board Secretary.
Lloyd DeVault, State Advisor and Executive Director of Florida HOSA, was elected Chairman, HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors. Lloyd has been serving HOSA since 1997. He began as a local chapter advisor at Ft. Pierce Central High School and, in 2001, became the State Advisor and Executive Director of Florida HOSA, where he continues to lead the country’s second largest HOSA state association with nearly 15,000 members. Previously, Lloyd was a registered nurse at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center.
Brock Rops, South Dakota State Advisor, was elected as the Chair-Elect, HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors. Rops has been the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Coordinator at the University of South Dakota (USD) since 2011 and the State Advisor of South Dakota HOSA since 2012. He is currently serving on the USD Health Science Advisory Board of Directors and the All About Science Festival Committee.
Dr. Peggy Enslen, Delaware HOSA State Advisor, was elected as the Secretary, HOSA, Inc. Board of Directors. Peggy has been First State’s HOSA Advisor since 2011. She currently serves on the National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) Board and the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) Board. Prior to becoming the Delaware HOSA State Advisor, Peg was a registered nurse in multiple health systems in Delaware.
“HOSA is truly fortunate to have these three extraordinary leaders on the Board of Directors,” said Dr. Jim Koeninger, Executive Director of HOSA-Future Health Professionals. “HOSA will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, and will benefit greatly from the guidance these experienced national leaders will provide.”
HOSA–Future Health Professionals is the largest national organization operating in schools for students enrolled in health science and biomedical sciences programs and serving those interested in pursuit of careers in health and biomedical professions. HOSA's purpose is to develop leadership and technical competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the instructional program. This student-led organization provides opportunities for students to practice and refine their academic, technical, leadership, and teamwork skills to achieve seamless transition from education to careers.
In 2015-2016, HOSA membership should reach 200,000 members in 5,000 chapters in 48 state associations, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Canada, Italy, Germany and Mexico, with 48% ethnic diversity. Since 1976, HOSA has served 2.4 million students interested in pursuing careers in health. HOSA is the vital pipeline for the health industry—an industry that is projected to add 5.0 million jobs between 2012 and 2022, growing faster than jobs across all other sectors.
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