Executive Council

 

Vivian Do

President

“Throw kindness around like its confetti.”

Six years ago, as Vivian learned to tie her first tourniquet with an old white T-shirt and a pen, she became completely enamored with HOSA-Future Health Professionals. Flash forward to today, this love and passion she has for HOSA continues. HOSA became home, and here she found her love for health care and caring for the well-being of others. HOSA allowed her to network, to break out of her shell, to learn, and to grow; all of which serve as steppingstones for her journey towards a career in pediatric neurology. HOSA also provided her with opportunities to serve her community like researching about Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Vivian is in her sophomore year at the University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. As she looks towards her future in HOSA, she cannot wait to spread the spirit of HOSA, making it not just a community but truly a family. Vivian lives life by the quote, “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire,” and she hopes that each member will do the same, stepping out of their comfort zone and into their future. Besides loving HOSA, she also enjoys reading, adventures in nature, singing, playing guitar, and dancing. Vivian looks forward to serving as your President and embracing HOSA members from across the world.


Jake Kelley

President-Elect

“Great things happen to those who don't stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Fueled by a constant passion of seeing others succeed, Jake is honored to serve HOSA-Future Health Professionals this year as President-Elect. A sophomore at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Jake is studying Biology on a pre-medicine track with a minor in Public Health. He plans to become a cardiothoracic surgeon and hopes to continue supporting HOSA on the professional side. He is a Tennessee native and loves to live up to his state’s nickname of being a volunteer. In his free time, Jake can be found volunteering at his local hospital, at a local tourism company, or with the American Red Cross. He is also a tireless advocate for Career and Technical Education and understands the importance of such curriculum in schools across the country. He wants to ensure each and every HOSA member is exposed to opportunities that allow them to learn, lead, serve, and innovate. Besides HOSA, Jake loves reading, lifeguarding, cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers, and being outside. Jake looks forward to the years ahead and can’t wait to help members look towards and achieve their tomorrow.

Fanny Emeterio Ontiveros
Central Region Vice President

Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives” - Michelle Obama 

 When Fanny became a member of HOSA-Future Health Professionals her freshman year of high school, she didn’t fully comprehend what the organization was about, and she wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Fast forward almost five years, and she is now your Central Region Vice-President. As Fanny progressed in high school, she became more involved and more enthralled by HOSA and the many opportunities and benefits it brought her and other members. The oldest of four in her family, Fanny always had a desire to help and positively influence those around her especially when trying to set a good example for her younger siblings. Having served at a local, state, and now international level, she hopes to be able to continue to emphasize the importance of servant leadership and the importance of putting others before yourself. An upcoming freshman in college, she plans to pursue a degree toward a certified registered nurse anesthetist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Fanny values family time and friendships. She enjoys dancing to her Latin culture music, working out, living a healthy lifestyle, biking in the city, and trying different desserts. Fanny is thrilled to serve HOSA members across the globe and hopes to be able to help members take advantage of the great opportunities the organization has to offer.

Dev Patel
Eastern Region Vice President

“In the joy of others lies our own” -PSM

Dev is extremely excited to have the pleasure of seeing members grow, explore and, most importantly, find joy in all their endeavors this year as your Eastern Region Vice President. A high school senior at the Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences, he has always known that he wants to spend the rest of his life dedicating himself to others in the field of healthcare. He noticed firsthand the warm and energetic atmosphere that HOSA members create when he attended his first ILC. He hopes to emulate this energy, drive, and amicable environment in his position on the Executive Council. Dev has served as a New Jersey state officer for two years and sees this as an opportunity to branch out and step up to the task of supporting and serving the membership at large. Outside of HOSA, Dev has found gratitude in giving back to his community. He volunteers with cerebral palsy students, rides on his local EMS squad, and teaches at his local temple. After college, he intends on attending medical school with the ultimate goal of becoming a surgeon. The invaluable lessons Dev has learned from his years in state office, his volunteer work, and his experiences meeting members have inspired him to work his hardest to make this year the best yet!

Hebah Tanveer
Western Region Vice President

“If the whole world was blind, how many people would you impress?” - Boonaa Mohammed

As an incoming freshman at the University of Texas at Austin, Hebah lives by this quote and believes that character is about what is on the inside. Hebah’s journey of character development through HOSA-Future Health Professionals began in her first year of high school, where she witnessed the poise and dedication of the Texas HOSA State Officers and was inspired to seek office herself. After serving as Texas HOSA Reporter, she realized that a lot of hard work was required to maintain the sophisticated image of a leader and if it had not been for the HOSA experiences and opportunities that she had been given, she would not have bloomed into this image. In order to give back to the organization that provided Hebah with so much, Hebah wants to help HOSA members reach their full potential by helping them navigate their own respective journeys towards the field of healthcare. By majoring in biomedical engineering, Hebah wants to pursue biotechnology, innovating solutions to improve people’s lives. But until the future comes, Hebah cannot wait to meet HOSA members from across the globe at the 2020 International Leadership Conference in her home state of Texas!

Collin Kaster
Postsecondary/Collegiate Vice President

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” -Mahatma Gandhi 

Starting his freshman year of high school, Collin Kaster from Vancouver, Washington has been captivated by the unique career technical education that HOSA-Future Health Professionals offers. His belief in the power of uniting students under such an important purpose has driven him to serve as a four-time chapter president and two-time Washington State HOSA officer. As the first Executive Council member from Washington state, Collin is thrilled to be taking the next step to serve HOSA-Future Health Professionals as your Postsecondary/Collegiate Vice President. This upcoming year will be Collin’s second year attending the University of Washington in Seattle studying Neuroscience and Biochemistry with an end goal of one day becoming a neurosurgeon. The various opportunities that HOSA has offered him has made him passionate about the importance of diversity and perspective in order to find innovative solutions to health burdens. In his free time, Collin enjoys hiking, working out, drinking coffee, and spending time with his friends, dogs, and family. Collin is ecstatic and honored to be spending the year strengthening the ability of HOSA-Future Health Professionals to serve as a pipeline for students to achieve their goals!

Amanda Gao
Secondary Board Representative

"A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position." -John C. Maxwell 

After being handed a band-aid shaped sticker in the seventh grade, Amanda Gao attended her first chapter meeting of HOSA-Future Health Professionals and quickly fell in love with the organization. She deeply enjoyed learning about healthcare with her peers and serving her community through HOSA. After serving as a local and state leader, she is now excited to give back to members as the 2019-2020 HOSA Secondary Board Representative. Originally from Cypress, California, Amanda is now a freshman at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., majoring in Global Health at the School of Nursing and Health Studies while also on the pre-med track. She wants to pursue a career as a physician in the future and be involved in public health research or policy. In her free time, Amanda can be found exploring local coffee shops, reading autobiographies, and practicing ballet. She thanks HOSA for teaching her important leadership skills, growing her confidence, and giving her a space to develop as an individual. Amanda is eager to be a part of helping other members find community and develop their skills through HOSA!

Kasey Canteli
Postsecondary/Collegiate Board Representative

“Fall down seven times, stand up eight” Japanese Proverb 

With her sunny disposition in tow, Kasey is eager to serve the members of HOSA-Future Health Professionals. She is currently a junior at Florida State University where she is highly involved with her on campus medical response team. At Florida State University, Kasey is pursuing a degree in Social Sciences and Behavioral Neuroscience and intends on applying to medical school in the upcoming years. With this degree Kasey hopes to one day become a doctor, but soon begin her own non-profit organization. This organization would aim to lessen health disparities between groups of people by providing more high quality and physically accessible healthcare. HOSA has impacted Kasey’s life tremendously by constantly pushing her outside of her comfort zone and now she wants to help facilitate that impact into other people's lives. After being a part of this organization for seven years, Kasey’s passion for HOSA has only grown and she can’t wait to serve the members of HOSA in this part of her journey.

 

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