Invited Speaker Dr. Vivek H. Murthy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2021 to serve as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States as a returning role. As the Nation’s Doctor, the Surgeon General’s mission is to restore trust by relying on the best scientific information available, providing clear, consistent guidance and resources for the public, and ensuring that we reach our most vulnerable communities As the Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Murthy commands a uniformed service of 6,000 dedicated public health officers, serving the most underserved and vulnerable populations domestically and abroad. HOSA had the privilege of hosting Dr. Murthy at the 2016 International Leadership Conference, where he was a huge success!
In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given less than a 1% chance to live. This epic story of survival was first showcased in his parents’ book, Overwhelming Odds, in 2006. Originally printing 200 copies for friends and family, his parents have sold 60,000+ copies. It was this book that first invited John to embrace his miraculous recovery and share it with the world. His emotional story-telling, unexpected humor, and authenticity make each of his presentations truly transformational. John’s first book ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life was an instant #1 National Bestseller. John’s Live Inspired Podcast is top-rated on Apple Podcast and has more than 2,000,000 downloads. His second book IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning and Joy was recently released. John considers his greatest success to be his marriage to his wife Beth, their four children and his relationships with friends and family.
Christina Wells, a geriatric and cardiac registered nurse for 15 years, took the world by storm with her singing passion and in 2018, was a Semi-Finalist on America’s Got Talent. She travels the world spreading her message of hope and love to all.