2014–15 HOSA Future Health Professionals’ National Leadership Conference (NLC)

PENNSYLVANIA HOSA NATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE REPORT

HOSA: LEAD!
2014–15 HOSA National Theme

It is our pleasure to share details of HOSA Future Health Professionals’ National Leadership Conference (NLC) held at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California from June 24 – 27, 2015.  The Pennsylvania delegation in atten­dance at the west coast conference site was comprised of 205 students, advisors, family and guests.

Now for NLC by the Numbers:

  • Total national HOSA membership: 180,680 members (9% increase in membership)
  • Total number of consec­utive years of membership growth:  31
  • Total NLC regis­tration:  8,550 students, advisors, judges and guests – largest NLC ever!
  • Total number of competitors:  6,375 competitors in 54 events and two levels (secondary & post-secondary)
  • Total number of health-related workshops:  121
  • Total number of exhibitors:  73
  • Total amount of schol­arship money awarded to 83 HOSA members: $89,300.00
  • Total number of medals won by PENN HOSA secondary members: 4
NAME SCHOOL/CHAPTER COMPTITIVE EVENT MEDAL
Brittany Reitler Butler Co. AVTS Personal Care Gold
MyKalan Mendoza Berks CTC-East HOSA PM Speaking Skills Silver
Kira Griffith Chester Co. Technical College HS-Pennock’s Bridge Medical Assisting Bronze
Sadia Rafi Berks CTC-East HOSA PM Interviewing Skills Bronze
  • Total number of medals won by PENN HOSA post-secondary members: 3
NAME SCHOOL/CHAPTER COMPTITIVE EVENT MEDAL
Isabella Chitty & Katheryn Meeder YTl Career Institute-York Campus CPR/First Aid Silver
Alison Brandt YTI Career Institute-Lancaster Campus Job Seeking Skills Silver
  • Total number of secondary PENN HOSA competitors placing in the Top Ten: 6
NAME SCHOOL/CHAPTER COMPETITIVE EVENT TOP TEN PLACEMENT
Emily Renningler Western Montgomery CTC Dental Science 4th
Patrick Kelly Central Montco Technical High School Knowledge Test-Pharmacology 6th
Samantha Diaz, Sarah Heiter, Marissa Kula, and Autumn Schray Lehigh CTI – Emerging Health profes­sionals Blue Team Creative Problem Solving 9th
  • Total number of post-secondary PENN HOSA competitors placing in the Top Ten: 12
NAME SCHOOL/CHAPTER COMPETITIVE EVENT TOP TEN PLACEMENT
Ashlea Minnich YTI Career Institute- Lancaster Campus Knowledge Test-Pharmacology 5th
Danielle Hammons & Abigail Warner YTI Career Institute-York Campus CPR/First Aid 5th
Elizabeth Boyd YTI Career Institute-York Campus Medical Reading 6th
Erin Stephens Greater Altoona CTC- PN Program Extemporaneous Writing 6th
Kelsey Stayrook YTI Career Institute-York Campus Medical Spelling 6th
Megan Greider YTI Career Institute- Lancaster Campus Medical Photography 6th
Jimell Burgess YTI Career Institute- Lancaster Campus Extemporaneous Health Poster 7th
Kayla Himes YTI Career Institute- Lancaster Campus Medical Spelling 8th
Brittani Emig YTI Career Institute-York Campus Knowledge Test-Human Growth & Development 9th
Cindy Nichols & Brittany Smith YTI Career Institute-York Campus Health Career Display 9th
  • Total number of post-secondary PENN HOSA competitors receiving Recognition for Mastery Level on the Heath Care Issues Exam: 1
NAME SCHOOL/CHAPTER COMPETITIVE EVENT TOP TEN PLACEMENT
Allen Hu Pittsburgh University Health Care Issues Exam Mastery level
  • Total number of PENN HOSA members chosen to receive one of the schol­ar­ships through National HOSA’s schol­arship program from the sponsor  ACTE/Health Science Division: 1
NAME SCHOOL/CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED
Julianna Adamitis Reading Muhlenberg CTC-HOSA Pride $400.00
  • Total number of Outstanding Advisors in the Secondary Division: 1
ADVISOR SCHOOL
Mary Makuta Hazleton Area Career Center and Hazleton Area Academy of Science
  • Total number of chapters receiving recog­nition as an Outstanding HOSA Chapter:  3

HOSA chapter members create a scrapbook to record and preserve their chapter’s achieve­ments during a single school year. Chapters earn points for properly documenting required chapter activ­ities in the scrapbook as described in the event rating sheets. Chapters who earn the required number of points are recog­nized as an “Outstanding HOSA Chapter.” The scrapbook serves as a yearbook to be kept by the chapter and shared with future chapter members.

Berks CTC-West — Sunrise
Franklin Learning Center
Mastbaum HS – Nursing Hearts
  • Total number of secondary chapters receiving Certificates of Recognition for donating $100.00 or 100 volunteer hours to the National Service Project, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:   15 
    • Total number of volunteer hours donated by PENN HOSA members: 542.5
    • Total amount of money donated by PENN HOSA chapters: $4,807.79

The HOSA National Service Project involves the sponsorship of a national healthcare organi­zation by local HOSA chapters. Local chapters plan service projects to support the selected organi­zation.
2014–2016 Service Organization:  Leukemia and Lymphoma Society http://www.lls.org

Archbishop Wood High School
Beaver County CTC-AM & Beaver County-PM
Berks CTC-West-Sunrise
Butler County AVTS-Butler Duo & Butler County AVTS-Butler Tres
Carbon Career & Technical Institute-AM
Delaware County Technical High School-Gold
Franklin Learning Center
Hazleton Area Academy of Science
Hazleton Area Career Center
Lebanon County CTC-HCT HOSA
Paul Robeson High School
Reading Muhlenberg CTC-HOSA Freedom
Reading Muhlenberg CTC-HOSA Pride
  • Total number of secondary chapters receiving a Certificate of Merit for donating over $500.00 or 500 volunteer hours to the National Service Project, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society:  2
Berks CTC-East-HOSA AM
Mastbaum High School-Nursing Hearts
  • Number assigned to serve as General Session Courtesy Corps to monitor members attire as they entered the session:  4
NAME SCHOOL
Alicia Jeffers Franklin Learning Center
Jessica Chhan Franklin Learning Center
Brianna Balmer Lebanon County CTC
Jenna Deener St. Mary’s Area High School
  • Total number of PENN HOSA members receiving the Barbara James Service Award for performing a minimum of 50 community service volunteer hours:  31 
    • Number of hours volun­teered by PENN HOSA members: 3,586

The Barbara James Service Award is in memory of Barbara James, 1982–83 HOSA Inc. Board Chairman.  Her leadership skills and contri­bu­tions to HOSA exemplify the caring and compassion of HOSA members.  This award seeks to recognize individual HOSA members who have a commitment to community service in health and/or health care.

SCHOOL/CHAPTER NAME
Beaver County CTC-AM Chapter Scarsella, Brittany
Beaver County CTC-AM Chapter Rockwell, Sierra
Beaver County CTC-AM Chapter Smith, Jacoliah
Beaver County CTC-AM Chapter Lee, TyNiesha
Beaver County CTC-AM Chapter Wallace, Jasmine
Beaver County CTC-AM Chapter Miller, Katie
Berks CTC — East — HOSA AM Miller, Felicia
Berks CTC — West — Sunrise Klein, Ben
Berks CTC — West — Sunrise Schlouch, Kyle
Carbon Career & Technical Institute AM McFeeley, Charles
Carbon Career & Technical Institute PM Wright, Bailey
Franklin Learning Center Smith, Tiffany
Franklin Learning Center Leonard, Stephanie
Franklin Learning Center Scott, Tyra
Franklin Learning Center Marshall, Ashley
Franklin Learning Center Chhan, Jessica
Kensington Health Science Academy Rodriguez, Stephanie
Kensington Health Science Academy Bazemore, Kymonni
Kensington Health Science Academy Morrison, Nagee
Kensington Health Science Academy Castillo, Hillyanis
Kensington Health Science Academy-Dental Achievers Fernandez, Chanil
Kensington Health Science Academy-Dental Achievers Fisher, Krista
Mastbaum-Nursing Hearts Davalos, Destiny
Mastbaum-Nursing Hearts Melendez-Beltran, Sarai
Mastbaum-Nursing Hearts Ramirez-Matos, Janmarilyn
Reading Muhlenberg CTC -HOSA Freedom Smith, Cheyenne
Reading Muhlenberg CTC-HOSA Pride Esquivel, Melissa
Reading Muhlenberg CTC-HOSA Pride Adamitis, Julianna
Reading Muhlenberg CTC-HOSA Pride Wood, Nyasia
Reading Muhlenberg CTC-HOSA Pride Altreche, Ashley
Reading Muhlenberg CTC-HOSA Pride Geltz, Gabrielle
  • Number of State flag bearers:  1
Steven Filby
2015–16 PENN HOSA State Eastern Regional Vice President
  • Total number of PENN HOSA chapters receiving recog­nition for HOSA Happenings:  1

Chapters produce a chapter newsletter presented in a manner that celebrates the chapter members and their achieve­ments, as well as shares infor­mation with readers that is health science-related.  Chapters tell the story of their chapter of HOSA-Future Health Professionals, throughout the year, using a print newsletter, electronic newsletter, or website.

Mastbaum HS – Nursing Hearts; secondary division
  • Number of Voting Delegates:  6

Voting Delegates are respon­sible for electing the National Officers for the 2015–2016 membership year and for taking action on all HOSA business.

SECONDARY VOTING DELEGATES: 2015–16 PENN HOSA Executive Council Members
NAME SCHOOL
James Babinetz, Vice President Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
Steven Filby, Eastern Regional Vice President Berks CTC-East Campus
Maria Ortiz Ortiz Chester County Technical High School-Pennock’s Bridge
POST-SECONDARY VOTING DELEGATES
Andrew Liu, chapter member University of Pittsburgh
Harsh Agarwal, chapter member University of Pittsburgh
Allen Hu, chapter member University of Pittsburgh
  • Number of State personnel assisting with Round One at our sponsored compet­itive event of Home Health Aide: 14
ASSIGNMENT NAME SCHOOL
Event Manager AnneMarie McCauley TCHS- Pennock’s Bridge
Quality Assurance Angie Kann York Technical Institute – York Campus
Section Leader Tracey Petty Martin Luther King HS
Tami Bruni Butler County AVTS
Proctors (written test) Mark Dietrich Reading Muhlenberg CTC
Heather Zornek Western Montgomery CTC
Jessica Way Franklin Learning Center
Donna Pavlovic Lehigh CTI
Steve Bauer St. Mary’s HS
Marsha Moyer Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
Edwin Torres Mastbaum HS     Advisor: Olga Torres
Event Assistants Yareiny Collazo Mastbaum HS     Advisor: Olga Torres
Jessica Chhan Franklin Learning Center  Advisor: Jessica Way
Alicia Jeffers-Howard Franklin Learning Center  Advisor: Jessica Way
  • Number of State personnel assisting with Round Two at our sponsored compet­itive event of Home Health Aide: 22
ASSIGNMENT NAME SCHOOL
Event Manager Mary Makuta Hazleton Area Career Center
Quality Assurance Traci Wildeson Clarion County Career Center
Report & Evaluation Room Facilitator #1 Susan Wienand Delaware Co. Technical School-Aston Campus
Traffic Flow Facilitator Sera Heil Lehigh CTI   Advisor: Cindy Heil
Traffic Flow Facilitator Cindy Heil Lehigh CTI
Section 1 in Mezzanine #1
Section Leader Lori Mattis Lebanon County CTC
Time Keeper Darlene Chester-Fowler Mastbaum HS
Patient Carmen Rivera Mastbaum HS     Advisor: Olga Torres
Event Assistant Marissa Koch Berks CTC-West  Advisor: Karen Holcombe
Section 2 in Mezzanine #2
Section Leader Marla Moore Franklin County CTC
Time Keeper Mary Barr Lancaster County CTC
Patient Deissy Cinto Mastbaum HS     Advisor: Olga Torres
Event Assistant Janmarilyn Ramirez-Matos Mastbaum HS     Advisor: Olga Torres
Section 3 in Mezzanine #3
Section Leader Barbara Coyle Delaware Valley HS
Time Keeper Tonya Blank Butler County AVTS
Patient Christine Ellis Mastbaum HS     Advisor: Olga Torres
Event Assistant Amarilis Mora Mastbaum HS     Advisor: Olga Torres
Section 4 in Mezzanine #4
Section Leader Jacklyn Rusnock Berks CTC-East Campus
Time Keeper Mary Flanagan Delaware County Technical High School-Folcroft Campus
Hallway Proctor Karen Holcombe Berks CTC-West Campus
Patient Jaeluv Sequinot Mastbaum HS     Advisor: Olga Torres
Event Assistant Saiyanna Stovall Mastbaum HS     Advisor: Olga Torres
  • Number of local chapter Advisors assigned to judge Outstanding HOSA Chapter event:  2
Karen Holcombe, Berks CTC- West
Olga Torres, Mastbaum-Nursing Hearts
  • Number of local chapter advisors assigned as Entertainment Chaperones:  2
NAME SCHOOL
Charles Burckhardt Central Montco Technical High School
Sharla Dunlap Franklin County CTC
  • Number of PENN HOSA officers and members assisting the National Officers with rehearsal for the Friday evening Recognition Session:  15

Practicing with the National Executive Council afforded our members a unique oppor­tunity to interact with the officers and to experience the feeling of conducting the session on a round stage.

NAME SCHOOL
James Babinetz, Vice President Middle Bucks Institute of Technology-Health
Marcus Henderson, 2012–13 PENN HOSA President, Assistant to Officer Coordinator Assistant to Officer Coordinator
Sera Heil Lehigh CTI — Dental
Anneliesse Braden, Rachel Cerrone, Allison Moyer, Jake Wiersch, Samantha Diaz, Sarah Heiter, Marissa Kula, Autumn Schray, Elayne Bodisch, Taylor Duplaga, Lehigh CTI Emerging Health Professionals chapters
Brianna Balmer Lebanon Co. CTCHCT HOSA

Additionally………………..

  • PENNsylvania HOSA was recog­nized with a plaque for membership increase in 2014–2015 and is proud to be counted as one of thirty nine (39) states experi­encing membership growth!
  • Innovate-Inspire-Ignite! is the 2015–2016 HOSA National theme
  • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society organi­zation program continues to serve as the 2014–2016 National Service Project

Thank you to……………..

  • everyone at the local schools for believing in and supporting our advisors and students as they made plans to attend the conference
  • the local commu­nities for their support
  • families who cheered on the competitors
  • our fantastic local chapter advisors who, without their support and partic­i­pation, PENN HOSA would not have been as visible and inter­active as we were
  • anyone who made a difference in the life of a PENN HOSA member

Finally…………………..

The goal of HOSA is straightforward–to be recog­nized as the pipeline for future health profes­sionals in the health industry — public and private.  For young people who wish to prepare themselves for a career in the health industry, our goal is to provide them with integrated classroom experi­ences, projects and activ­ities that will enhance their personal, leadership and profes­sional devel­opment and oppor­tu­nities for recog­nition at the local, state and national levels.

PENN HOSA’s goal will be in line with the 2015–2016 HOSA National Theme as we Innovate-Inspire-Ignite our members to reach their goals of becoming successful, productive and happy future health profes­sionals!

To learn more about HOSA check out the following websites:

State website www.pahosa.org

National website www.hosa.org

To contact the PENN HOSA State Executive Director/State Advisor, Janet Nelson:
janetnelsonhosa@gmail.com

Report prepared by:  Janet E. Nelson, PENN HOSA Executive Director and State Advisor