About Us

What is HOSA?

HOSA, a non-profit, student-led organization of Future Health Professionals, is the largest international organization operating in schools for students enrolled in

health science and biomedical sciences programs and serving those interested in pursuit of career 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 academics, technical, leadership and teamwork skills to

achieve seamless transition from classroom to career.

Our Mission

The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge,

skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community.

The goals that HOSA believes are vital to each member are:

  • To promote physical, mental and social well being.
  • To develop effective leadership qualities and skills.
  • To develop the ability to communicate more effectively with people.
  • To develop character.
  • To develop responsible citizenship traits.
  • To understand the importance of pleasing oneself as well as being of service to others.
  • To build self-confidence and pride in one’s work.
  • To make realistic career choices and seek successful employment in the health care field.
  • To develop an understanding of the importance in interacting and cooperating with other students and organizations.
  • To encourage individual and group achievement.
  • To develop an understanding of current health care issues, environmental concerns, and survival needs of the community, the nation and the world.
  • To encourage involvement in local, state and national health care and education projects.
  • To support Health Science Education instructional objectives.
  • To promote career opportunities in health care.

Board of Directors

Katrina Haynes



Lisa Hallman

Chair Elect


Stacie Elwood

Immediate Past Chair 


Angel Clark

State Advisor


Jeremy Searson



Maxine McCraw



Nova Stephens


Greg Black

State Officer Advisor


Members of the Board

State HOSA President
Arturo Contreras
Ridge Spring Monetta High School
Email: schosaarturo@gmail.com

State HOSA Vice President
Giselle Mota
White Knoll High School
Email: schosagiselle@gmail.com

State HOSA Post Secondary Vice President
Edgar Zamorano
Clemson University
Email: schosedgarm@gmail.com

W. Bryan Hearn
Principal, Pelion High School
Email: bhearn@lexington1.net


SC Health Science Educators President
Rhonda Evatt
Pendleton High School
Email: revatt@anderson4.org

SC HOSA Alumni
Chris Enzor
EyeMart Express
Email: chrisenzor@icloud.com

SC HOSA Alumni
Jay Hartley
Enterprise Rent A Car
Email: schosajay@yahoo.com

Local Advisors

Hanna Beckman
Ashley Ridge High School
Email:  hbeckman@dorchester2.k12.sc.us

Virginia Bishop
Lexington Technology Center
Email:  vbishop@lexington1.net

Teresa Hayden
Aiken County Career & Technology Center
Email:  thayden@acpsd.net

Rebecca Howell
Center for Technnical Studies
Email:  rhowell@lexrich5.org

Nancy Huntley
Darlington County Institute of Technology
Email: nancy.huntley@darlington.k12.sc.us

Professional Members

Deborah Beasley
State Volunteer Coordinator
Email:  beasleds@dhec.sc.gov

Morgan Bowne
SC Hospital Association
Regulatory and Workforce
Project Specialist
Email:  mbowne@scha.org

Lisa Call
Midlands Technical College–Harbison Campus
Midlands Education and Business Alliance
Regional Career Specialist
Email:  lcall@mebasc.com

Eric Cockrell
Lexington Medical Center
Nurse Educator, Perioperative Services
Email: escockrell@lexhealth.org

Nita Donald
Upstate AHEC
Health Careers Program Coordinator
Email:  ndonald@upstateahec.org

Krystal DuBose
University of South Carolina
PLTW- Bio Medical Science
Email:  kddubose@cec.sc.edu

Michelle Lucas
Lexington District 1
Career Specialist
Email:  mlucas@lexington1.net

Val Richardson
Palmetto Health
Workforce Development Manager
Email:  valerie.richardson@palmettohealth.org

Alfred Squire
Greenville Health System
Director, MedEx Academy
Email: asquire@ghs.org

Susan Teeter, RN
Midlands Technical College
Pre-Health Care Programs Coordinator
Email:  teeters@midlandstech.edu

Benefits & Programs

HOSA Helps Members

Set realistic career and educational goals, Develop workplace readiness skills, Understand current healthcare issues, Develop effective leadership qualities and skills, Network with healthcare professionals
Participate in community service activities, Build self-confidence, motivation and enthusiasm, Celebrate accomplishments

Competitive Events Program

State and national recognition for individual and team achievement. 50 competitive events and 7 recognition events in 6 categories aligned to the National Healthcare Foundation Standards, Essential knowledge and skill development directly related to healthcare curriculum, Curriculum component of health science education programs.

Bylaws for Board & Student Organization

Bylaws are written rules for conduct of the SC HOSA Board of Directors and for our student organization, SC HOSA. These bylaws generally provide for meetings, elections of a board of directors and officers, filling vacancies, notices, types and duties of officers, committees, assessments and provide a framework for the operation and management of the board and SC HOSA.

Use the links to the right to access the SC HOSA Bylaws for Board and Student Organization.