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Always seek feedback.

The best

way for you to grow is to consistently

reflect and ask those around you how

you can improve. Don’t be afraid to ask

questions as to how you can improve.”

Elizabeth Carnesi

National President

Don’t save everything until the last


Always work ahead of the

deadlines so you can be as efficient as


Priya Rathakrishnan


Give back to your members and


as much as you can. Do

this with a serving heart and be available

to support and help others in any way

possible, whenever it is needed. Being

dependable is a valued aspect of being

a leader.”

Jade Holiday

Region I Vice President

Communication is key.

It is extremely

important to connect with the people

you are talking or networking with.

Ultimately, as leaders, it is our job to be

their voice and help them become the

best future health professionals they can


Holly Hardin

Region II Vice President

One of the most important aspects

of being a leader is service

. An

officer must be focused on serving their

members in order to help lead their


Abraham Onifade

Region III Vice President

Be selfless.

Effective leaders

understand that they are in a position of

power only to have a better opportunity

to serve others. History has proven that

great leaders are not known because of

who they are, but what they have done

to make a difference in someone’s life.”

Khalil Tubbs

Postsecondary/Collegiate Vice President

“Leaders and limits don’t mix.


leaders go above and beyond

what is

asked of them. Don’t let you positions or

responsibilities define the contributions

you make to the team. ”

Angeli Sharma

Secondary Board Representative

Teamwork is the root of great


As an officer, your team is

beyond your council. Your team consists

of all members in HOSA. Help each

other when you can because a leader

only succeeds when the whole team is


Shawnee Chaudhury

Postsecondary/Collegiate Board


Tips from your National Executive Council

No matter how great of a leader you are, you can always work to make your better your best. In this section, your

National Officers want to give you a few tips that we think will help sharpen your leadership skills.

“How to be an outstanding State Leader”

Officer’s Corner