Executive Council

 

Priya Rathakrishnan
President

   Priya Rathakrishnan is excited to serve as your 2017-2018 HOSA President and looks forward to sparking a passion that will lead all of HOSA’s members to success. From Duluth, Georgia, Priya is a junior at Emory University majoring in Biology on a pre-health track. As a six-year-old, Priya knew she wanted to be involved in the health community. When she entered high school, she wanted the opportunity to not only become as involved as she could in the surrounding community, but also make a difference in the health community; as she was searching for her chance to grow her passion for the medical field, HOSA opened its doors to her, and she immediately joined and became an active member. Outside of HOSA, Priya is a South Indian Classical singer, plays tennis and will watch The Lion King any day since it’s her favorite Disney movie! Being her seventh year in HOSA, her passion for HOSA and the medical field is never-ending. Priya aspires to become a pediatric neurosurgeon and she is inspired by a quote from John F. Kennedy: “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” She is honored to serve on the Executive Council and hopes to continue learning and making a difference in this manner, while further motivating other members to do the same! 

Sarah Fleischman
President-Elect

At the age of 11 years old, Sarah was first exposed to HOSA when she attended the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. This single conference laid the foundation for her burgeoning desire to serve HOSA members at the international level. Having served as a local and state leader for Florida HOSA, Sarah is looking forward to building lasting relationships with HOSA’s student membership over the next two years! Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida, Sarah is a junior at the University of Florida and is majoring in Public Health. Sarah believes that working with others helps to flourish the overall well-being of communities. To carry out her belief, she works at the University of Florida Mobile Outreach Clinic to improve the health disparities found in her local campus community. During her free time, Sarah enjoys going to Disney World, exploring new places, and spending time with her friends and family. Through the opportunities, HOSA has provided and her work in the Gainesville community, Sarah aspires to work as a public health physician and create a brighter future for medicine! Sarah is excited to serve as your President-Elect and grow this year with her fellow officers of the 2017-2018 Executive Council as they work to serve HOSA’s members!

Jeswin Vennatt
Western Region Vice President

Jeswin Vennatt is excited to serve as your 2017-2018 Western Region Vice President and looks forward to the future of HOSA and the members that it holds. From Edinburg, Texas, Jeswin graduated from South Texas High School for Health Professions and is now a freshman at A&M College Station majoring in a Public Health major. Jeswin has been accepted into a conditional acceptance premed program called Partnership in Primary Care. This program allows Jeswin to pursue a career in healthcare while still learning the soft skills like leadership and service necessary to accomplish his long-term goals. Jeswin competed in HOSA Bowl throughout high school and has placed first on the National level. He also has an abundance of student officer experience serving as both the Area President and the Secondary Vice President of Texas HOSA during his four years of membership. In his free time, Jeswin enjoys listening to music, critiquing movies and playing badminton. Jeswin aspires to be an emergency physician because of his love of problem-solving and his varied interest in the field of medicine. Jeswin hopes to practice in a large hospital setting and then transition over to healthcare management and healthcare policy. Jeswin is inspired by the words of Maya Angelou that state, "At the end of the day people won't remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel." Jeswin hopes that the members of HOSA truly feel the passion and love he has for furthering the objectives of this organization.

Joey Greenstein
Central Region Vice President

Joey Greenstein is from Farmington Hills, Michigan and a graduate of North Farmington High School. He is a freshman at the University of Michigan, taking pre-health courses. Joey started his HOSA journey as a high school sophomore while taking a medical skills class at school. Soon he discovered that he learned by doing more than he ever could in a classroom. HOSA gave Joey a place to explore his curiosity about health professions and meet like-minded people. Joey credits HOSA for building upon his leadership skills and giving him opportunities to serve others. As a multi-sport athlete, Joey hopes to combine his love of sports and health into a career as an orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine. Joey is excited to be an Executive Council member this year! He is thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from and network with his future colleagues. He wants others to experience the same passion for HOSA that he has. He looks forward to meeting everyone and turning a passion for health into action!

Olivia Datta
Eastern Region Vice President

Olivia Datta has considered HOSA as her backbone – her support system. She started out as just a member her freshman year, serving as a chapter officer sophomore year, representing as Georgia HOSA’s Vice President her junior year, and now, as a senior in high school, she is humbled to serve as your 2017-2018 Eastern Region Vice President. Olivia’s involvement in HOSA not only strengthened her growth as a leader but as a person as well. This organization has taught her vital skills of humility and servant leadership, and one of the most important concepts she learned through HOSA is that greatness is not found in possessions, power, or prestige. It is discovered in humility, service, and character. This positive mindset has pushed her to find her love in the medical field, striving to be a pediatrician in the future. Additionally, HOSA has encouraged her to step outside of the box and discover her love for public speaking as well, aspiring to one day be a TED Talk Speaker. She also has a passion for traveling and dancing, which she has been trained in for 14 years. Olivia has been described as a positive and genuine person who never stops smiling. She came up with the realization that HOSA is not only an organization that prepares one for the future, but it is the ideal representative of the future.  

Irfan Khan
Postsecondary/Collegiate Vice President

Growing tremendously during his six years as a member of HOSA-Future Health Professionals, Irfan Khan understands the impact this organization has on members and is very excited to be able to serve as the 2017-2018 Postsecondary/Collegiate Vice President. Passionate, dedicated, and easily approachable, Irfan is focused on connecting with members and helping them take advantage of the opportunities this organization offers. Irfan is committed to giving back to the organization and helping members grow in order to help strengthen the future of our world’s healthcare system. Irfan is also striving to expand the Middle School, Postsecondary/Collegiate, and Alumni divisions of HOSA. Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, Irfan was fortunate to attend the pre-medicine magnet program at Palm Beach Gardens High School, where he was exposed to HOSA during his sophomore year. By having opportunities to compete in Sports Medicine and serve as an officer in HOSA, he was impacted profoundly by the organization and developed life-changing relationships with members and advisors. Combining his passion for sports medicine with his love for science, Irfan is currently a senior at Nova Southeastern University majoring in Athletic Training and Biology. Aspiring to become an Orthopedic Surgeon who is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and Pediatric Orthopedics, Irfan works as an intern on the sports medicine staff of the Miami Dolphins and volunteers as a STEM mentor for K-12 students; two of his favorite activities outside of HOSA. Honored to serve with an incredible group of leaders on the Executive Council, Irfan can’t wait to help HOSA members create their future! 

Arjun Keshava
Secondary Board Representative

“You have brains in your head, You have feet in your shoes, You can steer yourself in any direction you choose” – Dr. Seuss. HOSA-Future Health Professionals allows students interested in the health field to create a path to dictate their future. Arjun Keshava, a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is eager to serve each and every member of HOSA as the Secondary Board Representative on the Executive Council. Living the majority of his life in North Carolina, Arjun has been able to Lead, Learn, Serve and Innovate. Currently pursuing a double major in Biology and Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Arjun intends to continue with his dream to work as a physician at the Department of Veterans Affairs. HOSA-Future Health Professionals has played a key role in Arjun’s life and has served as a stepping stone to achieve his dreams. Arjun began HOSA as a freshman at Wake Early College of Health and Sciences, Raleigh, NC. He has served in various HOSA leadership positions such as Chapter President, District Vice President, District President, and North Carolina State President. In addition to leadership, he loves to serve and has been a recipient of the Barbara James Award and Medical Reserve Corps Award. He is also selected to be a recipient of the Public Health Leadership Scholar. In his free time, Arjun loves the outdoors and watersports. He enjoys hiking, football, ultimate frisbee, swimming, canoeing, scuba diving and much more. Arjun is prepared to serve HOSA-Future Health Professionals in any capacity and is looking forward to interacting with as many members as possible.

LeAna Truong
Postsecondary/Collegiate Board Representative

From Portland, Oregon, and attending Portland State University as a sophomore, LeAna Truong is pursuing a double major in Health Sciences and Animation (Time Arts) and a minor in Planetary Science. LeAna has always had a passion for health and art and hopes to integrate both in the future through a children’s cartoon. With this passion in mind, LeAna has participated in extracurricular activities all throughout her academic career to appeal to her creative and scientific sides. Throughout all of the organizations, LeAna has lent a hand in, she has gained a broader experience of her community and has been inspired to create a better environment for those in need of help. With the mindset of assisting others, LeAna decided to join HOSA-Future Health Professionals and start a chapter to bring integrated health education to others in her school, so that they may take it back to their communities. She has been an active member for 5 years and has previously served as a chapter officer and state officer. Having garnered the experience of running a small chapter and state association, her next goal is to grow the Postsecondary/Collegiate Division. As the Board Representative for the Postsecondary/Collegiate Division, LeAna is thrilled to bring the division to new levels of achievement and spread the message of service and love in the health industry! She aspires to stand as your reminder to be proactive and spread the love.

 

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