HOSA: Future Health Professionals  Executive Board 2021-2022

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Nonprofit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.

Madeline Fleming

President

Welcome to FAU HOSA! It is my honor to be this years chapter President for the 2022-2023 school year. I’ve been an active member in HOSA since high school and have been the secretary at FAU’s chapter for the past 2 years. I am a Junior here at FAU and I am working towards becoming a PA. I currently hold my CNA certification and work full time in the emergency department at Jupiter Medical Center. Aside from school, I love to read and spend time with friends whenever I can. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to HOSA and I hope you find a love for it like we have!

Brittany Berlin

Vice President

Hi all! My name is Brittany Berlin, and I am THRILLED to be serving as one of your vice presidents for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. I am a sophomore at FAU High School and am double majoring in chemistry and mathematics. Outside of school, I enjoy practicing piano, swimming, and reading. Additionally, I am a vegetarian and love experimenting with different plant-based recipes.


A few years ago, my grandfather enrolled in a life-saving clinical trial through Harvard University; ever since then, I have been fascinated with the healthcare field. Within the past few months, I have had the honor of participating in health conferences hosted through Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington. Furthermore, I have also had the pleasure of partaking in the Yale International Relations Leadership Institute and promise to translate the skills learned through these programs into HOSA.


I am beyond excited for a FANTASTIC year with all of the AMAZING HOSA members. Feel free to contact me any time with any questions, concerns, or book recommendations at bberlin2021@fau.edu.

Kia Ghods

 

Vice President

Hello everybody! My name is Kia Ghods and I am so honored to serve as Vice President of HOSA for 2022-2023. I am a Junior at the Wilkes Honors College dual majoring in Biochemistry and Interdisciplinary Mathematics. Outside of HOSA, some of my other activities include being an OURI Peer Mentor, as well as conducting computational chemistry research at Scripps Biomedical Research Institute and mathematical modeling research through FAU’s College of Science. In my spare time, I enjoy biking, reading, and playing basketball. I recently have been more intrigued with global health, and I aim to integrate global health values into HOSA this academic year. I am ecstatic to serve as your Vice President, and look forward to meeting everyone!

Rithika Mathew

Secretary

Rithika is a sophomore at FAU and is majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. She aspires to attend medical school and pursue a career as a physician. Rithika has been a part of HOSA since her freshman year of high school and hopes to continue on her journey with FAU HOSA. Outside of school, she works as the Social Media Manager of Althea, a non-profit prosthetics company, and volunteers with various organizations in her community. Tennis, dance, and drawing are also some hobbies that she currently pursues. Integrating the HOSA values of innovation, respect, and care, she strives to embody these principles through effective verbal and written communications. Rithika looks forward to contributing to this amazing HOSA executive board and endeavoring a successful HOSA chapter: Future Health Professionals!

Geraldine

Secretary

Hello everyone! I am a sophomore at FAU and this is my third year as a member of HOSA. I am a medical biology major with a minor in psychology. I am currently part of the OURI at FAU. My interest in research is what drives me to become a doctor. I hope that through my research I can make patients' medical procedures and hospital experience less painful and stressful. I hope to make the medical field a better place and I am excited to work with you all this year!

Abby Deo

Treasurer

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Noor Ibrahim

Treasurer

Hi everyone! My name is Noor Ibrahim, and I am so excited to serve as one of your Treasurers for the 2022 - 2023 academic year! Currently, I am a junior at the Wiles Honors College where I am majoring in Biochemistry and interdisciplinary mathematics. Other activities I participate in outside of HOSA are conducting neuroscience research at the UF Scripps Biomedical Research Institute, as well as genetic disease research at the University Of Chicago. On my own time, I enjoy learning taekwondo, reading, and learning history. My interests in neurological and genetic medicine have led me to hope to further merge neuroscience into HOSA. I look forward to participating as your treasurer and meeting everyone!

Kayla Scott

Marketing and Media Director

Hey everyone! I am a senior at FAU and I am pursuing a major in Health Science and a minor in Sociology.  I have been part of HOSA since my junior year of high school because I enjoy the multiple opportunities that HOSA gives. I am happy to be part of the Marketing and Media team, I like to study and analyze how much social media has an influence on us. I hope to build a social media presence online for our organization. Two years ago, I partook in the CPR/First Aid competition and won first place with her partner Kristen. I cannot wait to compete for the last time this year. 


My contact information for my email is kscott2019@fau.edu.

Noor Habona

Marketing and Media Assistant

Hi everyone!! I am a sophomore at FAU and this is my second year being a part of HOSA. I plan on majoring in biology with a minor in health administration to reach my end goal of helping people through medicine. I’m passionate about global health and research but also love to travel and go to the beach in my free time. I hope to grow and learn with you all and can’t wait for a great year together!

Hannah Epstein

Marketing and Media Assistant

Hey everyone! I‘m a sophomore at FAU High School, a dual-enrollment program, and I’m so excited to be one of HOSA’s Marketing and Media Assistants this year! I’m majoring in medical biology, planning to enroll in medical school and become a physician. In my free time, you can find me reading a book or at my karate studio where I’m a Junior Assistant Black Belt. I’m looking forward to a great year with the FAU HOSA Community!!  

Michael Hamper

Senior Executive Advisor

  Hello all!! I am so grateful to be serving as Executive Advisor for this organization. I have been involved with HOSA: Future Health Professionals since high school, and I have great pride in this organization. My goal in this position is to assist and mentor the current President and fellow officers in giving as much opportunity as possible to any students who plan on entering the healthcare field, or simply enjoy the sciences. Through opportunities that we offer, I hope that our organization gives students an experience to remember. In addition to my position here with HOSA, I have taught Organic Chemistry as a TA in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for 5 semesters. Continuing with extracurriculars, I have spent hundreds of hours in the clinical setting of doctors’ offices and hospitals. Regarding academics, I have graduated with a Bachelors in Neuroscience and Behavior from here at FAU, and am a Master’s degree student in Biomedical Sciences. I am greatly involved in research, as my research involves investigation of novel marine products on various cancer cell lines, the neuroimmunological etiology of a rare neurological disorder. My future goals are to graduate from medical school and establish a career in the field of neurology or neurosurgery. It is with great honor to serve this organization and I am excited to see what the future holds. WELCOME TO THE HOSA FAMILY!