State Officer Team

Anna Gliwa, PresidentSchool: Newark Charter High School
Career Area: Biotechnology
Grade: 11th

Activities:
Yearbook Club, Marine Science Club, Environmental Club, Black Student Union, National Spanish Honors Society, NCS BringChange2Mind School Cofounder, Cross Country, Swimming, Golf, The Imagination Players, Voice Lessons, Polish School, Mock Trial (Golden Gavel Recipient), 2021 HOSA Community Awareness Regional and State Winner, 2021 DE National History Day Group Documentary Runner-Up.

What HOSA Means to Me:
HOSA provides many opportunities. It is not only inclusive, but also engaging. I have personally learned so much by being a HOSA member. I will carry all the skills that I learn into my professional life, past high school and college. I am excited to see what the future holds as HOSA and its membership grows.

Future Goals:
I am interested in the healthcare/medicine field, which is one of the reasons why I participate in HOSA. Specifically, I am interested in neurology, neurosurgery, psychology, and biopsychology. The brain has always been a fascinating subject to me, and it is still so undiscovered. I believe that a combination of the anatomy of the brain and its behaviors would be very interesting areas of study. In addition, because I have a passion for leadership, I am thinking of potentially becoming an administrator or director. I will most likely go to undergraduate school, then medical school, and finally search for a job. The prospects of a career of my interest excite me! In addition, I would be thrilled to have a job that continuously interests me and keeps me discovering and questioning daily.

Favorite Quote:
“I believe that I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society.” - Anthony Fauci
Makenna Lybarger,
Vice President
School: Delmar High School
Career Area: Allied Health
Grade: 11th

Activities:
2021 HOSA International Leadership Conference, Drama Club, Science Olympiad (4th place in write it CAD it), Vice President for my Local HOSA Chapter, Student Council Treasurer for the Junior Class, Volleyball, Math League, National Honors Society, and volunteering at my Local Park.

What HOSA means to me:
I joined HOSA originally because it was a club I heard about at my school. Then when I started being more involved with the club I got to help more and more people. I get to help with blood drives, volunteering events, and fundraisers that will all benefit people in need. So, HOSA to me means being able to help people no matter what their or my circumstances are. HOSA also means acceptance. When I joined my HOSA club at my school I was accepted and appreciated. Nobody treated me like a newbie or anything they treated me with kindness and respect. I felt so welcome and accepted.

Future Goals:
In the future, I hope to get into a college with a good nursing program. Then I hope to get my nursing degree and start a residency program in a hospital. Then I hope to be able to get nurse practitioner and traveling nurse certifications and get the degrees needed for those certifications. After that I hope to be a traveling nurse practitioner who goes around the world helping people.

Favorite Quote:
“Accidents happen. Sometimes things go wrong, and it’s not about doing everything right the first time. It’s about how fast you pick yourself up when you fall down.” -Thomas Sander
Tanya Rawal, Vice PresidentSchool: Newark Charter High School
Career Area: Biotechnology
Grade: 12th

Activities:
2019 HOSA International Leadership Conference, 2019 & 2021 HOSA State Leadership Conference (second and first place), 2020 & 2021 DE State National History Day Competition (first place), Captain of the NCS Tennis Team, National Honor Society Treasurer, City of Newark Tennis Camps Instructor, Jefferson Awards Officer, Student Council Class Treasurer, NCS Bring Change to Mind Co-founder and Vice-President, NCS National Spanish Honor Society Vice-President, Health and Wellness Ambassador, Economics for Leaders Ambassador, Founder of NCS Book Club, NCS Musical Light Crew.

What HOSA means to me:
I first joined HOSA in my freshman year of high school and I was terrified that I wasn't going to be good enough, or that I had no chance of placing in any event. But that quickly changed when I met my HOSA group and began working with them for a team event called MRC Partnership. HOSA helped me create long lasting relationships with others, while also broadening my knowledge on healthcare. HOSA even helped me realize what I hope to pursue as a future career. Now you may be thinking that I only made these connections since I participated in a group event, but my sophomore year I planned to compete in a testing event titled Cultural Diversities and Disparities, and I can proudly say that I made an equal amount of connections through this event. From study partners to professional mentors, I was able to form lines of communication with a variety of talented individuals. HOSA has also strengthened my presentation skills, since I have had the opportunity to present my accomplishments to judges. I have also gained an immense amount of teamwork and leadership skills through working with others in HOSA events. Overall, HOSA has made an enormous impact on my life, and I know that it will always be a part of who I am.

Future Goals:
In the future, I hope to attend a respectable university, where I can broaden my experiences, relationships, and overall skill set. I aspire to study in the business field and specifically attain a degree focused on healthcare administration. I have always been passionate about healthcare and business, and believe that health administration is the perfect combination of the two. As a member of HOSA, I have learned that healthcare does not have to be focused solely on medicine, and can even be a combination of multiple fields of study. I have been introduced to a multitude of occupations that mix both healthcare and business, and feel most interested in the study of health administration. After studying and securing a job, I would love to return to school and gain a Masters in Business Administration.

Favorite Quote:
“Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.” - Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
Nawrah Zamir,
Vice President
School: St. Georges Technical High School
Career Area: Emergency Medical Services
Grade: 11th

Activities:
Member of St. Georges’ B+ chapter, Equestrian, Taekwondo, Swimming, National Academy of Future Physicians 2021 Congress of Future Medical Leaders delegate, 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee, 2019 DigiGirlz by Microsoft, 4 medals from 2018 and 2019 State Science Olympiad (Disease Detectives and Anatomy & Physiology), top 10 at 2019 Harvard University’s Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament (Disease Detectives), 3rd at 2018 State Secondary Schools Mathematics League, 1st at 2018 ICNA Quran Competition

What HOSA means to me:
HOSA has helped shape the way that I want to spend my future. It gives me a platform to manifest and develop my passion for healthcare. HOSA fosters leadership, growth, and a sense of community and purpose. As I made the decision to commit myself to serving others through healthcare, to being able to step up as a leader in the healthcare community, to learning and innovating ways to improve modern healthcare, I had yet to find an association so remarkable, until I came across HOSA. HOSA’s core values, learn, lead, serve, and innovate, align with my core values as well. HOSA also provides me with so many opportunities to one day be among some of the most renowned healthcare professionals and to form lasting friendships with people who share the same purpose as me. When I found out about HOSA, I knew that I was about to open the door to an incomparably rewarding and unforgettable experience.

Future Goals:
I hope to become a doctor and use my post secondary medical education and my high school experience in Emergency Medical Services and HOSA to work towards helping underprivileged communities, perhaps for an international organization.

Favorite Quote:
“Above everyone who knows, is One who knows more.” Al-Quran 12:76

Courtesy Corp Team

Adeeba AllimullaSchool: Newark Charter High School
Career Area: Biotechnology
Grade: 12th

Activities:
2019 HOSA International Leadership Conference, 2020 & 2021 HOSA Virtual International Leadership Conference, 2019 & 2021 HOSA State Leadership Conference (third place), 2020 Barbara James Service Award, 2021 DE State National History Day Competition (first place), 2021 Governor’s Youth Volunteer Service Award, Student Council Executive Secretary, Young Friends of ChristianaCare Philanthropy Captain, Health and Media Summer Scholars Program, Science Olympiad (water quality, designer genes, chemistry lab), NCS Chinese Honor Society Treasurer, NCS Bring Change to Mind, National Honor Society, Volunteer at Zakat Foundation of America, Delaware Cardiovascular Associates, and Exceptional Care for Children.

What HOSA means to me:
HOSA has allowed me to further my passion and interest in the health sciences field as well as build a community of people that share the same interests and passion I have for health care. By being involved and competing in HOSA since my freshman year of high school, I have been given the opportunities to gain an interest into a field of healthcare I never knew I would enjoy. Through HOSA, I have been able to gain new skills that I will be able to carry onto my college career and professional life. From the various mentors and peers I have made connections with to the numerous opportunities I have been given as a HOSA member, it will continue to be impactful in my life.

Future Goals:
As I am interested in the medicine and healthcare field, HOSA has been such a prominent part of my life. In the future, I hope to attend undergraduate school with a pre med focus. I have always had a passion for healthcare and believe it will be the best way for me to express my passion and talents. After undergrad, I hope to attend medical school and become a pediatric surgeon. Becoming a pediatric surgeon is something that I have always envisioned for myself as it combines my love for children as well as my love and passion for medicine and health. I love the idea of working with people on a daily basis as well as having a hands-on aspect to a job. Pursuing a career as a pediatric surgeon will allow me to challenge myself and also make a difference in people’s lives.

Favorite Quote:
“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” - Gloria Steinem
Natalie HudsonSchool: Newark Charter School
Pathway: Biotechnology
Grade: 12th

Activities:
HOSA 2 time Regional and State Competitor, Secretary of Environmental Club and EnviroTHON competitor, Musical Theater Club, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Band Officer, Soccer, Voice Lessons, Musical Theater within school, Productions with Clearspace Theatre, Volunteer and Ebenezer UMC, and Vallés Italian Cucina employee.

What HOSA Means to Me:
HOSA to me is a chance to learn more and prepare myself for the future. HOSA provides me with knowledge within specific fields that allow me to see what I love to do. It also provides me with support from others and a gentle competition that pushes us all to be the best that we can. From HOSA I have developed immense leadership skills, communication skills, and organizational skills that have come from the experiences that I have gotten over my years of competing and holding positions.

Future Goals:
I wish to pursue a career in surgical nursing which I have wanted to do for a very long time. My burning desire to work in the medical field is what started my participation in HOSA. I hope to attend a college to get my BSN and stay in the Mid Atlantic area. I hope this career will
allow me to use my personality to connect with those around me and spread positive energy to those who need it.

Quote:
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -Mahatma Gandhi
Aarya PatelSchool: Appoquinimink High School
Grade: 10th
Career: Allied Health

Activities:
All State Jr. Band 2021, Jazz Band, Marching Band, HOBY CLeW, Color Guard, Technology Student Association (TSA), Youth to Eliminate Loss of Life (YELL), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), ChickTech, 2021 Youth Leadership Program, GripTape, CADCA Mid-Year 2021, Women in Tech, Private Flute Lessons, Delaware Goes to College Academy, National Honors Society Prospect Program, and volunteering in my community.

What HOSA means to me:
When I entered high school, I came across the HOSA club, and had become intrigued by its description. Throughout most of my life, the aspect of future careers was still undecided for me. As a result, I went after the little interests to see if I grow a passion for one of them. I had an interest in the field of healthcare, and when I joined HOSA, it became one of the few clubs that I felt had managed to engross me fully. HOSA is what ultimately made me confident at what I hoped to be in the future--career-wise--and where my passions lie. The HOSA organization is an amazing place for those who wish to pursue a future in the field of healthcare, and I am proud to be a part of it. It holds many levels of engagement and involvement, which I found to be eventful. Through this pandemic, HOSA has provided me with opportunities for education, collaboration, and promotion of leadership. The experiences that HOSA has given me have been remarkable, to say the least. Being a part of HOSA and its community is unforgettable; it will reside in me for years to come.

Future Goals:
In the future, I hope to pursue my dream of becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon. I will utilize the skills I have developed throughout my life as well as what I gained through HOSA to reach my goal. I will accomplish this by graduating from the levels of high school, pre-med, medical school, and complete my residency--both general and specialty. I hope to grow up to help more and more people and save many more lives.

Favorite Quote:
“A mistake should be your teacher, not your attacker. A mistake is a lesson, not a loss. It is a temporary, necessary detour, not a dead end” - Anonymous.

State Management Team


Peg Enslen,
State Advisor
Delaware HOSA-Future Health Professionals reached a milestone of 10 years as a HOSA state association, and we had a successful year launching North and South Regional Leadership Conferences! Having Wilmington University as a partner to support the regional conferences will allow Delaware HOSA to proudly serve more members.

The new HOSA State Officers are so poised, intelligent, and ready for whatever the next school year has to offer. The 2021-2022 Delaware HOSA Plan of Work includes State Officer Leadership Training, the Global Leadership Academy (GLA), as well as a Delaware Fall Leadership Conference in November.

I am continuously inspired by the great advisors and students who participate in Delaware HOSA and bring their best knowledge, skills, and creativity as they lead their schools and state. It is my sincere desire that Delaware HOSA will have long-lasting benefits for students, advisors, and Career and Technical Education (CTE) in the State of Delaware. Thank you HOSA members, parents, advisors, and staff from the University of Delaware and Wilmington University. Please join me in making Delaware HOSA even greater for this upcoming year!

Linda Wirt,
Program Manager
I am thrilled to continue my association with Delaware HOSA in a new role this year. My participation as a local advisor, state event manager and national committee member have all given me the opportunity to share my passion to help students grow in their journey to a healthcare profession of their dreams. It has been an honor to be recognized as Delaware HOSA Advisor of the Year 2018-2019, Outstanding HOSA Advisor and finalist for the Goodheart-Willcox Service Award at the 2019 HOSA ILC. My previous work in the healthcare industry as a Certified Medical Assistant and CTE instructor for the New Castle County Vo-Tech School District has given me a unique perspective within the HOSA organization at multiple levels. I am looking forward to helping advisors and students grow individually and as an organization so they can reach new goals and potential as HOSA members. I look forward to working with all of our existing and new Delaware Chapters this year. This will definitely be a year of new opportunities for all involved with HOSA and I am excited to be a part of it.

Favorite Quote: “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington