State Officer Team
|Anna Gliwa, President||School: Newark Charter High School
Career Area: Biotechnology
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, 2022 HOSA Job Seeking Skills International Champion.
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. I have gained new interactions with members and officers around the globe through the Washington Leadership Academy and the International Leadership Conference. HOSA has become a part of me the past couple of years, and I hope my journey in the organization remains bright and continues past my role as your state president.
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.
“I believe that I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society.” - Anthony Fauci
|Runyi Liu, Vice President||School: Newark Charter High School
Career Area: Biotechnology
2022 HOSA ILC Public Health Finalist, National Chinese Honors Society, National French Honor Society, Mock Trial, Student Council, Speech and Debate Team, Science Olympiad, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 365 Miracle Workers, Youth Environmental Summit Student Leader, 2021 Project Citizen National Competition Superior Award, 2022 Delaware State Speech and Debate Competition Winner in Poetry and Prose Oral Interpretation Event, Yearbook Club
What HOSA Means to Me:
HOSA is a truly special organization. It combines competition, leadership, science, and service with perfect balance. Competition motivates members to learn and push themselves the most that they can. Leadership creates further leaders of the healthcare field. Science strengthens the quality of the future of healthcare. Service encourages members to do more to help their community. Each part of HOSA fits together like a puzzle piece to provide an amazing program for students to deliver compassionate and quality health care for all future generations. I am very fortunate to experience all four aspects, and I hope to continue to enforce those traits for all the members.
Following high school, I am not sure exactly what I want to study, but I would love to study something relating to the sciences, especially biology or chemistry. My current, most specific, interest is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OBGYN). I love children and kids because the energy, hope, and passion they have is inspiring to me. They represent new life and bring hope to those around them. Being part of the process of bringing this fresh energy to the world is, in my opinion, extremely rewarding.
“No matter how difficult and hard something is, I will always be positive and smile like an idiot.” - Chanyeol
|Sarah Emam, Vice President||School: Appoquinimink High School
Career Area: Allied Health
2022 HOSA International Leadership Conference, 2022 HOSA State Leadership Conference (Silver in Medical Math), Orchestra, Math League, Interact Club, Girl Scouts, participate in Girl Scout Service and Outreach Activities, Secretary of my Girl Scout Troop, Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Award, Varsity Player of AHS Tennis Team, 2022 Governor’s School For Excellence, 2022 Christiana Care Mini-Medical School, and volunteering in my local community
What HOSA Means to Me:
The reason I first joined HOSA was because I saw that it was one of the few science related clubs offered at my school. Seeing this opportunity of a science club that focuses on health at my school, I had to join. I’ve always had a passion for the health profession from a young age and HOSA provided a chance for me to explore it more. Outside of HOSA there are other ways to explore the medical field but many are lectures where your opinion isn’t always represented. HOSA allowed my voice as a high school student to be heard. I greatly appreciate being a part of the organization and can’t wait to see what other things I get to experience.
After high school, I want to go to college. As I am still in the middle of high school, I am not committed to any college yet but I do have some top choices as of this moment. I’m also already taking any opportunities that may increase my chances of getting into my top choices. In college, I would like to major in Pre-Medicine studies. If the school does not have a pre-med program, then I would choose Biological Sciences or Physical Sciences as my major. Once I graduate from college, I would like to go to a good medical school that has my future area of study. Although I have an interest in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, I am open to other fields as I have yet to learn all the opportunities in the medical field. At my future medical school, I would complete my residency and possible fellowship with them as well.
Favorite Quote: “The healthiest response to life is joy.” - Deepak Chopra
State Management Team
Peg Enslen, State Advisor
|Delaware HOSA-Future Health Professionals had a successful year of membership despite the pandemic. Over 150 members and advisors attended the International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Nashville, TN in June. Delaware received the Outstanding HOSA Achievement Award, Membership Increase Award, as well as, many great members placing in the Top 10 of competitive events.
The new HOSA State Officers are ready for whatever the next school year has to offer with Anna Gliwa at the helm ready to lead another successful year. I am continuously inspired by the great advisors and students who participate in Delaware HOSA and bring their best in knowledge, skills, and creativity as they lead in 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, Wilmington University, and our newest partners at the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services. 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