2024~2025 – Idaho HOSA State Officers

Idaho HOSA state officers are elected each year by two delegates from each affiliated HOSA chapter and an interview committee. Each candidate must give a 2–3-minute speech and then answer questions about HOSA during the delegate session held at the annual HOSA State Leadership Conference.

2024-2025 Idaho HOSA State Officer Team
Jentri Van Ackern

Jentri Van Ackern, President

Jentri Van Ackern is an incoming freshman at the College of Southern Idaho, where she aspires to get her RN and minor in business. Jentri wants to eventually obtain her NP and open a business focusing on rural healthcare. This is Jentri’s 5th year in HOSA and 3rd year serving on the state officer team. This year she is hoping to continue the growth of Idaho membership and bring in new HOSA partners and sponsors. Most of all she wants to see HOSA members given more opportunities for growth and learning that they can apply to their future careers. She says, “If you give up now, think of all the lives you won’t save tomorrow.”

Alexis black

Alexis Black, Post-Secondary President

Alexis Black is a 5th year HOSA member and this is her 2nd year serving as a state officer. She is also a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. Alexis aspires to be a Chiropractor specializing in sports medicine and naturopathic medicine. With this, she is hoping to work with professional athletes in prevention and injury care. During this term in state office, Alexis is working to grow the Post-Secondary division of Idaho by spreading the word of HOSA. She is also working to improve membership, sponsorship, and overall experience for all HOSA members alike. 

Emily Davis

Emily Davis, President-Elect

Emily Davis attends Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School in Meridian, Idaho. She has been an Idaho HOSA member for 2 years. After high school graduation, Emily hopes to attend Northwest Nazarene University before entering Pre-med to become an OB/GYN. Her goal is to empower Idaho HOSA members to become leaders in their community and gain skills that will better them for the duration of their future.

Katie Kim

Katie Kim, Region I & II Vice President

Katie Kim will be Senior at Timberline High School. She has been in HOSA for two years and is excited to serve as state officer. Katie is interested in biology and wants to pursue a career in medicine. As an officer, Katie aims to streamline event timelines, promote national HOSA events, and encourage regional conferences within smaller regions. Katie is excited to contribute to and improve Idaho HOSA!

Sophia Francis

Sophia Francis, Region III Vice President

Sophia Francis attends school at Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School in Meridian, Idaho, and is approaching her fourth year as a HOSA member. She plans to attend college at the University of Washington in Seattle to receive a bachelor’s degree in public health, going on to medical school to become an OB/GYN. Her goal as a state officer is to give members the tools they need to feel prepared and confident in their ability to succeed in their events, as well as help create unforgettable memories!

Aiden Ward

Aiden Ward, Region IV Vice President

Aiden Ward is going to be a senior at Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School. This is going to be his fourth year as an Idaho HOSA member. Aiden dreams of going to college to play volleyball at the highest level, then to go on to medical school and get his degree to become an oncologist. With this year Aiden looks forward to reworking symposiums and creating symposiums throughout the year and revamping a handful of them at SLC. He can’t wait to see what this holds for him, his state office team, and Idaho HOSA as a whole.

Noor Abdulkareem

Noor Abdulkareem, Region VI & VII Vice President

Noor Abdulkareem is a high school student in Meridian, Idaho. This is her fourth year as a HOSA member, and her second year as an Idaho HOSA State Officer. This term, Noor plans on arranging Regional Conferences throughout the state to bring equal opportunities to members and increase our membership. Communicating with others is Noor’s favorite part of HOSA and she cannot wait for the new opportunities that lie ahead!