2023~2024 – 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.
President Elijah Zimmerman will be a senior at Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School in Meridian, Idaho. This is his fourth year as an Idaho HOSA member. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a degree related to emergency medicine and working as a paramedic. Elijah’s goal for the coming year is to encourage all Idaho HOSA members to voice their opinions so the officer team can help provide our members with a great HOSA experience.
President-Elect Jentri Van Ackern will be a senior at Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School in Meridian, Idaho. She has been an Idaho HOSA member for three years. Upon graduation, Jentri will be the Idaho HOSA President and plans to attend Idaho State University and enroll in their nursing program. As the President-Elect this year, she hopes to give Idaho HOSA members a voice, find avenues for them to express their concerns, and create greater opportunities for ALL members.
Region I & II Alexis Black
will be a senior at Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School in Meridian, Idaho. She has been an Idaho HOSA member for three years, and after graduation, Alexis plans to become a chiropractor specializing in sports medicine. Alexis wants to help grow Idaho HOSA in the community, allowing them to see what HOSA does and how our organization is an amazing opportunity for students of Idaho.
Region III Susannah (Susie) Christensen
will be a senior at Skyview High School in Nampa, Idaho. Susie has been an Idaho HOSA member since 2022. After graduation, she plans on attending Idaho State University, majoring in microbiology, and attending Creighton Dental School with an endodontic residency. As an Idaho HOSA officer, Susie would like to gain community involvement, have HOSA members learn from medical experts in their communities, and encourage those professionals to connect with Idaho HOSA chapters.
Region IV Andrew Hazen
will be a senior at Skyview High School in Nampa, Idaho. He has been an Idaho HOSA member for three years. Andrew plans to attend Dental School and become a dentist upon graduation. As a state officer, his goal is to encourage growth in his local chapter and encourage the continuous growth of HOSA statewide.
Region V & VI Noor Abdulkareem
will be a junior at Meridian Medical Arts Charter High School in Meridian, Idaho in the fall. She has been an Idaho HOSA Member for two years. After high school graduation, Noor plans to become an orthopedic trauma surgeon. Along with the community, Noor would like to provide HOSA members with the tools and confidence to become the best version of themselves for years to come.