BOARD BIOS

Below you can find out more information about the HOSA Executive Board.

Reiley Collins

Hey HOSA friends! I am so excited to be president of the best org on campus! HOSA has been a great way for me to meet new friends, make connections on campus, and get involved with healthcare. I'll be a senior this year, so if you need any friendly advice about HOSA, the biology degree, EMT, pre-PA requirements, or life just let me know.  I am here to make sure HOSA feels like one big happy family and that all of our members experience everything they can through this amazing organization. I can't wait to get to know you all at the GMs and the events this year. 

Ashley Squires

Hey HOSA! My name is Ashley Squires and I am a senior here at UW. I am currently in my first year of nursing school. My dream is to work as a travel nurse and later go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner, but we will see where I end up :-) I have been in HOSA since my freshman year and am co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Development Committee alongside Megan this year. My favorite part of HOSA has been the opportunities I’ve had to make great connections with healthcare professionals along the way. I’m super excited to help you guys make these connections too! If you have any questions, HOSA related or not, feel free to come find me :)

Anton Tung

Hello! My name is Anton Tung, and I am currently a sophomore. I am majoring in Biochemistry and Environmental Science, with hopes of attending Medical and Graduate School. The ultimate goal would be to work both in clinics and labs. I've been in HOSA for 6 years, joining my freshman year of high school, and I'm glad I am able to continue with it through college. This year I am serving as a Co-Head of the Affiliation Committee with Nancy Chang. The reason why I've stuck with HOSA for so long is because of the opportunities and networking it offers, and the people it has. There are so many ways to get involved throughout the health community with HOSA, and its members are fun and helpful. 

Sydney Ryback

Hey HOSA! My name is Sydney and I am a junior majoring in biology with a certificate in global health. After undergrad, I hope to either do an accelerated BSN program or attend PA school (maybe both!). I also have a huge interest in healthcare administration and would love to pursue a career that allowed me to explore this further. This will be my third year in HOSA and first as a co-chair of the Special Events committee. My favorite part of HOSA is the opportunities it provides to explore numerous health careers and the ability to learn and share experiences with fellow pre-health students. I'm excited to get to know everyone this year!  

Tiara Vance

Hi HOSA! My name is Tiara and I am a senior this year at UW-Madison. I am in my second year of Nursing school and I have a certificate in Global Health. After graduation I plan to get a job in labor and delivery before returning to school to become a Midwife, or Nurse Practitioner. This is my fourth year of HOSA in college and I am one of the Internal Affairs co-chairs. My favorite part about HOSA is getting the chance to meet all of you  and get to know you all better at our many social opportunities!

Amy Daley

Hey HOSA! My name is Amy Daley and I am one of your communications coordinators along with Kami! I am a senior studying biology with a certificate in Health and the Humanities. I applied to medical schools at the beginning of this school year and hope to be an MD someday! I have been a member of HOSA since my freshman year, and love that it has allowed me to meet other pre-health students! In my free time I love to explore Madison and spend as much time outside as possible!

Haley Cole

Hi! My name is Haley Cole and I am a junior majoring in biology, with certificates in global health and gender & women’s studies. I’m on the pre-med path and hope to become a rural primary care physician. This is my fourth year in HOSA and second year as the co-chair of the campus relations committee. My favorite part about HOSA is that it forces you to get out and explore, learn, and get involved in the campus, community, and healthcare overall.

Charlene Ngandu

Hey HOSA! My name is Charlene and I am senior double majoring in Biology and Psychology. Post-graduation I plan on going to medical school with hopes of becoming an OB-GYN. This will be my third year in HOSA where I will be one of the PD co-chairs with Alina! The best part of HOSA is the fact you get a variety of pre-health exposure which helps you figure out where you fit best. I can’t wait to get to know all of you and to make HOSA a memorable part of your undergrad! :D

Emily Johnson

Hi HOSA! My name is Emily Johnson and I couldn’t be more excited about HOSA this year serving as your vice president. I will be finishing out my third year in HOSA and my senior year with a degree in genetics and certificates in global health and leadership. I can’t wait to move back to Australia this June to learn more about rural medical care to mothers and infants and to attend medical school there (fingers crossed). Working alongside this fantastic board has been one of my favorite parts of this org, as well as ACHS, the All Campus Healthcare Symposium, bringing you so many vital networking opportunities!

Andrew Suscha

Hey HOSA, my name is Andrew and I'm a Senior double majoring in Biochemistry and Philosophy. I hope to go to medical school, and am leaning towards a career in pediatrics. This will be my 8th year in HOSA (4 years in high school, 4th year at UW), and I am looking forward to being in the new public health committee this year. The best part of HOSA is the tools it gives you to take on a future in health care. No matter what health career you're interested in, HOSA is the way to go. Can't wait for another great year!

Abby Laskowski

Hey y’all! I’m Abby and I will be one of your Student Advisors for the 2019-2020 school year! This year I will be a junior studying Human Development and Family Studies and Nursing. I’m hoping to one day be a cardiac nurse, but who knows if I’ll change my mind again along my journey. I have been in HOSA since my freshman year, so this will be my fifth semester with this wonderful club :) My favorite parts of HOSA have been the opportunities offered through the club. I began volunteering at UW because of HOSA and was able to build great relationships with other members of the club through our mentor/mentee program. As a student advisor, I hope to provide our members with great activities to help them understand their passion for healthcare.

Katy Sullivan

Hey HOSA!  My name is Katy and I am a Senior studying Nursing and pursuing certificates in Global Health and Leadership.  I hope to be a nurse practitioner working with underprivileged populations some day.  This is my fourth year in HOSA and I will be a co-chair of the Community Relations Committee with Rachel.  My favorite part of HOSA is getting to know other students who have a passion for healthcare.  Outside of school I enjoy everything outdoors and hanging out with my giant rabbit, Max.  I'm excited for another great semester and to meet everyone!

Nicole Frank

Hey HOSA! My name is Nicole and I am currently a junior in the Kinesiology program. After my undergraduate years my plan is to attend graduate school for physical therapy. In the future I hope to become a Pediatric Physical Therapist. This is my third year in HOSA and my first year on the exec board. My position this year on the board is Trips/Global Health co-chair. I enjoy hiking, playing soccer and baking. I am really looking forward to a great year! 

Megan Dahle

Hey HOSA! My name is Megan Dahle and I am senior here at UW studying Neurobiology. I am planning on taking a gap year after I graduate before applying to Physician Assistant school. This will be my fourth year as a HOSA member and my first year as a member of the Exec. Board, and I couldn’t be more excited! This year I am looking forward to being the co-chair of the interdisciplinary development committee with my good friend Ashley. My favorite part of HOSA has been getting to know other pre-health students while learning about the ever-changing world healthcare. In my free time I enjoy working out, spending time at the terrace, and binge watching Netflix (don’t we all?). Feel free to reach out to me with questions about pre-health, pre-reqs, or just to chat. Can’t wait to meet everyone!

Alina Hampton

Hello everyone! My name is Alina Hampton and I am a sophomore here at UW-Madison. I am majoring in biology and hoping to become a pediatrician one day! This is my second year in HOSA, and I am one of the leaders of the Professional Development committee. I believe that the best thing about HOSA is that it opens up your opportunities. Without HOSA, I wouldn’t be able to experience a job shadow with a UW physician or become a certified phlebotomist. HOSA allows you to explore your options in the Pre-Health world and it’s a great place to be!

Anna Turdo

Hey HOSA! My name is Brady Wagner and I am currently studying Biology, as well as pursuing a certificate in Business here at UW. This is my first year with HOSA and I'm super excited to have the opportunity to work with so many like-minded individuals in the coming years! After UW, I hope to one day attend medical school, or otherwise find a way to integrate my passions for the biological sciences and business into my everyday life. I look forward to meeting you all and having a great time at the GMs and social events later this year!

Rachel Chilson

Hey HOSA! My name is Rachel and this is my 4th year at UW. This year I am super excited to be starting my first year at the School of Nursing! In the future, I want to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner possibly in the field of oncology. I’ve been in HOSA since I was a freshman (which feels like a decade ago). I have been involved with the community relations committee ever since I joined HOSA so NO SURPRISE I am one of your community relations co-chairs for this year! Fun fact about me: I am very passionate about yoga and coffee so please come up and talk to me about these two amazing things.  I’m super pumped to have a great year with my fellow healthcare nerds!

Marlina Mueller

Hey HOSA! My name is Marlina and I am a junior this year double majoring in Neurobiology and Psychology with a Health and the Humanities certificate. I plan on either going to med-school or grad school and becoming a child psychiatrist. I absolutely love kids and am a huge advocate for mental health and mindfulness, so I want to pursue a career involving both those aspects! This will be my second year in HOSA and I am really excited to be a co-chair for Internal Affairs committee this year. The best part of HOSA is being able to meet all the new people (whether it be in the club or the speakers) and becoming more confident and aware of the different aspects within the medical field, and obviously all the awesome socials! 

Sofie Johnson

Hello! My name is Sofie Johnson. I am taking on my second year as a badger and have loved being apart of the HOSA community for over a year. I will be a chair for the Special Events Committee in the upcoming year. There is a niche in HOSA for everyone! In addition, I am preparing myself to apply to the Nursing school while also getting a certificate in Global Health. Ultimately, it is my hope to work as a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner.  

Sarah Hahn

Hi HOSA!! My name is Sarah and I am one of the co-chairs of IA (social committee).  I am a senior here at UW and this is my fourth year in HOSA.  I am an Anthropology major with a certificate in Global Health and I, one day, hope to go to either medical school or PA school. I work as an EMT in Madison as well as for my fire department at home to build my patient contact experience.  I am passionate about outdoor activities, health/nutrition, art, and any social activities (hence the social chair position).  Enough about me, I can’t wait to meet and get to know all of you this semester.  I am thrilled to collaborate on questions we all encounter while navigating the crazy world of health careers! If any of you want to talk school, health, medicine, or just life feel free to come chat. See ya at the GMs, socials, my office hours, and other events!

Kami Kuester

Hiya HOSA! My name is Kami, and I'm a junior this year majoring in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) and Psychology with certificates in Leadership and Health and the Humanities. I’ve wanted to become an osteopathic pediatrician since the second grade, so I just have to convince a medical school to give me a chance! I've been in HOSA since I was a freshman in high school and wanted to continue doing it in college. I am one of the Communications Coordinators this year with Amy. Fun fact: National Squirrel Appreciation Day is  January 21st.

Leah Piehl

Hi! My name is Leah and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am a current senior studying neurobiology, gender and women studies, and getting a certificate in health and the humanities. I am currently applying to MPH programs with a concentration in maternal and child health. So please feel free to ask my any questions about MPH programs or the applying process! I have been a part of HOSA since my freshmen year and this year I am serving as the co-chair of Campus Relations. One of my favorite parts of HOSA is being able to meet new people and see their growth across the semesters.

Rita Simpson

Hello HOSA! My name is Rita and I’m a Junior here at UW starting my first year at the School of Nursing. I’ve been a part of HOSA since the start of my freshman year and am thrilled to be entering my fifth semester with this awesome organization! This year I’ll be one of the Special Events Chairs, planning the All Campus Healthcare Symposium and Trot 4 Tots along with my amazing co-chairs Sofie and Sydney. In the future, I’d like to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner, specializing in psychiatry or cosmetics. My favorite part about HOSA is the opportunity to network with both peers and professionals in a super fun, welcoming environment. Can’t wait to meet you all!

Anna Turdo

Hi everyone! My name is Anna, and I’m a freshman majoring in biology. Post UW graduation, I plan on either going to medical school or doing a PA program to hopefully work in the field of pediatrics. I’m super excited to be apart of HOSA and am looking forward to learning about different medical career options, listening to amazing speakers, meeting new people, and attending fun socials!