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State Officer Team

The new State President of Nebraska HOSA is Winnie Ladu! She is a student at Benson High School where she is an active HOSA member, the girl’s cross-country team captain, a member of her school’s National Honors Society, and the girl’s dance captain of Benson’s Competitive Show Choir, just to name a few. She enjoys volunteering with her church community and plans to study Neuroscience/Psychology in the future in hopes of becoming a mental health provider and using her knowledge to help rebuild her home country of South Sudan!  

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Carolyn Fochek goes to Millard South High School, and is an alumnus of UNMC’s High School Alliance Program. Outside of HOSA, Carolyn loves to volunteer at a local kids after school program, play tennis, and participate in her school’s LEO, NHS, and Spanish Culture Club. In the future she wants to major in chemistry and go to medical school to become a diagnostic radiologist. She cannot wait for a year filled with everyone growing as a kind peer, knowledgeable future health professional, and amazing leader! Feel free to say hi throughout the year as she hopes to get to know the next generation of leaders within medicine!

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Anisha Kadubandi is a Junior at Lincoln East High School.  She is representing Nebraska HOSA as state secretary.  Outside of HOSA, she serves as class president, Nebraska-Iowa Key Club secretary, and plays junior varsity tennis!  Her medical field of interest is in cardiothoracic surgery.  Anisha hopes to continue providing members with great opportunities like HOSA has for her, and looks forward to serving you!

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Kimberly Lambert, Vice President of Media Relations, has loved medicine for a number of years. Contributing to HOSA since freshman year, she hopes to pursue research in Neurology in the future. As a current student at Lincoln East High School, she enjoys participating in other extracurriculars like Slam Poetry, dance, writing, and volunteer work.

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The Vice President of Competitive Events this year on the Nebraska HOSA State Officer Team! Shelby Hees goes to Grand Island Senior High in Grand Island. She has wanted to become a HOSA State Officer since her freshman year of high school, and states that it’s really great to live out her dream! She is involved in many different leadership activities at school, such as student council, show choir, and band. Shelby believes this year will be phenomenal for everyone involved. She hopes that everyone’s experiences with HOSA will stick with them forever as they go into the healthcare field both in and out of Nebraska!

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Anthony David Cowen is the Vice President of Membership. He is a student at Kearney High School where he has been a member of HOSA for three years and has recently served as the Secretary and Co-Treasure. Now entering his senior year he is excited to still be apart of this fantastic organization not only on the local level, but also on the state level as well. Although Anthony spends the majority of his time working with HOSA he also is involved in multiple extracurriculars such as orchestra, where he plays the violin, and mock trial. He loves to tackle difficult situations knowing that with each success and failure he becomes a little better as a person and as a future physician. Anthony one day hopes to work as a physician in the emergency room and is working towards that goal by being involved in his community and taking advanced courses as much as be can. He looks forward to working with his state officer team this next year and making HOSA an inviting organization to be a part of.

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