2017 Goodheart-Willcox Outstanding Service Award Winners

The Goodheart-Willcox Outstanding Service Awards recognize three local HOSA chapter advisors, one from each HOSA region who have made exceptional contributions of local, regional, state and national significance to the promotion, development, and progress of HOSA–Future Health Professionals. The award sponsor, one of HOSA’s premier sponsors, Goodheart-Willcox Publisher strongly believes in the HOSA mission and is honored to partner with HOSA in educating and training today’s young people to be tomorrow’s health professionals. Goodheart-Willcox financially supports this recognition program to thank chapter advisors for sharing their talents and leadership with thousands of HOSA members.

Goodheart-Willcox is a publishing leader in health science education, including textbook programs for anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, introduction to health sciences and medical law and professional ethics. Goodheart-Willcox focuses exclusively on career and technical education (CTE). G-W actively sponsors recognition awards for outstanding achievement by teachers, supervisors, chapter advisors, and teacher of the year programs. HOSA is appreciative to Goodheart-Willcox for their sponsorship of the HOSA Outstanding Service Awards program.

On Friday evening, June 23, at the HOSA 2017 International Leadership Conference during the Recognition Session, cash awards of $2000 and acknowledgement plaques were presented to three deserving local advisors. These advisors have careers marked by actions that encourage members to fully respond to HOSA opportunities and benefits. Their contributions go above and beyond to promote HOSA–Future Health Professionals to students interested in health careers, to their schools and to their communities.

  • From the Eastern Region: Susan Baitis, Brooke Point High School, Strafford, Virginia
  • From the Central Region: Debra Ziegler, Ralston High School, Ralston, Nebraska
  • From the Western Region: Saraya Pierce, Newport School District, Newport, Washington


HOSA congratulates these advisors and is appreciative of their outstanding service!