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Walters joins board of global health student association

Oct. 10, 2019, 9:28 AM

by Kelsey Herbers

Sarah Sexton Walters, a nurse practitioner in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has been appointed to the board of directors for HOSA, an international student organization dedicated to empowering future health professionals to become leaders in the global health community.

Sarah Sexton

The organization contains more than 245,000 members through 54 chartered HOSA Associations and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education.

Walters joined the organization in high school in 2001 and has served in leadership roles on both the state and national levels. In her new role as the Health Industry Board Representative, she will participate in organizational planning and help mold the future of the organization through dedicated biannual meetings. Her term will last through 2021.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve on the HOSA, Inc. board of directors,” said Walters. “I hope to use my combined experiences from being a working health care professional as well as my previous leadership positions within HOSA to help advance HOSA through industry partnerships and advanced student training.”

“We are absolutely delighted that Sarah has been elevated to this position,” said Roland Eavey, MD, Guy M. Maness Professor and chair of Otolaryngology and director of the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. “In addition to her outstanding clinical care, she is a wonderful individual and is acknowledged at an international level for her leadership.”

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