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Florida Association of Health Science Educators

Welcome to FAHSE!

We, the new board of the Florida Association of Health Science Educators (FAHSE), have a passion for Health Science Education and our goal is to see all Health Science Educators across Florida not only succeed, but thrive! You may remember our organization as HOEAF (Health Occupations Educator Association of Florida). We have recently changed the name, updated the bylaws, and taken a new stance for the future of health science educators.

Meet the FAHSE Board of Directors

Leah Myrick, BSN, President

Leah Myrick, BSN is the Health Academy Instructor at Chiefland Middle High School in Levy County. She began teaching in 2019, but has been an RN in various fields for the past 20 years. Leah is passionate about encouraging and building future healthcare professionals to care for others with compassion and integrity.

Jennifer Stockton, MBA, R.T.(R)(CT)(ARRT), President Elect

When human beings experience trauma or illness, it is not uncommon for the fabric of their lives to unravel. As such, Jennifer passionately provides comfort and healing to patients and supports her local community by educating and training future healthcare professionals. Interestingly, trauma stemming from a motor vehicle accident led to her career transition into the medical field. Her educational background includes an MBA in Strategic Management with corporate experience as the General Manager of a Fortune 500 company. She is currently a Radiologic Technology Educator at Marion Technical College and a dual-certified practitioner in Radiography and Computed Tomography at HCA Florida Hospital.

Kozette Hubbard, Past President

Kozette (Kozy) Hubbard is a Paramedic and worked in the field for Polk EMS for 20 years before moving to the Polk County Schools at Bartow High School Medical and Fire Academy for 18 years. She also was an Adjunct instructor for 20 years at Polk State College. She is now a Lead Instructor at South Florida State College in the EMS / Fire Sciences and Health Sciences departments. 

Nichol Mikula, Treasurer

Nichol works for Polk County, more information and picture to come!

Secretary position is open at this time.

Lissa Bartle, Secondary Representative

Lissa Bartle, RN has been an HSE instructor and HOSA Advisor for 24 years.  She is currently teaching at Palm Harbor University High School, in Palm Harbor, Florida.  Lissa’s passion is curriculum development and helping teachers to be successful.  Besides being a FlAHSE Board member, she is the 2024 President of the Health Science Educators Association which is affiliated with the National Consortium for Health Science Education.

Kathleen Cappo, Post-Secondary Representative

Dr. Cappo works for South Florida State College, more information and picture to come!

Health Science Blog

  • Tuesday, December 05, 2023 1:57 PM | Lesley Blanton (Administrator)

    From the Alachua County CTE Director, Shannon Ritter:

    "We are very proud of this partnership with UF Health Shands. They have been at the table from day one of planning and have been wonderful partners. They give the students tours of the various departments in 11th grade. In 12th grade students get to do three rotations in different departments. In April, UF Health Shands personnel comes to the school and help students with the application process. Out of 26 seniors in May, 13 are already working for UF Health Shands. This story highlights one student. (We offer the Allied Health Assisting program at Eastside High School.)"

    Graduates of EHS Medical Skills program making a difference in patient care (

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2023 1:07 PM | Lesley Blanton (Administrator)

    The recording of the FLDOE webinar on the Linking Industry to Nursing Education (LINE) Fund is available at

    All of the proposal documents are located on the LINE Fund website:  You can download all of the required proposal documents under the section titled “2023-2024 Request for Proposal”.

    Please send any questions you may have to Because this is a competitive grant program, we are unable to meet individually or speak on the phone with potential applicants about this grant program. We ask that all questions are sent in writing to

  • Friday, November 17, 2023 2:02 PM | Lesley Blanton (Administrator)

    Check out this great article on Manatee Technical College's nursing program:

  • Friday, November 10, 2023 9:48 AM | Lesley Blanton (Administrator)

    For those of you looking at starting or expanding LPN programs or looking to offer an AS in Nursing you may want to read this memo and tune in to the meeting on Tuesday via

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 As you all know, healthcare is a challenging profession, even more so in the past few years. The call for future healthcare professionals has never been greater and it’s up to us to not only encourage and educate, but also fight for the students who have a desire to help others in the healthcare field. In order to make changes and have a voice where and when it matters, we need you!

I’ll borrow a phrase from a great mentor and friend, “help me, help you”. We’ve all said it, or at least thought it, at some point in our career and the expression fits this situation perfectly. In order for us to come together and have a voice to make real changes, we need to have the support and involvement of each and every one of you! 

How do you join? Just go to and join FACTE with FAHSE, pay your dues and that’s it! You’ll start to receive emails from us about meetings (virtual of course) where we discuss, plan, and implement. We have a great team who is working diligently to get Florida’s Health Sciences the recognition, support, and financial obligation it deserves. Please feel free to reach out to any of our board members with any questions or concerns.

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