Nikki Bentley- Executive director
Mrs. Nikki Bentley is excited to join Georgia HOSA as the Executive Director in May. Mrs. Bentley joined HOSA in 2013 when she became a teacher & HOSA advisor for her alma mater Cass High School, in White, Georgia. She transitioned to the classroom after 17 years in the healthcare field as a Registered Nurse, specializing in Labor & Delivery and Mother-Baby care.
Mrs. Bentley’s education includes an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Georgia Highlands College, in Rome Georgia. She later returned to college and received her Master’s Degree in Nursing with a focus on Leadership & Management from Walden University.
In 2018, Mrs. Bentley became the Region 1 representative for Georgia HOSA’s Board of Directors, acting as the Secretary. She has enjoyed participating in Georgia HOSA activities at every level and looks forward to a bright future with Georgia HOSA.
Mrs. Bentley loves all things family! She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Shannon, for 26 years & they have 3 children, Abby (22), Grace (19), & MaryPaige (12). In her free time she loves spending time with her family, serving with her church small group, & reading.
Daphne Dale- Deputy executive director
Daphne Dale is thrilled to join the Georgia HOSA Staff as Deputy Executive Director. Daphne began working with HOSA in 2016 as a healthcare science teacher and HOSA advisor in the Colquitt County school system, in Moultrie, GA. Before moving to education, Daphne worked as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department, Labor and Delivery, and Public Health.
Daphne received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Bainbridge State College, in Bainbridge, GA. She then received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University.
Daphne has enjoyed working with Georgia HOSA Competitive Events and loves all things data, tabulations, and graphic design. She is thrilled to see what is in store for the future of Georgia HOSA!
Daphne loves all things DIY and makes her home in Moultrie, GA with her husband, Joshua and two spirited boys, Ezekiel and Ezra. When she’s not working or chauffeuring her children, you’ll find her enjoying a true crime documentary or cheering on the Dawgs (University of Georgia)!
Mary allen- state officer coach
Mary Allen is happy to join the Georgia HOSA Staff as the State Officer Coach. Mary began her journey with Georgia HOSA in 2010 as a sophomore at Fannin County High School in Blue Ridge, Georgia. It was at this time that HOSA ignited her passion for health care. Mary was so captivated by the organization that she served as an officer for her local chapter and the State Executive Council for two terms.
Mary went on to attend Kennesaw State University and worked as a CNA during her first year of college. She, then, went on to work at an Off Campus Student Housing Community as the Leasing Manager for the next five years. It was in this role that Mary was able to develop her skills in coaching and managing a team.
Mary has continued her involvement with Georgia HOSA by volunteering at conferences and staying up-to-date as the organization continued to evolve. She attributes many of her skills to her experiences obtained during her time as a member of Georgia HOSA. Mary is excited to have the opportunity to coach the current leaders of the State Executive Council. She wants to help them identify their goals for the organization and outline an attainable plan to reach them.
Mary is obsessed with her two-year-old goldendoodle, Maverick. While she hasn’t been able to master the art of dog training, she has successfully taught her dog how to high five! When Mary isn’t spending time with Maverick, you can find her having dinner with a friend or visiting family in Blue Ridge, Georgia.