Board of Directors

Miami Valley Human Resource Association

Board Members

Assistant Treasurer
Jennifer Stowe , PHR
Jenny Stowe, PHR
Human Resource Manager
RSM US LLP
2000 W Dorothy Lane
Dayton OH 45439
P: (937) 853-1432

Jennifer Stowe , PHR

Jennifer Stowe , PHR

Jenny Stowe began her HR career in 2000 with the last 11 of these working in professional services organizations.  In 2013 and 2014, she helped her company traverse back-to-back acquisitions successfully.  As a result of the last acquisition, Jenny works with RSM US LLP, formerly McGladrey LLP, as a Regional Human Resource Manager. 

Jenny has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Capital University.  She has her PHR certification, SHRM-CP certification and is an active member of SHRM.

 

Assistant Secretary
Beth Mitrousis , SHRM-CP
Beth Mitrousis, SHRM-CP
HR Manager
Shook Construction Co.
4977 Northcutt Place
Dayton Ohio 45414
P: (937) 531-4366

Beth Mitrousis , SHRM-CP

Beth Mitrousis , SHRM-CP

Beth is the Human Resources Manager at Shook Construction where she has worked for 3 years.  She has experience in Benefits, Employee Relations, Compensation, Employee Development and many other aspects of Human Resources.  She has been in the HR profession for over 25 years with experience in Manufacturing, Distributing and most recently, Construction.

Assistant Membership Director
Tamiko Talley
Tamiko Talley
Human Resource Business Partner
Premier Health
110 N. Main Street
Dayton OH 45402
P: (937) 499-5429

Tamiko Talley

Tamiko Talley
Certification Committee Chair
Kathryn Phillips , PHR, SHRM-CP
Kay Phillips, PHR, SHRM-CP
HR Practitioner
3835 Maple Grove Lane

Kathryn Phillips , PHR, SHRM-CP

Kathryn Phillips , PHR, SHRM-CP

Hi, I am Kay Phillips, a seasoned HR professional with over 26 years experience in multiple areas of HR. I have had the pleasure of working in government, non-profit, and for-profit arenas. I currently am serving on the Board of Trustees for a non-profit seeking to end homelessness in the greater Dayton area. I am also serving as the 2017 MVHRA Certification Committee Chair and look forward to assisting others in their certification and recertification pursuits. I look forward to meeting fellow HR professionals and MVHRA members.  

Certification Committee - Assistant Chair
Position
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College Relations Committee Chair
Betsy Brown , SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Betsy Brown, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Sr. Consultant
Right Management
5011 Alpine Rose Ct.
Dayton Ohio 45458
P: (937) 429-9225

Betsy Brown , SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Betsy Brown , SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Betsy Brown is a Consultant with Right Management, a global career transition and talent management consulting firm. Her focus is working with employees who find themselves in job transition as a result of being impacted by company downsizing and change. Prior to joining Right Management, she was a Director of Human Resources and HR Business Partner with the Reynolds and Reynolds Company for human resources strategy, organizational development, change management, HR projects, and policy and processes.

In her distinguished career, Betsy has had a broad range of responsibilities. These include partnering with business leaders and providing consultative services to achieve organizational effectiveness and implement key development initiatives. She has in-depth experience in project management, process improvement, talent and performance management, employee relations, compensation, and executive coaching.

Betsy is and active volunteer in her community and has served on many education and nonprofit boards. She has an MS in Personnel Counseling and a BS in Rehabilitation Education from Wright State University. She holds the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).  She is certified in multiple training delivery systems and leadership assessment tools. Betsy is adjunct faculty for the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State and teaches upper level courses in Human Resources.  

 

College Relations Committee - Assistant Chair
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Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair
Linda Wells , PHR
Linda Wells, PHR
Talent Specialist
Wright-Patt Credit Union
3560 Pentagon Blvd
Beavercreek OH 45431
P: (937) 912-7064

Linda Wells , PHR

Linda Wells , PHR

 

An active member of MVHRA for 10 plus years with previous board positions as, President, Vice President, Secretary and Chair of the Diversity Committee. Currently employed with Wright-Patt Credit Union as an HR Talent Specialist responsible for designing and implementing learning solutions along with spearheading recruiting. Previously employed with CompuNet Clinical Labs where she was responsible for recruitment/retention strategies and prior to that with Standard Register, for 30 plus years. Worked as an Organizational Effectiveness Business Partner supporting various business groups within the organization. She has a strong background in talent management, employment law and employee relations. In addition, Linda is the current Membership Director for Ohio State SHRM.

Linda is PHR certified and an active member of SHRM. She completed Sinclair Community College's Human Resources Management Professional Development Series in March, 2003.

 

Diversity and Inclusion Committee - Ass't Chair
Simone Stone
Simone Stone
JFS Career Advisor/Employment Consultant
Montgomery County Development Services.
1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd
Dayton OH 45422
P: (937) 225-5433

Simone Stone

Simone Stone

 Simone Stone is a Career Advisor/Employment Consultant within the Workforce Development Division, at Ohio Means Jobs Montgomery County. She has been a part the Workforce team since August 2005, and a part of the Project HIRE On the Job Training Program since 2010. Simone's expertise is working with local employers, helping them with recruiting, on boarding, and various training/development needs. Simone is also an Adjunct Instructor with Sinclair CC, where she teaches students how to be successful in the Students Success course.

Simone has a BA Degree in HR & Industrial Relations from the University of Cincinnati, a MA Degree in Organizational Management & HR from Ashford University, and holds several professional certifications in job development, Adjunct Instruction, and most recently, Certified Life Coach 

Governmental Affairs Committee Chair
Jeffrey A. Mullins
Jeffrey Mullins
Attorney
Taft Stettinius Hollister LLP
40 North Main Street Suite 1700
Dayton OH 45423
P: (937) 228-2838

Jeffrey A. Mullins

Jeffrey A. Mullins

JEFFREY A. MULLINS is a the Partner-in-Charge of the Dayton office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP. He received his undergraduate degree, graduating magna cum laude, from the University of Dayton and law degree, graduating summa cum laude, from the University of Dayton School of Law. Mr. Mullins practices in the areas of health care and labor and employment law. He is a member of the Dayton and Ohio Bar Associations, American Health Lawyers Association, Associated Builders and Contractors and the Society for Human Resource Management. Mr. Mullins serves as president of the Miami Valley Human Resource Association and is a board member of the Catholic Social Services and Culture Works. He also serves as treasurer for the Voluntary Protection Program Association for Construction and as trustee for the Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation.

Practices: Construction, Health and Life Sciences, Labor and Employment, Public Law, Workplace Safety and Health.
Bar/Court Admissions: State - Ohio.
Year First Admitted to Practice Law: 1990.
Education: University of Dayton School of Law (1990), University of Dayton (1986).
Professional Affiliations / Recognitions: American Health Lawyers Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, Best Lawyers in America, Dayton Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Ohio Super Lawyers, Society for Human Resource Management.
Community Involvement: Miami Valley Human Resource Association.

Governmental Affairs Committee - Assistant Chair
Position
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Job Opportunities - Resumes Committee Chair
Jamie Coble , PHR
Jamie Coble, PHR
Manager, Human Resources - Benefits
CareSource
230 N. Main St.
Dayton OH 45402
P: (937) 531-2037

Jamie Coble , PHR

Jamie Coble , PHR

Undergraduate degree in Human Resources from Wright State University - 2002
Masters degree in Organizational Leadership/Human Resources from Ashford University - 2010
Currently employed with CareSource located in downtown Dayton.
CareSource is a leading non-profit public sector managed care company based in Dayton, Ohio.

Positions previously held:
HR Coordinator/Representative – SpeedwaySuperamerica
HR Service Manager/ Benefits and Compensation Manager – WorkflowOne

Hobbies: Exercising, Reading, and Spending Time with Family

Job Opportunities - Resume Comm. - Ass't Chair
Position
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Marketing Committee Chair
Dave Castel
Dave Castel
HR Generalist
Oerlikon

Dayton Ohio

Dave Castel

Dave Castel

Dave is an HR Generalist at Oerlikon.  He supports all areas of the human resources department including employee relations, strategic planning, benefits, compensation & training.

Dave studied psychology at Wright State University and held an hr generalist role in manufacturing prior to joining Aerotek. Prior to becoming the Marketing Chair, Dave held the role of social media, posting upcoming events, news articles and statuses to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

Marketing Committee - Assistant Committee Chair
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Membership Engagement
Barbara Phillips , PHR
Barbara Phillips, PHR
Human Resources Officer
Greene County Public Library
76 E Market St, PO Box 520
Xenia Ohio 45385
P: (937) 352-4000

Barbara Phillips , PHR

Barbara Phillips , PHR
Networking - Community Relations Committee Chair
Teresa Napier
Teresa Napier
Job Market Consultant
Lee Hecht Harrison
70 Birch Alley, Suite 240
Beavercreek OH 45440
P: (937) 287-6083

Teresa Napier

Teresa Napier

Teresa D. Napier – Etiquette Executive Coach

Teresa Napier is a hand-on Business and Etiquette Executive coach with an Image certification from Charleston School of Etiquette and Protocol based out of Charleston, NC. Certified Image Consultant for Women from Gillian Amour’s School of Fashion Institute, CA She has also been certified from Aaron Marino, Owner of Alpha Male Image Consulting to work with men on etiquette and appearance. Teresa works one-on-one to assist clients and corporations in understanding overall personal/corporate branding and how Image Influences Perception. Teresa also conducts workshops for corporations and networking groups to help them understand "How to make a great first Impression", Executive Presence, Body Language, Image in Business, Networking, Workplace and Dining Etiquette, Dress for Success, Salary Negotiation, Meeting Etiquette, and professional interviewing for men and women.  

Teresa joined Lee Hecht Harrison, a global outplacement firm, in 1997 as an Executive Career Coach. She is currently part of the leadership team at Lee Hecht Harrison presenting workshops on Executive Presence and How Image Influences Perception.

Teresa has taught at the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Presenting to US and non-US based students entering the workforce in multiple disciplines. A heavy focus is on American business etiquette to promote assimilation into the US work force.

Teresa is a former franchise owner of a business called Sport Clips.  She managed the finances, recruited and trained internal staff and managed company growth.

Prior to joining Lee Hecht Harrison, Teresa spent 10 years in sales and recruiting with two large staffing firms.She was responsible for providing staffing solutions for a variety of large and small companies.  She was the Northern Cincinnati Regional Sales Manager for Adecco, the largest staffing company in North America and held the reward for top sales manager in the region.

Nominated as one of the 2014 Women to Watch in Dayton, OH. Teresa served as the 2015/2016 Gala Chair for WIBN Women to Watch Gala. Teresa previously was the Networking Chair for the MVHRA (Miami Valley Human Resource Association).  She also was a board member of the MVHRA Association for five years.  She is the past Treasurer for the Springboro City Council, Campaign. Active member for WIBN (Women in Business Networking), Previous Girl Scout workshop trainer for Uniquely Me 6-week series, speaks at area churches and women’s groups on career development.

Education:

Certified Corporate and Business Etiquette Expert

Charleston School of Protocol – Certified to work with Corporations

Gillian Armor School of Fashion Institute, CA – certified to work with women

Alpha Male Institute, GA – certified to work with men

A.S. University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters, Blue Ash, Ohio

 

Networking & Community Rel. Comm-Ass't Chair
Position
Position
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Newsletter Committee Chair
Matthew Bakota , PHR
Matt Bakota, PHR
Attorney
Auman Mahan + Furry
1955 Indianhead Road
P: (937) 223-6003

Matthew Bakota , PHR

Matthew Bakota , PHR
Newsletter Committee - Assistant Chair
Position
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Past Presidents Committee Chair
Richard Blackstone , SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Rick Blackstone, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Manager Performance Mgt. and Regulatory Compliance
Kettering Health Network
1 Prestige Place
Miamisburg OH 45342
P: (937) 762-1094

Richard Blackstone , SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Richard Blackstone , SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Rick has been in the human resources profession since 1981. His broad-based background includes experience managing most every aspect of human resources to include recruitment, training, compensation, benefits and employee relations. He has worked in higher education (Sinclair and Wright State), health care (Dayton Children's Medical Center and Kettering Health Network), not-for-profit (United Way of the Greater Dayton Area) and the for profit sector (Reynolds and Reynolds and Evenflo). Rick has been employed at Kettering Health Network since 2011.

Rick established membership with the Miami Valley Human Resources Association (MVHRA) in 1981. He moved into a leadership role as the Professional Development Chair in 1993. Moving through several board positions, Rick was the Membership Director in 1994, Treasurer in 1995, Vice President in 1996, and served as the President in 1997. He served in volunteer positions at the state level from 1998 to 2002, before establishing the MVHRA's Past Presidents' Committee in 2003.

Rick is a SHRM member, and became SPHR certified in 1995. He teaches a PHR/SPHR certification preparation class on training and development semi-annually at Wright State University. His undergraduate degree is in accounting (Wright State) and his graduate degree is in Education (University of Dayton).

MVHRA - SHRM Foundation Committee Chair
Jefferson Alcott , PHR
Jefferson Alcott, PHR
Claims Specialist
2850 Hazel Avenue
P: (937) 222-2249

Jefferson Alcott , PHR

Jefferson Alcott , PHR

Jefferson brings to the Miami Valley Human Resource Association over 18 years of Training and Development, and Human Resources experience.  He is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources Management (PHR) by the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) and the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).  Most recently, Jefferson has served MVHRA as the Chair for the SHRM Foundation Committee.

MVHRA - SHRM Found. Comm. - Ass't Chair
Position
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SHAPE Committee Chair
Kelly O'Connor , PHR, SHRM-CP
Kelly O'Connor, PHR, SHRM-CP
Benefit Plan Communications LLC
3511 Harmeling Drive
Beavercreek OH 45440
P: (248) 892-3501

Kelly O'Connor , PHR, SHRM-CP

Kelly O'Connor , PHR, SHRM-CP

Kelly is an experienced HR Communications professional. She focuses on creating clear, understandable employee communications.

Kelly worked on HR/benefits communications for over 11 years at a communications firm partnering with a variety of Fortune 500 companies. She studied Human Resource management at Central Michigan University and held several HR internships.

With MVHRA, Kelly has served as Networking/Publicity Chair, Treasurer, President Elect and President. She is currently serving as Past President and SHAPE coordinator. Kelly is also a member of SHRM and a resident of the Dayton-area community.

Technology Chair
Shanda Brown , MSA/SPHR/SHRMCP
Shanda Brown, MSA/SPHR/SHRMCP
Manager - Human Resources
Rittal Corp
1 Rittal Place
Urbana OH 43078
P: (937) 543-1061

Shanda Brown , MSA/SPHR/SHRMCP

Shanda Brown , MSA/SPHR/SHRMCP

Shanda Brown, MSA, SPHR, SHRM-CP

Shanda is currently the Manager - Human Resources with Rittal Corp in Urbana, Ohio.  She is a team-oriented and process focused HR Professional with more than 20 years of progressive HR experience developed while servicing a wide range of business industries including manufacturing, government contract, printing and technology.

Shanda also works as an HR Consultant serving as in-house counsel for smaller companies unable to sustain a full-time staff member.  She partners with business owners to ensure HR strategies supported their overall business goals.  She has expertise in employee relations, team building, process development, recruiting and HRIS optimization.

She possesses the ability to motivate team members to realize potential and exceed expectations.  Her management style promotes candor, builds trust, and empowers employees resulting in increased commitment, team spirit and morale.

Shanda has a results-oriented style mixed with compassion for employees which allows a needed focus on understanding and respecting individual perspectives of clients and their employees. She is a strategic thinker who is able to see both the big picture and the intricate details of the situation at hand.

Shanda obtained her PHR certification in December 2004.  She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Computer Science in December 2004, as well.  Shanda completed her Master's of Science in Administration focusing on Human Resource Administration through Central Michigan University in May 2011. In February 2015, she obtained her SHRM-CP certification.  Most recently, Shanda received her SPHR certification in January 2017.

Shanda currently serves as the Technology committee chair and works on HR & compensation projects as they arise.

Technology Committee - Assistant Chair
Matthew Bakota , PHR
Matt Bakota, PHR
Attorney
Auman Mahan + Furry
1955 Indianhead Road
P: (937) 223-6003

Matthew Bakota , PHR

Matthew Bakota , PHR
Workforce Readiness
Joanie Krein
Joanie Krein
Vice President - Market Manager
Manpower of Dayton, Inc.
3075 Governor's Place Blvd.
Kettering Ohio 45409
P: (937) 293-0185

Joanie Krein

Joanie Krein
Workforce Readiness Committee - Ass't Chair
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