MVHRA Executive Committee

Miami Valley Human Resource Association

Executive Committee

Cecilia Vocke , SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Cecilia Vocke, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Area Head, HR Consulting and Operations, NCS
240 Detrick Street
Dayton OH 45404
P: (937) 903-3205

Cecilia Vocke , SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Cecilia Vocke , SHRM-SCP, SPHR

 Cecilia has been in the human resources profession since 1989 and is currently with Oerlikon.  She has diverse industry experience in healthcare, global food products, manufacturing and automotive.  Cecilia is recognized for successful coaching and mentoring.  She has experience managing all aspects of human resources including employee relations, management development, training, recruitment, compensation and benefits. 

She is on the Board of Trustees of the Muse Machine; a member of the March of Dimes sub-committee on volunteer development; and a partner with 5KforKelli.

Cecilia has a BA and MS from Wright State University.  She has her SPHR certification as well as SHRM-SCP.



President - Elect
Matthew Bakota , PHR
Matt Bakota, PHR
Auman Mahan + Furry
P: (937) 223-6003

Matthew Bakota , PHR

Matthew Bakota , PHR
Vice President Programming
Joyce Whitaker , PHR
Joyce Whitaker, PHR
Human Resource Consultant
PCB Solutions
1091 3rd Avenue SW
Carmel IN 46032
P: (937) 602-1659

Joyce Whitaker , PHR

Joyce Whitaker , PHR

Joyce has been a results-driven HR professional since 2001 with experience creating innovative business solutions and HR initiatives that promote employee and company growth. 


Proven success managing multi-site operations and establishing HR policies, procedures, and programs that align with organizational objectives. She is currently a manager partner at PC Brands Solutions. Her concentration with the organization is HR Consulting. 


Joyce has a diverse industry background in event production, security, retail, research and non-profit. 


Recognized as an consummate employee relations advocate, her strengths include employee relations, recruitment, training and development, payroll, HRIS, benefits administration, acquisition integration, and succession planning.


As a lay servant for MVHRA, she is a member of the Executive Committee as the Membership Director and held a previous committee position as the Diversity & Inclusion Co Chair. 

Joyce is a former Board Member for Big Brothers & Big Sister Greater Dayton and HR Committee member for MVHO.


Joyce earned a BS degree from Wright State University and Professional In HR Certifications from SHRM and HRCI.


Mary Sacksteder , PHR
Mary Sacksteder, PHR
Compensation & HRIS Manager
Kettering Health Network
1 Prestige Place, Suite 300
Miamisburg OH 45432
P: (937) 752-2171

Mary Sacksteder , PHR

Mary Sacksteder , PHR

Mary currently works as the Compensation Manager for Kettering Health Network. She has been with Kettering Human Resources for 13 years in a variety of roles, including the areas of Recruitment, Comp&Benefits, HR/IS and Training. Mary received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame and is currently finishing a Masters degree in Non-profit Administration.

Membership Director
Kathryn Phillips , PHR, SHRM-CP
Kay Phillips, PHR, SHRM-CP
HR Practitioner & Founder
KG Phillips Consulting, LLC
P: (937) 266-3243

Kathryn Phillips , PHR, SHRM-CP

Kathryn Phillips , PHR, SHRM-CP

Hi, I am Kay Phillips, a seasoned HR professional with 25+ years experience in multiple areas of HR. I have had the pleasure of working in government, non-profit, and for-profit arenas. I recently launched a consulting venture, KG Phillips Consulting, to share my expertise with non-profits and small businesses. Currently, I am serving on the Boards for two local non-profits - Homefull and Brigid's Path. For the past two years I have been serving as the 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.  

Darla Cade , PHR
Darla Cade, PHR
Chief HR Officer
Germane Solutions
10552 Success Lane
Dayton OH 45458
P: (937) 478-2222

Darla Cade , PHR

Darla Cade , PHR

Highly-skilled and well-qualified Human Resources Professional with over 20 years’ successful experience in positions of increasing responsibility and duties.  Certified as a Professional in Human Resources, well-versed in employment law, and knowledgeable of workers compensation and unemployment, I bring a wealth of knowledge to the companies I work for.  Having a good balance of personality and force, I am able to lead a team, yet be comfortable in the trenches.  A skilled presenter and trainer, I can command an audience as needed.

Immediate Past President
LaTonia J. McCane , CEBS, SHRM-SCP
LaTonia McCane, CEBS, SHRM-SCP
Director, Human Resources
The Dayton Foundation
40 N. Main Street, Ste 500
Dayton OH 45423
P: (937) 225-9963

LaTonia J. McCane , CEBS, SHRM-SCP

LaTonia J. McCane , CEBS, SHRM-SCP

LaTonia is currently employed with The Dayton Foundation as a Human Resources Specialist. In this role, she carries out all human resources and administration activities. She has developed a solid HR background during her career having 10 years of experience in corporate retail and over 17 years in the Human Resources profession. Prior to joining the Foundation, LaTonia worked for Target Corporation as the Market Team Relations Leader. While at Target she wore many hats, from leading all staffing processes and administering compensation programs to conducting training seminars and ensuring employee satisfaction.

LaTonia received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Ball State University and holds a Master's Degree in Management from Antioch University Midwest. She is PHR certified and an active member of SHRM.

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