MVHRA Executive Committee

Miami Valley Human Resources Association

Executive Committee

Matthew Bakota
Matthew Bakota
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
One South Main Street
Dayton OH 45402
P: (937) 586-2629

Matthew Bakota

Matthew Bakota
President - Elect
Joyce Whitaker , SHRM-CP
Joyce Whitaker, SHRM-CP
Human Resource Consultant
PCB Solutions
3911 Saddleridge Circle
Dayton OH 45424
P: (937) 602-1659

Joyce Whitaker , SHRM-CP

Joyce Whitaker , SHRM-CP

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.


Vice President Programming
Chief HR Officer
Germane Solutions
9039 Springboro Pike
Dayton OH 45342
P: (937) 478-2222



Darla Cade has been in the HR realm over 25 years specializing in compliance and benefit management.  She is currently CHRO for Germane Solutions, a niche healthcare consulting firm.  Darla graduated from Wright State University and holds her PHR certification, as well as being state-licensed in Life and Health.  In addition to serving on various MVHRA committees, she’s an active member of SHRM and the ERA.

Kathleen Carlson , CFA
Kathleen Carlson, CFA
Vice President-Financial Advisor
7812 McEwen Road
Dayton OH 45459
P: (937) 223-0600

Kathleen Carlson , CFA

Kathleen Carlson , CFA

Kathleen joined CAPTRUST in 2015 as vice president, financial advisor with the firm’s merger with Parker Carlson & Johnson. Built on her foundational experience in investment research and portfolio management, she provides retirement plan advisory services to corporate fiduciaries as well as comprehensive wealth management services to high-net-worth families.

Kathleen was a founder and the managing partner of Parker Carlson & Johnson where she served as the Chief Compliance Officer. In addition, Kathleen was responsible for strategic planning, business operations, and was a member of the investment strategy team. She spearheaded the effort to implement the transition strategy that led to its successful merger with CAPTRUST.

Kathleen received a B.S. in finance and economics from the University of Dayton and an MBA from Wright State University. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst. She enjoys serving the community through her volunteer involvement on several nonprofit boards, most recently with Premier Health Partners and The Salvation Army.

Membership Director
Joanie Krein , SHRM-SCP
Joanie Krein, SHRM-SCP
Vice President of Human Resources
Graduation Alliance
310 S. Main St.
Salt Lake City UT 84101
P: (614) 354-6940

Joanie Krein , SHRM-SCP

Joanie Krein , SHRM-SCP

Joanie Krein has been in workforce development for more than 20 years in the Dayton area.  She is the Vice President of Human Resources for Graduation Alliance. Graduation Alliance provides versatile pathways to high school graduation for youth and adults, fosters college and career exploration, and connects job creators to skilled and ready workers.

Joanie holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton.  She was a graduate of Leadership Dayton in 2019.  She is currently the Chair of the Volunteer Leadership Committee for the American Cancer Society in Dayton.  She is involved in their annual events such as Making Strides and Real Men Wear Pink to raise awareness and funding for ACS.  She is also a Board Member of Clothes That Work and serves on the Education and Events Committees.

Joanie is the Membership Chair for the Miami Valley Human Resource Association and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.  She recently achieved the SHRM Senior Certified Professional certification. 


Kimberly McClure , SHRM-CP
Kim McClure, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Manager
Southwest Ohio ENT Specialists, Inc
1222 S. Patterson Blvd. Suite 400
Dayton Ohio 45402
P: (937) 496-2620

Kimberly McClure , SHRM-CP

Kimberly McClure , SHRM-CP

Kimberly is currently employed with Southwest Ohio ENT Specialists, Inc. as their Human Resources Manager. She has been in the Human Resources profession for over 12 years working within the manufacturing and healthcare industries.  Kimberly brings a wealth of knowledge within human resources including employee relations, performance management, HRIS, recruitment, compensation, benefits and employee engagement.

Kimberly received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Wright State University. She has her SHRM-CP and is an active member of SHRM.

Immediate Past President
Cecilia Vocke , SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Cecilia Vocke, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Senior Director Human Resources
9349 Waterstone Blvd
Cincinnati OH 45249
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 Dermatologists of Central States (DOCS).  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 Breast Wishes Foundation.

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


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