Past Presidents Committee
Miamisburg OH 45342
P: (937) 762-1094
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).
Please contact our Chapter President if interested in this position.
Englewood OH 45322
P: (937) 609-0734
Marva Cosby , SPHR, CPC
After more than 30 years in HR leadership, in 2012 Mrs. Cosby retired as Human Resource Director with Eastman Kodak Company. She has held similar leadership positions with Hobart Brothers Corp., Fujitec America and Robbins & Myers, Inc. Additionally, from 2007-2009 she served as adjunct professor of Human Resource Management for second year master's degree students with Antioch University Midwest.
An active community volunteer, Mrs. Cosby was selected by the Cox Media as a 2012 Ten Top Women honoree. Her community and professional volunteer experience includes currently serving on the Antioch University Midwest Board of Trustees. For more than 10 years she served on the Sinclair Community College Board of Trustees, Executive Committee. Other volunteer experience includes serving on the Boards of the Montgomery County Workforce Policy Board; the Greater Dayton Area United Way and County Corp. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service organization. Additionally, Cosby is a member and past president of the Miami Valley Human Resource Association, the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Beavercreek OH 45434
P: (937) 321-1069
Erin K. Henry , PHR, SHRM-CP
Erin has more than 20 years experience in Human Resources and is a long time active contributor of the Miami Valley Human Resources Association. The following are the positions she has held with MVHRA:
President (2012-2013), President- Elect (2011-2011), BRAC Inbound (2010-2011), Workforce Readiness Committee (03/2011-12/2011), Community Relations Committee (2007-2010), Past Vice-President (01/2002-01/2003), Vice-President (01-12/2001), Job Opportunities Chair (01-12/1999), Treasurer (01-12/2000), Public Relations/Reception Chair (01/1996-12/1998)
Her education includes an Associates of Applied Science from Sinclair Community College in Business Management, a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from Capital University and a Master of General Administration with a concentration in Organizational Behavior. Erin is PHR certified. She currently teaches Business, Leadership and Management courses at Sinclair Community College and Wright State University and has her own business, ITsHRc, LLC practicing both Information Technology staffing and Human Resources consulting.
Dayton OH 45417
P: (937) 267-5093
Virgil F. McDaniel , PHR
Virgil McDaniel is the Vice President of Human Resources for EGI, Inc. He graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Police Administration and Business. He is certified through the Society of Human resource Management as a Professional in Human Resources.
Before joining EGI, Inc., Virgil was with the City of Dayton Police Department and retired after 28 years of service at the rank of Lt. Colonel.
Professional affiliations include SHRM, MVHRA, the FOP of Ohio, Inc., and Police and Fire Retiree's of Ohio, Inc. Virgil currently serves on the boards of Project Cure, Inc., the Estates of Silvercreek Homeowners Association and Captain John C. Post FOP 44.
Beavercreek OH 45440
P: (248) 892-3501
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.
Beavercreek OH 45431
P: (937) 912-7064
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.
Past Presidents Committee
The Past Presidents Chair serves in a consultative capacity, providing advice, guidance, counsel and support to the Board.