MVHRA Committees

MVHRA Committees

College Relations Committee

Committee Chair Person
Betsy Brown, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Sr. Consultant
Right Management
Betsy Brown , SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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 executive coaching, project and change management, process improvement, talent and performance management, associate relations and compensation.

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 courses in Human Resources.  


Committee Co-Chair Person
Carlina Figueroa, SPHR
Assistant Director
Sinclair Community College
444 W. Third St
Dayton OH 45402
P: (937) 512-2619
Carlina Figueroa , SPHR

Carlina Figueroa , SPHR

Carlina Figueroa , SPHR

Carlina has worked at Sinclair College since February 2017 in the Human Resources Office and recently transferred to the Business & Public Services division as the Internship Coordinator. She moved to Dayton from Virginia where she worked in HR for over 10 years. In her previous role at Canon Virginia, Carlina worked in several areas including recruitment, workforce development, employee relations, and corporate communications. While at Canon, she created and developed their internship program partnering with numerous schools and universities across Virginia. 

Carlina has her Masters Degree in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University and holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She volunteers for Generation Dayton and serves on the Steering Committee as a Member At Large.

Committee Member
Kelli Cowgill
HR Consultant
Strategic HR Inc
8160 Corporate Park Dr
Cincinnati OH 45242
P: (937) 235-4702
Kelli Cowgill

Kelli Cowgill

Kelli Cowgill

 Kelli Cowgill is an HR Manager with Cintas Corporation, a leading business to business service provider headquartered in Mason, Ohio. Kelli supports a team of diverse employees in the Dayton area, and is responsible for recruiting and staffing, onboarding, training, benefits, compensation, employee engagement, and talent management. Throughout her career, she has worked to achieve top results within the Cintas HR Group and looks for ways to continuously improve the HR function. She loves to partner with operations leaders in order to influence change and create an inclusive environment where employees on all levels feel like a valued member of the team.

Kelli began her career with Cintas immediately after graduating from Miami University with a BS in Business Management and Organizations in 2010. 

Committee Member
Kimberly Lukaszewski, SHRM-SCP
Associate Professor of Management
Wright State University
Rike Hall
Dayton OH 45435
P: (937) 775-2720
Kimberly Lukaszewski , SHRM-SCP

Kimberly Lukaszewski , SHRM-SCP

Kimberly Lukaszewski , SHRM-SCP

 Dr. Kimberly Lukaszewski earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Studies from the State University of New York, Albany, with concentrations in Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, and Human Resources Information Systems. She also has an MBA from State University of New York, Albany, and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Pace University. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University. She is a very accomplished scholar, publishing refereed journal articles in high quality journals such as Human Resource Management Review and Journal of Business and Psychology. Her research emphasizes electronic human resources (eHR) and human resource information systems (including electronic employee monitoring) and diversity issues, more specifically on cross cultural issues, the inclusion/exclusion of individuals with disabilities in the workplace, and diversity in jobs.

Committee Member
Terry Salo
Senior HR Consultant
strategic HR inc.
8160 Corporate Park Drive, Suite 200
Cincinnati Ohio 45242
P: (513) 697-9855
Terry Salo

Terry Salo

Terry Salo

Terry is a Senior HR Consultant with strategic HR, inc. As an experienced Human Resources professional with over 20 years of experience, Terry has worked in a variety of industries to include professional services, manufacturing, the non-profit sector and the Department of Defense. As a strategic business partner, she’s able to align high impact HR solutions with key business drivers in order achieve organizational success. Her diverse experience includes:

  • The development and implementation of performance management programs,
  • Employee engagement and change management initiatives; and,
  • Workforce planning, training and compensation.

Prior to joining strategic HR inc., Terry served as HR Director for Trade Global; an end-to-end eCommerce provider located in West Chester, Ohio. There she restructured the human resources function and implemented an HR business-partner model – aligning HR resources and people practices with the business needs. Terry also served as Senior Regional HR Manager at AECOM, a global leader in engineering consulting services, where she delivered HR services to offices across the country including: compensation, training, succession planning, performance management, employee relations, and compliance.

Terry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland.

Committee Member
Madie Towery, SHRM-CP
HR Specialist
Health Carousel, LLC
3805 Edwards Road Suite 700
Cincinnati Ohio 45209
Madie Towery , SHRM-CP

Madie Towery , SHRM-CP

Madie Towery , SHRM-CP

adie is currently an HR Client Services Specialist at Health Carousel, a healthcare staffing company headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. Madie began her career at Health Carousel after she graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She’s held multiple positions within Health Carousel’s HR department – with work ranging from talent acquisition, employee relations, onboarding, and practically everything in between. In addition, she has been involved in several enterprise-wide initiatives and project teams. Some of her projects have included job description audits, career laddering, competency development, and optimization of the employee life cycle.  While her current position focuses on supporting the Corporate division, she likes to be in tune with all areas of the business and help wherever there is a need. In her role, she partners with leaders to help achieve strategic and operational goals, all while supporting employees to accomplish professional greatness. She loves helping the organization grow and become a leading company in the healthcare staffing industry. Her philosophy is to always put the people first and it will cultivate a productive, rewarding, and engaging workplace. Madie recently received her SHRM-CP certification and her favorite quote is “Find a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”. In Madie’s spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling with her fiancé, taking her mini Goldendoodle on walks, and planning her wedding!  


Our Local SHRM Student Chapters

SHRM Student Chapter #5204 is affiliated with Wright State University, located in Dayton, Ohio. It is associated with the Department of Management and International Business, Raj Soin College of Business, and Wright State Human Resources Club. The Faculty Advisor for the College Relations Committee is Dr. Kim Lukaszewski, Assistant Associate Professor. She can be contacted at

MVHRA is the SHRM Affiliate Chapter sponsor for the Wright State University SHRM Student Chapter. Student Chapter members and students from other colleges and universities who are interested in HR are encouraged to become members of MVHRA and to participate in meetings and activities at discounted prices.

The MVHRA College Relations Committee actively works with the local SHRM student chapter to provide programming and opportunities to connect with our members. Contact a committee member to find out more about getting involved contact us.


MVHRA student members receive numerous benefits including networking, job opportunities information, resume bank, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities.

At the state level:

The SHRM Ohio State Council College Relations Committee chairman oversees the yearly Ohio SHRM Student Conference. All participating national student chapters are encouraged to sponsor a conference for student members, faculty, and professionals in their respective states. Student members are also encouraged to attend the SHRM professional state conferences each year.

At the national level:

Wright State University Student Chapter members are encouraged to seek student membership in SHRM. The SHRM Student Services membership program was created to "promote mutually beneficial interaction between HR students and practitioners." Among the many benefits offered to student members are subscriptions to HRMagazine and HRNews bulletin, invitations to attend the national SHRM Student Conference, student awards, grants and scholarships.

For more information

For more information on the MVHRA Student Chapter or the College Relations Committee, contact the current committee chair


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