MVHRA Committees

MVHRA Committees

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Committee Chair Person
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

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.


Committee Co-Chair Person
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

 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 

Committee Member
Kathryn Fusco
Senior Human Resource
Cintas Corporation
850 Center Drive
Vandalia OH 45377
P: (937) 475-8411
Kathryn Fusco

Kathryn Fusco

Kathryn Fusco

Employed by Cintas Corporation as Sr. Human Resource Manager, Kathryn’s area of responsibility extends as far north as Lima Ohio.

Kathryn is a member of SHRM, ILG, and ABWA (American Business Woman’s Association) as well as an active member of MVHRA (Diversity Committee)

Prior to Cintas, Kathryn gained experience from her 25 years in management with Emery Worldwide and UPS after its acquisition.  

Kathryn received  her Bachelor degree from Miami University and MAT degree from Wright State University. 

Committee Member
Shelly Smith
HR & Diversity Consultant
Premier Health
800 Olympian Circle
Dayton OH 45417
P: (937) 208-2616
Shelly Smith

Shelly Smith

Shelly Smith

Shelly is currently employed as an HR and Diversity Consultant with Premier Health.  

She is a member of SHRM, DDIP and is on the Diversity Committee with MVHRA

Shelly graduated from Park University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and in 2014 with a Master of Science degree is Human Resource Administration.

In her spare time Shelly enjoys spending time with her family, cycling, and cooking.

Our Vision:

To provide programs and resources that promote diversity as a strategic component of MVHRA overall mission which is critical to our individual and organizational success as Human Resources professionals.


Promote an environment that recognizes and reflects the Miami Valley community's multi-culturalism in membership demographics, program topics and community involvement activities.


Education – Provide our members with tangible skills and competencies that can be used in developing initiatives and managing diversity in their workplaces.

Information – Provide communication on diversity-related topics through newsletters, programs and workshops. Develop a presence on the website for diversity information.

Awareness – Understand that diversity is an integral part of Human Resources management. Diversity must be reflected in the philosophy, policies and practices of MVHRA.

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