Miami Valley Human Resources Association
Dayton Ohio 45414
P: (937) 494-2823
Beth Mitrousis , SHRM-CP
Beth is an HR professional with over 25 years of HR experience in manufacturing and the construction industry. She also has a BS in HR management from Wright State University and her SHRM-CP.
Dayton Ohio 45435
P: (937) 775-2720
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.
Jamie Coble , PHR, SHRM-CP
Currently employed as a Sr. HR Manager with Victoria’s Secret & Company headquartered in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Positions previously held:
Internal Auditor, HR Manager – Benefits & HR Business Partner – CareSource
HR Services Manager/Benefits and Compensation Manager – WorkflowOne
HR Coordinator/Representative – Speedway SuperAmerica
Undergraduate degree in Human Resources from Wright State University – 2002
Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Ashford University – 2010
Parity Black Leadership Development Program Graduate - 2018
Hobbies: Cooking, Listening to Podcasts, Cardio & Kickboxing Workouts, Visiting new restaurants with friends.
Beavercreek Ohio 45431
P: (937) 912-7451
Melissa Pietrantonio , SHRM-CP
Melissa is employed as the HR Manager for Wright-Patt Credit Union where she is currently responsible for recruiting, performance management and management coaching. Her passion is to train managers to have authentic and transparent conversations with their employees.
She is a graduate of Wright State University. During her long tenure in HR, Melissa has worked for Target, Nike, The Nature Company and Jack’s Pets/Pet Valu.
Miamisburg OH 45342
P: (937) 291-4110
Steve Black , SHRM-SCP
Steve Black has over fifteen years of human capital management experience providing Talent Management, Employee Relations, and Leadership Development services. Currently, he is the HR Manager and HR Practice Line Leader at Brixey & Meyer, which is an Accounting and Business Advisement Firm. He has extensive experience in several industries including education and healthcare ranging in sizes from small businesses and high-growth entrepreneurial companies to Fortune 500 organizations. Steve works with clients to help reduce potential legal risks, build strong human capital processes and structures, create engaging cultures that attract and retain top talent, and connect people with an organization's strategic aims.
Previously, Steve was the Chief Talent Officer for Home Care by Black Stone, a regional home care company specializing in in-home skilled and personal care services. After being acquired by Almost Family, Steve’s role transitioned into a Regional HR Director position helping branches address day-to-date employee relations issues.
Steve serves on the Miami Valley Human Resources Association’s Board of Directors (Chair of the Membership Engagement Committee), coaches youth sports (soccer and baseball), and is an active volunteer at Centerville Christian Fellowship.
Tipp City OH 45371
P: (937) 405-1900
Carrie Brunello is the Co-Owner of 11th Hour Staffing, Inc, A full-service staffing agency and 11th Hour HR Consulting, LLC, A full-service human resources consulting firm that is passionate about staffing, recruiting, human resources, customer service and giving back to our community. She has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field and is PHR Certified.
Dayton Ohio 45459
P: (937) 433-0990
Kody Barnett, a Dayton native, possesses nearly five years of human capital management experience across the industrial automation, healthcare, and automotive industries. Currently, he is the HR Manager at the Bob Ross Auto Group - a prestigious minority-owned automotive dealership group, representing Buick, GMC, and Mercedes-Benz. Here, Kody oversees all aspects of talent management, benefits, compensation, employee relations, and environmental health & safety. Additionally, Kody also owns Stratlytical, an HR services consultancy which serves to provide human resource solutions to small businesses in the Dayton region.
Previously, Kody served as the Human Resources Generalist at TCN Behavioral Health, a large behavioral healthcare system serving Montgomery, Greene, Miami, Champaign, and Logan county. Kody began his career in HR after being a offered a full-time role with NDC Technologies following a semester-long internship. Here, Kody served as the Global Human Resources Coordinator and had the opportunity to diversify his skillset in the realm of international human capital management. During this time, Kody served as member of the United Way's Greene County Board of Advisors, where he assisted in pilot launch of PropseriKey.
Kody possesses an Associate Professional in Human Resources certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and is an active member of the SHRM. In his free time, he enjoys attending community events and teaching courses related to HR on the Udemy learning platform.
Cincinnati OH 45249
P: (937) 903-3205
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.
Lewisburg Ohio 45338
P: (937) 476-1568
Tara McCafferty , SPHR
I am a strategic and innovative Human Resources professional with over 25 years experience in supporting companies and top executives as they translate their business vision into HR initiatives. My HR career began in a small, family-owned manufacturing company. I have also worked in IT, not-for-profit and health care industries. I am currently the owner of SoFo Solution Focused HR, LLC, a consulting firm that helps small businesses solve HR challenges.
I am an empowering leader with a unique perspective and appreciation that human capital is every organization's greatest asset.