MVHRA Executive Committee

Miami Valley Human Resources Association

Executive Committee

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.


President - Elect
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 is the President-Elect for the Miami Valley Human Resource Association and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.  She achieved the SHRM Senior Certified Professional Certification in 2020. 

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 the President of the Board of Trustees of Clothes That Work and serves on the Education and Events Committees.



Vice President Programming

Please contact our Chapter President if interested in this position.

Darla Cade , SHRM-SCP, PHR
Darla Cade, SHRM-SCP, PHR
Chief HR Officer
Germane Solutions
9039 Springboro Pike
Dayton OH 45342
P: (937) 478-2222

Darla Cade , SHRM-SCP, PHR

Darla Cade , SHRM-SCP, PHR

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.

Membership Director
Jerrod Thomas , SHRM-CP
Jerrod Thomas, SHRM-CP
HR Partner
Honda Development and Manufacturing of America
6964 OH 235
Russells Point OH 43348
P: (937) 751-3591

Jerrod Thomas , SHRM-CP

Jerrod Thomas , SHRM-CP
Karen Lokai
Karen Lokai
HR Generalist
Scott Industrial Systems
4433 Interpoint Blvd
Dayton Ohio 45424
P: (937) 233-8146

Karen Lokai

Karen Lokai
Immediate Past President
Matthew Bakota , PHR
Matthew Bakota, PHR
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
One South Main Street
Dayton OH 45402
P: (937) 586-2629

Matthew Bakota , PHR

Matthew Bakota , PHR
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