About Us - Board Members

SHRMA Board Members

 

Carey Cooper

Carey Cooper
President

Carey Cooper is the Business Partner for Physicians at Dayton Children’s Hospital. She leads the daily administration and communication of multiple HR programs including compensation and benefits with a focus on customer service, legal compliance and accuracy. As SHRMA’s President she is responsible for the advice and guidance of Board and Member activities. She is also a general member of SHRM’s State Council. Carey is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University with a degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. She is thankful for her wonderful husband, Michael, who convinced her to move from Cleveland to Springfield over 10 years ago. The couple has three small children who enjoy traveling and attending concerts, cultural and sporting events all over Ohio.

 

Linda Gillis

Linda Gillis

Past President

 

 

 

Linda Gillis is currently the Hiring & Training Manager at Red Roof Inn's Contact Center located in Springfield, Ohio. Linda has over 25 years experience in HR, Organizational Development, Management and Training. Linda has experience in education, non-profit, manufactoring, insurance and hospitality. She earned her BA degree from Wilmington College, her MS degree in Educational Administration and Supervison from the University of Dayton and is a certified professional in Human Resources. Linda is a current member of the Springfield Human Resources Association, Miami Valley Human Resource Association, Miami Valley American Society of Training & Development, National Society of Human Resource Professionals and National American Society of Training & Development. Since all businesses are centered around people whether they produce good or services, Linda is focused on increasing revenue and productivity, cutting costs, improving quality and growing client satisfaction from a business and HR perspective.

 

 

Amanda Martin, PHR

Amanda Martin, PHR
Past President and Hospitality Chair

Amanda Martin is the Human Resource Manager at Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital in Springfield. As the Hospitality Chair, Amanda is responsible for the accommodations and set up for all of SHRMA’s events and luncheons. Amanda is also a past president for the organization. She is a lifelong resident of Clark county and enjoys supporting the efforts of community organizations such as Leadership Clark County and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. Amanda is a graduate of Urbana University with a BS in Business Management and received her PHR certification in 2008. Amanda can be contacted via email.
 
 

Kara Williams
Treasurer

Kara is the HR Manager at Rose City Manufacturing which is one of four Springfield McGregor Metalworking Companies. She is a graduate of The University of Findlay where she majored in Business Management and Human Resource Management and was also a member of the women's volleyball team. Kara received her PHR in 2008. Kara and her husband live on a small farm at the edge of Clark County with their 3 small children.

 

Vicki Hudepohl

Ashley Kell
Secretary

 

Amy Donahoe

Amy Donahoe
Membership Chair

Amy is the Director of Hiring and Employer Services at the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. She works closely with workforce development and economic development in Clark County, and focuses on growth and retention of local businesses. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. Amy is a past president of SHRMA, and currently serves as the Membership Chair on the SHRMA Advisory Board. Her job is to increase SHRMA's membership and assist current and perspective members in learning more about how SHRMA is a benefit to both the member and his or her company. For more information about SHRMA, contact Amy via email.

Hope Rice
Chair Programs


Hope is the HR Manager at Parker Trutec and is excited to bring over ten years of experience in Human Resources to the board. Her years of experience include working on a large department store merge, the process of a plant closure and a call center start up. Hope's love for this community was highlighted when she served as the 2013 Class President of the Leadership Academy. 2014 was an exciting year for her as she obtained her PHR! Hope's varied experience has taught her that change will occur with every tomorrow. Knowing this, she will focus on bringing fresh topics and ideas to the members to help with the daily struggles of Human Resources.


Please let her know if you have any ideas or suggestions for content. Hrice@parkertrutec.com

 

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Marketing and Public Relations Chair

 

 

Stacey Tipler

Stacey Tipler
Education Chair

Stacey Tipler is the Director of Human Resources at the Springfield City School District where she works to bring in and support the best talent for tomorrow's Springfield. She spent 12 years working in Human Resources for global automotive organizations managing cultural and organizational change in start-up and M&A environments prior to moving to the public education sector 6 years ago.

Stacey has been an active member of SHRM since her undergraduate days at Grand Valley State University where she earned her BA in Business. Additionally, she holds her SPHR certification, an MBA from Western Michigan University and a JD from Thomas M Cooley Law School and is licensed to practice in Ohio and Michigan. Besides membership in SHRM and SHRMA, Stacey is involved with the State Bar of Michigan, Ohio State Bar Association and the Dayton Bar Association.

 

Shannon Wahl

Shannon Wahl
Legislative Chair

 

 

Alex Muller
Community Relations

   

Lehan Peters
Workforce Readinesss

 

Lehan is the Deputy Director of Workforce Development and one-stop manager for the OhioMeansJobs Clark County, a division of the Clark County Department of Job and Family Service. Lehan works with local, regional, state and federal workforce and economic development organizations to deliver a variety of employment and training services to Clark County businesses and individuals.
Lehan earned her BA in Education at Wittenberg University and received her PHR certification in 2012, SHRM-CP in 2015 and is certified as a Global Career Developer Facilitator. Lehan is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Academy and served as past president and treasurer of the Springfield SHRMA. She currently serves as the chapter’s Workforce Readiness committee chair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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