About Us - Board Members

SHRMA Board Members

Vicki Hudepohl

Jeannie Seery



Lindsay McKenna
President Elect

Lindsay McKenna is the Human Resources Director at Sheehan Brothers Vending. She has been leading the HR department at SBV for over four years. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2015, Go Falcons! She has been an active member of SHRMA since 2016 and is excited to serve on the board.

Lindsay loves to travel and explore new places. She loves speaking and practicing her Spanish, she has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language. She also loves doing CrossFit and staying active. But most importantly she loves spending time with her husband and son. They live in Springfield and love to attend local events together throughout the year.


Carey Cooper


Carey Cooper

Sponsorship Chair




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.




Kara Williams

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.



Amy Donahoe
Membership Chair

Amy Donahoe has served as the Director of Workforce Development at the Greater Springfield Partnership since 2008. She works closely with workforce development and economic development partners in Clark County and the entire region, and focuses on the growth and retention of local businesses. Amy has partnered on a number of community workforce initiatives with target populations ranging from 8th grade students thru adults, including the organization of large regional job fairs each year. She has worked in the Clark County community for over 20 years.

Amy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a concentration in Human Resources from Bowling Green State University in 1999. She is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Clark County (LCC), and served on the LCC board of directors for 6 years post-graduation. In 2016, Amy was selected for the Education & Training Division Fellowship program via the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Amy is a past president of the Springfield Human Resource Management Association (SHRMA), and currently serves as the Membership Chair on the SHRMA Advisory Board. Amy and her husband served as co-chairs for the local United Way campaign in 2015 and 2016, and she was asked to join the Board of United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties in 2017, where she currently serves as Board President. Amy has also served on the Advisory Board for the Springfield Small Business Development Center (SBDC) since 2020.

For more information about SHRMA, contact Amy via email.


Hope Rice
Chair Programs

Hope is excited to bring over fifteen 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. Hricea@gmail.com



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



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