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Background

I am a well-rounded human resources professional, and I am passionate about protecting the well-being of employees and the companies for which they work.  I understand how critical HR is to any environment and accept any challenge surrounding health, safety, or benefits.  

Work History

Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing, Kentucky

Jan 2015Present

HR-Employee Relations/Generalist

-Maintain a thorough understanding of all benefits for employee assistance

-Create Key Performance Indicators to identify and address challenges

-Stay current on labor relations events and trends

Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing, North America

Jan 2012Jan 2015

HR-Regional Health & Benefits Specialist

Highlighted Activity

-Completed plan design and vendor change-over for STD and FMLA

-Integrated leave management into data analytics

-Created audit process for LTD terminations, preventing over $200K annually in inappropriate benefit utilization

-Altered influenza program resulting in a 9% participation increase and 13% cost reduction

-Key contributor in the selection and implementation of the North America-wide wellness program, with a current utilization rate over 25%

-Facilitated the implementation of a Consumer Driven Health Plan with an HSA

-Led an onsite medical facility expansion

City of Hamilton, Ohio

Aug 2007Jan 2012

Health Department-Director/Commissioner & Registered Sanitarian

Highlighted Activity

-Reduced annual operating budget from $2. 25 to $1. 5 million in two years

-Managed a staff of 13, 10 direct reports, through difficult economic times

-Enhanced website to improve visibility and allow 24/7 complaint reporting

Education

Indiana Wesleyan University

2010

Masters of Business Administration

Healthcare Management Specialization

Bowling Green State University

2003

Baccalaureate of Science

Environmental Health

Certifications

Society for Human Resources Management

2015

Senior Certified Professional

Human Resources Certification Institute

2015

Senior Professional in Human Resources

State of Ohio

20042015

Registered Sanitarian, Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter 120

Skills

-Excellent skills in information gathering and analysis

-Thorough understanding of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

-Able to present to and communicate with all organizational levels

-Experienced project planner able to identify and address issues at any point 

-Well-developed problem solving and strategizing techniques