Human Resource Administrators — OSHHRA

Human Resource Administrators — OSHHRA

The Ohio Society of Health Care Human Resources Administrators, or OSHHRA, provides opportunities for high-quality education, leadership and fellowship — promoting the strategic development of effective human resources management in OHA health care organizations.

Purpose & Objectives

The Ohio Society of Health Care Human Resources Administrators is a professional society of hospital personnel executives organized under the auspices of the Ohio Hospital Association. OSHHRA is an affiliated society of OHA as well as ASHHRA, American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration, of the American Hospital Association.

The society’s purpose is to advance the concept of human resource management in health care institutions and other health-related institutions in other ways as deemed beneficial by the membership of this organization. The society’s objectives include to:

  • Be an advocate of OSHHRA
  • Promote OSHHRA
  • Maintain visibility
  • Remain vigilant to health care trends and to convey information to Ohio risk managers
  • Provide education and resources to human resource professionals
  • Serve as the Ohio Chapter of ASHHRA


Promote the strategic development of effective human resource management in OHA health care organizations through leadership, education and fellowship.

  • To provide leadership in human resource policy and practice formulation and implementation
  • To serve as an adviser to OHA, state government, and other local, state and national groups on Ohio health care human resource issues
  • To provide development of members through high quality regional educational programs, statewide conferences and information sharing
  • To encourage information networking, member support and enjoyment to complement professional development

Membership Eligibility

OSHHRA membership is open to individuals in hospital human resources leadership who are employed by an OHA member hospital or health system. OSHHRA members may be full members, associate members, honorary or emeritus members and an OHA corporate partner. Board approval is required for honorary or emeritus.

Additional qualifications required:

  • Actively employed in health care with at least 50% of job duties in the HR field, including training and organizational development, or
  • Represent health care human resources interests, or
  • Employed in human resources activities by a hospital or health care system within the state of Ohio

Non-voting membership levels:

  • Academic Status: professors/instructors at the university level involved in the HR profession
  • Student Status: college student studying HR, organizational development, etc.
  • Vendor Status: corporate vendor members of OHA who support the HR field
  • Emeritus Status: retired Board HR professionals

To join OSHHRA, complete the online OSHHRA membership application. Note: you will need to log into the OHA website to access and complete the application.  If you do not have an existing OHA login, click on “Register for an Account” to create one.

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Benefits of Membership

  • Business contacts that can result in new business opportunities
  • Special access to new programs
  • OHA’s educational events
  • Continuing education credits for approved educational programs
  • Reduced registration fees to OSHHRA education programs
  • Subscriptions to various OSHHRA and OHA newsletters
  • Annual membership roster – a useful resource to contact your peers
  • Networking events with like-minded professionals within your field to exchange valuable information
  • Leadership opportunities

As an OSHHRA member you will have a voice to help influence legislative and public policy and you will be aligned with OHA member health care providers within the health care delivery system.

National Leadership & Resources

Membership in OSHHRA is separate from membership in ASHHRA. We encourage all OSHHRA members to join ASHHRA.

OSHHRA is represented at the national level by the American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration. ASHHRA provides timely and critical support through research, learning and knowledge sharing, professional development, products and resources and opportunities for networking and collaboration. ASHHRA offers the only certification distinguishing health care human resources professionals, the Certified in Healthcare Human Resources, or CHHR.

Becky Rauen, MA, CHHR, SHRM-SCP, is the 2023/24 president of the ASHHRA Board of Directors. View the full leadership roster and the variety of resources available through ASHHRA at the national organization’s website.

View ASHHRA Resources

Quick Links

OHA Contact

Casey Strader

Casey Strader

Manager, Events and Education

OSHHRA Leadership


Jody Meisler-McKillips

Vice President, Human Resources

Firelands Health

Past President

Lisa Johnson, SPHR

VP, Human Resources

Bon Secours Mercy Health


Teri Pasco

Regional Manager of Human Resources

East Liverpool City Hospital

Northwest Regional Director

Elizabeth Foreman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Vice President, Human Resources

Wood County Hospital

Northwest Regional Director

Carrie Miller

VP of HR Strategic Partner

Bon Secours Mercy Health

Northwest Regional Director

Angela Nowak, BBA, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR

Director HR

Bon Secours Mercy Health

Northeast Regional Director

Jarrod Harris

Manager of Human Resources

Prime Healthcare

Northeast Regional Director

Heather Milicevic


Western Reserve Hospital

Northeast Regional Director


Vice President of Human Resources

Aultman Healthcare Delivery System

Central Regional Director

Tiffany Williams

VP HR Support Services and Chief Compliance Officer

OhioHealth Van Wert Hospital

Director at Large

Terry Wilson

Director Human Resources

Genesis HealthCare System

Southeast Regional Director

Sally Armstrong

Vice President, Human Resources

Mary Rutan Health

Communications Director

Melissa Clum

Director, People Services

Fairfield Medical Center

Southwest Regional Director

Ellyn Klein

Ellyn Klein

Premier Health

Southwest Regional Director

Beth Millikin

VP, Human Resources

Madison Health

Southeast Regional Director

Bethany Purkey

Vice President, Human Resources

Holzer Health System

Southeast Regional Director

Geno Taglione, MBA

Director, Human Resources

Trinity Health Systems