Board of Directors     


Veronica McKinney, PHR– President  

Veronica McKinney is the Human Resources/Health, Safety & Environmental Manager for Goulston Technologies, Inc.  Veronica earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from East Carolina University.  She earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Technology   from Central Piedmont Community College.  Veronica earned her PHR certification in June 2008. 






Ursula Smith, SPHR – President Elect - Programs & SHRM Foundation Chair



Helen Moore - Vice President or Membership 








Danette Carpenter, PHR – Vice President of Marketing  









John Burrow - Treasurer

John is Vice President of Benefit Controls of the Carolinas, Inc.  Benefit Controls, established in 1979, provides creative and cost-effective business solutions for companies in the areas of Human Resources, Employee Communications, Employee Benefits, Wellness Programs, and Strategic Planning. John has been in the field of employee benefits for more than 30 years and focuses on client centered business solutions with a concentration in financial analysis of plan performance and employee management. John is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He also holds the Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designation from the American College.  





Rita Dinnoo, PHR - Secretary



Robert Guy, SPHR– Past President  

Robert is the Human Resource Manager for Darnel, Inc. a foam food packaging plant with locations in Monroe, NC and Miami, FL. With the US corporate headquarters located in Monroe, Darnel, Inc. is part of a larger world-wide organization, Ajover, S.A., specializing in a variety of plastics manufacturing.

Prior to joining Darnel in December 2006 and Robert served as the Corporate Human Resources Manager for an audio/video manufacturer and distributor in Fort Mill, SC where he served over 17 years. 

Robert received his Master in Business Administration, in 2001, from the McColl School of Business in Charlotte, NC and received his SPHR certification in January 2006.






Karin Runnett, PHR - College Relations



Lauren Ansley - Government Affairs  




Kevin Dalton, JD – Diversity    

Kevin Dalton is a partner in the Charlotte office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, one of the oldest and largest firms in the country which limits its practice to the representation of management in the areas of labor, employment, employee benefits and immigration law.  Kevin has handled administrative charges and lawsuits involving wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, ERISA, FMLA, FLSA, unemployment compensation, and breach of contract.  Kevin has assisted employers in remaining non-union by providing advice on employee relations, responding to unfair labor practice charges, and participating in representation campaigns.  

Prior to joining the firm, Kevin served four years as a Captain in the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps at Fort Hood, Texas.  For the final two years of his military service, Kevin prosecuted soldiers for violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  Kevin also defended the United States Army in claims alleging discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and other unlawful employment practices for the post's 4,500 member civilian workforce.   



Janet Hudson, SPHR - Certification  

Janet has been in the Human Resources field for 25 years and a member of SHRM for 20 years.  She attained her SPHR certification in 1992.  Janet has worked in manufacturing and telecommunications industries at the management level and has strong generalist experience.  She is also the Vice Chair of the Centralina Workforce Development Board and a member of the Workforce Readiness Committee representing the Union County private sector.  Janet is very excited about being part of the establishment of a SHRM chapter in Union County.






Sharon Robinson – Workforce Readiness 






Past UCHRA Presidents

2012 | Robert Guy, SPHR
2011 | Brad Wallace, PHR
2010 | Paula Harvey, SPHR, GPHR
2009 | Yvonne Holland 
2008 | Kevin J. Dalton
2007 | Jeff Goodall 

Union County Human Resources Association | PO Box 2487, Monroe NC 28211 |


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