January 2020 Print


I hope everyone’s new year has started off great! I’m excited to be the new President for 2020 and I look forward to working with each one of you to ensure that you are getting the most out of your COHR membership. We have an amazing Board this year who are all dedicated to helping with that task. We are in the process of lining up presenters who will be beneficial in helping all of us expand our HR knowledge. If there is a specific topic you would like to hear this year, please let us know.

We are also looking into adding a question and answer session (5 to 10) minutes at the end of the meetings to give our members the chance to ask other HR professionals questions about HR issues/problems they are dealing with. Two minds are better than one and why deal with something on your own, when others are dealing with the same thing. I believe this will be an added benefit to our members. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts.  


Kim Weaver

COHR President

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Non Traditional Recruiting

February 06, 2020
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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Pine Lakes
5603 Granddaddy Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Join us!

Non Traditional Recruiting

In today's competitive employment environment, recruiters are engaging a variety of resources to find the right talent. Learn more about supported employment resources that are available to you as you look to attract and retain.


  1. Learn about Compensated Work Therapy and Supported Employment
  2. Gain insight into effectively utilizing a Work Therapy/Supported Employment Program
  3. Understand the benefits of hiring people with disabilities

Presented by:

Ron Donnelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Department of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Health Administration

Ron Donnelly is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor who works for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Myrtle Beach, SC. Ron works in Supported Employment and specializes in working with veterans who have a primary diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bi Polar Disorder, PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder or other diagnosis of psychosis. Ron provides intensive ongoing support for all veterans who express a desire to work and are seeking gainful and suitable employment.

Tania Appel Business Devlopment Specialist, S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation

Tania Appel moved from Albany, NY to Myrtle Beach in 2005. For the first 8 years, she worked at a law firm as a paralegal and upon receiving her Master’s degree; she began working as Adjunct for Psychology at Horry Georgetown Tech.  Currently she is the Business Development Specialist for South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation. She has been with the agency for 7 years and works with various businesses throughout Horry and Georgetown Counties to educate them on the benefits of hiring people with disabilities.

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Melissa Reid - HR Manager - Hilton Grand Vacations 

Jaime Bell - HR Manager - Little River Medical Center 

Vonda Meisner - HR Assistant - Ocean Lakes Service Corps

Carolina Willis - Account Executive - Wells Insurance

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EXCITING NEWS! With the help from our generous members, COHR was able collect over $750.00 for Fostering Hope!  Thank you everyone for your donations – your contributions will have a tremendous impact on the children of our community!  Also, a very special thank you to FSA, who collected over $500 from their office to donate for the cause! 

Thank you!


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Congratulations to our Membership Renewal WINNER, Wynn Godbold!!!   Enjoy your $100 Amazon Gift Card!

What a year it's been for our membership's learning and professional growth!  Attendance has been strong at our monthly gatherings which always include a tasty meal and plenty of HR people connecting.

Trending HR topics highlighted at gatherings have included:

  • Problem-Solving: Techniques Through Effective Communication
  • The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: Learn to Build Your Team on What Really Matters
  • Opiates in the Workplace
  • Leadership - The Unfunded Investment
  • Training - Train Without Pain or Drain
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • 2019 Employment Law Update & Annual Meeting

Thank you again for the tremendous support received from all of you, our sponsors, and speakers in  making our first HR Leadership Conference a huge success!

We look forward to you continuing to be a member of the Coastal Organization of Human Resources.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.


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