Please describe your background in the United States Armed Forces.

I served from 2011-2017 (Specialist in the Ohio Army National Guard 216thEngineer Battalion) as a Human Resources Specialist.

What attracted you to Nonprofit HR?

We have an amazing role at Nonprofit HR assisting nonprofit organizations in moving forward incredible missions.

What’s your favorite aspect of talent management?

Nonprofit HR sets an amazing precedent by operating as a people-first organization, valuing diversity, balance, learning and growth. This allows me to bring my authentic self to partnerships in talent management.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

Many organizations have a clearer focus on putting people first. I’ve been partnering to enhance people operations with compensation studies, satisfaction surveys and retention strategies!


“Nonprofit HR sets an amazing precedent by operating as a people-first organization, valuing diversity, balance, learning and growth. This allows me to bring my authentic self to partnerships in talent management.”


What is a fun fact about you?

I love running! My 10 year old and I will be running our first race together on Thanksgiving this year.

What’s your favorite quote?

“All that you touch you change. All that you change, changes you.” —Octavia Butler

Images from top left: Tricia being promoted to Specialist in 2016. Top right: Tricia holding her son, Isaac, before going to training in 2012. Middle: Tricia and her family—her son, Isaac, her husband, John, and her daughter, DJ. Bottom left: Tricia and colleague Nonnie Byrd Wright, who both served in the 216th together in HR. Bottom right: Tricia poses with colleagues Tamika Harold, Diana Lonseth and Nonnie Byrd Wright at PULSE22, Nonprofit HR’s all-staff experience in Washington, D.C. 

Plus, check out last year’s Special Edition Staff Story: Honoring Our Veterans that spotlighted Noelle Myriam Cherubim, Tameka Lockhart-Spann and Amanda Waller.


Tricia WhiteTricia White, MHR, SHRM-CP, began her human resources experience as a member of the Army National Guard. Transitioning from military human resources into the nonprofit sector, she developed a wide skill set and expertise in organizational change management, employee relations, culture and HR policy and procedure. As a consultant for Nonprofit HR, she brings over 10 years of experience to her strategic human resources thought partnership and operational support. See full bio.

 


Note: The views expressed are those of the interviewee and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Armed Forces or U.S. Government. For questions about this story, please email Atokatha Ashmond Brew at abrew@nonprofithr.com.

Come work with us!