Christy DePasquale Ptak receives 2009 Richard J. Messer Excellence in Human Resources Management Award

c_depasquale25.jpgChristy has been a member of TAHRA since 1997.  She has served as a member of the College Relations Committee, VP of Programs, President Elect, President and Past President and was the recipient of the President's Award in 2003. She has been a member of the Oklahoma State Council for a number of years and is currently in the second year of a three year term as Director of the Oklahoma State Council.   Christy obtained her Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification in December, 2001.

She has spoken to a number of student chapters throughout the state on the HR profession and has served as an adjunct professor for the Business and Industry Training Program of Tulsa Technology Center over a three year period of time where she taught classes on Human Resource topics to local employers.

Christy's company involvement includes creating in-house training and development programs for her employer's managerial and other staff to assist them with their roles in the organizations.  In addition, she has assisted in growing the participation in the Oklahoma Healthcare Recruitment Association (OAHCR) by serving as Secretary for the organization and actively participating and promoting the benefits of association with the National Association of Healthcare Recruiters (NAHCR). 

Christy currently serves as Director of Human Resources for Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital.

Christy's community involvement activities through her church and in a number of local organizations such as Goodwill, Junior Achievement of Green Country, Meals on Wheels and others.  She is currently assisting with the annual fund raiser for the Citizens Crime Commission.  Christy has designated John 3:16 Mission as the recipient of her $500 donation that accompanies her award.  John 3:16 Mission is an interdenominational Christian ministry that provides food, shelter, clothing and restorative programs to Tulsa's homeless and at-risk population. 

Please join TAHRA in congratulating Christy for her work in advancing the Human Resources Profession.