Amber Stockham, SPHR holds bachelor of arts degrees in social sciences and psychology from Bard College and brings over 15 years of experience in human resources to her role at NBOA. Amber has worked in a variety of industries, including education, social services and manufacturing. Prior to joining NBOA, Amber served as the Director of Human Resources at Miss Hall's School, an independent day/boarding school for girls in grades 9-12. In her six years at Miss Hall's School, Amber transitioned the school's retirement plan from an individual contract platform and oversaw the implementation of a captive health plan and robust wellness program with goals of stabilizing costs for both the school and the employees, providing sustainable benefits to the tight-knit community and allowing employees to focus on the important task of educating and caring for the student body.
Amber's additional work in residential life at Miss Hall's School and volunteering in the larger community have brought her a better understanding of the complexity of school life and strengthened her commitment to mission-driven human resources practices. Amber was a key member of the school's Compensation, Evaluation, and Benefits Task Force and, in coordination with school counsel, represented her school in legal proceedings. Her strong working relationship with the school's legal counsel lead Amber to bring her extensive experience in talent acquisition and legal compliance to a volunteer position as a recruitment consultant for the Berkshire County (MA) District Attorney Transition Team. Her experience with organizational planning, compensation and benefits system construction and risk assessment also brought her to serve in a volunteer capacity as finance committee chair of Captivated Health and on the board of the New England Educators Insurance Association.