Amber Richey directs and manages child development services for the Division of Children and Family Services and the County Head Start program as the Manager of Children and Family Services for York County. She is responsible for developing, administering, and supervising child development services provided to residents by the county's federally-funded Head Start program. In addition, Mrs. Richey administers county contracts with non-profit agencies and other groups for various early childhood development programs, and she serves as a resource for the community on issues relating to early childhood development.
Mrs. Richey has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Norfolk State University, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from American Military University. Mrs. Richey began her career working with young children and their families in 1999. She worked for the Healthy Families program at Virginia Beach Health Department, followed by a position with Norfolk Community Services Board as an Early Interventionist working with children with special needs which lead her to a career in early childhood education.
In 2009, Mrs. Richey started working at Porter-Leath, a nonprofit agency in Memphis, TN, where she served as the agency's Operations Manager overseeing its Early Head Start & Head Start programs until 2016. Prior to taking on the role as the Manager of Children and Family Services for York County in 2017, Mrs. Richey worked at NASA Langley Research Center.