Amber Gomes

Managing Associate

Executive Search, Managing Associate, Nonprofit and Social Impact

Amber identifies, recruits, and engages with talented leaders for our nonprofit and social impact clients. She supports executive-level searches in the nonprofit sector with a particular focus on organizations that integrate impact litigation into their work, organizations that center race equity in their approach, and organizations that are movement-led.

Prior to joining Koya Partners | Diversified Search Group, Amber worked in mission-driven organizations herself. She was the inaugural Development and Communications Manager for Y2Y Network, the nation’s first youth-led shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness, an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the United Way of Monterey County, a Peace Corps Recruiter out of the Pacific Northwest Office, and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya.

Committed to civic engagement, Amber has served on the boards of women-centered nonprofits, specifically on DEI and IDEAA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability in Action) Committees, as well as serving in Development and HR roles. She is a founding member of a women’s collective giving group in her hometown, and is active in volunteer work to get out the vote and at her local food bank.


MA, International Political Development
Middlebury Institute of International Studies

BA, Political Science
BA, International Studies

Oregon State University