Samantha Justice Kelley joined Nonprofit HR’s Outsourcing practice in 2013, bringing with her several years’ HR generalist experience across various industries. Building upon those years, Samantha is now the practice area’s Managing Director, serving as a creative thought partner in her consulting approach, advising her clients through labor law compliance; workforce planning; employee relations; recruiting and onboarding strategies; benefits and compensation equity; and employee performance and development. She also guides her consultant team through client engagements and with their professional development.
Additionally, Samantha operates as a Leadership & Executive Coach to select clients. Following training with the Co-Active Training Institute, she earned her credential as Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), as well as the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential.
In addition to being a proud ICF member, Samantha has previously served in Board Member roles with the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR)’s Atlanta, GA and Washington, D.C. chapters and has volunteered for various HR professional groups. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certified through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and became a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) as one of the organization’s first certification holders. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology at Hampton University in Hampton, VA.
As one who values mentoring relationships, Samantha has mentored through organizations such as Ladies D.C., D.C. SHRM and a D.C.-based nonprofit that structures mentoring programs across select high schools in the District of Columbia. Outside of these roles, Samantha values quality time with her husband, son and other loved ones, traveling to new sites, attending live music shows and working as an independent portrait photographer.
Pronouns: She, her, hers
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