Amber Duff

Amber Duff

Board Member since December 2022. The current term expires in December 2026
Chair: Finance Committee ~ Member: Human Relations Committee

Director Amber Duff serves in Division 1 on the MSWD Board of Directors. She was elected to the position in November 2022.

Director Duff is accustomed to handling complex business needs, having worked in various administrative/management roles during the last 25 years in multiple fields, including the legal and healthcare industries.

She is currently a payroll administrator for a manufacturing business outside Desert Hot Springs. Before this, she worked for Scripps Health as an administrator in nuclear medicine and radiation oncology until a doctor’s group persuaded her to assist them in opening and operating five free-standing cancer treatment centers, where she was responsible for overseeing accounts payable, as well as complex radiation oncology medical billing and collections. She also participated in the company’s merger with a local hospital working hand-in-hand with the company’s accountant and law firm to complete a multi-million dollar deal.

Following this, she spent the next six years managing a 40-year sportsfishing institution. She helped the business adapt to the age of social media, including adapting to changing customer expectations and responding to increased environmental regulations/changes. One of her most significant accomplishments in this role includes working with the city to navigate land lease options after the lease was put out for public bid. Due to her successful work in this area, the family-owned business still operates today.

Throughout the years, Dir. Duff has received various community awards and accolades from Scripps Health and the American Cancer Society. She has also received awards from multiple youth advocacy and senior groups.

In her spare time, Dir. Duff and her husband prepare and distribute homeless hygiene packs to local charities and our DHS homeless community. Her other volunteer efforts included serving on the San Diego Radiological Disaster Response team for four years and volunteering for approximately 10 years at the American Cancer Society, including personally assisting the Society’s president for two years. She has also volunteered at Catholic Charities and the San Diego Diocese Vista Food Bank, along with working with various children’s charities in Oceanside to provide ocean education opportunities to underprivileged youth, handicapped youth, and several senior non-profits.

Dir. Duff has earned various medical billing certifications, OSHA certifications, radiological compliance certificates, and patient privacy certifications. She is currently a resident of Desert Hot Springs, and she and her husband of 28 years are raising a son who is turning three in April 2023.