Meet Christy Fleming: New Comptroller for Kids Central Inc.
Christy Fleming is the new Comptroller for Kids Central Inc, but she already had a connection to KCI. Her sister Misty Hill is the teacher at Clintwood 1 Center so she already knew something about the Head Start organization. Her mother, Sheila Phipps is the Librarian at Clintwood Public Library where many of our classes for our field trips.
Christy graduated from Clintwood High School and then Clinch Valley Community College (now UVA Wise) with a B.S. in accounting. She passed the State Board exam and is a Certified Public Accountant. She served at Controller of Dickenson Community Hospital for 5 years. Christy has been serving as a Deputy Clerk in the Dickenson County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office until coming to Kids Central Inc.
“I am excited to get back into accounting,” says Christy. “I had been looking for an opportunity to get back into my field.” She says learning the federal regulations that govern Head Start will be a challenge, but she is ready to learn.
Christy has 2 children, son Trell, age 7 and daughter Ayla 10 months-old.
Christy has one bit of experience that she probably will not be using in her new position. “I can marry you,” she says. As part of her Deputy Court Clerk duties, she performed around 50 weddings. “The judge certifies you to be able to perform marriages,“ she explains. “People come here from Kentucky, Ohio, and even North Carolina to get married. We don’t have a waiting period and they can walk right in with a proper identification and get married right away. My first couple was in their 70s,” she remembers.
Her new constituents will be much younger at Kids Central Inc. and all the marriages will be make-believe. We welcome Christy to our family of Kids Central Inc. employees.