Kelly works at the Mountain State Center for Independent Living Center. She is the Community Living Services Program Coordinator at their Huntington office.
Her duties at the center include completing all reports for the CLSP program and CIL Suite reporting and updates, as well as monitoring and supporting legislation that affects people with disabilities.
She is a graduate of the WV Career College and a member and past chair of the Fair Shake Network (FSN). She is also a 2003 graduate of the Partners in Policy Making Program.
She is the mother of three independent adult children, two of whom are blind and visually impaired with an eye condition known as Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis.
She is stepmother to four adult children and grandmother of three. Her experiences with her children have given her the opportunity to offer personal insight into the needs and abilities of people who are blind and visually impaired. She herself has hidden disabilities, chronic asthma and arthritis and has lost a total of 155 pounds this year. She celebrated her one year anniversary from gastric bypass surgery.
Kelly has been a member of Fair Shake Network for many years and is very active in all the aspects of the organization.