Christy BertolinoDirector of Donor Engagement
Director of Donor Engagement
Christy Bertolino has always been a firm believer in the power of true connections and communication, once reading that the way we communicate with ourselves and others ultimately determines the quality of our lives. Maybe that’s why she chose the Mass Communications route, graduating with a bachelor’s degree from West Texas A&M University. Hungry for knowledge and experience, Christy worked her way through college snatching up every paid or unpaid internship possible, spending more than seven years working in all facets of Amarillo media – and now four more hosting Moms Talk on NewsChannel 10. From radio to television, Christy has completed the task, finishing her full-time career in television news as noon anchor and lead reporter at NewsChannel 10. Looking for an even greater challenge, she then signed on as District Director for State Senator Kel Seliger for five years, focusing primarily on public relations and media communications. During that time, she also served on the Board of Family Support Services with her final year serving as President of the Board in 2012. While she enjoyed her time at the political forefront, it only seemed natural to make the switch to education once her son started Kindergarten, taking the communications helm in public education. From internal communication to external and media communiqué, Christy served as the voice for the Canyon Independent School District as Coordinator of District Communications. She took a brief break from her dreams after her father was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 58 acquiring her parents’ property management business. While it was difficult to sell and hand over the reins of the family business three years later, it became a priority for more quality time with her two children. While hosting Moms Talk and managing her parents’ 30 rental properties, Christy also took on the contract opportunity as Press Secretary, for now, U.S. Representative Ronny Jackson’s first campaign.
Christy also believes in giving back to the community and currently serves on the Amarillo Area Foundation Board and in honor of her father, Co-Chairs the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to spread awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and the need for additional support and research as the number of people who are affected continues to substantially grow daily.
Christy is so thankful to be back where she belongs – making and rekindling connections across the Amarillo area speaking about the importance and impact of Family Support Services an agency in which she’s felt so strongly for years.