Fay D. Brown, Executive director
Lebanon native and veteran non-profit director Fay Brown was named executive director of Judicial District 15 Child Advocacy Center in October 2023. Mrs. Brown returned to her hometown in 2016 after almost 30 years in South Carolina, where she served as executive director of Foothills Alliance, an agency that included a child advocacy center, sexual trauma center, and Prevent Child Abuse program. For her work with Foothills Alliance, in 2010 Mrs.
Brown was awarded South Carolina’s highest non-profit award, the Award of Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership. Mrs. Brown says her “heart and soul” are touched by the work of child advocacy centers, where hurting children receive comfort and help during severely traumatic times in their lives. Being able to direct a CAC in her hometown is a privilege, she says.
Mrs. Brown and her husband, Nobel, are parents of two adult children, Darren, LCSW, a social services project director, in Arlington Heights, IL, and daughter Lauren Montgomery, a teacher at Jones-Brummet Elementary School in Lebanon. Three grandchildren, Nora and Donovan Brown and Leila Montgomery complete the family.
Cece Ralston, Forensic interviewer
Cece Ralston is a Nashville native who graduated from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and certification to teach in grades K-9.
Cece worked for the State of Tennessee in the Department of Mental Health for 40 years, working with children from age 18 months to 18 years old with behavioral, developmental, and mental health issues.
Cece has two foster daughters and six grandchildren. In her spare time Cece enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading. On working at the Child Advocacy Center Cece says, “I am proud to be a part of this group that is doing so much to keep children safe.”
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Jackie Ramsey, volunteer Fundraising coordinator
Jackie Ramsey joined The 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center in October of 2016. Ms. Ramsey joined as a volunteer with her focus being fundraising for their Annual Chocolate Affair. She also assists with administration duties when needed.
Prior to joining the CAC, she worked for Intel Corporation in Folsom, California for 12 years specializing in Administration/Project Management. She retired in 2013 and moved to Lebanon, Tennessee in January 2014.
Ms. Ramsey was a native of California for 36 years, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Management from Pacific Christian College. She enjoys her retirement by volunteering for the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center. Ms. Ramsey actively participates in various organizations within her community and is also very passionate about her photography hobby. She has been married to her husband for about 40 years, and has five children, fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Ms. Ramsey hopes she will be able to share her vision and passion for helping others with her family and friends. Working with the CAC team has been and will continue to be a rewarding experience for her.