Director of PreK, Parenting, and the Family Resource Center
Wilson County Schools
E. Marie Farley
Assistant Public Defender
Dr. Eric Cummings
Dean of School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
Signature Behavior Inc
Assistant District Attorney
15th Judicial District
Wilson County Sheriffs Office
Owner & Publisher
Mary Ann Sparks
Wilson County School System
Nancy R Willis, Executive Director
Nancy has been working in the field of child welfare for over 25 years. She has been involved with the CAC since its inception in 2003 and spend most of those years as secretary on the Board of Directors for the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center (CAC). She accepted the position of Executive Director after her retirement from the Department of Children’s services, where she worked within Child Protective Services, Foster Care and Juvenile Justice as case manager and team leader.
As Executive Director, Nancy is responsible for the day to day operation of the CAC, supervises the Forensic Interviewer and Family Advocate as well as over-seeing interns and volunteers. She is a trained facilitator for Darkness to Light Stewards of Children, which is offered to adults in the 15th Judicial District at no cost. She is active in the community, raising awareness of child abuse, partnering with stakeholders to increase funding for the CAC and producing fundraisers.
Nancy obtained her BA in Criminal Justice and her Masters of Public Service Management from Cumberland University, and is involved with the MSP Alumni Association. She is an active member of the Lebanon Noon Rotary and Wilson ONE.
When not involved with the CAC, or spending time with her family, Nancy enjoys sewing, reading and outside activities.
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.”
Kira Bailey, Family Advocate
Kira graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, concentration in Developmental Psychology, and a minor in Occupational Therapy. Kira obtained a Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership from Belmont University in 2017. She has volunteered and served as a mentor for organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, 4H Club and faith-based ministries.
Prior to becoming employed at the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center (CAC), Kira worked as a Research Analyst II and Registered Behavior Technician for the Tadpole Project at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Kira has also worked as a Case Manager for the Mental Health Cooperative.
Jackie Ramsey, 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.