Rietta Turner

Executive Director


615-297-4024,ext. 222

I joined the CCSI Family in 2009 as a volunteer, and more recently as the Executive Director in 2016.  My work brings me into contact with supporters and volunteers with kind, generous spirits, empathetic, dedicated staff, and hardworking, motivated families determined to build legacies of well being for future generations.  It gives me joy to contribute what I’ve gained from life, education, and professional experiences to this work of service that’s making a meaningful difference in the lives of so many.


Beverly James

Director of financial education and counseling


615-297-4024, ext. 224

I have been a part of CCSI for over 18 years, first as the director of the children’s program and for the last 8 years as the Director of Financial Education and Counseling. I have seen families enter the program economically burdened and lacking hope. However, I’ve seen those same families months later at the Yearend Celebration expressing in their own words how they have changed, and enjoying what it feels like to have hope and peace after paying down debt and building savings accounts. I feel blessed to contribute to such positive transformations that change the direction of family legacies.


Sandra Timberlake

administrative program assistant


615-297-4024, ext. 221

I am a married mother of four, and homeowner. As a CCSI alumnus, I began changing my family legacy after graduating from CCSI in 2003 as a single mom. CCSI empowered me to begin a legacy of self-sufficiency for my children and others. I am now working on my undergraduate degree at Lipscomb University. In May, 2019 I will receive my Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, with no student debt. As the Administrative Program Assistant for CCSI since 2016, I approach my work by the philosophy of Robert K. Greenleaf in servant leadership. “The servant-leader is a servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first.”—it just feels right.