Our Team

Our team is comprised of citizens of Jackson County who love this community dearly. We are educators, business owners, medical professionals, and parents who have invested countless hours and resources into this community. We believe in the future of our community. That future only grows brighter when we work together to address the problem of incarceration.

Board of Directors

Charlotte George, PRESIDENT, is the former owner of Oakdale Assisted Living (now Cornerstone Transition Home). Charlotte has faithfully served individuals and families transition into different seasons of life and has a passion for hospitality.

Kelly McKinney, VICE PRESIDENT & TREASURER, is a wife and mom to two beautiful children, and local dentist. Kelly’s passion for her family, church and community is an asset to the Cornerstone team.

Denise Jiles has served for over twenty years in education. She has a heart to see women improve their lives by living for the Lord. She is a wife, mother and grandmother.

Andrea Conner (Bio coming soon)

Dr. Greg Dills is the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Newport. He is a Graduate of Mid-America Baptist Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has pastored churches in Arkansas, Texas, Southern Illinois, and North Carolina.

Brenda Provost is a former missionary who served with her husband and children in Yemen, Cyprus, and Jordan With over 20 years of service on the foreign mission field Brenda is experienced in serving individuals, families, and communities with the Gospel of Christ.

Joe David Smith serves the Newport community as a veterinarian. His compassion for people (and their best friends) is evident in the way he sacrifices to serve the community. He has faithfully volunteered in a men’s prison for many years.

Cornerstone Staff

Janet Walker


Bio coming soon…

Bethany Davis

Executive Director

After being a teacher for 18-years, God began leading Bethany to devote her life to the incarcerated population and those reentering society. Bethany has experienced the life-changing power of the gospel in her own life and wants to see other women have the same change of life. After much prayer, Bethany left her teaching position (which she loved) and answered the call to direct Cornerstone Transition Home. She is a wife, mom to two adult children and “NiNi” to three grandsons.

Jennifer Smith

House Manager/ Program Director

Jennifer’s youth was filled with abuse, bitterness, addiction and violence that led her to spend eleven-and-a-half years in prison. During her incarceration she came to know her Savior and was transformed by God’s Word. Jennifer has experienced transitioning from prison to the free-world. She has been out of prison for 11 years and has served as a SBC Denominational Chaplain for the last 8 years. Her wisdom and life-experience is a valuable to the Cornerstone team.

Lynn Leonard

Financial Secretary/ Case Manager

Bio coming soon…

Tammy Scarborough

Team Member

Bio coming soon…

Support Volunteers

Frieda Griffin – Onsite Volunteer

Latonya Scott – Resident Leader

Ladonna Wasson – Resident Leaders

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer with Cornerstone Transition Home, please contact us.