About Dr. Candice Matthews

Dr. Candice Matthews is the CEO and Executive Director of Children of Diversity, a foster adoption service with offices in Houston and Beaumont. In this capacity, Dr. Matthews is accountable for the Agency's daily operations. This includes monitoring the personnel and committees of the organization.

As Executive Director, Dr. Matthews is responsible for the development of short- and long-term business plans in partnership with a number of public organizations. Among them are representatives from the Texas Department of Human Services, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Prairie View A&M University, Lamar University's College of Social Work, the International Adoptions Organization, and the Adoption Agency's board of directors. Additionally, Dr. Candice Matthews is in charge of the organization's strategic business strategy, which she designs, develops, and implements.

Dr. Matthews is happy to provide therapeutic, licensed foster homes for children in the foster care system, as well as to aid children in overcoming crises through compassion, support, and the development of resilience. She is also proud to be the driving force behind the continuing "Stop Human Trafficking Initiative" in Harris and Jefferson Counties and to contribute to the development of state and federal child welfare policies.

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