Dr. Candice Matthews

About Dr. Candice Matthews:

Dr. Candice Matthews serves as the CEO and Executive Director of Children of Diversity, a foster adoption organization with offices in Houston and Beaumont, Texas. During his tenure as CEO, Dr. Matthews is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the organization. This involves supervising the organization's personnel and committees, among other responsibilities.

He manages the formulation of short- and long-term business strategies in partnership with a number of public organizations in his position as Executive Director of the Center for Public Policy Research. These organizations include the Texas Department of Human Services, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Prairie View A&M University, Lamar University College of Social Work, the International Adoptions Organization, and the Adoption Agency's board of directors. Dr. Candice Matthews is also in charge of the organization's strategic business strategy, which she designs, develops, and implements.

Providing therapeutic, licensed foster homes for children enrolled in the foster care system, as well as assisting children in overcoming crises through compassion, support, and the development of resilience are among Dr. Matthews' greatest passions. She is also happy to be the driving force behind the continuing "Stop Human Trafficking Initiative" in Harris and Jefferson Counties, as well as to contribute to the development of state and federal child welfare legislation.