About Me

Dr. Candice Matthews (Dr. Candice Enecio-Hilton) serves as CEO and Executive Director at the Children of Diversity Foster Adoption Agency in Houston and Beaumont, Texas. In this role, Dr. Matthews oversees the Agency’s day-to-day operations. This includes overseeing staff and committees across the organization.

As Executive Director, Dr. Matthews manages the development of short- and long-term business plans in collaboration with a number of public organizations. These include the Texas Department of Human Health Services, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Prairie View A&M University, the Lamar University College of Social Work, the International Adoptions Organization, and the Adoption Agency’s board of directors.

Additionally, Dr. Candice Matthews (Dr. Candice Enecio-Hilton) is responsible for designing, developing, and implementing strategic business plans for the organization.

Dr. Matthews is proud to provide children therapeutic, licensed foster homes within the foster care system, and to help children overcome crises through compassion, support, and the cultivation of resilience. She’s also proud to spearhead the ongoing “Stop Human Trafficking Initiative” in both Harris and Jefferson Counties and provide assistance with Public Policy Writing for Child Welfare on both the state and federal levels.


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