Ricky Walter, MA, MS, LCPAA, LCDC, LPC – Executive Director/CEO

Ricky is the Founder, Executive Director and CEO of Lifeline Children and Family Services, Inc. He has earned a Master of Arts in Pre-Professional Counseling, Master of Science in Family Studies and Master of Arts in Professional Counseling.   He is currently pursing a Doctorate in Professional Counseling.  He is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Sherryl Clark, LPC-S. In addition, Ricky is preparing to set for his licensure exam in Marriage and Family Therapy. Ricky envisions Lifeline extending beyond its current boundaries to include: a General Residential Operation  (10-17), counseling centers, independent living program, veteran services, housing partnerships, educational initiatives, and prison psychotherapy groups (to address addiction/substance abuse, maladaptive behaviors, reactive attachment disorder, re-entry and spiritual transformation).

Ricky is married to his wife Dorothy of 31 years.  He is the father of six children (Ricky, Rainece, Deaniel, Ashley, Terrence, and Laporcha), grandfather to three wonderfully talented grandchildren (Joshua 8, Journi 6, and Jordan 5), and godfather to two precious girls (Pauletta 16 and Brooklyn 9).

Ricky established Lifeline on Five Core Values.

  1. To Honor

    God with our lives, talents and resources.

  2. To Serve

     families directed by godly principles.

  3. To Value

    humanity, especially the widows, children, disabled and poor.

  4. To Eradicate

    social injustices at all level.

  5. To champion

    social change and equality for all people.

I truly believe that “touching a life, can change a destiny.”

Member:
– American Counseling Association
– Texas Counseling Association
– Association of Addiction Professionals
– Association of Marriage and Family Therapist

Ann Perry – Board Member

Ann has been in ministry over 35 years serving as Bible teacher, ministry leader, prison ministry coordinator, and radio show host. She was employed 28 years by the Texas Workforce Commission. Ann attended East Texas State University and International Seminary. Over the years, she has served on various advisory boards. She is married to Czar Perry, Jr. and they live in Fairfield, Texas.

Katrina (Walter) Williams – Board Member

Katrina is a Commercial Insurance Account Executive with USI Insurance Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan and has over 17 years in the insurance industry, working with manufacturing, real estate, transportation and construction companies. She is licensed with the State of Michigan in Property and Casualty insurance and has a Certificate Insurance Services Representative (CISR) designation.

Katrina and her husband Jonathan are the parents of two adult sons and one teenage daughter. She is passionate about working with families of children with special needs. As the mother of a Deaf and legally blind son, she understands the unique educational, medical and financial challenges parents encounter. She has been active as a Family Leadership Trainer and has worked with the Michigan DeafBlind organization, offering family support, providing advocacy and instruction to families of children with special needs. She has regularly volunteered with her Church, Girl Scouts of Michigan and Habitat for Humanity.

Katrina is the sister to Ricky Walter, Lifeline Fellowship Founder, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer and has witnessed the progression of this organization from its inception in 2003 to present. She is excited to join in taking an active role with Lifeline Fellowship Children and Family Services.

Audrey Williams, EDD, LCPAA, LPC – Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator

Audrey Williams serves as the Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator for the Dallas region. She completed her undergraduate degree in Merchandising and Business at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Doctorate Degree in Higher Education from Texas A&M Commerce. She has been at Lifeline Children and Family Services since November, 2017. Audrey has over 25 years of experience in the social service field providing services to adolescents and adults at various agencies and schools. She worked for Child Protective Services and was co-owner and Executive Director of a foster care and adoption agency. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, she has provided individual and group counseling services to foster children in numerous settings. Audrey has dedicated her life to working with children and adults who have experienced trauma during their childhood. Her ultimate goal is to positively change the lives of abused children and youth.

Jacqueline Miller – Collaborative Partners

The Miller Law Firm offers over twenty-five years of experience in the area of family law. At the Miller Law Firm, we have a passion for family law, and it is demonstrated in each individual case.

We are committed to excellence in family law, no matter how basic or complicated your case. Each client can rely on the dedication and commitment of Attorney Miller and her staff. After consulting with Attorney Miller, you will feel confident that your family law case will be handled with the utmost professionalism.

Attorney Miller will successfully achieve positive outcomes in cases of adoptions, child custody, child support, divorce, both contested and uncontested, and property division cases.

  • Successfully argued over 1500 child support cases in court hearings and trials

  • Collects thousands of dollars in child support

  • Handles bankruptcy cases in federal court

  • Reduced over 50% of back log of child support cases

  • Former Assistant Attorney General, Child Support Division

Certifications
Certified Mediator, Harris County, Texas
State Bar of Texas: Family Law Section Member

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Candice Exon, MSW – Regional Program Director

Candice Exon was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas.  She studied Sociology and Criminal Justice at Texas State University in San Marcos and graduated with a Bachelor in Science.  She proceeded to work in the insurance industry, investigating automobile claims.  Passionate about the law, she moved to Fort Worth and attended Texas Wesleyan School of Law, but decided it was not the right fit for her and moved back to San Antonio.  In 2011, she had a beautiful son named Cameron who was born an angel.  This life-changing event steered Candice to pursue her Masters in Social Work at the University of Texas in San Antonio.  Through this degree and in Cameron’s memory, she hoped to be a catalyst in others parents and children’s lives.  With the support and encouragement from friends and family, Candice started at Lifeline Children and Family Services in 2013 as a Case Manager.  Through hard work and dedication, she is the Regional Program Director in the San Antonio area.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her toddler son, Ethan, and husband, Eric.  She also enjoys reading, going to the park for picnics, and watching true crime stories.  Candice lives by the motto of, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started,” by Mark Twain.

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Leneisia Fletcher MSW – Regional Program Director

Hello, I am Leneisia Fletcher and I have now been an employee for Lifeline CFS, going on six years. Within that time, I have learned and grown so much as a social worker. Most importantly, I have built relationships and bonded with families, children and various treatment team members.

Education background: I received a Bachelors Degree of Social Work from Texas Woman’s University and a Masters Degree of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.

My purpose on this earth is to service others. My daily desire is that I do unto others, as I want done unto me; that I may exhibit love, compassion and understanding to all. That avail myself in anyway possible to those in need. My mission is to be a good steward over the children and families that I have been entrusted with. To ensure that all needs are met and that a positive imprint is left on the hearts of all that I encounter. I look forward to witnessing the successes of our children and families who I service.

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Corey Hines, MSW – Regional Program Director/Foster Home Development Supervisor

Corey is the Regional Director for Foster Home Development for Lifeline Children and Family Services. Corey holds a Bachelor’s of Science and a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Corey has been apart of the Lifeline family since April of 2016. He is currently preparing to sit for his licensure to become a licensed mastered level social worker. Upon completing his licensure for his LMSW, he plans on pursing his license in clinical social work where he will practice therapy with children and families. While pursuing his degree at UTA Corey interned as a therapist for the Center for Clinical Social Work counseling teens and families. During that time Corey also counseled Veterans and served as Program Coordinator for the Veterans Upward Bound program at UTA. The program is geared to assist veterans returning back from service and making their transition from military life to civilian life seamless. Corey served over 500 Veterans during his time with UTA and now has the wonderful privilege of touching the lives of children and families with Lifeline.
Corey’s heart of servitude and inspiration to serve comes from watching his mother and father serve as foster parents for over 10 years. Valerie and Michael Hines still serve has surrogate parents to many and adopted a little girl, Aminta Hines, during their time from fostering. Corey’s giving heart was also cultivated from watching his grandfather Floyd Taylor devote his life to people as Senior Pastor of Heavenly Gospel Church for over 50 years. Corey now walks in his grandfather’s footsteps and is now the Senior Pastor of Heavenly Gospel Church located in Fort Worth, Texas where the mission is to love people. Before his grandfather’s passing, Floyd told Corey the greatest investment one could ever make in life is in people. This statement has fueled the passion behind Corey’s commitment and drive to serve families and children and touch as many lives as he can. Corey has a beautiful wife Renee Hines and has two gorgeous girls Myriah/Myrisa and will be accompanied by a baby brother (Corey Jr.) soon!

DeAmber Lane, BSW – Program Director

DeAmber Lane is a Case Manager for Lifeline Children and Family Services. DeAmber obtains a Bachelor’s of Art in Social Work from Prairie View A & M University. In 2009, she joined True Religion Brand Jeans as a seasonal worker and moved her way up the corporate ladder to become the Key Holder. DeAmber has more than 7 years of experience in the retail shopping industry. Although, she has a love for retail and shopping in 2014, she decided to seek a career in her field of social work, it was at that time when she was offered a position and became a member of Lifeline Children and Family Services. DeAmber’s passion is helping people. Her parents taught her that small acts of kindness and help can go a long way. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, traveling and hanging with friends and family.

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Sri Vivek “Vick” Satya, BFA – Marketing Director

Sri Vivek “Vick” Satya is Marketing Director for Lifeline Children & Family Services (LCFS) creating marketing content & video materials to build awareness and growth for the different aspects of the Foster Care and Adoption agency.

Vivek has a BFA in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Houston. With his background in broadcast television he is also credited as Executive Producer / Lead Creative for Lifeline Children and Family service’s original production on Fox Television affiliate My27/KDFI-TV, Strengthening the You! The critically acclaimed show provides a great example of LCFS’s creative and educational approach in reaching the masses with the agencies motto: Casting a Lifeline, one child at a time.

Rainece Walter – Administrative Assistant of Social Services

Rainece Walter has worked for Lifeline Children & Family Services for nearly 10 years. As the Administrative Assistant of Social Services, Rainece provides support for the Executive Director as well as all Regional Directors in the agency. Rainece is the proud mother of her 5 year old adopted son and is engaged to be married at the end of this year. She is also an aspiring author who is looking forward to publishing a series of children’s books in the upcoming year.

“As the daughter of the Founder and CEO of Lifeline Children & Family Services, my fathers dream has become my own. The statistics of abused and neglected children in the US are disturbing and unfortunately those numbers are steadily rising. My vision for this agency is to see it touch as many lives as it possibly can.” -Rainece Walter

Sharon Brown, BS – Case Manager

Sharon is married to her husband of 12 years and they have five wonderful children. Sharon has earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and is currently working on a Master Degree in Professional Counseling.
Sharon has had experience working with children of various ages through Henderson County Teen Court, Texas Youth Commission, Church Youth Leader, Foster Parent, and employment with Corsicana Independent School District.
Sharon has a love for children and understands the need for services to children in the foster care system. Sharon provides case management services to Foster /Adopt families and ensures the needs of each child are being met. Sharon hopes for every child to be loved, cared for, encouraged, and given every opportunity in which to reach their goals and desires.

D’Edra Webb, MSW,LCPAA – License Administrator

D’Edra Webb is the Director of Social Services of Lifeline Children & Family Services. She has been working with Lifeline since 2009. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in social work. She is an advocate for children and youth. Hers is a passionate voice on behalf of children as she works tirelessly for those affected by abuse and neglect. The greatest moments in her professional career occur when her efforts to rescue and preserve the lives of children and youth through foster care succeed. This work affords her the opportunity to put a face to the overwhelming issues of our time and enables her to empower ordinary individuals to make a difference.
D’Edra Webb is the author of: The Fight of My Life Book. D’Edra’s experiences as a motivational speaker, youth worker, mentor for young women, and advocate for children and youth have allowed her to inspire many. Her journey through the fight of her life, her battle with breast cancer, has led D’Edra to use her story to inspire others who are up against their own fight to conquer whatever “giant” is before them. Her beliefs and desire to lead by example have encouraged many connected to her to exceed their own expectations. Her motivation to inspire began with her own son, Quintin Jordan. As a single parent, D’Edra knew the importance of instilling in Quintin the will to win in spite of one’s current situation. These traits of perseverance and determination, which she passed on to her son, allowed Quintin to achieve a bachelor’s and master’s degree amid tragic circumstances, one of them being the fight of his mother’s life. Contact D’Edra by emailing dwebb@lifelinecfs.org

Tracie Evans, MA – Case Manager

Tracie is originally from Lake Charles, La. She moved to Baton Rouge, LA to obtain her degrees in Sociology; Master of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Tracie relocated to Houston, TX in 2008. She has a lengthy history of working in various sectors of social services. Her primary passion is that of working with children. Tracie has one daughter, Lily, whom is 6 years old.

Stephanie Castellanos, BA – Case Manager

Stephanie Castellanos is a San Antonio native, born and raised. She is currently a Case Manager for LifeLine Children and Family Services in the San Antonio office. Stephanie graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio with a B.A in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has a passion working with special needs children and hopes to one day adopt a child of her own.

Stephanie Green, BA – Foster Home Developer

My name is Stephanie Green (Stephy) and I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I received my Bachelor’s of Art in Communication and Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising, along with minoring in Family Studies in 2010. As I started my career in the newspaper/advertising world, I soon realized my passion for children and helping those with mental and behavioral disabilities was my heart. Moving forward I then received my teaching certificate in year 2013 and pursued a career in the public school system assisting children with emotional and behavioral disorders who were also in foster care. From this point forward I knew I wanted and needed to make a difference in these children’s lives and be an advocate for them and their families. In year 2015 my husband Andrew and I then decided to move to San Antonio where I then began teaching and was eventually connected to Lifeline. I do plan on continuing my education, possibly going into family and grief counseling. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, traveling, eating at a variety of cuisines in Texas and hopefully starting a family of my own. My husband and I are interested in adoption in the future and have a passion for giving children in need a place they can call home. I live by the motto, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”

Symone Brooks, BS – Case Manager

Symone Brooks is a Case Manager for Lifeline Children and Family Services. Symone obtained her Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Stephen F. Austin State University. Symone has always had hopes of having a career in the medical field as a nurse or physician assistant. However, right out college, she was hired with the Department of Family and Protective Services as a CPS Investigator; curious about social work, she found a new passion. Unexpectedly, an immediate family member fell severely ill and required Symone to step away from work for a while. While being away, she took time up with the children in her community and became an Assistant Praise Dance Instructor and Sunday School Teacher for her church. Symone knew her calling was to help others, especially children in some way, so she started her search in the social work field again. Symone was offered a position with Lifeline Children and Family Services and she is overjoyed to be a part of her new work family.