Ricky Walter, MA, MS, MA, LCPAA, LCDC, LPC Intern- Executive Director/CEO
Supervised by Sherryl Clark, MA, LPC-S
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.
- To Honor
God with our lives, talents and resources.
- To Serve
families directed by godly principles.
- To Value
humanity, especially the widows, children, disabled and poor.
- To Eradicate
social injustices at all level.
- To champion
social change and equality for all people.
I truly believe that “touching a life, can change a destiny.”
– American Counseling Association
– Texas Counseling Association
– Association of Addiction Professionals
– Association of Marriage and Family Therapist
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.