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Diann Philips

Dr. Diann Phillips Smith


Dr. Smith completed her PhD studies at the University of Phoenix, earning a Doctoral Degree in Management. She has worked with vulnerable and abandoned children domestically and abroad, and after her studies she focused all her efforts on building and mending relationships between children and families by providing services in identifying suitable foster homes for vulnerable children. Dr. Smith will assume the role of President of the Committee Board, as well as Executive Director for the organization.

Elicha Edwards

Elicha Edwards


Elicha Edwards earned her Master in Counseling from the University of Aransas. She worked several agencies in counseling and as a Family Therapist. She furthered her career goals by working under a Treatment Director and became a Licensed Child Placing Administrator. Ms. Edwards brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field and will assume the role of a Licensed Administrator for the organization.

Shanice Talley

Shanice Talley

Placement Specialist

Shanice Talley earned her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas. She has worked at several healthcare centers in Texas performing social work assessments. Ms. Talley has also earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Social Work at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas.  She brings a host of other skills in customer service, case management and is proficient in many software programs. Ms. Talley will assume the role as  WCKF’s Placement Specialist.


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