Staff and Board

Aubre Cotter

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Aubre Cotter is dedicated to helping women regain their independence from all forms of abuse. She served in the military for three years before pursuing her degree in Psychology. After completing her degree, she started working at an inpatient drug and alcohol facility. There she found her desire to help others. She was inspired by the individuals who were vigoriously working towards a better life for themselves and their family. She recognized that there were not many resources for women in regards to a safe place to recovery after treatment. She tried to open a sober living home in North Texas and was unsuccessful, due to unworkable issues. However, she was able to continue her philanthropic work through New Life House. She is passion driven and happy to share the good news about this life changing organization. 

House Manager

Lola Lopez

Lola has been the house manager for New Life House for two years. She has five years of recovery and remains thankful everyday for New Life House's support. She graduated from the program in 2013 and is happy to show women who are enthusiastic about recovery, what it takes to live a life clean of any chemical dependency. She not only monitors the women's progress in their recovery but also in their personal development.

Chairman of Board

Tammy Cross

Tammy Cross serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.   Tammy brings a wealth of information and ideas to New Life House.  She owns a local business and has served as president of the Durant Independent School Board.  She has seen the devastating effects of addiction on youth and families.  New Life House would not be in existence without her giving heart and continued dedication.


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Suzy Hicks

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Suzy Hicks knows better than anyone the importance of a drug free environment in an addict's transition back into society.  She has personally overcome these issues in her life and is now offering this option to other women.  She oversees the facility's daily operation, screens and admits all residents, and assists in setting and achieving goals on an individual basis.  A graduate of Grayson County College in Denison, Texas, Suzy has a background in counseling and nursing.