Board of Directors

New House established its own Board of Directors and by-laws as a California non-profit corporation in May of 1974.

The first Board was composed of James Lamb Free, Sr., along with W. W. (Bill) Dickerson, Jr., President, Alfred Visioni, Vice President, and John Ryan, Secretary and Treasurer. Other initial Board members were Sherman Asche, Nancy Chandler, Beauford Daggett, and George Flint.


Current Board

The following men and women have volunteered as members of the New House Board of Directors. The Board, like the Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, has followed the tradition of maintaining a balance of non-recovering and recovering members.

Listed in alphabetical order:

Jeff Daugherty, Esq.

David Dyne, M.D.

Phil Jones

Larry Laborde, Esq.

Thomas Niessen

Victor Plana

Marty Rickler, PhD

Caitlin Slutzky

Deborah Talmage

Father Patrick Mullin


New House II
227 W. Haley Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 962-8248
New House III
2434 Bath Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-6050
Grad House
2021 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-6050