Our Founder

After a long battle with drug and alcohol addiction, Anika Cooper has over 20 years in recovery. The challenges and struggles she faced gave her a true understanding of what individuals seeking recovery from drug and alcohol addiction need. She understands how vital it is to their survival to get into a caring and supportive environment immediately upon completing a treatment program. This is the reason Anika founded Simply Grace, it was and is part of her desire to begin a new life free of drugs and alcohol.

A cum laude graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Anika currently resides in Frisco with her two beautiful children and enjoys a successful career as a professional in the recovery field. She is a member of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. Anika fully believes the 12 steps program saved her life, which is why she continues to volunteer for over 10 years at Dawson State Jail and Gatesville Women’s Prison in the DFW area.

Board of Directors

Renee Gibson
Renee GibsonBoard of Directors, Special Events & Marketing
VP Operations, Peekaboo Design Group
Owner, YES YourEventSource
Murray Covens
Murray CovensBoard of Directors, Grant Specialist
Principal, North Texas Non-Profit Resources
Gary Coffman
Gary CoffmanBoard of Directors
Director of Outreach, Chapter House
Andrew Clyde
Andrew ClydeBoard of Directors
President, Diamond A Construction Services LLC, A.L.F.S. Investments LLC, Real Estate and Ashcraft Granite and Marble
Leslie Moore
Leslie MooreBoard of Directors, Treasurer
Sr. System Analyst, Vire Consulting
Sharon Taylor
Sharon TaylorBoard of Directors, Secretary
Appraiser, Fannie Mae