Annette Newton-Baldwin is the  Assistant Director of the LION UP Recovery Program (Collegiate Recovery Program) and Intervention. She has been employed at Southeastern Louisiana University since 2003.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. In 1997, Annette earned a Masters of Arts in Counseling from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has a special interest in trauma and Intervention and  Recovery Informed Counseling. Annette is ARISE Trained with Arise Continuing Care as an Interventionist.

Annette served as a Counselor and Assistant Director of Outreach at the Southeastern Louisiana University Counseling Center. She has worked in a variety of settings including Bancroft NeuroHealth Rehabilitation Center in Covington and New Orleans, Straight and Narrow Treatment Center of Baton Rouge, and Lifestreams Behavioral Center of Leesburg, Florida.

Annette has worked as grant coordinator with the Transforming Youth in Recovery, National Highway Safety Commission and Tobacco-Free Living. She has also served as TRACC Coalition Chair, Terrell Conference Chair, Jolly Jingles Market Chair as well as President of the Junior Auxiliary of Hammond. She has recently helped launch Collegiate Recovery Programming at Southeastern Louisiana University. LION UP Recovery launched Fall of 2019. It is the first collegiate recovery program for students in recovery at a public university in the State of Louisiana.  Annette continues to work with the LION UP Collegiate Recovery Board to promote sustainability of LION UP Recovery Collegiate Recovery Program and has recently been appointed to serve on the Association of Recovery in Higher Education Board of Directors as the Southeast Representative. She was recently awarded the 2022 President's Award for Unclassified Staff Excellence in Service. 

Annette is a native of Slidell, Louisiana. A Life Member of Junior Auxiliary and a Proud Mom. 

Contact Information

LION UP Recovery

Collegiate Recovery Program

303 A Union Ave

Student Union Avenue

Room 2409 (2nd Floor of the Student Union Annex  - Above Starbucks)


Tel. 985-549-3233


Assistant Director of Intervention and LION UP Recovery

Annette Newton Baldwin, LPC, LMFT