Naples, FL (July 14, 2021) Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Denise Murphy as President of their Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2021. Murphy fills the role previously held by Brenda O’Connor.

Murphy is the General Manager at The Players Club & Spa, an affiliate of Stock Development. An avid volunteer in the community and a strong supporter of education, Murphy also serves as Vice-Chair with the Champions for Learning program. She is a graduate of the 2015 GAIN program with the Chamber of Commerce, a Leadership Collier Alumni, and was honored by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Leadership Collier Foundation as the 2017 Volunteer of the Year. In addition, Murphy was recognized for being a Distinguished Volunteer from Youth Haven in 2018.

Youth Haven is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors: Allie Krider, Trina Mostyn, Jennifer Porter, and Lee Willis.

“We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Denise Murphy as President of our Board of Directors and the addition of Allie Krider, Trina Mostyn, Jennifer Porter, and Lee Willis as members of our Board of Directors,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven Executive Director. “Their commitment and visionary leadership will ensure we continue to meet the growing demands of our community. We’re also grateful for the inspired direction of our immediate past president, Brenda O’Connor and for her time and commitment to Youth Haven.”

Youth Haven 2021 – 2021 Board of Director Officers

  • Denise Murphy, President
  • Mike Prioletti, 1st Vice President
  • Christina Linaberry, 2nd Vice President
  • Patrick Arnall, Treasurer
  • Lynda Waterhouse, Secretary

Youth Haven 2021 – 2022 Board of Director Members 

  • Allie Krider
  • Pamela Lundborg
  • Trina Mostyn
  • Amy Novakovich
  • Brenda O’Connor, Immediate Past President
  • Andres Paz
  • Jennifer Porter
  • Lee Willis

Honorary Lifetime Trustees
Youth Haven’s Honorary Lifetime Trustees consist of Carol Boyd, Lamar Gable, Lavern N. Gaynor, Frances Pew Hayes, and Sheriff Kevin Rambosk.


About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6 – 18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s 25-acre therapeutic campus houses over 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Also situated on its campus is Rob’s Group Home, Youth Haven’s transitional living cottage, which provides comprehensive 24-hour care, with a longer average length of stay, for homeless unaccompanied teenagers ages 16 -19. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient, and holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is focused on protecting and empowering children and teens in Southwest Florida through comprehensive care and community collaboration. For more information, please visit or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


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