News, Press Release


Naples, Fl (July 7, 2023). Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2023-2024 Board of Directors slate and the appointment of Christina Linaberry as its new President. Linaberry is a longtime supporter of Youth Haven, having served on its Board of Directors for eight years, most recently as 1st Vice President.

Youth Haven 2023 – 2024 Board of Director Officers

  • Christina Linaberry, 1st Vice President
  • Jennifer Porter, 1st Vice President
  • Ingrid Aielli, 2nd Vice President
  • Gregg Agens, Treasurer
  • Trina Mostyn, Secretary
  • Denise Murphy, Immediate Past President


Youth Haven 2023 – 2024 Board of Director Members 

  • Sue Brousseau
  • Pamela Lundborg
  • Jen Mitchell
  • Amy Novakovich
  • Mike Prioletti
  • Brenda Ruth/Blickenstaff
  • Derace Schaffer, MD

“The first time I stepped onto the Youth Haven campus, I knew it was a special place, and my respect has continued to deepen every time since,” shared Christina Linaberry. “Thanks to the unwavering dedication, support, and commitment of the Youth Haven staff and volunteers, the children and teens that come to Youth Haven have a second chance. They are given the tools to move beyond their past and progress forward to a brighter future. I am deeply grateful and proud that there is a warm, safe, and supportive place called Youth Haven in our community, and I am also so grateful for all who support it.”

“We’re happy to announce our 2023 – 2024 Board of Directors slate,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven CEO. “We look forward to Christina Linaberry leading our board and are grateful for Denise Murphy’s impactful work as our immediate past president. Our board’s support, commitment, and visionary leadership will ensure we continue to meet the growing demands of our community, providing home, hope, and healing to abused and neglected children and teens.”

For media inquiries, please contact Laura Lafakis, Youth Haven Director of Development, at 239-687-5175 or

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 children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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