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YOUTH HAVEN, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENT TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Naples, FL (March 9, 2021)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to welcome Amy Novakovich, CFP®, CRPC®, to their Board of Directors, effective March 2021.

A native of Wisconsin, Amy began her schooling at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse prior to relocating to Florida in 2004. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in finance and a minor in psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, Florida.

Combining her educational background in finance and psychology, Amy co-founded Nova Wealth Management with her husband, James in 2011, where she is a Wealth Advisor. Prior to establishing their firm, Amy and James began their partnership at Fifth Third Securities servicing clients from Marco Island to Cape Coral. Amy is both a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®) and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ (CRPC®).

Amy is dedicated to giving back to the local community and has served on several boards and committees all throughout Southwest Florida over the last 15 years. She is currently serving on the Advisory Board for Bonita Springs Charter School and as a volunteer with Path to Freedom. A mother of four children, Amy is also active in her church.

“Youth Haven is honored to have Amy Novakovich join our Board of Directors,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “Amy’s years of professional experience coupled with her dedication to supporting the local community will be a huge benefit to both our organization and the children and teens that depend on Youth Haven for Home, Hope & Healing.”

Youth Haven 2020 – 2021 Board Members
Youth Haven’s 2020 – 2021 Board Members consists of Brenda O’Connor, President; Denise Murphy, Vice President; Patrick Arnall, Treasurer; Lynda Waterhouse, Secretary; Mary Beth Johns; Amy Novakovich, Christina Linaberry; Pamela Lundborg, Andres Paz, Jennifer Porter, Mike Prioletti and Christopher Raphael.


Honorary Lifetime Trustees
Youth Haven’s Honorary Lifetime Trustees consists 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 youthhavenswfl.org or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.