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

Naples, FL (April 8, 2021)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to welcome Andres Paz to their Board of Directors, effective March 2021.

Andres Paz is the Chief Experience Officer of AdVenture, a full-service marketing agency based in Bonita Springs, Florida, where he is responsible for the overall experience of the company to customers, prospective customers, employees, and the market. Andres holds a BS Cum Laude from Kean University in Management Science with a concentration in Marketing. In his 14 years of marketing experience, Andres has served as a Marketing Consultant for Fort Myers Broadcasting, Renda Broadcasting, Glades Media and the Media Vista Group.

Andres is committed to making a difference in the Southwest Florida Community. He is a long-time supporter of Youth Haven and has sponsored many fun and enriching outings for the children and teens. In addition to Youth Haven, Andres has led his support to many other organizations, including: Leadership Collier Foundation, Blue Zones Project, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, City of Bonita Springs Outreach Committee and Junior Achievement.

A proud father to his daughter, Paulina; Andres has been recognized as one of Gulfshore Business’ 40 Under 40 as well as Naples Herald’s 40 Under 40.

“Andres Paz has been a wonderful asset to Youth Haven and we are thrilled that he has joined our Board of Directors,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “His support over the years has had such a positive impact on our children and teens and passion for his community makes him an incredible addition to our Board of Directors.”

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.