Naples, FL (March 17, 2020)

Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to welcome Lynda M. Waterhouse, Campus President of Keiser University (Naples) to their Board of Directors, effective February 19, 2020.

“Youth Haven is honored to have Lynda join our Board of Directors,” said Jinx Liggett, Youth Haven’s Executive Director. “Her years of professional experience and dedication to giving back to the local community will be a huge benefit to both our organization and the countless abandoned, abused and homeless children and teens that we support”

About Lynda M. Waterhouse, CPA, DHA, FACMPE
Currently, Lynda Waterhouse is the campus president for Keiser University-Naples, Keiser University’s twenty-first campus in the state of Florida.  Previously, Lynda served as CFO, COO, and President/CEO of Wolford College. In addition to the responsibilities at Wolford College, Lynda had served as the Executive Director of Collier Anesthesia, PA for 23 years. Lynda is a Certified Public Accountant and before working in the medical field, had worked as Vice President/Assistant Controller for a large New York financial services company. Lynda has served as an officer on the Leadership Collier Foundation Board, the Collier County Hunger and Homeless Coalition, the Florida Anesthesia Administrator’s Association, Wolford College, and Collier Anesthesia.  She has volunteered on the NCH Hospital Ball Committee, been Co-Vice Chair, and Co-Chair of Leadership Collier Class of 2015 and 2016, and currently serves on the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Finance Committee.

Youth Haven 2019 – 2020 Board Members
Youth Haven’s 2019 – 2020 Board Members consists of Brenda O’Connor, President; Erin Brahms, Vice President; Patrick Arnall, Treasurer; Jessica Santella, Secretary; Chief Stephanie Spell, Immediate Past President; Jackie Balandra; Mary Beth Johns; Christina Linaberry; Pamela Lundborg, Associate; Bradford K. Marshall; Evelyn McKoan; Denise Murphy; 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

Youth Haven, a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-18 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier County, a Naples Children and Education Foundation grant recipient, and has been in continuous operation since 1972. For more information, visit, like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter, and Instagram.

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