Shelter Directors

Linda Oberhaus

Executive Director
Linda Oberhaus currently serves as the Executive Director for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Naples, Florida and has 25 years of professional experience in the human services field.

Cyndi Fields

Director of Development
As the Director of Development, Cyndi oversees all aspects of philanthropy for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children and holds a CFRE designation (Certified Fundraising Executive) and CFRM from the Indiana School of Philanthropy.

Lisa Fasanella

Director of Programs
Lisa brings more than 17 years of diverse experience to her role overseeing The Shelter's programs and services, including the organization's emergency shelter, transitional housing, Immokalee and Naples Outreach Offices.

Julie Franklin

Director of Operations
As The Shelter for Abused Women & Children’s director of operations, Julie is responsible for facilities management, security, human resources, finance and grant reporting.


The Shelter is extremely grateful for exceptional leadership from experienced members of the public. Our diverse group of volunteer board, trustee, guild and committee members drive social change, investing their time, ideas, resources and experiences to lead others in service for social good. Our leaders build on community assets, meet community needs and provide volunteers with a positive experience so that they continue their journey of service.