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.

Leadership

The Shelter Board of Directors
  • Linda Hinds
    Chair
  • Dave Maksymetz
    Vice Chair
  • Bill Waltrip
    Secretary
  • Scott Herstin
    Treasurer
  • Arlene Shapiro
    Past Chair
The Shelter Board of Trustees
  • Lacey King
    Chair
  • JoAnn Remington
    Past Chair
Guild Executive Committee
  • Niki Thompson
    President
  • Pat Wheeler
    First Vice President
  • Linda Sims
    Second Vice President
  • Joanne Fowler
    Secretary
  • Cindy Potter
    Asst. Secretary
  • Peg Melillo
    Treasurer
Community Ambassadors
  • Jessica Horowitz, Chair
NextGen Committee
  • Caroline Ridgway
    Co-Chair
  • Dave Anderson
    Co-Chair