Shelter Leadership

Linda Oberhaus

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

Julie Franklin

Chief Operating Officer
As The Shelter for Abused Women & Children’s Chief Operating Officer, Julie is responsible for facilities management, security, human resources, finance and grant reporting.

Cyndi Fields

Chief Development Officer
As Chief Development Officer, 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.


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.