Youth Haven Announces 2018-2019 Board of Directors

Youth Haven has installed its 2018-2019 Board of Directors. The Board will be led by President Chief Stephanie Spell of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office; Vice President Erin Brahms; Treasurer Patrick Arnall; Secretary Jessica Santella; Immediate Past President Brenda O’Connor; and Directors Mary Beth Johns, Christina Linaberry, Bradford Marshall, Evelyn McKoan; and Christopher Raphael RN. New members of the Board include; Jacqueline Balandra and Eric Vasquez.

Jacqueline Balandra is a school psychologist who is currently on the Board of Directors and an Administrative Consultant for Royal Palm Academy. Jacqueline is also part of the Collier County Medical Society Alliance where she presents trainings and Q&A sessions with students regarding child development, parting skills, and community resources.

Eric Vasquez is an attorney with Bond Schoeneck & King. As a trail lawyer in state and federal courts of Florida and beyond, Eric has litigated a wide range of legal disputes including complex commercial/business litigation, complex construction litigation, employment/labor litigation, etc. Eric has a long history of volunteering his time and providing service to the community as well as with the local bar association.

For more information, contact Meredith Curley at or (239) 687-5155.