Goodyear-based New Life Center, which provides emergency shelter to domestic violence victims, has named Linda Volhein as its interim executive director.
Volhein is replacing Paul Denial, who left his position recently.
"Leadership change is a natural step for New Life Center, and it offers us the opportunity to build on our successes, consider new perspectives and refresh our vision," Skip Peeples, board of directors chairman, said in an announcement.
Volhein was CEO at Florence Crittenton for 18 years, followed by various interim positions.
“I look forward to working with the amazing staff and dedicated board of directors during this leadership transition,” Volhein said. “I am honored to be entrusted with the important role of helping New Life Center in this phase of its long history providing safety and shelter to thousands of women and children in crisis.”
Peeples said the programs at the center will continue without interruption.
“The Board is committed to ensuring the organization remains strong and the excellent programs continue uninterrupted,” Peeples said.
New Life Center, founded in 1991, has grown over the past decade. It serves close to 1,000 residents in its 104-bed shelter annually. In addition, it offers support groups and educational presentations through its outreach program.