Sister Linda Yankoski
CEO, Holy Family Institute
Sister Linda Yankoski, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, has been with Holy Family Institute since 1975. Active in many professional and community organizations, Sister Linda is the Chair of the Catholic Charities USA Board of Trustees and has served on a number of other boards: Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA; Community at Holy Family Manor, Pittsburgh; Kearns Spirituality Center, Allison Park; Council on Accreditation, New York; and Families International, Milwaukee.
Sister Linda graduated summa cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in social work, from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds a master’s in administration, from the University of Notre Dame, and a doctorate in education from Duquesne University. Her research interests include nonprofit governance, leadership, and organizational development.
Sister Linda has received numerous awards, including the Campfire USA award in 2007; the “Champions for Children” award from the Homeless Children’s Education Fund in March, 2004; the Carlow “Woman of Spirit” award in 2001; and the “Manifesting the Kingdom” service award from the Diocese of Pittsburgh in January 1999. In 1998, Sister Linda was featured in Success Stories of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh XIII and received a Catholic Youth Association award in 1997. In 1994, Sister Linda was honored as the “Vectors Woman of the Year in Religion” and was named Volunteer Administrator of the Year in 1993 by the Volunteer Administrators of Southwestern Pennsylvania.