Who We Are

Organizational Leadership

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Sister Linda Yankoski, CSFN, Ed.D.

President & CEO, Holy Family Institute

Sister Linda Yankoski, a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, has over 40 years of experience in the executive management of Holy Family Institute and is responsible for its operations, including its subsidiaries, Holy Family Foundation and Nazareth Prep.

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 is also active in many professional and community organizations outside of Holy Family, serving on the boards of the Sister Thea Bowman Foundation and as an emeritus member of the Duquesne University Board of Trustees and the Mentoring Partnership Board of Trustees.

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Michael Sexauer

Executive Vice President & COO, Holy Family Institute

In early 2019, HFI named Michael Sexauer as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Sexauer brings more than 25 years of marketing and communications experience to the role and served as the executive director of Holy Family Foundation for the preceeding four years.

Executive Leadership Team

Sister Linda Yankoski, President/CEO
Rita Canton, Nazareth Prep Executive Director/Head of School
Debbie Gooden, Director of Facilities and Food Service
Lynn Guerra, Director of Volunteer Services
Daniel Jenkins, Director of IT & Infrastructure
Anita Kinsley, Executive Vice President, Social Services
Megan McCue, Director of Executive Administration
Mark Palastro, Chief Financial Officer
Michael Sexauer, Executive Vice President/COO
Elizabeth Stephenson, Sr. VP of Residential & Mental Health Programs
Vince Tarquinio, Manager of Risk, Quality, and Compliance
Toni Whitehead, Sr. VP of Family Support Programs
Ron Zangaro, Director of Education, HFI Specialized Learning