About Us

Organizational Leadership

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Sister Linda Yankoski, CSFN, Ed.D.

Chief Executive Officer, 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.


Michael Sexauer

President, Holy Family Institute

In July 2021, HFI named Michael Sexauer as its new President, following his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Sexauer brings more than 30 years of marketing communications, fundraising, and non-profit management experience and has been at Holy Family Institute since 2015.

An Erie native, Sexauer hold a BS in Communications from Clarion University and an MBA from Wake Forest University. Previously, Sexauer held positions with First Citizens Bank (Raleigh, NC), Phipps Conservatory, PNC and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

Executive Leadership Team

Sister Linda Yankoski, Chief Executive Officer
Michael Sexauer, President
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
Susan Neszpaul, Executive Vice President of Philanthropy
Mark Palastro, Chief Financial Officer
Vince Tarquinio, Manager of Risk, Quality, and Compliance
Toni Whitehead, Sr. Vice President of Family Support Programs
Ron Zangaro, Director of Education, HFI Specialized Learning