Board of Trustees


Board of Trustees 

Catholic Charities USA is governed by a Board of Trustees, many of whom are leaders in local Catholic Charities agencies across the country.

Episcopal Liaison

Most Rev. David Zubik, D.D.

Diocese of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.


Sr. Linda Yankoski*
President and CEO

Holy Family Institute
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Vice Chair

Ms. Marguerite Harmon**

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
Tuscon, Ariz.


Ms. Elida El-Gawly*
Director, Community Grants and Investments

Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
Houston, Texas


Brian Soukup*

Old Town Square Properties LLC
Ft. Collins, Colo.

Dr. Barbara Shank, LICSW***
Dean, School of Social Work

St. Catherine University
St. Paul, Minn.

Dr. Isaiah McKinnon*
Associate Professor

University of Detroit Mercy
Detroit, Mich.

Mr. Andrew Linbeck*
Managing Director

Salient Partners, LP
Houston, Texas

Mr. Charles Cornelio*
President, Defined Contribution

Lincoln Financial Group
Greensboro, N.C.

Mr. Gregory Kepferle, MA**

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
San Jose, Calif.

Mr. Jesse Bean*
Managing Partner

JBean & Associates
San Francisco, CA




Mr. John Young, MSW**
Executive Director

Immediate Past Chair
Catholic Charities Diocese of Yakima
Yakima, Wash.

Mr. Martin Gutierrez**
Vice President, Neighborhood and Community Services

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans
New Orleans, La.


Mr. Sean Callahan***
Chief Operating Officer

Catholic Relief Services
Baltimore, Md.

Mr. Timothy Noelker*

Thompson Coburn, LLP
St. Louis, Mo.

Ms. Constance O’Brien***
Board Member

Ladies of Charity of the USA
St. Louis, Mo.

Ms. Heather Reynolds, MSW**

Catholic Charities Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas

Ms. Martina O’Sullivan*

Dominican Hospital
Capitola, Calif.

Ms. Sheila Gilbert***

National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Indianapolis, Ind.

Rev. Larry Snyder

Catholic Charities USA
Alexandria, Va.

Rev. Msgr. Kevin Sullivan**
Executive Director

Catholic Charities of New York
New York, N.Y.

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC***
President and CEO

Catholic Health Association
St. Louis, Mo.

* = Independent board member; ** = Member agency Executive Director