Sister Janet Gardner is new Beatitude House executive director

Staff report


Beatitude House’s board of directors has announced the appointment of Sister Janet Gardner as the new executive director.

She will join the staff officially in June.

Sister Patricia McNicholas, current director, will transition to the position of senior development director and focus on funding.

Sister Janet served as general minister for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, where she oversaw and coordinated ministries in 22 locations.

She has a master’s degree in social work from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and belongs to the Association of Certified Social Workers. Sister Janet has a background in transitional and supportive housing programs and experience with direct service and administration, which will inform her understanding of Beatitude House and the vulnerable population it serves.

“We are very excited to have Sister Janet join our team. We’re looking forward to welcoming her to the Beatitude House family and using her experiences and talents to better serve the homeless community,” said Casey Bertolette, Beatitude House’s development director.

Beatitude House, sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown, is committed to all disadvantaged women and children. By creating homes, providing educational opportunities and fostering healthy families, the ministry provides them with the opportunity to transform their lives.

For information about Beatitude House and programs, visit the website at, call 330-744-3147, or email to

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