Meet the Staff

Antonio Lodico

Executive Director

Antonio Lodico comes to the Thomas Merton Center with over a decade of experience working at upstart and established grassroots groups in Pittsburgh.  Over this time, his work and accomplishments have blended activism, technology, advocacy, alt labor, project management, and more.

Prior to joining the Thomas Merton Center, he was Maker Chief for the New App for Making It in America Project, Co-Director for the Mon Valley Unemployed Committee, Director of Operations for the PA League of Young Voters, PA field director for the United States Student Association, and Director of Technology for Wireless Neighborhoods.

A native of Pittsburgh, Antonio Lodico is an alumni of Peabody High School, now Obama Academy.  He is also an alumni of Macalester College and Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs.  He lives in Greenfield neighborhood, and enjoys bocce, bad science fiction, and barbecuing in his spare time.

Ros Maholland

Finance Director and Project Liaison


Ros Maholland is the part-time finance director and project liaison of the Thomas Merton Center and its 24 projects. She has made her career in the non-profit sector and has held management, fundraising, accounting and social work positions at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Miryam’s Shelter for Homeless Women, Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership and at UCP Class. Ros is a graduate of Chatham University and, additionally, has completed an Advanced Certificate in Accounting at Duquesne University.

Sr. Mary Clare Donnelly, RSM

Office and Project Organizer

maryclareSr. Mary Clare, a part-time staff person, works to build unity among TMC projects and office administration. She accomplishes this by streamlining resource needs, designing the space to be welcoming, and by increasing communication between our diverse leadership. She has been involved with supporting the Merton Center in this way for over twenty years and is a blessing among us.

Marni Fritz

Director of Communications, NewPeople Coordinator


Marni Fritz is the full-time Director of Communications and NewPeople coordinator for the Thomas Merton Center. Her main duties include managing social media, writing content for TMC consistent with the mission and vision, overseeing the weekly activist E-Blast, coordinating the NewPeople, designing and mailing graphics for events, membership engagement, press relations and the internal coordination of office activities. Marni holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from SUNY Geneseo, is the secretary of the board of the Pittsburgh-Matanzas Sister Cities Partnership, and an active member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).

Gabriel McMorland

Organizer for TMC, Intern Coordinator


Gabe McMorland, a full-time staff person organizing campaigns for the Merton Center and managing our intern program. Current campaigns include affordable housing, anti-islamophobia, anti-deportation for Martin Esquivel Hernandez and working with the city to divest from fossil fuels.

Molly Nichols

Pittsburghers for Public Transit Community Organizer


Molly Nichols is a full-time project staff person with Pittsburghers for Public Transit (PPT). PPT is a volunteer, grassroots organization of transit riders, drivers and supporters that advocates for public mass transit because it’s essential for healthy environments, economies, and communities. We work together to win the following rights for all.