Patrick Carolan

Executive Director

Patrick has been executive director of the Franciscan Action Network since 2010. He is also a co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, an organization working on global climate justice issues as well as Faithful Democracy, a faith coalition focused on the issue of Money in Politics, working to educate on the corruptive influence of big money on our democracy. He is a recipient of the 2015 White House Champion for Change Award for his work in the Climate Change arena, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Earth Ethics and is personally dedicated to social justice to bring about individual and societal transformation. Patrick's email:

Sister Marie Lucey, OSF

Associate Director
Sister Marie Lucey, OSF (of FAN Institutional Member Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia) has been with FAN since 2011, advocating for immigrant rights, gun violence prevention, human trafficking and other social justice and peacemaking issues. She also coordinates and communicates with FAN's institutional members. From 2003-2011, Sr. Marie served as Associate Director for Social Mission of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). Prior to working with LCWR, Sister Marie served for six years as her community's Congregational Minister (President), following many years as Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Justice and Peace Coordinator, and educator. She has participated in delegations to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Mexico, and a CRS delegation of women religious to Syria and Lebanon to learn first-hand about the Iraqi refugee crisis in order to promote awareness, advocacy and assistance on their return.
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Sister Maria Orlandini, OSF

Director of Advocacy
Sr. Maria Orlandini OSF, born in Italy, joined the Canossian Daughters of Charity and after formation was sent to the North American Province in Albuquerque, NM for almost 25 years. She has a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago and has served in parish ministry, as Youth and Young Adults Director, Director of Faith Formation, Pastoral Associate and her community’s Director of National/International Volunteer program.   As part of different committees she has been privileged to travel for meetings and experiences in the Philippines, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico as well as Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda and Kenya. In these countries she believes she was privileged to get to know first- hand the poverty and injustices that keep people and countries poor as well as the warmth of their welcome, the simplicity of their lives and the depth of their trust in God.

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Br. Ed Falsey, OFM Conv.

Director of Franciscan Solidarity Tables

Br. Ed joined the Conventual Franciscan Friars in 1974. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Community Organization and Leadership in 1979 and went on to achieve his Masters in Social Work from Fordham University in 1985. He has worked as a teacher, child care worker, psychotherapist, parish organizer, and parish administrator. I was the Executive Director of the Conventual ministry project, Franciscan Collaborative Ministries, for two years and recently finished working for the Diocese of Syracuse in Pastoral Planning after 11 years.

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Jason Miller

Director of Campaigns and Development

Jason is originally from Toledo, Ohio. His confirmation name was Francis, which fueled a lifelong passion for social justice and peacemaking. He graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both History and Religious Studies with a concentration in Catholic Studies. After graduating from JCU, Jason spent a year in Nashville, Tennessee doing a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. Jason's email:

Janine Walsh

Communications Coordinator

Janine joined FAN in 2012 as our Communications Coordinator. Working closely with all FAN staff, she develops and publishes two electronic newsletters, electronically maintains our Social Media, coordinates the frequent updates of our projects and actions on our Facebook and Twitter pages as well as updates the articles and postings to our website. Janine serves as our liaison to the Board of Directors and helps out with development. Additionally, Janine works as social outreach coordinator for St. James Parish in her hometown of Stratford, CT. Prior to joining FAN, she was a travel agent and customer service representative. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and three daughters, where she works from her home. Janine's email: