Our Staff


Jean-Gabriel CUBY Executive Director
Kevin HO Director of Engineering (Instrumentation Group Manager)
Mary Beth LAYCHAK Director of Communications & Community Engagement
Nadine MANSET Director of Science Operations (Astronomy Group Manager)
Andrew SHEINIS Director of Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer Programs
Tracy YOST Director of Finance & Administration
Virginia ARAGON-BARNES Environmental Health & Safety Manager
Patti FREEMAN Assistant to the Executive Director

Finance & Administration

Laurie DALE Administrative Services Manager
Joanne MATSUMOTO Finance & Administrative Support Specialist
Carolyn PETROWSKI Accountant
Arturo SAYCO Controller


Alexis ACOHIDO Remote Observer
Luc ARNOLD Resident Astronomer
Todd BURDULLIS QSO Operations Specialist
Daniel DEVOST Resident Astronomer
Benoît EPINAT Resident Astronomer
David FERNÁNDEZ-ARENAS Postdoctoral Fellow for the SIGNALS Large Program
Heather FLEWELLING Instrument Support Scientist
Helen JANUSZEWSKI Remote Observer
Viraja KHATU Resident Astronomer
Jasmin SILVA Remote Observer
Lisa WELLS Remote Observer


Marc BARIL Instrument Engineer
Gregory BARRICK Optical Engineer
Tom BENEDICT Instrument Engineer
Windell JONES Instrument Specialist
Greg GREEN Mechanical Designer & Instrument Maker
Les MIZUBA Instrument Specialist


Ivan LOOK Mechanical Design Engineer (Operations Group Manager)
Tyson ARRUDA Mechanical Technician
David LEATHERMAN Electrician
Ilima MONIZ Custodian
Kahea THRONAS Vehicle & Facility Maintenance Specialist
Seizen TSUHA Mechanical Technician
Raycen WONG Mechanical Engineer


Tom VERMEULEN Software Engineer (Software Group Manager)
Craden ASTRANDE Junior Systems Administrator
Ferdinand BABAS Systems Administrator
Conrad HOLMBERG Software Engineer
Sidik ISANI Software Engineer
Billy MAHONEY Database Specialist
Paul MICKELSEN Senior Systems Administrator
Chris USHER System Programmer
Cam WIPPER Astronomy Technical Specialist

MSE Project Office

The Maunakea Spectroscopic Explorer (MSE) Project Office operates from the
CFHT Headquarters in Hawaii, led by the Director of MSE Programs, Andrew Sheinis.
MSE staff are listed on the MSE Project Office Staff page.