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
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
Virginia ARAGON-BARNES Environmental Health & Safety Manager


Alexis ACOHIDO Remote Observer
Luc ARNOLD Resident Astronomer
Emmanuel BERTIN 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
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 Operations Group Manager / Mechanical Design Engineer
Tyson ARRUDA Mechanical Technician
David LEATHERMAN Electrician
Ilima MONIZ Custodian
James Kahea THRONAS Vehicle & Facility Maintenance Specialist
Seizen TSUHA Mechanical Technician
Raycen WONG Mechanical Engineer


Tom VERMEULEN Software Group Manager / Software Engineer
Craden ASTRANDE Junior System Administrator
Ferdinand BABAS System Administrator
Conrad HOLMBERG Software Engineer
Sidik ISANI Software Engineer
Ludvig LETO System Administrator
Billy MAHONEY Database Specialist
Chris USHER System Programmer
Cam WIPPER Astronomy Technical Specialist
Kanoa WITHINGTON Senior System Administrator

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.