Staff at the CFHT


Doug SIMONS Executive Director
Daniel DEVOST Director of Science Operations
Andrew SHEINIS Director of Engineering
Tracy YOST Director of Finance and Administration
Mary Beth LAYCHAK Director of Strategic Communications
Patti FREEMAN Assistant to the Executive Director

Finance and Administration

Carolyn CASTANEDA Finance & Administrative Support Specialist
Laurie DALE Administrative Services Manager
Arturo SAYCO Controller
Virginia ARAGON-BARNES Environmental Health and Safety Manager


Resident Astronomer
QSO Operations Specialist
Callie CROWDER Remote Observer
Heather FLEWELLING Instrument Support Scientist
Helen JANUSZEWSKI Remote Observer
Christy CUNNINGHAM Remote Observer
Nadine MANSET Resident Astronomer/Group manager
Laurie ROUSSEAU-NEPTON Resident Astronomer
Lisa WELLS Remote Observer
Cameron WIPPER Remote Observer


Kevin HO Instrument Manager
Marc BARIL Instrument Engineer
Gregory BARRICK Optical Engineer
Tom BENEDICT Instrument Specialist
Greg GREEN Mechanical Designer/Instrument Maker
Windell JONES Instrument Specialist
Grant MATSUSHIGE Sr. Instrument Specialist
Les MIZUBA Instrument Specialist


Ivan LOOK Operations Manager/Mechanical Design Engineer
Tyson ARRUDA Mechanical Technician
Casey ELIZARES Summit Operations Manager
Steve HUGHES Electrician
Ilima ISABEL Custodian
James Kahea THRONAS Vehicle and Facility Maintenance Specialist
Seizen TSUHA Mechanical Technician
Raycen WONG Mechanical Engineer


Kanoa WITHINGTON Software Manager
Ferdinand BABAS System Administrator
Sidik ISANI Software Engineer
Billy MAHONEY Database Specialist
Chris USHER System Programmer
Tom VERMEULEN Software Engineer
Matt WILSON Computer Software Engineer

MSE Project Office

Kei SZETO Project Manager
Jennifer SOBECK System Scientist
Alexis HILL Project Engineer
Jennifer MARSHALL Project Scientist
Sam BARDEN System Engineer
Barbara SMALL Project Administrator