Contact Information


NamePositionResponsibilitiesPhoneEmail Address
Ship Operations   General Inquiries (508) 289-2208
Marine Operations General Inquiries (508) 289-2359
Hank Ayers Marine Engineer R/V Neil Armstrong maintenance, spare parts inventory, ISM compliance, vessel fueling (508) 289-2750 
Michael Brennan Marine Personnel Coordinator Marine crew (508) 289-3220
Bethany Blackburn Marine Operations Administrator Oversight of fiscal matters and procedures, preparation of budgets and proposals, funding agency liaison (508) 289-3364
Pam Clark Ship Operations Project Manager R/V Atlantis LARS, general Naval Architecture/ Marine Engineering support (508) 289-2735
Dave Fisichella Shipboard Scientific Support Group Manager Seagoing technicians, shared-use equipment, shipboard computing (508) 289-3777
Michael Gagne Marine Electronics Supervisor Shipboard electronics maintenance (508) 289-2233
Kimberly Grodzki Exec. Asst. to the Vice President for Marine Facilities and Operations Support VP for Marine Facilities and Operations.  Pre/post-cruise administrative support.   (508) 289-2359
Faith Hampshire Center Administrator I Seagoing technician support (508) 289-2579
Kerry Heywood Ship Operations Coordinator Assistant to Director of Ship Operations, port agent liaison, port call arrangements (508) 289-2703
Robert Munier Vice President for Marine Facilities and Operations Oversight of WHOI's vessels, vehicles, observatories and NDSF (508) 289-3335 
Michelle Oliva Sr. Administrative Assistant II Ship Operations administrative support (508) 289-2208
Beth Ryan Administrative Associate I Ship Operations administrative support (508) 289-2414
Chad Smith Mission Coordinator Cruise logistics and science liaison for vessels, dock scheduling, vessel charters (508) 289-3811
Kerry Strom Marine Operations Coordinator Ship scheduling, research clearances (508) 289-3938
Al Suchy Director of Ship Operations Overall management of WHOI research vessels (508) 289-2624
Dutch Wegman Port Engineer R/V Atlantis maintenance, shipyard liaison, budget preparation (508) 289-2232
National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF)
Andrew Bowen NDSF Director Overall management of NDSF (508) 289-2643
Adam Soule Chief Scientist for Deep Submergence Scientific liaison for NDSF assets (508) 289-3213
Bruce Strickrott Alvin Operations Manager Alvin management, engineering & operations (508) 289-3860
Carl Kaiser Sentry Operations Manager Sentry management, engineering & operations (508) 289-3269
Matthew Heintz Jason Operations Manager Jason/Medea management, engineering & operations (508) 289-3426
Catherine Offinger NDSF Field Operations Coordinator ROV/AUV point of contact, ROV/AUV logistics (508) 289-3445
Rick Chandler Submersible Operations Administrator Alvin logistics, Navy clearances, toxicity testing (508) 289-2272