Director's Office (DO)

About Us

The Director's Office of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) provides leadership and administrative direction to the CfA and consists of the Director Charles Alcock of the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) and of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) and his staff. The Director's Office oversees the science, technical service, and administrative service groups.



Director: Charles Alcock (617) 495-7100
Deputy Director: Roger Brissenden (617) 495-7387
Senior Science Advisor: Nancy Brickhouse (617) 495-7438
Associate Director for Administration (HCO): Maureen Connors (617) 495-2540
Chief Advancement and External Affairs Officer: Sharon K. Allen (617) 495-7410
Gift Officer, Advancement and External Affairs: Jennifer Raymond (617) 496-7581
Staff Assistant, Advancement and External Affairs: Valerie Boyle (617) 495-1490
Administrative Specialist: Margaret Carroll (617) 495-7099
CfA Fellowship Coordinator: Christine Crowley (617) 495-7103
Assistant to the Director: Susan Hessenthaler (617) 495-7102

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