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Helpful People

NameRoomPhone # 

Jack Defandorf
Administrative Officer


Supervision of HQ staff, accounting for Kavli endowment, Lab Allocation issues, coordination of offices in Buildings 37 and NE83. 

Kara DeNutte
Financial Officer

Any questions pertaining to contracts and grants—travel, purchasing, prior approvals for travel and equipment. Also serves as the Parking Coordinator.

Amanda Holley
Human Resources Coordinator

37-287324-5398MIT appointments and MIT IDs; MKI orientation; office location and keys.

Paul Hsi
Senior Systems Administrator


Accounts for MKI High Performance Computing, Linux support

Charles Leiserson (Ricky)
IT Desktop Support Specialist


Mac OS X and Linux support; technical purchasing information; IT helpdesk

Kelley Mahoney
Grants Administrator
37-274253-0698Budgeting and proposal preparation, PI status requests, proposal routing, other preaward issues.
Debbie Meinbresse
Assistant to the Director 
37-241253-1456landing page photo and website information; MKI mailing lists; MKI news and events
Isaac Meister
IT Desktop Support Specialist37-232
NE83-519 253-7517

Mac OS X and Linux support; technical purchasing information

Danielle Noonan
Human Resources Coordinator

37-287253-6104MIT appointments and MIT IDs; MKI orientation; office location and keys.
Jean Papagianopoulos
Purchasing Agent
37-271253-6116Purchasing questions
Kenton Phillips
Network Administrator



Computer accounts for Unix/Linux workstation login, e-mail, and webspace; network access

Teresa Santiago
Financial Assistant
37-284253-7078Credit cards, requests for payment, and travel questions.

Brian Surette
Facilities/Safety Manager

37-275253-8062Building issues; elevator access

Regularly Scheduled Events


SAP Self Service (timesheets, manage HR Benefits, 401K, etc)

Lynda Online Training Resources (LinkedIn Learning (formerly MIT Kerberos and Password required)