slices of world map showing webb contributors
Webb has over 1200 skilled scientists, engineers and technicians from 14 countries (and more than 27 US states) building it. (It is a joint NASA/ESA/CSA mission.) Assembly and testing of the mirror and instruments occurred at NASA Goddard.


Webb Project Team at GSFC in front of scale model of Webb Telescope
Some of the James Webb Space Telescope team are shown here in front of the Webb full-scale model at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

James Webb Space Telescope Operations Project – Code 443

Project Managers

  • Project Manager - Cathy Barclay (acting)
  • Deputy Project Manager - Vacant
  • Deputy Project Manager/Resources - Robyn O'Mara
  • Mission Systems Engineer - Mike Menzel

Project Scientists

  • Senior Project Scientist - Jane Rigby
  • Deputy Senior Project Scientist - Jonathan Gardner
  • Senior Project Scientist Emeritus - John Mather
  • Observatory Project Scientist - Michael McElwain
  • Deputy Observatory Project Scientist - Erin Smith
  • Deputy Observatory Project Scientist - Charles Bower
  • Integrated Science Instrument Module Project Scientist - Matthew Greenhouse
  • Deputy ISIM Project Scientist - Bernard Rauscher
  • Integration, Test, and Commissioning Project Scientist - Randy Kimble
  • Deputy Integration, Test and Commissioning Project Scientist - Christopher Stark
  • Deputy Operations Project Scientist - Susan Neff
  • The Deputy Project Scientist for Communications - Amber Straughn
  • Project Scientist for Policy and Science Community - Stefanie Milam
  • Operations Project Scientist - Knicole Colón