Office of the President

Carnegie Observatories Director John Mulchaey and Carnegie Embryology Director Yixian Zheng jointly serve as interim co-presidents. Appointed by the institution's board of trustees, they will jointly serve as the chief executive officer of the institution with the general charge of its administration and supervision until a new president is selected. Dr. Margaret Moerchen, is Science Deputy to the President.  She works on new programs, strategic planning, scientific reviews of staff and departments, organizing and monitoring ongoing scientific collaborations and teams, partnerships with other organizations, and serves as liaison to all our scientists.

Finance and Operations

Timothy Doyle is the Chief Operating Officer with overall responsibility for the Institution's operations. Michael Stambaugh is our Chief Investment Officer with responsibility for managing the Institution's endowment. 

Office of General Counsel

Benjamin Aderson is Carnegie's General Counsel responsible for critical legal areas, including intellectual property, employment and benefits, research, and real estate.


Ann McElwain is the Chief Development Officer managing the institution's development efforts.  


Tina McDowell, Natasha Metzler, and Cindy Hunt are in the communications office and are responsible for issuing periodical and special publications, news releases, social media, updating web content, and granting permissions to publish Carnegie material.