Leadership and Organization

SNOLAB Leadership

SNOweb-7.jpgDr. Nigel Smith
Executive Director

SNOLAB's leadership team is headed by Nigel Smith, who holds overall accountability for the performance of the laboratory and fulfillment of the expectations set by the SNOLAB Institute Board of Directors. Smith sets the overall scientific strategy for SNOLAB, represents the laboratory to external communities, and is the chief spokesperson for the lab. Read Nigel's Bio here. 


RFord.jpgDr. Richard Ford
Director, Programme Development 

As the Director Programme Development, Richard Ford leads the division responsible for the development of the experiments and enhancing the facility capabilities.  The division manages the lifecycle implementation of new experiment construction and facility upgrade projects, the engineering design office, and the science supportfacilities including chemistry labs, clean assembly facility, and a low level radioactivity measurement lab.

SNOLAB-1.jpgDr. Jeter Hall 
Director, Programme Delivery, Science 

The Director of Programme Delivery for Science is accountable for the successful execution of the laboratory's large suite of projects in tandem with the successful operation of its scientific program. The Director works across organizational boundaries to facilitate the successful completion of the lab's portfolio of projects and programs alongside the lab's operational commitments.


ABarr.jpgAllan Barr
Director, Programme Delivery

The Director, Programme Delivery, is responsible for maintaining and coordinating the facility resources to ensure the deployment and integration of the SNOLAB scientific programme within SNOLAB operations. This includes the allocation of people and materials from the SNOLAB Integration & Operations Divisions.





MHodak.jpgMark Hodak
Engineering Office Manager

The Engineering Office, led by the Engineering Office Manager, is responsible for providing professional engineering services for both SNOLAB internal infrastructure projects as well as experiments residing at SNOLAB. The Manager is accountable for consistent timely delivery of competent engineering support. This includes the design of solutions which meet a client’s technical specifications as well as performance objectives without compromising excellence in safety and regulatory compliance.


SNOLAB-8.jpgChris Jillings
Scientific Support Manager

The Science Support Group provide support to the SNOLAB community in diverse fields such as chemical analysis, detector development and operation, scientific coding, assay, and analysis.



SNOweb-10.jpgBrian Morissette  
Projects Office Manager

The Projects Office foremost responsibility is the delivery of Projects as part of the Science Programme; this is achieved by pairing members of the Projects Office with Experiments, who work closely guiding them through the Project Life Cycle and the many hoops that are encountered during the transportation and setup in a deep underground clean lab. Major facility development projects are also handled through the Projects Office which ensures our lab meets the needs of the Scientific community. 


SNOLAB-2.jpgBrent Donnelly
Core Services Manager  

The Core Service Group serves as a front-line contact point for SNOLAB.  The group provides support and services to staff and users in the areas of purchasing, training and site access.



DarkMatter.pngDavid Bailey
Operations Manager

The Operations Manager is responsible for the reliable performance of the SNOLAB infrastructure, both surface and underground, as well as any experiment systems assigned by the Director of Programme Delivery. The Operations Manager is a technical lead in all aspects of the systems under their purview and implement processes to ensure continued operation. 



SNOweb-1.jpgLeo Oman
Integration Manager

The Integration Manager is responsible for receiving goods at the SNOLAB surface site, arranging shipping of goods underground to the 6800 foot level SNOLAB, cleaning of materials to required cleanliness and also providing trade services (millwrights, machinists and electricians) for the installation of materials into the underground SNOLAB infrastructure systems or into experiment builds by arrangement. The integration group is also responsible for regular cleaning and maintenance of the iunderground laboratory and inspection and maintenance of mobile equipment, lifting apparatus and personnel fall restraint apparati.





Health and Safety Officer

The Health and Safety Officer is responsible for the leadership and management of SNOLAB's EH&S Division. Primary responsibilities of this role include management of SNOLAB's Occupational Health and Safety Management System and the development and maintenance of strategies that aim to prevent the occurrence of occupational injury and illness at SNOLAB



SNOLAB-4.jpgNancy Mackenzie
Finance Officer

The Finance Officer manages and maintains the financial and accounting systems at SNOLAB. The Finance Officer is also responsible for all budgeting and financial reporting functions and is the secretary of the SNOLAB Audit and Finance Committee. 




SNOLAB-7.jpgKaren Galipeau
Planning and Quality Assurance Officer

The Planning and Quality Assurance Officer has the primary responsibility for managing key elements of the Quality Management System (QMS) and monitoring its effectiveness including document control, records management and compliance with regulatory and business requirements are met and conducting internal audits.  The Planning and QA Officer is also appointed as the Board Executive Secretary and the SNOLAB Privacy Coordinator.



SNOweb-14.jpgSamantha Kuula
Communications & Outreach Officer

The Communications Office at SNOLAB develops, implements and manages all internal and external communications, risk management and all education and outreach for SNOLAB. The Communications Officer works with all partners and stakeholders to maintain SNOLAB as a world-leading cutting edge underground science laboratory. 



SNOLAB-2.jpgBrent Donnelly 
Human Resources Officer

The Human Resources Group is responsible for providing effective management and support to the organization of human resource functions.  This includes recruitment and staffing; training and development; payroll and benefit coordination; performance monitoring; union negotiations, employee relations and counseling.