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Your NRAO Ombuds

Your NRAO Ombuds


Socorro - DSOC

Pam Harris

Pam Ford

Pam has been a software engineer for NRAO since 2009, transferring from Green Bank to Socorro in 2014.  She works for the CASA group, developing the Plotms tool for plotting astronomy data.

When not writing code, Pam enjoys hiking and sightseeing trips to explore her new state.  Her hobbies include quilting, photography, and guitar.

Pam looks forward to helping her coworkers at the DSOC as an ombuds representative.

Socorro - VLA

 Eddie Sanchez



Eddie has been with the Front End team in the Electronics Division since joining NRAO in Socorro in 2018. Eddie is at the VLA site Monday through Wednesday and typically works at the AOC on Thursdays. His key role is being a first respond individual to any issues related to the receivers.  

In his spare time, Eddie enjoys hiking, weekend-get away trips, and staying busy with home projects.  Also, on the weekends, you might catch Eddie playing bass guitar with his rock band, The Rhythm Prophets, at any of the local area music venues.  He also claims to be a fantastic cook, and, if you happen to find his social media, there are dishes that look amazing. We’ll take his word! 

As a Ombuds representative, Eddie plans on being there for the individuals at the VLA and also making them aware of available resources.



Jon Cooper

Jon Cooper started with NRAO Green Bank Observatory in 2018 and presently working as Project Manager within PMD in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
With degree in Electrical Engineering, Jon supports the organization with project management functions for VLA, VLBA and NgVLA infrastructure projects.
When not at work, Jon is mountain biking, dog training, and exploring with family.
As an Ombud, Jon will assist NRAO colleagues to maximize sense of supportive workspace and meeting full potential.

Green Bank

Dane Sizemore 


Dane has a long history with the GBO, first working at the site in 1997 as summer help for Facilities and Maintenance. Twenty years later, he joined the Software team, where he develops code and documentation. He is proud to have been to the edge of the dish on both the 140' and 300' telescopes.

Outside of work, he plays the guitar and chess. He is also lifelong martial arts student and currently teaches a local class. Dane is grateful to serve the uniquely talented people that work at GBO, using the role of Ombuds as a way to fulfill the Taekwon-Do ideal of building a more peaceful world.

Charlottesville - ER

Daphne Anderson



Daphne is a Senior Contracts Specialist for the Contracts and Procurement team and has been with NRAO since 2016. Daphne supports the organization by administering contracts and subcontracts from award to close-out for all the NRAO programs. She loves running and traveling. 

“As an Ombuds Representative, I look forward to being an available resource to my co-workers.”  

Sarah Wood

Sarah has been a Data Analyst for the NAASC since 2013. Her main priorities are maintaining the ALMA Science help desk and quality assurance of ALMA data. Her hobbies include video games and painting miniatures. Sarah joined Ombuds at NRAO in order to help assist her co-workers and improve the work environment at NRAO for everyone.

Charlottesville - CDL


Tatiana Ferro

Tatiana Ferro has been with CDL for about three years. She has been providing documentation support to multiple groups at CDL.

When not at work, Tatiana supports her family restaurant business, likes travelling, and explores local cuisines and cultures.

As an Ombud, Tatiana hopes to be a resource available to her co-workers who they can confide in and discuss any pressing issues.

Ombuds Representatives
  • Socorro, New Mexico

  •  Socorro, New Mexico - VLA

  • Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • Green Bank, West Virginia

  • Charlottesville, Virginia

  • Charlottesville, Virginia - CDL

  • Program Coordinator

- (434) 296-0265

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