Board of Directors2018-03-08T14:33:47+00:00

Board of Directors

Cellana’s experienced Board of Directors enables our company to move into the future with confidence.

C. Barry Raleigh, PhD
C. Barry Raleigh, PhDChairman & Co-Founder Cellana

Dr. Raleigh is an experienced manager of large research organizations. He held key appointments as coordinator of the Earthquake Prediction Program of the US Geological Survey and as director, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, one of the nation’s leading research institutions. From 1989 through 2003, Dr. Raleigh served as dean of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii, one of the top three marine research institutions in the nation with an annual operating budget of more than $70 million. Dr. Raleigh received his Ph.D. in Geophysics from UCLA.

Jeffrey G. Black
Jeffrey G. BlackChief Financial Officer, AltheaDx

Mr. Black has more than 20 years in financial management and advisory roles and has served in senior-level finance roles for six publicly-traded companies. Mr. Black currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of AltheaDx, a company that offers a full suite of services focused on molecular biomarker discover, assay development, assay validation and prospective/retrospective clinical trial testing in support of companion diagnostic development and commercialization. Prior to joining AltheaDx, Mr. Black served as Chief Financial Officer of Verenium Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed pioneer in the development and commercialization of high-performance enzymes for use in industrial processes. During his tenure at Verenium, Mr. Black has played a leadership role in nearly $400 million of strategic, equity, and debt financing transactions. Mr. Black’s prior experience includes serving as Executive Director of Accounting and Corporate Controller of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Principal and Interim Financial Executive of Regent Pacific Management Corporation, a financial advisory firm through which he served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller of Clarent Corporation and Vice President and Corporate Controller of Accelerated Networks, Inc. Mr. Black is a certified public accountant (inactive) and began his career with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Black graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Arizona.

Martin Sabarsky, JD, MBA
Martin Sabarsky, JD, MBAChief Executive Officer Cellana

Mr. Sabarsky has served as CEO of Cellana since April 2011. Prior to this he had been CFO and COO of the Company since 2008. Prior to joining the Company, from 2000 to 2007, he led the corporate development function at Diversa Corporation within the Finance and Accounting department and took on increasing levels of management responsibility, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Development and a member of the Executive Committee. Before Diversa, Mr. Sabarsky worked as an investment banker with Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., where he focused on financings and mergers and acquisitions within the life sciences industry and was a lead banker on Diversa’s $200 million IPO in 2000. Prior to joining Bear Stearns he worked as a transactional attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Sabarsky has an A.B. in Biology and Political Science from Brown University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.B.A. from the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego.  He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO).