Our Team is Creating a Sustainable Future, Today
Cellana’s leadership team is group of biotechnology, scientific and industry professionals dedicated to the future of a cleaner, greener, more energy-secure future.
Mrs. Harmon joined Cellana as Senior Director of Research and Development in 2013 with more than 25 years experience in microalgae cultivation. Prior to joining Cellana, she served as Director of Cultivation, Environmental and Safety Systems for Aurora Algae Pty. Ltd. in Karratha Western Australia for two years. During this time she worked to develop optimal production methodologies for large scale production ponds, contributing to a 50% increase in productivities as well as improved reliability. Prior to this she worked in multiple roles of increasing responsibility for Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae products. While working for Cyanotech, Mrs. Harmon served as Cultivation Specialist, Technical Sales/Animal Feed Sales Manager, Director of Business Development, and Director of Cultivation over a nine year period. During her tenure with Cyanotech improvements to production system methodologies led to significant productivity increases of between 34 and 50%, coupled with a product quality increases that allowed for better market positioning. Harmon also brings significant experience in regulatory affairs for microalgae products across multiple markets, as well as a history of strong success in building solid relations with customers. She was responsible for establishing exclusive product contracts potentially worth up to $10 million for microalgae products. Harmon also has a strong skill set in laboratory management, GMP/ISO certifications, and new product development. Before working exclusively in microalgae, Mrs. Harmon worked in the Shellfish Aquaculture Industry for both private and public institutions with strong expertise in hatchery management. Mrs. Harmon holds a Masters in Agriculture, with an emphasis on Aquaculture, Fisheries Economics and Business Strategy from Oregon State University and a B.S. in Biology from Davidson College.
Serena holds a Bachelor‘s degree in Business Administration. She is a member SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) and is a certified Human Resources professional (SPHR). She has served as SHRM Board member for both Hawaii County and Northern California chapters. She is also the Chairperson for the Hawaii County Workforce Development Business Resource Council and the former Board President of PATH (Peoples Advocacy for Trail’s Hawaii).