Our Team

Leah Appel, Ph.D.

Leah has over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with extensive experience developing drug delivery technology and products. She has applied her expertise over the entire range of drug product development, both tailoring novel delivery technologies for clinical applications and reducing delivery technologies to practice. She is an inventor on 45 drug delivery patents and patent applications and is a scientific advisor to the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Her primary area of expertise is in oral solid dosage forms including controlled release and delivery of insoluble compounds. Leah obtained her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UCLA in 1982 and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Utah in 1988. Prior to founding Green Ridge Consulting in 2007, she worked for 10 years at Bend Research, Inc. as the Director of Controlled Release and for seven years at INTERx (a division of Merck) developing controlled release technologies.

Josh Shockey, P.E.

Josh has extensive experience in pharmaceutical process development, with a focus on novel process development. He was the lead engineer for a commercially developed microsphere product. Among his areas of expertise, he brings a strong process and equipment background to the Green Ridge team, particularly in the areas of granulation, compression, spray drying, extrusion, fluid bed coating and spray congeal. Josh obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University in 1999 and is registered as a Professional Engineer in Oregon. Prior to founding Green Ridge Consulting in 2007, he worked for eight years at Bend Research, Inc. developing and transferring drug delivery technology processes.

Danni Supplee

Danni has extensive experience in immediate and controlled release formulation development for oral solid dosage forms.  She has a strong background in formulation, materials assessment, analytical chemistry, and project management. Danni obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware in 1993. Prior to joining Green Ridge Consulting in 2007, she worked for nine years at Bend Research, Inc. developing oral solid dosage forms and for five years at FMC as an analytical chemist testing agricultural chemicals.