Our Team

Leah Appel, Ph.D.

Leah has over 30 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. 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.

Danni Supplee

Danni has over 20 years of experience in immediate and controlled release formulation development for oral solid dosage forms, including for poorly soluble drugs. She has a strong background in formulation, materials assessment, regulatory writing, 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 developing and testing agricultural chemicals.

Jacob Johnson

Jacob is a chemical engineer with 7 years of industrial experience primarily in the formulation and process development of oral solid dosage forms. He has overseen both development work and clinical manufacture over a wide range of processes including: high shear wet granulation, roller compaction, compression, tablet coating, Wurster coating and encapsulation. He obtained his B.S. in chemical engineering from Oregon State University in 2013.