Management & Advisors

AuthenTechnologies® has built a world-class scientific and management staff that have been affiliated with some of the world’s leading institutions, including the University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley, Harvard University, the University of Southern California, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, as well as botanical drug companies including Bionovo, Inc. and Shaman Pharmaceuticals, and International Testing and Certification Organizations- offering an unparalleled level of expertise in the fields of botanical taxonomy, plant genetics, food safety, and natural product and botanical drug development to ensure the highest level of quality of service.

Danica Harbaugh Reynaud, Ph.D.

Global Director of Scientific Innovation for NSF International and Founder AuthenTechnologies®

Danica Harbaugh Reynaud is Global Director of Scientific Innovation for NSF International and founder of AuthenTechnologies®. Prior to founding AuthenTechnologies®, Dr. Reynaud was a Visiting Scholar in the Botany Department at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and the Center for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics in Washington, D.C., and then served as the Director of Botany at Bionovo, Inc., a botanical drug development company in Emeryville, CA. Dr. Reynaud holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Research Associate at the University and Jepson Herbaria at the University of California, Berkeley, a member of the Scientific Advisor Board of the American Botanical Council, on the Analytical Laboratories Committee of the American Herbal Products Association, and member of the Botanical Society of America, the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, and sat on the AOAC International’s Expert Review Panel on Botanical Identification Method Validation, as well as the founder and Executive Directorof the nonprofit International Sandalwood Foundation.

Shelly Kinnune

Advisory Board

Mrs. Kinnune is a 20 year veteran of the agriculture industry. Most recently she acted as the VP of US Agricultural Services for SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. She has been successful in steering global organizations through start-up to rapid growth and change initiatives. She is a successful negotiator with a strong background in licensing, strategy and planning as well as M&A activities.

Thomas Carlson, M.D., M.Sc.

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Carlson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology Department and Director of the Health, Ecology, Biodiversity, and Ethnobiology (HEBE) program in the Berkeley Natural History Museums at the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, he is a pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and Richmond, CA. Formerly, he was the Senior Director of Ethnobotanical Field Research for Shaman Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Carlson’s research has focused on medical/nutritional ethnobotany, ethnoecology, ethnoepidemiology, and the ecology and evolution of human disease.

Bruce Baldwin, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Baldwin has over 25 years of experience in research and education of botanical taxonomy and genetics. Currently, Dr. Baldwin is Curator of the Jepson Herbarium and Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Baldwin received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis in botany, and thereafter was a professor in the Department of Biology at Duke University.

Brent Mishler, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Mishler is Director of the Jepson Herbarium and the University Herbarium at UC Berkeley, as well as a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology, where he teaches systematics and plant diversity. He attended California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where he received his B.S. degree in Biology in 1975 and his M.S. in biology in 1978. He then received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1984, and was on the faculty at Duke University in Durham, NC for nine years before moving to UC Berkeley in 1993.

Thomas Moore, Esq.

General Counsel

Mr. Moore has practiced law for the past twenty years, specializing in complex litigation and business development. Mr. Moore attended Chaminade University of Honolulu, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Thereafter, he attended Hastings College of the Law, and immediately began practicing law in the San Francisco Bay Area. After three years of representing clients in high profile litigation in Northern California, Mr. Moore was recruited to work for one of the largest law firms in Southern California where he specialized in the representation of pharmaceutical companies and medical devices manufacturers. Mr. Moore was later recruited to run the Los Angeles office of a major medical malpractice defense firm, successfully representing hundreds of doctors in the defense of medical malpractice claims. Mr. Moore has continued to successfully represent large insurance companies in the negotiation and recovery of million dollar insurance claims, as well as representing large companies in the private sector in commercial/business litigation. Mr. Moore is currently a member of the bar in California and Massachusetts.