Kathleen Turano, PhD Founder and President
Kathleen has led PSS through its initial years and built value in the company by securing federal and state grants and several evaluation and licensing agreements with international seed companies. She has led PSS from a strict R&D company to one that focuses on building strategic alliances for the commercialization and sale of new products. Kathleen devised and executed a plan to form a subsidiary, Just Beets LLC, for the production and distribution of beet products. She has assumed the role of president and manages its day-to-day operations. Prior to PSS, Kathleen was Professor of Ophthalmology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she built an internationally recognized program within the area of human sensory systems and authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles.