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Menssana Staff


Renee Cataneo


Laboratory Director

Renee Cataneo has been the Breath Research Laboratory director since joining Menssana Research in 1995. She earned her MA in Environmental Scienceat CUNY, the College of Staten Island. She joined Menssana to get through her Master’s program and got absolutely hooked. In her own words, “There is no place like home.”


Sonali Pathak


Research Associate

Sonali Pathak graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Master's in Management Information Systems, and also has a background in Computer Science Engineering. She works in the R&D of chromatogram analysis on GC-SAW, developing system methodology for early detection of breast cancer in patients' breath.


Jonah Phillips


Sales and Regulatory

Jonah Phillips has a BA in history and communication studies with a minor in writing from the University of Iowa, as well as an MBA in general management from California State University, Long Beach.


Linda Phillips


Human Resources

Linda Phillips's background includes El Al Airlines, the New York City Department of Social Services, and various NGOs. Linda studied at the Hebrew University in Israel, and received a BA in international studies from The Ohio State University.


Michael Phillips, MD, FACP, FRCP


Founder & CEO

Michael Phillips is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and a fellowship at the University of California San Francisco, a physician, and a clinical professor of medicine. He spent nearly thirty years in academic internal medicine and clinical research (University of Connecticut, Georgetown University, Chicago Medical School, New York Medical College) until a great stroke of luck changed everything: his hospital went bankrupt and he was unemployed. That freed him up to spend all his time on his favorite hobby, which is developing breath tests for early detection of diseases such as lung cancer, breast cancer, and tuberculosis.