Hajime Arnold, Co-Founder and President
Hajime has an enduring passion for the life sciences industry, which he discovered early in his career while working on a product that saved his best friend’s life. Hajime founded Emanate Life Sciences to help increase the likelihood of clinical trial success for small and mid-sized biotech, pharma, and medical device companies. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience to support other life science organizations.
Prior to Emanate, he founded Chrysalis Insight, an analytics platform supporting protocol development and site selection activities based on electronic health records. Hajime has worked for various industry leaders such as Guidant, Abbott Vascular, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, and Amgen. He has held various positions including clinical operations, data management, safety and medical affairs. Under his leadership, his teams successfully implemented clinical trial management systems, electronic trial master files, electronic data capture, and safety systems.
Hajime currently serves on the PAMF (Palo Alto Medical Foundation) Community Board and is a former Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Hajime holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. In his free time, Hajime enjoys archery, fishing, and too much good food.
Cameron Haste, Co-Founder
Cameron is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer for Bay Federal, the largest locally-owned financial institution in Santa Cruz County. He leads high performing teams that are passionate about the customer experience, continuous improvement, and business performance.
Cameron is active in the community and supports several causes that are important to him, including serving on the Board of Directors for Hope Services, a leading Bay Area non-profit working to improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities. He is also a member of the San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Club. Cameron studied at California State University, Dominguez Hills and earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business.
Cameron is a dad, a Trekkie, and likes to travel.
Michelle Haddix, Relationship Manager
Michelle is Emanate’s Relationship Manager, and our first employee. She plays a crucial role in maintaining good communication between our clients, consultants, and our company. Michelle comes to Emanate from a diverse career in the financial services industry leading various departments for community-based financial institutions in California. She is also a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and has held the position of Director of Human Resources. Michelle has shared her Human Resources expertise on several boards, including the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), Northern California Human Resources Management (NCHRA) and Employers Advisory Council (EAC).
The primary mission of the Life Sciences industry, improving health care and quality of life, resonates strongly for Michelle and inspired her move to an industry that is having a positive impact on people.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and friends, riding motorcycles and having barbecues. Michelle’s Super Bowl parties are second to none!
Terri Buller, Marketing Coordinator
As our Marketing Coordinator, Terri oversees Emanate’s marketing and advertising campaigns for recruiting and networking events. If you’ve had an opportunity to attend Collaborations in Clinical Research or one of our webinars, Terri is the talent that makes them happen. Terri is key in helping us connect with clients who have full service and data management needs.
Before joining Emanate, Terri was a force in the automotive industry, where she was the first female District Sales Manager for Mazda North America. Her upbeat and solutions-based approach made her an effective liaison between dealerships and the corporate office. She has also served in management in the nonprofit sector. Terri has a real knack for bringing together employees, products, and clients.
Terri loves spending time with her husband and two teenage daughters. She has a passion for traveling, especially in Europe, and enjoys snow skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer. If Terri isn’t in the office, you just might find her at the ocean, whether it’s exploring on the beach or scuba diving in the depths.
Sidra Zafar, Business Development Manager
Sidra is Emanate’s newest team member. She leads the company’s business development efforts, including recruiting, building strong relationships, and supporting our amazing clientele. Her background spans a variety of industries such as nonprofit, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology, and she has significant management experience. Among her previous positions, Sidra used her considerable empathy and diplomacy as an Organ Transplant Coordinator, overseeing all aspects of the organ transplant process, from the decision that a patient needs a transplant, to after the surgery is done.
Born and bred in the Bay Area, Sidra received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Science from Santa Clara University. She is passionate about health care and its importance in improving people’s lives.
Sidra enjoys spending time with her family and is a mother to an energetic six-year-old and a puppy named Chewbacca. She loves traveling to Europe and is always up for a camping trip. In addition to her successful career, she’s an accomplished baker, a skill that has caused her co-workers to gain 20 pounds.