Nephron Hires 3 New Execs

May 16, 2023 3 New Execs at Nephron

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation today announced the new hiring of three key executives.

Nola Grant has joined as Chief Human Resources Officer, Rene Herrera takes on the role of Chief of Process Engineering and Monique Harvin has been selected as Director of Quality Compliance.

“The industry knowledge and experience among Rene, Nola and Monique is unmatched,” said Nephron CEO and Owner Lou Kennedy. “The excellence, work ethic and leadership of our team continues to make me proud. I am confident they are equipped with all the tools needed to take Nephron to the next level.”

Nola Grant, Chief Human Resources Officer

Nola Grant brings more than 18 years of HR experience as she begins her role as chief human resources officer at Nephron. As the former executive director of human resources at Charter Communications, Grant was recognized as ranking in the top three percent of HR executives in the United States, while overseeing the largest call center in the nation. She is a member of The Society of Human Resource Management and serves on the board of directors for United Way. Grant earned her Master of Arts in human resources management from Webster University.

Rene Herrera, Chief of Process Engineering

Rene Herrera joins Nephron with over 29 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Before taking the role of chief of process engineering, Herrera served as the director of facilities and engineering at August Bioservices, where he was responsible for all automation and engineering activities, as well as the execution of capital projects. He has also held leadership positions in engineering at Curia Global, Colgate and Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. Herrera earned his Master of Science in automatic control from Cinvestav.

Monique Harvin, Director of Quality Compliance

As director of quality compliance, Monique Harvin oversees all business operations relating to compliance including policies, investments and procedures. Prior to joining the Nephron team, Harvin served as the director of respiratory care at Providence Health South Carolina, where she received the LifePoint Health Mercy Award for her efforts and positive impact on hospital patients and the community. She has held adjunct instructor positions at Webster University in Midlands Technical College. Harvin received her MBA in healthcare administration from South University.

A West Columbia, S.C.-based company, Nephron develops and produces safe, affordable generic inhalation solutions and suspension products. The company also operates an industry-leading 503B Outsourcing Facility division which produces pre-filled sterile syringes, luer-lock vials, IV bottles and IV bags for hospitals across America, in an effort to alleviate drug shortage needs. For more information, please visit