Executive and Technology Team

Adena Harmon

Founder, CEO

Adena Harmon has worked in the Social Media Industry for more than 10 years helping promote nonprofits and businesses using Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

While looking for ways to save her clients money on ads Adena reached out to those who could develop the technology to create what she envisioned for a file that included a single image with sound.

Adena is currently the point person networking and promoting C-Hear to organizations.

Jesse Collard

Co-Founder, COO

Jesse is creative thinker with a unique blend of business and technical savvy. He brings more than 20 years of business management experience with P&L responsibility; as well as 25 years of advertising, marketing and digital production experience to the C-Hear organization.

An experienced digital project manager and user experience leader with the analytical, planning, negotiating, technology, and communication skills necessary to see simultaneous projects through to completion.

Taha Kadado

Co-Founder, CTO

Taha has over 27 years of industry experience in Data Architecture, Information Engineering, Embedded systems and internet of things (IoT). He has spent years in design and development of scalable and high-performance applications in numerous industries such as medical, telecom, financial, manufacturing and marketing.

Taha is passionate towards open source, medical applications and emerging technologies. In his spare time, Taha is a leader in several local professional organizations where he is involved in public speaking and organizing technical events.

Simon Gong

Co-Founder, Chief Architect

Simon brings more than 20 years of business technology and software application development and implementation experience to C-Hear. He has deep knowledge in business and information technologies as they apply to the finance and social media industries.

Simon’s focus is utilizing his solid skills in architecture, software design and development with respect to C-Hear's social media and enterprise applications.

JE “Gene” Collard

Co-Founder, CEO Emeritus, President

Gene Collard has been a business owner in the Dallas – Fort Worth area for more than 35 years. Volunteering and serving on many boards including Dallas Boys and Girls Club, Mesquite Civil Service Committee, and many others public and private organizations.

Gene provided the initial funds to get C-Hear established and is currently our President.

Kenn Leuzinger


Kenn is a visual communicator, user interface and instructional designer, and marketer in Dallas, Texas and has been involved in internet content creation, design, and branding for over 20 years.

He has performed design and marketing duties as both in-house creative and as an agency designer, art, and creative director.

Brian Maro


Brian is currently a CPA & Partner at E&M, PLLC in Des Moines Iowa. He has over 12 years' experience in working with startups in all aspects of company development. He specializes in small business finances, complex tax structuring, Real Estate, and business analytics. Brian is an outside the box tax strategist using aggressive techniques to help clients grow and preserve company profits. When He isn't helping clients, he enjoys traveling and being outdoors with his wife and son.

Dylan Rafaty

Director of Community Development, Engagement & Partnership

Dylan has and continues to be an advocate for the disability community. He has been a member of the Texas State Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Dylan actively made recommendations to the Governor and Legislature on disability issues and promoting inclusiveness in the workplace and on the internet. Currently, Dylan is running for school board in his hometown of Plano, TX where he continues to be an advocate for ALL children.

Dylan is an Inspirational/Motivational National Public Speaker on Social Impact/Social Responsibility, Social Entrepreneurship, Education, Accessibility, Workforce or Business Development, Recruitment/Hiring of Persons with Disabilities, Veterans and Economically-disadvantaged Youth. He can be contacted to speak to your group or organization.

If you want more information about this new, exciting technology, contact us. We are making it possible for Internet users to actually hear images for the first time.

C-Hear is committed to providing a website experience that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We aim to comply with all applicable standards, including WCAG 2.0 accessibility standards up to level AA. If you experience any difficulty in accessing any part of this website, please contact us by emailing info@c-hear.com or calling 800-760-0620.

"In building a management team, I look for integrity, loyalty, vision, and a willingness to think outside of the box, and challenge the status quo. I also look for people who have a good sense of humor and who value and empower their team." - Shari Redstone, Business woman