(written from a Production point of view)
Heather Kadin (born 7 August 1972; age 47) is an executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and their companion series, Star Trek: Short Treks. She also serves as executive producer on the forthcoming Star Trek: Lower Decks and the other, yet untitled Star Trek animated series.
Along with her colleague Alex Kurtzman, Kadin became the first featured guests on the companion show The Ready Room: "Brother and New Eden", where they discussed the Discovery's second season, that had just started airing, as well as the upcoming other Star Trek shows.
Holding the position as President of Television at Kurtzman and Roberto Orci's production company K/O Paper Products, Kadin previously worked as executive producer on the television series Matador (2014), Scorpion (2014-2015), Sleepy Hollow (2013-2015), and Limitless (2015) as well as on the television movies Tales from the Darkside (2015, co-produced by April Nocifora) and Exit Strategy (2015, art direction by Lauren E. Polizzi). Concurrently, Kadin also held a similar position from 2014 onward in Kurtzman's individual production company Secret Hideout under which she was made co-responsible for CBS's Star Trek television productions, starting with Discovery.
Before her association with Kurtzman and Orci, Kadin had worked for ABC Television on their series Alias, Lost, Grey's Anatomy, and Desperate Housewives and for Warner Bros. Television on The Closer, Supernatural, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and The Vampire Diaries.