Our Advisory Board is comprised of renowned experts and advocates for women's personal health and wellness. They contribute valuable input as we grow and provide women with high-quality, innovative products that address pelvic floor health issues.
Sarah de la Torre, MD, OB/GYN
Sarah de la Torre, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN, a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is considered a thought-leader among her peers in the field of gynecology and wellness. Dr. de la Torre published research on post-operative infection in the prestigious ACOG Journal and has served as vice chair of the OB/GYN department at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
Ellis Downes, MB, ChB
Mr Ellis Downes is a highly experienced OB/GYN with a longstanding successful private practice, having been a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 1999. He has extensive experience in all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, but is on the cutting edge of investigations and treatments for a majority of gynaecological conditions, specifically urinary incontinence, menstrual disorders and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Mr Downes was featured in the Tatler Doctors Guide 2013 as one of Britain’s Top 250 Consultants. He is a member of various societies, including The British Society of Gynaecologic Endoscopy, International Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy and the International Continence Society. He is regularly invited to lecture and operate nationally and internationally.
Richard Boxer, MD
Dr. Richard Boxer is currently a Visiting Professor of Urology and Visiting Scholar at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). Dr. Boxer was a finalist for the position of Surgeon General of the United States in both the Clinton and Bush administrations, and has served as a senior health policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and to the presidential campaigns of Vice President Al Gore, Senator Joe Lieberman and Secretary Hillary Clinton. Dr. Boxer has served on the National Cancer Advisory Board at the National Institute of Health and is dedicated to the advancement of research and improvement in medical standards in the provision of medical cannabis to cancer and other patients. Dr. Boxer was a delegate to the World Health Organization, and is a recipient of a Presidential Citation and the National Cancer Research Award from the American Urological Association. Dr. Boxer graduated cum laude with a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and received his M.D., cum laude, from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. Dr. Boxer is credited with 65 publications in medical journals and has delivered 48 invited lectureships over his distinguished career.
Robert E. Grove, PhD
Dr. Grove is an experienced business executive and serial entrepreneur with over thirty years in the medical laser industry and co-founder of seven companies in this field. Currently, Grove serves as chairman of ON Light Sciences, an early-stage company developing products for accelerated removal of tattoos and pigmented lesions. His credentials include co-founding Star Medical Technologies which became the market leader in diode laser systems for permanent hair reduction and serving as co-founder, CTO and CEO of TRIA Beauty, the world leader in light-based aesthetic devices for the consumer market. Grove has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ALSMS) as the Industrial/Research and Development Representative. He has authored numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds eleven U.S. patents in the field of medical lasers and applications.
Michelle is an accomplished senior leader with the exceptional ability to run and scale businesses that result in disruptive technologies and transformative effects on consumer behavior. She has driven strong growth at Gillette, P&G and Keurig Green Mountain by leveraging the combination of new product innovation, thoughtful acquisitions, dynamic e-commerce, social media-centric platforms, brand building, and overall excellence in marketing and sales execution. Michelle is currently on the Board of Directors of iRobot Corp, Coravin, Flex Pharma and Young Innovations Inc. She has served as the Director Advisor to The Cambridge Group (an AC Nielson Company), the Expert in Resident at the Harvard Innovation Lab, and is a professional speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation and female leadership. In her previous position, Michelle was President of KEURIG, INC., a $2 billion division of Keurig Green Mountain [NASDAQ: GMCR]. During her five-year tenure, Keurig became a household brand name, delivered a CAGR of 61% in net sales and 74% in operating income – propelling total GMCR sales from $493 million in revenue in 2008 to $4.3 billion revenue for FY 2013. During her presidency, Keurig was named one of the Top 10 Places to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe for two consecutive years. Prior to joining Keurig, Michelle had a successful 25-year career with GILLETTE including the PROCTER & GAMBLE acquisition of Gillette in 2005. She received her Masters in Management from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her B.S. from Dartmouth College.