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.
Red M. Alinsod, MD, FACOG, FACS, ACGE
Dr. Red Alinsod completed medical training at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1990. He served a 12-year Air Force career with 4 active duty years at George and Nellis Air Force Bases. Now in solo private practice, Red has built a large and successful urogynecology, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and aesthetic vaginal surgery following. He is the Director and founder of South Coast Urogynecology and The Alinsod Institute for Aesthetic Vulvovaginal Surgery. His International teaching program is the first of its kind to combine both pelvic reconstructive and aesthetic principles together. He has trained many of the world’s leading doctors and instructors in cosmetic gynecology and has presented his techniques worldwide. Red’s professional memberships include ACOG, ACS, ACGE, CMA, AUGS, IUGA, AAGL, ICS, and ASLMS.
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
Robert E. Grove is a business executive and entrepreneur with over thirty-five years' experience in the medical and beauty device industry. Dr. Grove received a B.S. in Engineering Physics from Cornell, and a Ph.D. in laser applications from MIT. In 1993, Grove co-founded Star Medical Technologies, which became the market leader with its LightSheer laser for permanent hair reduction. Dr. Grove served two terms on the Board of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) from 1995-1998. Grove created TRIA Beauty in 2003, a world leader in light-based aesthetic devices for the consumer market. In 2012 Grove co-founded ON Light Sciences, Inc., a tattoo-removal company acquired by Merz in 2016. In addition to an active consulting business, he serves as a Director for IRIDEX Inc. (NASDAQ: IRIX), a leading ophthalmic laser company. Dr. Grove is the author of six scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and holds 25 U.S. patents.
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.