Joylux Advisors

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Michelle Stacy

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.

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Deborah Ellinger

Experienced public company board director; private company investor, and former President/CEO. Love to get involved in companies with great brands and great people, and help make them even better. Have been the President and/or CEO of four companies in the last 14 years, with the backing of two private equity firms. The companies are Ideal Image, The Princeton Review, Restoration Hardware, and Wellness Pet Food – I took each one through transformative change resulting in renewed growth and profitability. 

Also an angel investor in multiple early stage companies, and have 15 years of public and private board experience. Currently Lead Independent Director of iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT), maker of the Roomba vacuum cleaner and other home robots. Previous board memberships include Interpublic Group (NYSE:IPG), National Life Group, Sealy, Inc. (NYSE:ZZ) and several private companies.

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Barbara Boxer, JD

Ms. Boxer is a Managing Director of the Fund, one of the Managers of the General Partner and serves as LeBe Inc.'s chief executive officer. Ms. Boxer has more than 20 years experience in advising and investing in early stage companies. Ms. Boxer has served as vice chairman of the Investment Committee for BELLE Capital, LP. She is also the Founder and Managing Member of Women Angels, LLC, an investment group with more than 100 women investors in Miami FL, Milwaukee WI, Chicago IL, and Washington, DC. Women Angels, LLC is comprised of qualified women investors who only invest in women owned businesses. Women Angels has invested over $5 million in five women owned businesses since 2007, co-investing with a number of women-focused funds including Phenomenelle Angels Fund and BELLE Capital. Ms. Boxer earned a Master in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School. Ms. Boxer is a member of the Association of Women Lawyers and the American Bar Association. She serves on the Board of the University of Miami Business School's Launch Pad, ABA Construction Lawyers and the Women's Common Wealth Institute.


Ken Pilcher

Ken is the lead inventor of the Clarisonic Skin Care System. He has over 30 years of product development experience including oral care products, medical electronics, and spaced-based data acquisition and avionics for the NASA Space Shuttle. Prior to Clarisonic, Ken was director of research and development for Optiva Corporation, maker of the sonicare toothbrush. His technical expertise includes microprocessor-based systems, RF transceivers, servo controls and precision signal conditioning. Ken holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington where he also studied graduate level topics in semiconductor physics and operating system design.


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Michael Gold, MD

Michael H. Gold, MD, is the founder of Gold Skin Care Center, Advanced Aesthetics Medical Spa, and The Laser & Rejuvenation Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Gold is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon. He has earned a national and international reputation for providing patients with leading-edge technological advances and has expertise in all facets of aesthetic care.

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David Goldberg, MD, JD

David Goldberg, MD, JD is recognized nationally and internationally for his innovative work with skin lasers, cosmetic dermatology, and non-invasive body rejuvenation techniques. Dr. Goldberg earned his medical degree from Yale University and has published over 160 academic papers. Dr. Goldberg was the first recipient of the prestigious Leon Goldman award, named after the founder of laser surgery. Additionally, Dr. Goldberg was named one of the “Top Ten Laser Surgeons in the U.S.” by Self magazine, as well as one of the “Best Doctors in America.”

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Debra Reisenthel

Experienced healthcare CEO with a passion for companies that develop products and services to improve people’s lives. Broad operational and leadership roles in start- ups, corporate and nonprofit organizations. Debra has a successful record of fundraising from venture capital, angel investors and non-profit donors and significant experience working with government agencies, such as FDA and CMS in overcoming regulatory & reimbursement obstacles. Debra holds a B.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences, an MBA and R.R.T credentials, as well certificates from Stanford’s executive management programs. She has been a guest entrepreneur for 5 years as part of an HBS case study, and supports entrepreneurs through her work with Astia and with CSweetner as a mentor to female executives.