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The founders of Layla have been there. We understand the stress, guesswork and inconvenience of trying to identify the ideal time for intercourse. Our goal is to create the most user-friendly, safe and reliable solution to help you on your journey to becoming a mother.

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Jeanna Ryan, MPAS, PA-C, MSCIS, MS, RDN

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Jeanna Ryan, mother of 3 daughters, has a diverse background in technology, education, and the life sciences with over a decade of clinical experience in healthcare as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). She is a graduate from Boston University where she received a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, and a Master of Science in Nutrition. She also has a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Utah. She is currently getting a PhD in Health & Kinesiology at the University of Utah. Her research focus is in Women's Health.

Joni Aoki, CPA

Founder, Head of Finance

Joni Aoki has experience in accounting and finance. She is a CPA and served as a Senior Tax Accountant for Ernst & Young and later as Assistant Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Sundance Institute. Joni is on the Board of Directors for the Rape Recovery Center and enjoys volunteering at the VA Nursing Home. She is a medical student at the University of Utah, and loves cooking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two boys.


June Chen, MD

Founder, Advisor

June Chen has a dual background in medicine and English. She is a current Managing Partner at Mountain Pacific Venture Fund, Managing Partner at LDD Partners, and a Board Member of Church & State. June has extensive experience in business development, strategic communications and angel investing for start-ups and established companies, including life sciences, finance, technology and consumer healthcare.

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Ron Heffernan

Founder, Advisor

Ron Heffernan has extensive experience in executive leadership, sales, strategy, finance and capital raising. He is a current Managing Partner at Mountain Pacific Venture Fund, Managing Partner of LDD Partners, and Co-Founder of Church & State. He has been a CEO of multiple technology and medical device companies and is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor.


Young Hong, PharmD

Founder, Head of Marketing

Young Hong has a background in the health and social sciences with a B.A. in Psychology, and a Doctorate in Pharmacy.

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