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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Who we are

We are women. We are mothers. We know the struggles of trying to conceive. We are innovators, scientists, and clinicians creating a safe, reliable, and easy-to-use product that we need and deserve.

Joni Aoki

Co-founder, CEO

Joni Aoki has experience in accounting and finance. She is a Certified Public Accountant 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 loves cooking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two boys.

Jeanna Ryan


Jeanna Ryan has a diverse background in technology, education, and the health sciences. She has a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, a Master of Science in Nutrition, and a Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Jeanna is a Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C), and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). 

Young Hong

Co-founder, Director of Marketing

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

Dr. June Chen

Co-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.

Ron Heffernan

Co-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.

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