Reya Health is a company founded by a birth control user for birth control users. After years of experiencing the grueling trial and error process of trying to find a suitable contraceptive, Reya Health’s founder and CEO, Dallas Barnes, set out to change the way we approach our search. Building a birth control matching and tracking app that takes the guesswork and frustration out of the process, Reya Health aims to make your search for the right birth control more personalized, less painful, and maybe even a little fun. It is important that everyone using contraceptives has reliable information to make informed decisions for their own unique journey, and Reya Health was created to be your birth control bestie along the way.
Dallas Barnes, Founder
Dallas is the Founder and CEO of Reya Health. She is a Reproductive Rights and Sexual Health Activist and Speaker, sought after globally for workshops, events, and keynotes in policy change and leadership in these topics. Dallas has her Bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business, and has since spent her career in activism and innovation. Through StartUp Canada Women, she coaches marginalized entrepreneurs on business plan strategy, and sits on the board of Femtech Canada, an organization that supports women’s health innovation in Canada.
Founder & CEO
Nadia is a Full Stack Developer with a strong passion for learning and finding new and innovative ways to solve everyday challenges. With experience in human behavior, education, community work, and community-based research, she is an advocate for human-centered technology that improves quality of life.
Product Manager & Designer
Dr. Alani is a lecturer at the University of Toronto's Department of Family and Community Medicine and a physician at Planned Parenthood Toronto. She is passionate about ensuring that her patients have the information they need to make the most informed decisions about their health.
Thara is a Naturopathic Doctor with over a decade of experience in women’s reproductive health, contraceptive counselling and female hormonal management. Thara ran a holistic health clinic for 10 years and now oversees technology solutions in clinical contexts. She speaks internationally for health literacy initiatives.
Lindsay has led growth marketing teams at Ancestry, Sephora, and The Limited, and marketing strategy and advisory roles at LiveRamp and other technology startups. Passionate about conscious consumerism, Lindsay focuses on helping mission-driven brands and innovative leaders.
Marketing, Partnerships & Growth Advisor
President and Founder of SWON Public Affairs, Kirsten has been involved in government and communications work since 2008. Throughout her career, Kirsten has gained experience in government, serving in notable officers such as the Office of the Prime Minister and the federal Office of the Minister of International Cooperation. Kirsten's experience extends to the provincial levels, where she has contributed to the Departments of Social Development in New Brunswick, as well as the Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development in British Columbia.
Advocacy, Public Affairs, and Communications Advisor
After a degree in Computer Engineering and a PhD in Systems and Computer Engineering, she worked as Software Engineer, Researcher and Project Manager for more than 10 years in different technical projects. Alessandra has a UX Diploma and teaches Information Systems, Digital Transformation and Digital Media at different Swiss Universities. She is a strong advocate for human centred technology focusing on improving human experience and quality of life by building technology that supports this purpose.
Product & Technology Advisor
Sanjana is in her final year of her Bachelor of Health Science with a double major in Health Science and Anthropology. She is an entrepreneur herself with a crochet business and is currently the Health Science Faculty President at Western University. Working closely with the Student Affairs "Free the Dot" initiative to provide free menstrual products in all health sciences buildings, she has focused on equitable access to period products with a focus in marginalized and at-risk populations.
Marketing & Social Media Practicum Student Intern
Caitlin is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Western University, completing a Health Sciences degree alongside a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. She is passionate about improving gender minorities’ access to and experiences with health and health care and is excited to bring her prior research experience to the Reya Health team.
Research & Development Practicum Student Intern