Our Story

A company founded by a  birth control user for other birth control users. After experiencing years of gruelling trial and error trying to find a suitable contraceptive, Reya's founder and CEO set out to change the way we approach our search. Too often birth control is seen as a "one-size-fits-all". Of course, we are not all one size. Here at Reya, we put the individual user at the center and create a personalized experience to guide them through their birth control journey. We want everyone using contraceptives (hormonal and non-hormonal) to have  personalized and reliable information to make informed decisions for their unique situation.

Dallas Barnes

Our Team

Dallas Barnes

Dallas is the Founder and CEO of Reya Health. She is a Reproductive Rights and Sexual Health Activist and Speaker. Dallas is a sought after speaker globally on these topics and hosts workshops, events and is leading policy change in these areas. Dallas has a bachelor of Commerce from the Sauder School of Business. She coaches marginalized entrepreneurs on business plan strategy, currently mentoring through StartUp Canada Women. She sits on the board of Femtech Canada, an organization that supports women’s health innovation in Canada.

Founder & CEO

Sarah is a writer and content creator for wellness brands with a focus on
spirituality, personal development and sexual wellness. As a web-designer, writer, video editor and all things content creation and management, Sarah is integral in the curation of Reya's community and voice. 

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Content Creator

Nickolas is a M.Sc. Applied Mathematics graduate from Western University. He brings 4+ years of research experience solving challenging problems with mathematics and programming, specializing in mathematical biology and related fields.

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Innovation Lead & CTO

Lisa is a graduate from UBC's English program and is passionate about working to merge the digital sphere and women's health/wellness to garner more attention for women's rights in the health sector. She has a proven track record growing women organization’s presences online.

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Digital Marketing Manager

Matthew runs campaigns, media spotlights, builds awareness and leverages community to get Reya to those who need it most. He is the Executive Director at Statement Strategies, worked in Marketing, Publicity and Promotions at Paramount Pictures and was the Communications Director at MCPR Global.

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Public Relations Specialist

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.

Dr. Rahima Alani

Medical Advisor

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.

Thara Vayali

Medical Advisor

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.

Lindsay Chastain

Marketing, Partnerships & Growth 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.

Alessandra Scicchitano

Product & Technology Advisor