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Why we started Mohana

Sometimes hard things can transform into the seeds of something new and beautiful. The story behind Mohana is no different. Three years ago, our founder, Dora, found out that her mother had ovarian cancer. Her health journey alone with PCOS was nothing compared to seeing a loved one go through this experience. Many of us learn to master the art of treating our symptoms as normal, just because "others have this too". But when you witness first-hand what untreated symptoms can escalate to, it is hard to accept that.

While we could speak volumes about the pain that led us to create Mohana, the real takeaway perhaps lies here: Every woman should have a chance to turn their health around when it is still early, not treat symptoms as normal, and feel empowered to make their symptoms heard.

Our values

We're building the foundations for a new care model, where everyone's voice can be heard.

Patient advocacy

Our advanced testing and insights empower women to have informed conversations with their healthcare providers, enabling them to take an active role in their wellbeing.

Patient-driven care

We've created an effortless way for women to proactively manage their health. We prioritize prevention and provide support for understanding and taking action on their healthcare.

Health equity

We believe that technology has the power to change health equity at scale. We’re excited to partner with academic institutions that will leverage data to fuel new research in women’s health.

Meet the female‑led team behind Mohana

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Dóra Jámbor

Founder & CEO

As a scientist from MILA, the world's top research institute for AI, and as an ex-data scientist from Shopify with a background in personalization and recommender systems, Dora is passionate about using data to personalize healthcare and help people understand their own biology better. Outside of Mohana, she is an avid runner, a passionate yogi and a wannabe-contemporary dancer!

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Athena Fung

Full-stack Developer

Athena is a web developer passionate about using technology to empower women to take control of their health. When she's not coding, she enjoys reading, going for long walks, and swimming in the local pond.

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Kevin Finlayson

Design Advisor

Kevin is a design and product leader with two decades experience building software products and teams at scale. He was formerly a director of UX at Shopify, leading design for features like online store, checkout, order management and inventory. Outside of work he is a master's athlete and runner.

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Maggie Alpaugh

UX/UI Designer

Maggie is a UI/UX designer passionate about user centric design. As a natural empath, she looks forward to helping Mohana users on their health journey. When she's not aligning pixels, she's making leather gloves and spending lots of time outside.

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Cecilia Portnoj

Naturopathic Advisor

Cecilia is a Sociologist and Nutritional therapist with more than a decade of experience in women's health, with a special focus on hormonal and gut health, blood sugar and weight management and the psychology of eating behaviors. Cecilia is also the founder of Lagom Health, and supports our team as a naturopathic advisor working closely with our science team to create the scientific engine behind our health recommendations.

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Kelsea Gust

Fractional CMO

Kelsea specializes in accelerating startup brands sustainably and efficiently. She takes a multidisciplinary approach to go-to-market strategies, helping businesses lay a strong and cohesive foundation for growth. Her brands have boasted Top 3 Series A Rounds across Canada, and the 2018 Canadian Venture Capital Deal of the Year Award.

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Abby Courtenay

Nutritional Advisor

Abby is a Registered Dietitian and Registered Nutrition Therapist, who holds a Master's degree in Nutritional Science. With a passion for women's health optimization and behavior change, she brings over a decade of expertise to the table. As a nutrition advisor for Mohana, she plays a vital role in shaping the company's nutritional recommendations, seamlessly blending her extensive knowledge with the team's objectives.

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Dr. Emily Hilz, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Hilz is a research scientist in the field of neuroendocrinology with a specialized focus on environmental endocrine disruptors and their effects on reproductive and cognitive health. She is the founder of Endoscreen.org, the EDC scanner app, and works with our team to help address endocrine disruptors as an addressable pillar of hormonal health.

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Dr. Barbel Knäuper, PhD

Scientific Advisor, Health Behaviour Psychology

Dr. Knäuper is the James McGill Professor of Health Psychology in the Department of Psychology at McGill University. Her research focuses on determinants of health self-management and mechanisms of health behavior change. She develops theory-based behavioral intervention programs in the areas of eating, physical activity, and medication adherence.

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