Our team brings both technical expertise, decades of educational experience and a collaborative approach to building partnerships to quickly build Vaginal Biome Science into the nation’s leading company in vaginal health advances.
Established in 2021, Vaginal Biome Science is a biotechnology company that develops vaginal microbiota-based therapies to protect and restore microbial health. The vaginal microbiome plays host to a complex microbial community, which has a profound impact on women’s health and well-being. Modulation of the vaginal microbiome can radically improve disease prevention and treatment, giving women more agency over their vaginal health and wellness.
Good Clean Love and Vaginal Biome Science
Wendy Strgar is an award-winning entrepreneur and a pioneer in the development of patented BioMatched technology for women’s health. Strgar holds multiple US patents for Bio-Match technology, a leading scientific approach applying biomimicry to sexual health and hygiene products. Her work in CPG has led to FDA regulatory changes in both osmolarity requirements and the reduction of animal testing requirements for 510K clearance.
Under Wendy’s leadership, Good Clean Love was distinguished by PETA as Working for Regulatory Change. Her lubricants have been named in an NIH study as among the safest in the market and they now are the number one selling natural/organic brand in the United States, with products on more than 40,000 store shelves. She was named in Top 25 Consumer HealthTech CEOs 2020 and Good Clean Love was listed in Healthcare Technology Report's Top 100 Healthcare Technology Companies of 2021.
Kim Capone, PhD
Chief Science Officer
Kimberly Capone, PhD is a pioneer and established expert in microbiology and the human microbiome field. As the microbiome lead at Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. she created new product approaches and formulations across multiple brands over 13 years. Her areas of concentration included infant and adult skin, vaginal, gut, and oral health. She is a recognized expert in skin health with a focus on the microbiome and has directed numerous foundational and applied clinical trials in the investigation of novel skin treatments, women’s health treatments, and personal care technologies.
Dr. Capone served previously as the Chief Scientific Officer for FemTec Health where she led the Research & Development team to develop probiotics and dietary supplements, diagnostics, skin and vaginal microbiome testing, and skin and personal care solutions to address women’s health and wellness needs. She brings a strong background in translating science into products and claims and linking clinical and consumer insights for breakthrough product propositions. She holds multiple patents in the application of microbiome science and technologies for personal care, has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, and is an invited speaker at leading microbiome conferences. Dr. Capone serves as a board member, scientific advisor, and mentor for microbiome and skincare companies. Her passion lies in demystifying the unknowns in the microbiome and applying this knowledge to advance women’s health.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Shanya San has been doing clinical research for over three years, working on various clinical trial types, such as pharmaceutical, observational, and investigator-initiated trials. She worked in Pulmonary, Sleep Medicine, and Oncology specialties before transitioning to vaginal health. She has three bachelor's degrees and is currently pursuing her Master's and Ph.D. from there on. She is originally a Kansas City Missourian and loves to kayak and watch movies in her spare time.
MD, PhD, NMCP, FACOG
Dr. Christina C. Enzmann, is a board-certified OB/GYN, originally trained and employed in Germany at the well-known University-Clinic-Hamburg-Eppendorf. During her first years as a young physician, she had the rare opportunity to be trained in gyneco pathology and cytology, serving as a liaison between the department of OB/Gyn and Pathology, taking part in the cervical dysplasia clinic. Observing things closely, and often under a microscope, has long since been her passion. Her interest in surface cells and their function was further realized through her doctoral thesis in pediatric dermatology, in which she examined measurable skin parameters in newborns throughout their first three months of life, and their correlation with environmental factors and intrauterine exposures. It was during this time that she was able to examine the disruptive effects of bar soaps and detergents on the skin and mucosal membranes.
Aimée Gould Shunney
ND, Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Aimée Gould Shunney, naturopathic physician, has been in private practice since 2001, currently at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. She blends conventional medical diagnosis and treatment with the use of natural therapeutics like dietary and lifestyle counseling, nutritional supplements, and herbal medicine. Dr. Aimée specializes in women’s health, bio-identical hormone balancing, sexual medicine, and functional digestive issues. In addition to seeing patients, she has been an educator and medical advisor to various companies in the natural products industry since 2011.
PhD, CRNP, IF, CSC, FCST
Susan Kellogg-Spadt is the Director of Female Sexual Medicine at The Center for Pelvic Medicine in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In this capacity, Dr. Kellogg performs direct patient care, consultative services as a vulvovaginal and pelvic pain specialist, researcher, educator, sexual dysfunction clinician and therapist. She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health where serves as the Chair of the Fellowship Committee and a member of the Board of Directors. She is on the executive Board of the National Vulvodynia Association. Dr. Kellogg is Professor of OB/GYN at Drexel University College of Medicine; Professor of Human Sexuality at Widener University; and Clinical Associate faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr Kellogg is a certified sexuality counselor and therapist. She has authored and coauthored over 75 peer reviewed articles and numerous chapters in the field of sexual medicine. She has been a featured columnist in the New York Times and appeared on 20/20, CNN, the Today Show and Discovery Channel.
Dr. Cathy Yi is a board certified gynecologist specializing in pelvic medicine. Her interests and expertise are in treating endometriosis, vulvar and vaginal disorders, female sexual dysfunction, myo-fascia disorders of the pelvic floor, menopausal symptoms, and incontinence. Her surgical expertise is in minimally invasive surgery - laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and diVinci robot procedures. Cathy has been practicing for more than 25 years and received her medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo and trained for residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Maryland in obstetrics and gynecology. Her interest in pelvic medicine has evolved from a general Ob/Gyn practice to a gynecologic practice focusing on these conditions of the pelvis which are often under treated. Cathy's desire is to bring awareness of these conditions to her patients and share what she has learned with her colleagues.
MD, MPH, Reproductive Endrocrinologist
Dr. Aimee is a full-time practicing fertility doctor and is beloved by patients and the media alike. Her focus is on finding the sweet spot of where science and patient care meet, and empowering people to better understand their fertility. She launched Egg Freezing Party in 2014 to help educate people about their fertility preservation options. Since then, she's launched The Egg Whisperer Show, to further the reach of how she educates people. It's broadcast to YouTube, IGTV, Facebook, Twitter, and as a podcast of the same name. In addition, Dr. Aimee has simplified how people understand fertility by introducing the TUSHY Method, BALLS Method, and the Egg Whisperer DIET, as mnemonics to remind people about the basics of fertilitydiagnosis and care.
Dr. Tamara Grisales is Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Tamara earned her MD from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She completed residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at UCLA. Dr. Grisales has expertise in pelvic floor disorders including prolapse, urinary dysfunction and urinary/fecal incontinence, vaginal anomalies, and offers both nonsurgical and surgical management. She has a passion for educating women on pelvic floor and vaginal health. For those electing or requiring surgery, she has experience in vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic techniques. She is committed to providing comprehensive urogynecologic care for women of all ages and empowering them to make educated choices about their own gynecologic and pelvic floor health. Her research interests involve quality of life issues in women’s health and include outcomes of management of pelvic floor disorders and the use of enhanced recovery after surgery in gynecology. She also has a particular interest in pelvic floor health in cancer survivors. She was a co-winner of a 2019 UCLA Innovation Fund grant for work in vaginal drug delivery.
Dr. Morgan is a Professor of Pathology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). He trained at the University of Utah and Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Morgan has spent the past 30 years in the field of women’s health research, publishing over 100 peer-reviewed papers, and a number of books about obstetric and gynecologic pathology. He has been an NIH-funded scientist since 2009 and he is currently the leader of multi-disciplinary groups at the Knight Cancer Institute and the Center for Developmental Health.