Advisory Board Members
Broadcaster, journalist and menopause activist
A force for menopause activism in the UK, broadcaster and journalist Mariella Frostrup first wrote about the subject back in 2015 when she first took HRT and became aware of the misinformation and myth surrounding the subject of menopause. In 2018, her acclaimed BBC program "The Truth About The Menopause," questioned why it was such a toxic subject and looking at the symptoms and solutions. In her book, the no-holds-barred guide Cracking The Menopause, co-authored with health journalist Alice Smellie, Mariella shares her own journey through menopause, along with the latest science and advice from leading experts.
In addition to being named one of Vogue magazine's 25 most influential women in the UK, she is a co-founder of campaign group Menopause Mandate, and has spoken and written widely about the importance of menopause education, equality, and informed choice around the subject. In addition, she currently has her own show on Times Radio and writes a weekly dilemma column in The Sunday Times.
Lizellen La Follette, MD
Lizellen La Follette is a globally recognized leader, educator and researcher focused on comprehensive healthcare for women, including birth control options, safe birth, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) deliveries, along with aging strategies before, during and after menopause.
In addition to being a staunch advocate for improved care and treatment in menopause, she is the author of a recent chapter on menopause in Tony Robbins's recent book Life Force and also a medical advisor to innovative technology start-ups immersed in improving women’s health. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Buck Institute and a member of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging’s Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity & Equality (CRLE).
She continues to push for inclusivity in research regarding women in all stages of life. Her practice La Follette OB-GYN & Aesthetics is based in Marin County, California.
Sarv Zand, MD
Dr. Zand is a practicing dermatologist, specializing in skin cancer, holistic dermatology, and cosmetic enhancements with a natural aesthetic.
Dr. Zand earned her BS in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a dual MD from Harvard Medical School and MIT. At Harvard, she carried out a melanoma research fellowship and then trained in dermatology at UC Davis, where she was appointed chief resident. She’s a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery. She holds a diploma from the American Board of Dermatology and has served on the medical staff at Marin General Hospital.
Dr. Zand is also committed to research and community service, which was recognized by both a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship and Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.
A native of California, Dr. Zand lives in the Bay Area with her two daughters. She has her own practice, Zand Dermatology, in Marin County.