A Company with a Conscience.

We call it

science with a soul®

Evofem BiosciencesTM exists to advance the lives of women.

We believe this work centers around putting each woman in control

of her sexual and reproductive health.


By providing innovative solutions, such as woman-controlled

contraception and protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs),

we can move swiftly toward our goal of upholding the purpose

each woman chooses for her life.

ABOUT US

Our sole purpose is also our soul purpose:Our sole purpose
is also our soul purpose:
to improve the lives of women.

Our Mission

We will discover and develop
innovative healthcare
solutions

that put women first.

Our Vision

We will give women everywhere control
of their sexual
and reproductive
health.

Our Mantra

Protecting her life’s purpose is
our purpose.

OUR PEOPLE

Saundra Pelletier

Saundra Pelletier

Chief Executive Officer
Inspiration

“I am inspired by successful women who are not defined by their own gender, but rather are inspired by it! “

Bio

Saundra Pelletier serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Evofem Biosciences, Inc., and is responsible for leading the company’s growth and evolution since February 2013. Prior to her current role at Evofem Biosciences, she was the founding CEO of WCG, an international organization focused on empowering, educating and enabling women and girls to make informed choices about their health. Under her leadership, WCG has secured approximately $68M in committed funding from major foundations and organizations, and is responsible for the launch of an innovative educational campaign with American actress/activist Jessica Biel. She served in a senior leadership position at Women First Healthcare, a company dedicated to improving the health of women in mid-life; and had previously contributed to the worldwide commercial launch of leading pharmaceutical brands like GD Searle, developer of the first female birth control pill and now wholly owned trademark of Pfizer.
In 2015, Saundra was profiled by the United Nations Foundation as a New Champion for Reproductive Health, and in 2014 was awarded the Athena Pinnacle Award for Life Sciences, recognizing extraordinary leadership in the life sciences. She is a published author and an international keynote speaker on the economic return of investing in women and has spoken at the Clinton Global Initiative, Women Deliver, the Harvard School of Public Health, Virginia’s Darden School of Business; and was the keynote speaker at the June 2016 Women’s Global Health Symposium. Her accomplishments have been frequently profiled in various media, including The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Devex, Refinery 29, Bustle, CNN, Glamour, Marie Claire, BBC Radio, Global Grind and Vogue.
Saundra holds a degree in Business from Husson University and in Communications from New England School of Communications. She also serves on the Board of WCG Cares, and on the Board of Women Deliver as the Chairwoman.

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Jay File

Jay File

Chief Financial Officer
Inspiration

“I am inspired by the memory of my mother and her endless supply of love, energy, and support.”

Bio

Jay File has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2015. He has approximately 25 years of diverse accounting and finance experience within a variety of both public and private biotechnology companies. Most recently, he provided executive financial and accounting oversight services to various biotechnology companies in San Diego, assisting in their initial public offering process and helping to establish and improve their accounting and finance operations as publicly-traded entities. Prior to this, Mr. File was Senior Director and Controller of Sequenom, Inc, a diagnostic company that developed and commercialized molecular diagnostics testing services for the women's health market. During that time, he served as Treasurer of their diagnostic subsidiary and providing assistance in the raise of over $400 million in combined equity and convertible note offerings. He also assisted in the commercial launch of four diagnostic tests in a two-year period, which included Sequenom’s revolutionary noninvasive prenatal test for Down syndrome. Earlier in his career he worked for approximately ten years in public accounting, primarily with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he worked with a variety of clients assisting with attestation and periodic reporting requirements, public offerings and acquisitions. He graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and International Business and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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Russ Barrans

Russ Barrans

Chief Commercial Officer
Inspiration

“I am inspired by women and men who make a difference”

Bio

Russell Barrans is the Chief Commercial Officer for Evofem Biosciences, having over 25 years in the women’s healthcare pharmaceuticals and biotechnology space. As the CCO, he is responsible for the commercial launch and lifecycle management of the Evofem Biosciences product portfolio, oversees manufacturing and supply chain, and provides executive leadership to the sales and marketing team. Prior to joining Evofem Biosciences, Russ was the Senior Director of Women’s Healthcare Marketing for TEVA Pharmaceuticals. With significant tenure in life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, he has held senior level positions at global and domestic companies including Bayer Healthcare and Wyeth Pfizer (formerly Wyeth), as well as, being CEO of FusionRx, his own a strategic consulting firm servicing biotech and pharmaceutical brands of which Russ was the founding partner. He has overseen directed the launch of over half a dozen brands worldwide including the launch of Mirena®, and Plan B One-Step® OTC. He graduated from California Coast University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and holds an MBA from California Coast University. Russ is an Accredited Pharmaceutical Manufactures Representative of Canada in General Healthcare and Oncology, and has earned his certification as a Business Coach from Brian Tracy International.

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Kelly Culwell, MD

Kelly Culwell, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Inspiration

“I am inspired by the strength and resilience of women around the world.”

Bio

Dr Culwell is an Obstetrician/Gynecologist with over 16 years specializing in women’s health and contraceptive research. Prior to joining Evofem Biosciences, she was a trainer and consultant for Merck and maintained an academic clinical practice as the Director of Family Planning and Associate Clinical Professor at University of California, Davis. She previously served as a Medical Officer with the World Health Organization where she developed global guidelines for clinical practice and is widely published in peer reviewed journals. Dr Culwell received a Bachelor’s of Science from California Lutheran University, a Medical Doctorate from the University of California, Davis and a Masters of Public Health from Northwestern University. She completed her post-graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of California San Diego and her Family Planning Fellowship at Northwestern University. Dr. Culwell maintains appointments as Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Davis and San Diego campuses. She is qualified as a Diplomat from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Ellen Thomas

Ellen Thomas

Chief of Staff
Inspiration

“I’m inspired by little girls around the world who want to grow up and be astronauts, engineers, lawyers, professional baseball players, computer programmers, heart surgeons, inventors, and President of the United States!”

Alex Fitzpatrick

Alex Fitzpatrick

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Inspiration

"I am inspired by my mother who showed me, that with strength in adversity and perseverance, you can achieve anything."

Brandi Howard, PhD

Brandi Howard, PhD

Senior Vice President, Global Clinical Development & Medical Affairs
Inspiration

“I’m inspired by leading cutting-edge research that paves the way for women to make choices around their family planning goals in order to accomplish everything in life that they aspire to.”

Rachael Hildebrandt PHR, SHRM-CP

Rachael Hildebrandt PHR, SHRM-CP

Director, Human Resources
Inspiration

“I’m inspired by positive, motivated people who want to make a difference in the field of women’s health.”

Mark Kowieski

Mark Kowieski

Controller
Inspiration

“I’m inspired by the day when women are recognized equally to men throughout the world, and I think the work Evofem is doing is a step in that direction.”

Tim Glennon

Tim Glennon

Director, Commercial Operations
Inspiration

“I’m inspired by all those who have the imagination and courage that dare to make their dreams come true.”

Fil Buenviaje

Fil Buenviaje

Director, Quality Assurance
Inspiration

“I’m inspired by people who help improve the lives, rights, and healthcare of women worldwide.”

Ivy Zhang

Ivy Zhang

Director, SEC Reporting & SOX Compliance
Inspiration

“I am inspired by being part of a team that has unwavering passion and desire to improve women’s health.”

Danielle McNulty

Danielle McNulty

Senior Clinical Project Manager
Inspiration

“I’m inspired by working for a company that rises to the challenge to change the direction of women’s health and reproductive choices.”

Silvia Myhre

Silvia Myhre

Sr. Clinical Project Manager
Inspiration

"I'm inspired to be part of a company that is developing products that will make a positive and integral difference in women's health."

Jason Abrams

Jason Abrams

Accounting Manager
Inspiration

“I’m inspired by working with and for women who enable others to empower current and future generations to know no bounds!"

Lois Florio

Lois Florio

Sr. Corporate Paralegal, Equity Plan Administrator
Inspiration

"I am inspired by all the women in my life that have taught me love, strength, compassion, and loyalty; molding me to be the proud woman I am today!"

Kris Larrabee

Kris Larrabee

Sr. Finance Analyst
Inspiration

"Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way."
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Katie Siegmund

Katie Siegmund

Human Resources Generalist
Inspiration

“I’m inspired by raising my two young sons in a world where strong and empowered women are the norm and not the exception”.

Wioletta Latkowski

Wioletta Latkowski

Senior Staff Accountant
Inspiration

“I’m inspired to work hard every day to set an example for my daughter. I want her to grow up knowing that hard work is rewarded in many ways, and I want her to feel empowered by her own femininity and determination.”

Erin Turner

Erin Turner

Corporate Communications Manager
Inspiration

“I’m inspired by all of those in my generation who refuse to let the status quo of women’s health, gender equality, and racial divides remain unchanged.”

Sarah Iturzaeta

Sarah Iturzaeta

Executive Assistant - CEO
Inspiration

“I am inspired by my female coworkers leading the pack, allowing us choices and control for our own reproductive health”