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Meet the Team


 
 
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We are building the next generation of mom-tech products to help mothers pump, track and manage their breast milk supply.

 

Pumping products should make the lives of nursing mothers easier, but often times they cause stress and frustration.

The Lilu compression system was conceived after hundreds of hours of research and interviews. And this is just the beginning.

 

 

THE TEAM

 

Adriana C Vázquez Ortiz

CEO & Co-Founder

 

Adriana graduated from MIT where she received a B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science. She later pursued a Masters in Integrated Product Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

She loves running, attempting to snowboard, has been a pescetarian for over a decade, kind of speaks four languages and prefers carrot cake over chocolate cake. 

 
 
 

Sujay Suresh Kumar

CTO & Co-Founder

 

Sujay received his Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Osmania University, India, after which he co-founded Jyothi, to work towards securing better rights and safety for women in the city. He did his Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.  

He loves to sketch and enjoys playing with electronics to build new things!

 
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Eliza Gerland

Head of Marketing

 

Eliza graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in English and went on to receive her M.B.A. at the University of San Francisco. Since then, she’s been helping grow consumer brands in the apparel industry.

She loves traveling, overanalyzing movies, cuddles with her corgi, and dreams of owning a VW Bus.

 

ADVISORS

 
 

DR. DIANE L. SPATZ

  DIANE L. SPATZ, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN  is a Professor of Perinatal Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is the director of the lactation program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the clinical coordinator of the CHOP Mothers’ Milk Bank.  She loves to stand-up paddle board, swim, kayak, be at the beach. If she did not live in the US she would live in Hawaii or Australia.

DIANE L. SPATZ, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN is a Professor of Perinatal Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is the director of the lactation program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the clinical coordinator of the CHOP Mothers’ Milk Bank.

She loves to stand-up paddle board, swim, kayak, be at the beach. If she did not live in the US she would live in Hawaii or Australia.

 

DARE HENRY-MOSS

  DARE HENRY-MOSS  is a mom of 2 boys and pumped milk for them for over 18 months in total. With 15 years of experience in reproductive and women's health research, she is passionate about reducing systemic barriers to women's and children's health.  While pursuing her Master of Public Health degree, her research explored workplace accommodations for breastfeeding and culminated in a program for a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace at Penn Medicine.

DARE HENRY-MOSS is a mom of 2 boys and pumped milk for them for over 18 months in total. With 15 years of experience in reproductive and women's health research, she is passionate about reducing systemic barriers to women's and children's health.

While pursuing her Master of Public Health degree, her research explored workplace accommodations for breastfeeding and culminated in a program for a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace at Penn Medicine.

 

DR. ARI BROOKS

  DR. ARI BROOKS, MD  is the Director of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery and Director of the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is a member of many professional societies and has more than 60 publications.    He is the PI on numerous grants, including a Susan G. Komen Foundation grant entitled “The Healthy Woman Project”, which has provided free breast cancer screening to the underserved women of Philadelphia for over 10 years.

DR. ARI BROOKS, MD is the Director of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery and Director of the Integrated Breast Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. He is a member of many professional societies and has more than 60 publications.  

He is the PI on numerous grants, including a Susan G. Komen Foundation grant entitled “The Healthy Woman Project”, which has provided free breast cancer screening to the underserved women of Philadelphia for over 10 years.

 
 
 

MARK MCANALLEN

  MARK  MCANALLEN, MBA   achieved proven success in leading sales and marketing teams to produce exceptional top and bottom line growth: his clients included device start-ups that were acquired by Cardinal Health, and Boston Scientific; plus, established product lines from Class I  to Class III devices of multinationals like Medtronic.  He has traveled with the team to SF, not once, but twice and spent many hours in the car enjoying Sujay's melodic voice!    

MARK  MCANALLEN, MBA  achieved proven success in leading sales and marketing teams to produce exceptional top and bottom line growth: his clients included device start-ups that were acquired by Cardinal Health, and Boston Scientific; plus, established product lines from Class I  to Class III devices of multinationals like Medtronic.

He has traveled with the team to SF, not once, but twice and spent many hours in the car enjoying Sujay's melodic voice! 

 

 

RUTGER FLOHIL

  RUTGER FLOHIL, MBA  has 5+ years of experience as a strategy consultant at Bain and Company, with experience in diverse industries ranging from healthcare, tech, industrial and consumer goods.   He's passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. Rutger co-founded a location-based dating app in 2011 and most recently has been on the Advisory board of KUKUN, a Home Remodeling Marketplace start-up. 

RUTGER FLOHIL, MBA has 5+ years of experience as a strategy consultant at Bain and Company, with experience in diverse industries ranging from healthcare, tech, industrial and consumer goods. 

He's passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. Rutger co-founded a location-based dating app in 2011 and most recently has been on the Advisory board of KUKUN, a Home Remodeling Marketplace start-up. 

 

THERESE MARMION

  THERESE MARMION  is Director of Major Gifts at University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.   Therese is one of the first amazing women to have shared with the then Penn students, now team Lilu, her thoughts, stories and insights.    

THERESE MARMION is Director of Major Gifts at University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 

Therese is one of the first amazing women to have shared with the then Penn students, now team Lilu, her thoughts, stories and insights. 

 

 
 

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

 

ANGIE KIM 

Product Design 

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JI KE

Manufacturing Advisor

TYLER SHI 

Mechanical Engineer

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