Board of Directors - Ms.Medicine

Board of Directors

About the board

Ms.Medicine is governed by a small Board of Directors who provides oversight and guidance to the organization. Board Members include: Lisa Larkin, MD, Anu Vora, Keri Rickenbaugh, Shawn Ryan, Teresa Tanner, and Yousuf Ahmad.



Dr. Lisa Larkin is Founder and CEO of Ms.Medicine. Trained at Yale and the University of Chicago, she is a board-certified internist practicing internal medicine and women’s health, in both academics and private practice, since 1991. She formerly served as Associate Professor and Division Director of Midlife Women’s Health and Primary Care at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and as the Director of the UC Health Women’s Center. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a certified menopause clinician (NCMP), a Fellow of and past member of the Board of Directors of ISSWSH (International Society or the Study of Women’s Sexual Health), and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of NAMS (North American Menopause Society).


Anu Vora is the founder and Managing Partner of Candid Ventures, a venture studio that bets on big ideas in the Healthcare, Education, and Talent sectors. She is a serial entrepreneur who, immediately after graduating from the University of Michigan, founded AdmitAlly, an Education Technology company. Within 3 years AdmitAlly was acquired and Candid Ventures was born. In addition to Ms.Medicine, Anu serves on the board of Nestlings, Shift Up, AssureCare, TalentNow, and other high-growth companies. Anu believes in backing and building businesses that uplift vulnerable and overlooked populations. Through her investments, she aims to leave the world better than we found it.

Keri Rickenbaugh is the Chief Operating Officer for Lisa Larkin MD and Associates. With more than 20 years of healthcare experience, including practice development, management and operations, Rickenbaugh brings extensive leadership in building high-functioning teams, and the ability to turn strategy into operational success. Previously, she served as Program Manager in Executive Health for both TriHealth and UC Health. Prior to those roles, she served as the Clinical Operations Manager for the UC Health Women’s Center, where she worked side-by-side with Lisa Larkin, MD, to strategically build clinical operations.



Dr. Shawn Ryan practiced as an Emergency Room physician and a hospital administrator (Department Chairman of Quality and Patient Safety). During this time, he became acutely aware of the addiction epidemic and began working tirelessly to make a difference in his community. Dr. Ryan serves on many regional, state, and national committees/workgroups focused on turning the tide of this epidemic. He is the immediate-past president of the Ohio Society of Addiction Medicine and the current Chair Legislative Advocacy for ASAM. He is both a board-certified addiction specialist and emergency physician.

Teresa Tanner is a seasoned C-Suite executive and board member with extensive experience in change management, collaboration and influence, critical thinking, innovation, courageous leadership, and integrity. She served as Executive Vice President for nearly 20 years with Fifth Third Bancorp, including serving as Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. She was named to the top 25 “Most Powerful Women in Banking,” by American Banker magazine in 2018 and 2019.

Board Chair

Dr. Yousuf J. Ahmad serves as the President & CEO of AssureCare® as well as the Managing Director of Healthcare for Vora Ventures. He brings over 20 years of healthcare leadership experience encompassing health insurance, physician group practice, and multi-hospital health system experience. Dr. Yousuf J. Ahmad most recently served as the Senior Vice President of System Development for Mercy Health – the largest health system in the State of Ohio and one of the largest in the United States. In this role, he is responsible for all system growth strategies, including, but not limited to, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, affiliations, etc. In addition to this role, he also served as the President of the system’s Behavioral Health Institute.