Our Board Members

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Owner/dentist at Saint Louis County Dental Partnership.

A male dentist isn't the typical passionate contraception advocate, but that is what Dr. Grayem has become.  After reading about the Contraceptive CHOICE project he wondered why the region was not using this ground breaking study and information to improve the lives of women and families in the region.  Tim took it upon himself and created the Brighter Futures Foundation to address inequalities in birth control access.

Dr. Tim Grayem


Washington University Institute of Public Health Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Chief, Division of Family Planning Fellowship Director.

Dr. Tessa Madden is an obstetrician-gynecologist with sub specialty training in family planning and a background in public health with concentration in epidemiology and bio-statistics. Her research interests include contraception, with an emphasis on contraceptive decision making and increasing the uptake of intrauterine devices and implants.

Dr. Madden was a co-investigator for the Contraceptive CHOICE Project, a prospective cohort study which recruited 9,256 women in the St. Louis region and evaluated contraceptive effectiveness, satisfaction and continuation.  She is also the recipient of a CMS Health Innovation Award.

Dr. Tessa Madden, MD, MPH


City of Saint Louis Health Director under Mayor Francis Slay from 2007-2015.

Pam Walker

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Dr. Melissa Tepe, MD, MPH is Affinia Healthcare's chief medical officer. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Yale University; Master of Public Health from Columbia University; and Medical Doctorate from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her residency at Washington University/Barnes Jewish hospital. Dr. Tepe is a board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist.s

Dr. Melissa Tepe, MD, MPH


   Chad Perkins