The OOOPS! Team: Promoting healthy attitudes about Menarche among young adolescent girls experiencing their first period.

Chu Chu Onwuachi-Saunders, MD, MPH is a pediatrician and public health consultant with over 25 years of experience in children’s health and wellness. Dr. Saunders conducts innovative workshops and trainings for youth, parents, school nurses, etc. Currently, she lives with her daughter and son in the Washington D.C. area. Her vision is that every girl on the planet has an OOOPS! Book and Pac for U.

Marie Onwuachi, MS, MPH is a public health consultant, film producer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience working with youth and families. She is also the mother of two daughters and also resides in the Washington D.C. area.

Cimon A. Cox, MBA is a public health marketing consultant. She has worked on public health issues that affect children for over 15 years. Her passion continues to drive her development of social marketing strategies targeting youth.

Lisa M. Green is the illustrator for the OOOPS! book and website. She has over 15 years of expertise in comprehensive computer graphic designs, commercial and medical illustrations. You can view Lisa's graphic designs, prints and greeting cards on her website,

Nkechi Ebubedike is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in fine arts. Her goal is to become a prominent fashion designer. This is her first book cover design and she really enjoyed working on it because it reminded her of her first OOOPS!

“Menarche or starting your period is a significant physical, emotional and spiritual transformation for young girls no matter where they live in the world, It is also a very powerful gift. It is our wish that this book will be enjoyed by all. A lot of love went into its creation and we know that everyone who holds it and reads it becomes absorbed in that love.”