Malekeh Amini is a veteran in the healthcare industry with more than 25 years in digital health services and a proven track record in entrepreneurship, strategy, business development, fundraising, and operations. Malekeh founded Trayt to help shift the paradigm in how mental health care is accessed, and delivered and supported in the United States due to her own experience attempting to navigate the health care system. Malekeh brings extensive entrepreneurial, fundraising, P&L, business development, operations, and strategic advisory experience to Trayt including experience with both SaaS and big data applications with a focus on scalability, and capitalizing on new business opportunities with deep knowledge of the healthcare industry and a strong national network of connections for strategic partnerships. At Trayt, Malekeh serves as Founder and CEO.
Prior to Trayt, Malekeh was the Senior Vice President of Product & Business Development at Base Health where she provided the vision connecting new breakthroughs in medical science to the needs of healthcare organizations and consumers. A former consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Parthenon group, Malekeh advised companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, health insurance and hospital industries. Malekeh also sat on the fundraising Board of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, is the Fund Chair for her class at the Harvard Business School, and is Chairman of the Board at Wings Learning Center, a Non-Public School for students with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Malekeh earned multiple bachelor’s degrees and a masters degree at USC, as well as an MBA from Harvard University.
“Neuropsychiatry and mental health access is a space that needs to be disrupted. What the healthcare industry at large today calls ‘evidence-based’ frankly has never proven to be evidenced for improved outcomes in this space. Much of Clinical care today is driven by EMRs, which have been clever in positioning themselves as clinical decision support tools. However, EMR’s are not clinical decision support tools, but rather an administrative tool designed around reimbursements and thus are diagnosis centric rather than symptom centric. This misalignment manifests in the experience of accessing mental health care as a patient or in my case, as a parent, struggling to navigate the complexity that is mental health care in the US. I founded Trayt to solve for these fundamental challenges in mental health to facilitate better access, better outcomes, and a better experience for patients, their families, their support network and their practitioners.“