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Passionate Pioneers with Mike Biselli - passionatepioneers.com EPISODE 153, 21st June 2021
Revolutionizing Maternal and Child Healthcare with Melissa Hanna

Revolutionizing Maternal and Child Healthcare with Melissa Hanna

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After witnessing the lack of connective technology in the maternal care field through the lived experiences of her mother’s work as a labor and delivery nurse, our next guest made it her life’s mission to make it easy for payers, providers, and patients to coordinate comprehensive prenatal and postpartum healthcare from anywhere.

Melissa Hanna, CEO of Mahmee, joins us to discuss the national crisis of mothers and babies falling through the cracks of our fragmented healthcare system, how preventable issues are not being caught fast enough because of siloied patient data, and how her startup’s rapid growth is coming to the rescue. 

Join us to learn how Melissa and the Mahmee team connect the dots between patients, practitioners, and data and how you can get involved in their inspiring work and mission. Let’s go!

Episode Highlights:

  • Melissa’s first-hand experiences with her Mother that influenced her to launch Mahmee
  • Advice for launching your own startup
  • The dramatic statistics for the reasons why Mahmee is needed
  • How you can get involved in the Mahmee movement 


About our Guest: 

Melissa Hanna, JD, MBA, is co-founder and CEO of Mahmee, a comprehensive prenatal and postpartum care coordination platform that increases positive health outcomes for moms and babies, backed by Serena Williams and Mark Cuban. By using its proprietary HIPAA-secure technology, Mahmee's staff of certified and trained maternity support professionals are able to deliver proactive, ongoing education and guidance to new families everywhere at a fraction of the cost. 

An activist-entrepreneur, Melissa received her Masters of Business Administration from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School where she now teaches as an adjunct professor of corporate and technology law. She has worked in operations and strategy at startups in healthcare, education, digital media and consumer goods. Prior to launching Mahmee, Melissa served as Assistant Director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School. 

Melissa’s modus operandi has always been to forge cross-industry collaborations and partnerships to solve big challenges, and she believes that equitable access to healthcare for women and children is a challenge we can all solve by working creatively together. She’s been featured in Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Cheddar TV, Black Enterprise, USA Today, and much more. Melissa was recently named to Inc. Magazine’s “2019 Female Founders 100” list.


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