Getting ahead of COVID's impact on behavioral health: Scaling virtual care for kids and families
Co-Founder & CEO, Brightline
Naomi Allen is the co-founder and CEO of Brightline, the leader in technology-enabled pediatric behavioral health care. As the mom of three amazing kids, Naomi has seen firsthand the challenges in navigating the behavioral health system. She started Brightline in 2019 to reinvent the way behavioral health care is delivered for children, teens, and their families. Today, Brightline is delivering integrated care through innovative technology, virtual behavioral health services, and a collaborative care team focused on supporting families across a range of common challenges.Naomi is a leading entrepreneur with over 20 years of hands-on experience developing high-growth healthcare technology companies. Prior to starting Brightline, she was the Chief Growth Officer for Livongo, overseeing key strategic growth initiatives including new markets and acquisition operations, new category launch, and IPO preparation. She has held executive roles spanning operations, sales, and product as a founding team member of Castlight Health from inception to IPO. Before that, Naomi was a leader at McKinsey’s Silicon Valley office, helping to build their West Coast healthcare technology practice. She holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and received her undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill.Learn more about Brightline at hellobrightline.com
David is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and Brightline’s Chief Medical Officer. He has over 20 years of clinical experience providing evaluation and treatment for children, adolescents, and their families across many conditions and levels of care.David is currently a faculty member at the Yale School of Medicine and served as medical director of the Yale Child Study Center Outpatient Clinic. Among his many contributions to the field, David developed the Autism Mental Status Exam (AMSE), which is a brief and free diagnostic assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder used globally. Much of his work at Yale has focused on using technology to improve the way pediatric behavioral health care is delivered.David went to medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center. He received an NIH-sponsored National Research Service Award (T32), a career development award (KL2), and foundation support for his clinical research.
Founder & Host, Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech Summit
Solome Tibebu is a behavioral health technology strategist passionate about health equity and access. Solome leads The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health, a collaborative fund seeded by Melinda Gates' Pivotal Ventures and other private family offices. Solome is also the host of the Going Digital: Behavioral Health Tech summit. Prior to consulting various stakeholders on all things behavioral health technology, Solome worked in corporate development, venture capital, behavioral health EHR software, ran a mental health tech startup, founded AnxietyInTeens.org, and has been developing healthcare startup communities since 2012. Solome is an advisor or board director to several behavioral health companies and national nonprofits.
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