Melissa Hanna, JD, MBA


Melissa Hanna, JD, MBA, is co-founder and CEO of Mahmee, a maternal healthcare company dedicated to reducing disparities in maternal-infant healthcare and empowering new and soon-to-be new parents with ongoing, unbiased education and support in the perinatal period. Melissa founded Mahmee in 2014, inspired by her mother’s approach to providing maternal and infant healthcare. The company offers patients a place to manage and receive virtual and in-person care from Mahmee’s Provider Network of doulas, registered nurses, lactation consultants, nutritionists, and certified perinatal mental health coaches, in addition to educational resources, support groups, online classes and live Q&A support 7 days a week. Mahmee also partners with payers and health systems to offer its comprehensive maternity care as part of health plans and Medicaid programs to historically marginalized and underserved communities to ensure equitable access to care for all families. 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.