Head of Clinical (Founding Team), VIOLET
Kay Nikiforova (they/them) is the Head of Clinical at Violet, the first platform dedicated to benchmarking and educating clinicians on delivering culturally competent care. They advise startups and digital health organizations including Made of Millions, a global advocacy nonprofit on a mission to change how the world perceives mental health, and Halcyon Health, a full care continuum platform for substance use. Kay is currently pursuing their PhD in Clinical Psychology and developing a program of research focusing on LGBTQ+ and TGNC identities, cultural competence, alternative sexualities and relationships, trauma and mental health literacy. Kay is passionate about leveraging technology and advocacy to bring identity-centered mental health and healthcare to the forefront of innovation and create a more equitable healthcare system.