Founder and Chief Executive Officer
With boundless energy and enthusiasm, Freida Srisuk, Founder and CEO of Athene TeleHealth LLC., is committed to revolutionizing the healthcare industry through the power and efficiency of telemedicine. She established Athene TeleHealth in March 2017 to help nursing facilities improve patient care, reduce healthcare costs and support the nursing staff with 24/7 access to board certified physicians.
She is an entrepreneur and creative marketing professional whose roots began in the nursing field. She earned a BS in nursing and an MBA with a concentration in marketing. Prior to Athene TeleHealth, she established and managed her own consulting company that increased the efficiency of nursing facilities and expanded physician group practices.
Preceding her consulting enterprise, Ms. Srisuk served as the Chief of Operations for a hospitalist group based in St. Luke’s Warren Hospital, Somerset Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and JFK Hospital in New Jersey. She increased physician performance and productivity while maintaining a culture of collaboration, motivation and excellence.
Early in her career she discovered deficiencies in the healthcare system while working as a staff nurse and manager. Undaunted by the challenges, she sought instead to learn, adapt, and grow, while seeking solutions.
Bobby Malik, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Known for his compassion and patience, Dr. Bobby Malik M.D. is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and specializes in geriatric health. He has served as medical director in nursing facilities where he has gained over 15 years of subacute and long term care experience and maintains a private practice in North Brunswick, NJ.
Dr. Malik is the recipient of the ‘Physician of the Year’ honor, awarded by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton. He is a member of the Society for Post-Acute and Long Term Care Medicine; American Medical Directors Association; American Telemedicine Association and a Board Member of the Robert Wood Johnson ACO.
In his role as Chief Medical Officer of Athene TeleHealth LLC., Dr. Malik treats nursing facility patients at a distance through Athene’s telemedicine system, and is dedicated to expanding Athene’s services to assisted-living and long-term care facilities, as well as pharmacies.
Mel Castro, BSN, RN
Executive Vice President
Dedicated to providing the highest standard of care and drawing upon his more than 15 years of nursing and healthcare management experience, Mel Castro brings to Athene TeleHealth a deep understanding of the needs of both patients and nursing facility staff.
He is focused on helping nursing and rehabilitation facilities utilize Athene’s telemedicine services to enhance the quality of care for patients and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare services in nursing and rehabilitation centers.
With a broad understanding of the pathophysiology of critically ill patients as well as in-depth knowledge of State and Federal regulations, Mel brings a wealth of experience to his position as Executive Director of Athene TeleHealth.
Throughout his career in healthcare he has managed off-hour triage calls to reduce re-hospitalizations and provided clinical advice and support to assigned facilities, assisted healthcare facilities in implementing and meeting established goals and objectives, conducted quality reviews and ensured follow-up and correction of identified care issues, and implemented policy, procedural and performance improvement programs.