Motivity Systems provides innovative clinical software solutions for Behavioral Health Providers.

We are a team of business leaders, clinicians, researchers and engineers with a passion to make the world a better place.

Our Story

A message from our Founder

I founded Motivity Systems to help bring evidence-based behavioral interventions from the research lab to the community. 20 years ago, I founded Vivalog Technologies, building software that was used by thousands of clinicians to construct shared online repositories for decision support.  I eventually sold that company to McKesson Corporation, the world's largest healthcare technology company, where I served as VP for five years.  During that time, I began exploring ways to apply knowledge management technology towards autism intervention.  I became an affiliate researcher at the University of Washington Autism Center (UWAC), working closely with some of the world’s leading autism intervention researchers.  The ideas behind Motivity were shaped as I participated in ABA sessions and saw firsthand the limitations of existing software approaches.  In 2013, I left McKesson to focus on Motivity full time.  We have assembled an outstanding team, and we are excited about the opportunity to have a transformational impact in this important field. 



  • March 2020

    Goalspace Fast-Track NIMH grant application (3.6M) receives perfect score

  • Jan 2020

    Commercial Launch. Motivity gains first paying customers

  • June 2019

    Hawaii Technology Development Center awards SBIR matching grant (175K)

  • Aug 2019

    Ma’e Ma’e Elementary begins using Motivity in Hawaii school system

  • Jan 2019

    Hired 3 new software developers, establish new R&D office in downtown Seattle

  • March 2019

    Emaley hired as VP of Products

  • Spring 2019

    Motivity Lighthouse Customer Program launched at ABAI & CalABA

  • Jan 2018

    U. Washington Autism Center begins using Motivity clients in Seattle and Tacoma

  • June 2018

    V-Motive field test conducted with Northwest Behavioral Associates

  • Mar 2017

    Motivity Phase 2 grant awarded (1.8M)

  • Spring 2017

    Results of field test research presented at ABAI and IMFAR panels

  • June 2017

    Apex begins using Motivity with 75 counselors, saves 1500 person-hours of effort

  • July 2015

    NIMH Fast-Track grant awarded (2.6M)

  • Nov 2015

    Motivity field test performed at Northwest Behavioral Associates, helping define product roadmap going forward