Last week Jill Slupe introduced us to new member Elizabeth Hallgren.  Elizabeth is co-founder of Mission Direct Primary Care, a membership based family medicine clinic opening in July.   Previously, Elizabeth owned a healthcare marketing consultancy and was full time entrepreneurship faculty with the University of Iowa. While at the University of Iowa Elizabeth worked with 25 young African leaders in the prestigious Mandela Washington Young Africa Leadership Initiative hosted by the US State Department.

She was invited to travel to Zambia to participate in Mandela Washington Reciprocal Exchange Program with the State Department. While she was in Zambia she worked with over 80 entrepreneurs to develop sustainable business models.


 Elizabeth has been married to John Hallgren for 23 years. She considers herself very lucky to have had the opportunity to live all over the US and in England and Germany as John served in the US Air Force. Their last duty assignment was Offutt Air Force Base and they now consider Nebraska to be their home.


Elizabeth has two adult sons. Henry just graduated from Cornell College and plans to be a high school history teacher and cross country coach. Jim is working on becoming a civil engineer at the Colorado School of Mines.


Elizabeth loves to spend her free time outside. She likes to hike, paddle board, and travel dirt roads with her tiny tear-drop camper.

Welcome, Elizabeth!