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Gloria Halverson, MD

GHO Team Leader

Gloria Halverson, MD, is originally from New Jersey, but attended college in Minnesota where she met her wonderful husband Paul. They went to medical school and did their internship and residencies at the Medical College of Wisconsin and decided this was a good place to live and raise a family.

Gloria was the first married woman ever admitted to the medical school and the first female gynecology resident in the program. Their first mission trip was with MAP as third year medical students when they went to Abu Dhabi. Since then, they have been involved in many short-term mission trips over the years including China, Thailand, Cambodia, Kenya, Rwanda, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Belize.

Gloria has been involved with CMDA in many capacities as she currently serves on the Ethics Committee, WPC and the Board of Trustees. She serves on the CMDA trafficking in persons task force and is a frequent speaker on this topic. She has been active at Elmbrook church speaking to many women’s groups and serving as female liaison to the elders board.

The Halversons have two children, Meg and Tim, and three grandchildren, Skylar in Colorado and Logan and Colin in Wisconsin. After a career both in private practice and academics, Gloria recently left her position of professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin to involve herself more fully in low resource countries.

Dr. Halverson has led GHO teams to the House of Hope in Nicaragua for the last several years. She has seen GHO richly change the lives of those participating on their teams and is delighted to be part of the efforts.