When your priorities shift because of a parent's cancer diagnosis, how do you keep your career a priority? Darien Hallagan shares how he shifted priorities and disrupted both is career and his caregiving experience after his father's cancer diagnosis.
Darien also will share his perspectives during our Caregiving and the Workplace Summit on June 2 in Chicago. Be sure to join us in Chicago or virtually.
Darien Hallagan, son of a business man and telemetry nurse professional, grandson of a lifelong engineer, musician and Romanian high ranking army general, graduated from University of Florida with a degree in Decision Information Sciences. From there he entered the Healthcare Information Technology space and performed a variety jobs including implementations, project management, sales and creation a sales processes within McKesson and 3M for 9 years. Understanding the importance of services, Darien moved to a Business Development Director role with Innovative Consulting Group and Health Data Specialists for 10+ years, two small healthcare informatics consulting firms where he attempted to move them from staff augmentation to clinical, financial and operational optimization services. Congruently, wanting to help his Chicago community be better tomorrow than it is today, Darien also chaired the Board of Directors of Oracle Theatre, Chicago’s first and only Public Access Theatre for 6+ years. During this time his never smoker father was diagnosed with stage IV, non-small cell lung cancer. Darien had to make the tough decision to quit his job twice in efforts to support his fathers’ worldwide search for cure. Now, Darien is leveraging his cancer and caregiving knowledge in pursuit of starting a cancer analytics company.