After a decade co-managing an emergency department, Dr. Sellberg and Dr. Watson founded LifeSave, a physician-owned company providing medical transport for a large region of the Midwest. This is when they became all too familiar with the “workarounds” required to make patient transport possible and the pain points senders, transporters, and receivers were all experiencing.
Recognizing the opportunity to standardize and optimize the process, Dr. Sellberg began to lay the groundwork for the Acuity Index and patient stratification process to assist with resource management. Dr. Watson enlisted his son, a computer programmer, to code the data into an application — and Mission Control was born.
Richard Watson, MD
Dr. Watson brings 30-years of clinical and medical entrepreneurship experience to Motient. He has a wide range of expertise in emergency medicine, clinical research, technology development, and medical product startups. His past projects include medical disposables, medical monitoring, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and has rural emergency medicine experience in Kansas and Alaska. He is lead inventor on over 100 patents and has authored many scientific publications. Dr. Watson is an instrument-rated private pilot with more than 1,200 hours, including seaplanes. Adventuring with his wife and spending time with his children and grandchildren are his favorite activities.
Martin Sellberg, MD
Dr. Sellberg has a lifetime of leadership in emergency medicine and aviation. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. His emergency medicine career has spanned thirty years, including director positions at level 1 trauma centers, regional rural emergency departments, and emergency medical services. He has served as a board member for the Air Medical Physicians Association and chair of the section of Air Medical Transport for ACEP. Dr. Sellberg spent 26 years in the Air National Guard, retiring with the rank of Colonel after his final 8 years as Kansas’ State Air Surgeon. He has accumulated over 6,000 hours of military and civilian flight time. He enjoys outdoor activities with his wife and son, as well as working the multigenerational family farm.
Dallan Huff is president of Motient, a patient movement company that helps hospitals, health systems, and others in healthcare to harness the power of patient movement within their ecosystems. As president, Dallan is responsible for the overall management and growth of the company. Dallan has worked his entire career in the healthcare industry, starting as a housekeeper in a hospital while in college. When he became president of Motient, Dallan was the senior vice president of Marketing for Air Methods Company, the nation’s leading air medical service. In this role, Dallan built a marketing and communications organization from the ground up to support the growth of the business and ran operations for each of these functions. Prior to joining Air Methods in January 2019, Dallan worked for 3M Company, as part of the Health Information Systems business, where he built software solutions for hospitals, health systems, and payors as a chief product owner and led the business’ commercialization efforts through the marketing, new product development, and strategy functions over the course of his time there. Over the course of his career, Dallan has also worked for Becton Dickinson and Intermountain Healthcare in several different roles. Dallan has a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Brigham Young University.
Chief Product Owner
Jesse has 15+ history in the technology and biomedical industries. He has led numerous teams in operational, business development, go-to-market planning, and strategy roles. He has spent the last six years consulting with a variety of technology startups and enjoys the process of building and launching new products and companies. As the Chief Product Owner for Mission Control, Jesse is passionate about creating products, systems, and solutions to improve healthcare patient movement. Jesse and his wife Britlese live in Gig Harbor and have four children. He graduated from PLU with a degree in Business Administration and enjoys exploring the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest with his family on skis, bikes, and boats.