Meet Elyse!

HR Manager

Elyse Austin is our HR Manager and supports both our Iowa & South Dakota offices. Originally from Texas, Elyse was raised in Stuttgart, Germany, and moved to Austin, Texas to earn her BA in Psychology. From there, Elyse moved to London where she received her masters in Internal Human Resource Management.

It was when Elyse was working for a non for profit, which provided support for individuals with disabilities at their place of employment, that she quickly fell in love with missions which actively work to build stronger and inclusive communities by providing services to people with disabilities. Elyse's expertise spans employee relations, talent management, and policy implementation. Elyse is dedicated to fostering a culture of growth and well-being, ensuring that our team thrives both professionally and personally. With a compassionate approach, she plays a pivotal role in driving organizational success.


We asked:

What excites you about your role with Universal Pediatrics? I am beyond thrilled to join a team whose entire mission is to promote the comfort and happiness of the amazing individuals that we serve!

Which of our core ICARE values best represents you? Responsibility. Elyse believes we all have a responsibility to promote, enhance, care for and support those around us. Whether you have that responsibility at work, or at home, it gives us each purpose in life.

What can you not live without? A strong cup of coffee.

What is your favorite sports team? Favorite European team - VFB Stuttgart. Here in the states you can find Elyse cheering at an Iowa Wild hockey game.

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