Leadership Team

The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Care’s Leadership Team consists of talented individuals who work tirelessly to safeguard the operations and programs provided to our community. The team, under the direction of Executive Director Lyle L. Ignace, M.D., attend to numerous details to ensure our center runs smoothly and provides high-quality Native health care now and into the future.

Lyle Ignace, MD, MPH

Lyle Ignace, MD, MPH

Chief Executive Officer, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho

“When I look around the halls of GLIIHC, I feel a sense of pride. I’m proud of our staff who work diligently to ensure our patients get the best care possible, be it medical, behavioral, dental or pharmaceutical. I’m proud of our families who entrust us with their health care. I’m proud to be the son of parents who had it in their hearts to work tirelessly to ensure our Urban Milwaukee Native American Indians have access to what they deserve – quality, state-of-the-art health care.” 

Maurice James

Maurice James

Business Manager/Acting Chief Operating Officer Navajo (Dine) Nation of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah

“I work in Indian health care because it allows me the best opportunity to give back to the Native community and serve my fellow native relatives by helping ensure that they receive quality and comprehensive healthcare services which provides wellness benefits to their health, body, minds and spirit.”

Kaye Marty

Kaye Marty

Human Resources/Project Manager

“People are the core of any business. I truly enjoy working with staff to improve and grow within their own careers. At GLIIHC, we are constantly pushing the bar and achieving new successes as an organization such as AAAHC accreditation and NCQA recognition.”

Cherrie Dyett

Cherrie Dyett

Chief Financial Officer

“As the CFO for this organization, I was able to see the growth and expansion of the Youth Empowerment Program, the Elder Program, and many other programs here at Ignace. This is truly an organization that fulfills its mission ‘to improve the health, peace, and welfare of Milwaukee’s Urban Indian community.'”

Hari Buridi

Hari Buridi

Administrative Assistant

Paulette Smolko

Paulette Smolko

Accounting Assistant

Please call (414) 383-9526 to schedule an appointment today.