Carmelita Wamego Skeeter, Chief Executive Officer
Carmelita Skeeter began her career at IHCRC in 1976 when she helped survey residents to assess health needs of the local urban Indian population. Survey results showed medical needs of Tulsa’s Native Americans were not being met. When she was hired as one of IHCRC’s original four employees, the agency provided referral services only. Within a year, the first medical services were offered. During her tenure with IHCRC, Carmelita has worn many hats, including Clinic Administrator and, since 1989, Chief Executive Officer.
Carmelita has been recognized numerous times for her tireless efforts to ensure quality, accessible and comprehensive health care to Tulsa’s Indian people. As a proud member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she speaks strongly in support of minority and Indian health needs. Carmelita has distinguished herself both locally and nationally with her advocacy and dedication to a wide range of critical health care issues. She is an activist and strong supporter of aiding underserved populations. She is not a person who sits down in the time of need; she is the one who coordinates the troops.
Carmelita’s dedication to the betterment of lives for the Native American population has been the focus of her professional life. Her legacy will be remembered as one who always stood up for those who couldn’t speak for themselves and who worked diligently to leave circumstances better than she found them. Because of her political finesse, hard work and dedication, she has ensured the health care needs for Native Americans in Tulsa and the surrounding areas is not only better, but much better.
Judy Gibson, Chief Financial Officer
Judy Gibson joined IHCRC as CFO in 1996. Since that time, she has distinguished herself with her expertise and skills by managing the annual budget and ensuring the financial statements are maintained in good order. She is responsible for the leadership, supervision, performance, output and vision of 28 staff members, including those in Eligibility, Information Technology, Accounting and the Patient Business Office. She also serves as the IHCRC Compliance Officer. Judy is ultimately responsible for the annual budget at IHCRC and is responsible for the coordination of 15 to 20 grants and contracts in any given year. She instituted the live month-end closing for the Patient Business Office, where all charges and payments are posted in month incurred or received. Judy has consistently achieved an unqualified annual audit with “no findings” since joining IHCRC.
Michael Scott, MD, Medical Director
Michael Scott, MD returned to work for IHCRC for the third time in February 2007. In his position as Medical Director, he supervises Medical, Dental, Optometry, Diagnostic Imaging and the Pharmacy. Dr. Scott first joined IHCRC in 1995 as a Family Practice physician. He has left his employment with IHCRC twice to pursue humanitarian efforts in South Africa where he assisted in building a hospice and a church. Dr. Scott has been a key figure in the clinic’s successful AAAHC re-accreditation efforts in 2013, the roll out of EHR, and the implementation of new diagnostic imaging equipment. In addition to being a fine leader and medical professional, Dr. Scott is liked by staff and patients. He treats all individuals with the same respect and professionalism regardless of title or responsibilities.
Stacie Nutt, Chief Human Resource Officer
Stacie Nutt joined IHCRC in early 2007 as the Human Resource Director and was promoted to Chief Human Resource Officer in early 2014. In her role, she oversees the ongoing development and administration of all Human Resource programs and services, provider Credentialing administration, and the Continuous Quality Improvement program. She serves as a source of guidance, support, and assistance to department heads, supervisors and staff in the identification, documentation and resolution of employee relations issues; and provides counsel and mentoring to the management team regarding relevant laws, regulations and business requirements. Stacie is also in charge of ensuring the successful AAAHC re-accreditation effort, as well as Policy & Procedure controls and enforcement. Stacie’s goal in making business decisions and communicating to staff and management is to never let personal agendas or emotions drive opinions, assumptions or determinations. Her professional mantra throughout her career has always been “here to serve!” which is why she enjoys working in the non-profit healthcare environment. Stacie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management and she achieved her Professional in Human Resources certification in 1999. Stacie maintains an active membership in both the Tulsa Area Human Resource Association and the national Society of Human Resource Management.