Brian Lerch MBA, RN

Director in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Brian Lerch is a Regional Director at Homes for Independent Living (HIL), a human services organization providing residential care in small-scale assisted living settings for adults with disabilities. Brian joined HIL in 2014 where he has tripled his regional revenue oversight in 3 years, his locations receiving a 95% positive annual client satisfaction rating.

At HIL, Brian serves on a leadership panel partnered with the University of Wisconsin Madison to continuously review organizational challenges and apply curriculum, leadership and core business principles to foster in-house learning and drive future continued success as an industry leading company.

Prior to 2014, Brian served as Executive Director of two assisted living communities and a memory care facility, directly responsible for all standards of care, client relations and operational success – including leading one campus to achieve WALA Diamond Accreditation.

Brian holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Cardinal Stritch University and a Bachelors degree in Nursing from Concordia University. His foundations in nursing have driven an enthusiasm for service excellence, community involvement and collaboration. Brian’s hands-on experience and involvement in all aspects of the continuum of care and made him a progressive, results driven leader with an emphasis on strategic communication and relationships to empower others, increase engagement, build presence, and advocate for superior quality care.

Brian is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the Three Pillars Senior Living Community Oversight Committee as well as the Masonic All Star Soccer Committee. Brian is a former Board Member of the Germantown Chamber of Commerce where he was also involved with Leadership Germantown, a program of local professionals promoting leadership acumen and business-to-community involvement.

Brian’s best bud is his five-year-old son John with whom he takes a hands on approach in teaching to experience and appreciate what life has to offer. He finds it important to instill a curiosity about new people, places, and ideas, while enjoying the adventure too.

  • Education
    • Cardinal Stritch University
    • Concordia University