CEO Corner

Eric Doeh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network; he oversees all day-to-day operations in conjunction with his Executive Leadership Team. Mr. Doeh joined DWIHN in June 2017 as Chief Network Officer/Compliance Officer and went on to serve as Deputy CEO. 

As President/CEO, he leads the organization in its mission of providing exemplary integrated behavioral health services and supports to over 123,000 people in Wayne County. Mr. Doeh oversees the organization’s partnership with the Detroit Police Department and the city of Detroit’s Housing Department Behavioral Health Co-Response Pilot program. DWIHN’s organizational efforts remain paramount by providing Crisis Intervention Team training to law enforcement agencies in over forty Wayne County cities. The organization just recently launched mobile crisis units serving adults and children. By the end of summer 2024, 12 mobile crisis units will be deployed throughout Wayne County offering round the clock crisis services to residents.

The robust DWIHN Provider Network allows choice for people in need of services and will be enhanced by the opening of a new Crisis Care Center in the city of Detroit (Spring 2024) which will provide short-term crisis services to adults and children. The agency continues providing enhanced services through Behavioral Health and Opioid Health Homes and offering children’s services through DWIHN’s School Success Initiatives program.     

All initiatives enhance customer experience, provide additional community services, and bring added value to the people DWIHN serves. Mr. Doeh was an instrumental force in driving DWIHN’s System Transformation plan for successful outcomes for the people we serve; and remains committed to working with Federal and State governments to ensure that healthcare dollars are spent efficiently, accurately and responsibly. 

He served as Deputy Chief Assistant for the United States Attorney’s Office; as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office; and as Assistant Attorney General in the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. Doeh was also appointed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer to the Mental Health Diversion Council. He is a board member of the National Council for Behavioral Health, Michigan’s Crisis Intervention Team Stakeholder Committee, and the Wayne County Jail Diversion Council. He also serves on the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan’s Legislative and Policy Committee. Eric volunteers with the Friends of the Children-Detroit and Fostering Leadership Academy in Redford; providing mentorship to children with systemic challenges.

Doeh studied Political Science and English at the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Detroit School of Law, a Lecturer and Presenter at the University of Michigan Law School, Wayne State College of Law, and Law Enforcement Agencies in Michigan. He is also a member of the Michigan Bar Association, National Bar Association and Wolverine Bar Association. He also serves on the Center for Health Law & Policy Advisory Council for the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

DWIHN Guiding Principles

Consumer & Community Focused; Data-Driven; Evidence-Based
  • We exist to serve and support individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance use disorders. Everything we do should be towards that end. We must always ask ourselves: "How does this action help people who are mentally ill, developmentally disabled or have substances use disorders?
  • Providers are our partners. There will be open communication, mutual respect and accountability between us.
  • Communication amongst our board, staff and providers should always be open, direct, respectful and timely with no surprises.
  • Integrity and honesty is key. Don’t do it if you would not want your mother to read about it in the newspaper or see your face on the news.
  • We are a data driven organization. We must strive to be the “Sgt Friday” of behavioral health organizations providing “just the facts”.
  • We will strive to follow best practices in all we do.
  • Service is our mission. While we are a data driven organization, the data is always to be used to support the people we serve.  We will never lose sight that behind the data is someone’s mother, father, sister or brother…real people with real needs.
  • Team work. Together, we are better!
  • Our decision-making process must be open, transparent and in accordance with the law. We will strive to appropriately engage internal and external stakeholders in all we do. There is a time for participation, input, feedback, discussion and debate – but not as a delay tactic for making decisions and producing results.
  • Fiscal Integrity.  If it was your money (it is our tax dollars after all) would you spend it this way?
  • Quality not politics will guide our actions.
  • We will strive to be the best in all we do. We need to constantly ask ourselves: “Are we providing the level of care and support we would want for our own families?”
  • We must hold ourselves and others accountable and responsible for our actions. We are individuals, but one "Network," striving to do our best to serve and support the consumers residing in Detroit/Wayne County, Michigan.
  • Process is important as an efficient and effective pathway to results. We must constantly seek to be better for the sake of our consumers.
  • We will lead change that produces progress and results.
  • We will treat EVERYONE with Dignity and Respect.