Meet Willie Brooks
Willie Brooks’ extensive expertise in both healthcare and finance serve as the foundation for his important role as President and CEO of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Under his guidance, DWIHN identifies, influences, and delivers services to nearly 75,000 Wayne County residents with serious mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.
Mr. Brooks serves as the chief liaison between the organization’s Board of Directors, people receiving services, community partners, and state legislators. He works closely with each of them to ensure that their concerns are addressed, solutions are initiated, and that Wayne County citizens in need of mental health assistance receive quality services that promote independence, inclusion, and equality.
Willie’s impressive professional career in mental health, physical health and finance fields spans nearly three decades. He earned both his Master of Art in Economics and Master of Science Finance degrees from Walsh College. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from William Tyndale College. He has served the mental health community most recently as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Oakland Community Health Network. He has worked as a healthcare business analyst with Maryland Health Care Systems and was also a marketing director for Blue Cross of Michigan Health Care System.
Willie is well respected among his peers for his detailed knowledge of investing, banking, and monetary policies; healthcare economics, and interpersonal skills involving relationships with people receiving services. His unique and diverse skills are valuable assets to organizations and people he works with, but also to students at Walsh College where he serves as an adjunct professor.
Willie’s longstanding commitment to his family, community, and those in need of help, continue to provide the framework that promotes his credibility and admiration as an exemplary leader.