Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Board of Directors

The Detroit Wayne County Health Authority was established by Governor Jennifer Granholm in 2003, with the recommendation of the Wayne County Stabilization Work Group, in response to clear indications of a health care safety net crisis in Detroit and Wayne County. The Health Authority was created by an Interlocal Agreement between the City of Detroit, the County of Wayne, and the Michigan Department of Community health under the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967. The agreement was approved by Detroit City Council and the Wayne County Board of Commissions and signed in 2004. The agreement enables the Health Authority to serve the needs of the uninsured and underinsured in Detroit and Wayne County.

 

Mission

 

Coordinate efforts to meet the health needs of the uninsured and underinsured residents in the City of Detroit and Wayne County by assuring access and improving the health status of all people.


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Contact Information

 

Chris Allen
Executive Director/CEO
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority

Phone: (313) 871-3751

Fax: (313) 871-3756

Email: callen@dwcha.org 

 
Members

 

Gail L. Warden*, Grosse Pointe

Term expires 8/5/11

 

Sister Mary Ellen Howard*, Detroit

Term expires 8/5/12

 

Vacant

Appointee of Director of DCH

 

JoAnn Watson - 1st Vice Chair
City of Detroit Council Member

 

Tim Killeen - 2nd Vice Chair
Wayne County Commissioner

 

Vacant

Appointee of Wayne County Executive

 

Chuck Gayney - Treasurer

Vacant
Appointee of Detroit Mayor

Bob King
President
UAW

Ex Officio Members

Mr. Adam Jablonowski
President
Wayne County Medical Society

Mrs. Rose Khalifa, RN, BSN
Executive Director
Metro Solutions

*Signifies the member was appointed by the Governor