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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.




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

Loretta Bush
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority

Phone: (313) 871-3751
Fax: (313) 871-3756


Current Members:


Alice G. Thompson*, Detroit

Governor's Appointee
Term expires 8/5/23


Dr. Krystle Woods Hollier*, Detroit

Recommended by the Leadership of the Legislature
Term expires 8/5/21


Robert Thornton, Detroit

Appointee of Director of MDHHS

Term expires 10/31/22


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


Tim Killeen - 2nd Vice Chair
Wayne County Commissioner



Appointee of Wayne County Executive


Chuck Gayney - Treasurer

Appointee of Detroit Mayor

Bob King

Ex Officio Members

Mr. Adam Jablonowski
Wayne County Medical Society

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

*Signifies the member was appointed by the Governor