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David T. Brooks

David Brooks recently joined Wayne County as the Director of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness. He leads the public health and community wellness services along with veterans, juvenile justice, and medical examiner services.

Prior to joining Wayne County, he was at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (a member of Trinity Health) as president of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston. Brooks came to Saint Joseph Mercy Health System from Ascension St. John Providence Health System where he served as president of St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit and senior vice president of the health system’s east region. Previously, he was CEO of Providence Health in Everett, Washington.

Brooks has served in executive roles at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit for ten years, Christus Health in Houston, Texas, Central DuPage Health in Chicago, Illinois and Lovelace Health System in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A native of Detroit, Brooks earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from Wayne State University and his master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He resides in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI with his wife and two children.