Eric Doeh has been been appointed interim CEO of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network.
Doeh, who started with DWIHN four years ago as chief network and compliance officer, has most recently been deputy CEO/COO. He replaced Willie Brooks about 10 days ago after the board voted 8-2 to not renew Brooks’ contract after he failed to disclose that a lawyer hired in the mental health agency’s legal department is his son-in-law.
Brooks’ son-in-law, Sean Riopelle, resigned last month, according to a spokeswoman for the health network.
“I am excited about the challenge ahead,” Doeh said. “As we begin this transition, one of the true hallmarks of this job is I get to work with this team and we haven’t lost a beat. The folks we serve yesterday, today or the next day are the ones we all strive to do great work for.”
While the board conducts a formal search for a permanent CEO, Doeh will represent the board of directors and oversee DWIHN’s various service lines, quality improvement programs and human resources issues.
DWIHN, one of 12 regional prepaid inpatient health plans that manages state Medicaid behavioral health dollars and other programs, is the largest organization in the state with a $822 million annual budget for 2021 that services more than 75,000 people in Wayne County.
Doeh previously was deputy chief assistant for the United States Attorney’s Office in Detroit and assistant prosecuting attorney for the Wayne County prosecutor’s office. He studied political science and English at the University of Michigan and received his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.