For the past year, Denise Brooks-Williams has served as president and CEO of Battle Creek (Mich.) Health System, a 211-bed provider jointly owned by Trinity Health and BCHS Community Partners. Although she is only 42 years old, Brooks-Williams has held positions in the healthcare sector for the past 20 years, starting at Mercy Hospital in Detroit. She went on to spend five years at Detroit Medical Center, where she managed construction of eight new facilities and led implementation of a $200,000 Medicaid eligibility grant. She held leadership positions at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, Mich., before joining Battle Creek Health System.
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