The Board of Directors for the Detroit Community Health Connection are chosen to serve the needs of our patients, and help to develop and support strategies that create a viable environment for growth and sustainability of the organization without compromise to service to our patients.


Paul E. Bridgewater Chairperson: Mr. Bridgewater is the President & CEO of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA), where he has served in that position since 1986. Numerous local, regional and national associations and entities have recognized him for his commitment to the health and wellbeing of seniors. He joined the DCHC Board in 2007, adding it to a long list of professional board and organization commitments including the Governor appointed role on the Michigan Quality Community Care Council, the Michigan AARP Executive Council, and the National Council on Aging.

Louise G. Guyton, Treasurer: Ms. Guyton is Vice President, Corporate CRA-Compliance Manager/Public Affairs for Comerica Bank. She has been with Comerica since 1968 working in areas of compliance and auditing. Ms. Guyton is a life-member of the NAACP, Officer of the Black Caucus Foundation, a member of the Community Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank/Detroit Branch, and a member of the Detroit Community Development Funders Collaborative. She received The Spirit of Detroit Award in 1998 and 2000, the YWCA Minority Achievers Award, was recognized by The Detroit News as one of six (6) African-American Women Executives at Comerica helping to shape Detroit, and named one of Detroit’s 100 Most Influential Women for the Women’s Informal Network in 2000. Ms. Guyton joined the Board in September 2003, and accepted the position of Treasurer in August 2006. She is also Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

Rev. Patrick O. Lindsey, Secretary: Vice President, Government & Community Affairs Wayne State University



Ronald W. Briggs, RPh., Member: Mr. Briggs is the Pharmacist/Owner of Briggs Prescription Laboratory in Detroit , and has been a practicing pharmacist since 1969. Mr. Briggs is a long-time Detroit resident and is active in the Detroit Rotary Club, Michigan Pharmacist Association and the National Pharmacist Association. He founded his business in the DCHC Riverside service area, resides in the DCHC Martin Luther King service area and has been a member of the Board since April 2000.

Nanci Lynn Gibson Member: As the Executive Director of Youth on the Edge of Greatness, Nanci Lynn Gibson joined the DCHC Board in 2007 with a wealth of community awareness and experience. With more than 20 years of community health and social advocacy, she has worked to increase access to information and resources for and to the community to enhance their overall quality of life.

Harvey A. Brooks, Member-At-Large

Modina Cooper, Member

Gregory A. Jones, Member

Oscar Paskal, Member

Gwendolyn J. Scales, Member

Hallistine A. Stewart, Member

Patricia Wilkerson-Uddyback, MD, Member