Wayne W. Bradley Sr. is presently the President and CEO of Detroit Community Health Connection (DCHC), a non-profit community-based primary healthcare organization, founded in 1988 to provide comprehensive medical healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured residents of the City of Detroit regardless of their ability to pay. DCHC is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) supported by federal grants, administrated by the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). DCHC has six (6) health centers located in the City of Detroit.
Mr. Bradley spent 27 years with The Wellness Plan, a state licensed HMO predominately serving the public sector, where he held numerous executive positions from his first, Administrator of Consumer Relations to his last, Director of Government and Community Affairs. The Wellness Plan known as CHSD at the time Mr. Bradley was first employed there had 25,000 members and grew to, at one point, 162,000 members, grossing over 300 million dollars per year at its zenith.
Mr. Bradley has also served the citizens of Detroit as a police officer, receiving citations including the City’s highest citation, the Medal of Valor when he was severely wounded in an armed robbery attempt in 1970.
Mr. Bradley was born in Detroit at Wayne Diagnostic Hospital, which may have contributed to his name. Raised in Detroit, he graduated from Central High School and Wayne State University, hence his devotion and commitment to the City and surrounding communities demonstrated by his vast participation in Metro Detroit activities. Mr. Bradley is involved in a number of community and professional organizations including the NAACP, Detroit Branch (Life, Golden, Heritage and Diamond Member); the Detroit Urban League; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Detroit Alumni Chapter; WSU Alumni Chapter; Peter Salem Lodge #40- Prince Hall – F&A Masons and he is a founding member of 100 Black Men of America – Greater Detroit Chapter. Mr. Bradley was an honoree of the Michigan Chronicle’s 2011 Men of Excellence Award.
Mr. Bradley is the Ex-Officio Member of Detroit Community Health Connection’s Board of Directors; and is the current Chairman of the Board, Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA); Chairman of the FQHC Council of SE Michigan and Former Chairman of the Board for Northeast Guidance Center. Chairman of Hall Arrangements for the NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner and served in this capacity for over twenty-five years. He served on the Region V Board of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and is still active with the Legislative, Finance and Credentials Committees of NACHC; the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Branch of the YMCA; the Board of Directors for the Greater Detroit Area Health Council; and the Board of Directors of Black Family Development. He is a member of the Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Patient Care Network; and a member of COSA (Commission on Senior Adults – City of Southfield). He is also on the Advisory Board for the Arab American & Chaldean Council (ACC). He is active with the Mt. Vernon Village Condominium Association, and served many years on the Board of Governors of the Skyline Club.