New Boston woman appointed CEO of Detroit Institute for Children

Roxanne Brinkerhoff

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor —

Roxanne Brinkerhoff of New Boston was recently appointed CEO of the Detroit Institute for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides more than 45,000 hours of services to children with special needs every year.

Brinkerhoff has nearly two decades of experience providing leadership in the field of child and family services, according to DIC.

Before being appointed as CEO, Brinkerhoff served as chief operating officer at Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and as senior director with The Guidance Center, a human services agency serving nearly 25,000 children and adults annually at 23 Downriver locations.

DIC says their therapeutic programs, run by a staff of over 70 people, include speech language pathology, occupational and physical therapies, social work, psychological services, and special education consulting.

Brinkerhoff is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Leadership Detroit XXXVII.

She also serves in a volunteer capacity as vice chair of the Wayne County Great Start Collaborative, an organization that provides support to children in Wayne County.

Brinkerhoff and her husband live in New Boston with their two children.

For more information about DIC and their programs, visit


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