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Iris Taylor is the former president and CEO of DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center. Taylor served as chair of the Detroit Public Schools Community District School Board for the past four years.  Iris is currently the Director of Nursing for the City of Detroit.


Mayor appoints former hospital CEO Dr. Iris Taylor to be Director of Nursing

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced recently two important additions to his administration: the appointment of veteran municipal financial expert and former State Treasurer Jay Rising as the city’s acting Chief Financial Officer [CFO] and the hiring of former Detroit Receiving Hospital CEO Dr. Iris Taylor to be the director of Nursing at the Detroit Health Department. 

Former hospital CEO tapped as Detroit's lead public health nurse

Iris Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN, former CEO of DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, was tapped as nursing director for the Detroit Health Department, according to a Jan. 12 news release from the city mayor's office.  Mayor Mike Duggan said Dr. Taylor will be the lead public health nurse for the department overseeing clinical operations, including the management of staff, procedures related to clinical programs and public outreach.


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Grateful To Have Served DPSCD

I am grateful to have served DPSCD during this incredible time in history.  I am most proud that we were able to recruit one of the strongest educational leaders in the country in Dr. Nikolai Vitti.  I feel the District has a strong plan and leadership team in place to continue to strengthen the academic achievement goals for each student.  I look forward to transitioning this work as I continue to support, as a volunteer, in any way possible to ensure there is a seamless move forward.

Opinion: Detroit Public Schools can get even better; here's how we make it happen

The Detroit Public Schools Community District has achieved some incredible milestones in the past four years. It has been my privilege to serve as the chair of the board for the DPSCD as one of the first elected members since 2009 when the district was put under state emergency management.

In 2017, our board of directors worked with the Michigan Department of Education to develop a partnership agreement preventing the closure of our schools. The plan stopped the implosion that had damaged our schools for decades. Next, DPSCD set critical goals to achieve a balanced budget, ongoing measured student academic achievement and hiring and investing in teachers.  (more)