MICHAEL C. BROOKS
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Michael C. Brooks
Michael Brooks dedicated his life to doing the right thing, even under the most challenging of circumstances. With an unwavering moral compass, stemming from his service in the U.S. Air Force, Michael has impacted thousands of lives throughout his career. As flight control specialist, he was responsible for repairing or releasing aircraft for takeoff. He once refused to release a plane that had a malfunction while preparing for Desert Shield, potentially saving the crewmembers lives, which earned him the Air Force Achievement Medal for meritorious service.
Now, as founder and board chair of Law Enforcement Officers Health Services, he leads an organization that makes a tangible impact on the lives of law enforcement families. LEO Health Services connects the heroes of law enforcement to the heroes of medicine, ensuring that officers have access the right care at the right time. The company offers a popular physician membership organization that supports all police officers and provides special benefits for members. Michael credits the medical professionals who join with enabling medical advocacy to thousands of law enforcement families, often during difficult times, as the membership dues provide the necessary resources that provide for free services.
Previously, Michael was elected county commissioner of elections. While doing the right thing in politics was not always popular, he steadfastly defended democracy, nonetheless. Michael worked with the STOP DWI program, where he developed relationships with numerous police agencies to reduce drunk driving fatalities. He went on to work in pharmaceutical sales as a central nervous system specialist, where he began to understand the disparities that exist in accessing care.
Then, as director of the State Trooper Surgeons in New York State, Michael developed relationships with physicians and administrators of major hospitals to build a healthcare navigation process. The program sparked interest in other states, and today, LEO Health Services is serving law enforcement agencies nationwide.
Michael credits the realization of his goals and dreams to his wife and fellow executive board member, Jillian Mayott. Her belief in him, but especially her business and financial expertise, have fueled this successful venture. John Samuels, CEO of Better Health Advisors, completes the executive board, offering more than 25 years of experience in healthcare access and ER Management.
Michael C. Brooks
Founder and Board Chair
Law Enforcement Officers Health Services