Brian O’Toole, PhD - Executive Vice President, Mission and Ethics

Brian O’Toole joined Mercy in 1999 as the vice president of mission and ethics, and became the senior vice president of mission and ethics in 2009. Prior to joining Mercy, he was director of ethics in the Mission Services department at Mercy Health Services in Farmington Hills, Michigan, ethicist for three health care institutions sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis Health Services in the Chicago area, and an educator in ethics and theology at Chicago-area schools.

Brian holds a doctorate in moral philosophy with a specialization in health care ethics from Loyola University, Chicago; a master’s degree in divinity from the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago; and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and philosophy from Quincy College in Illinois.