Leadership Team

Diana Ramsay
904.875.4787 ext 6034


Diana L. Ramsay joins The Tolan Group as Practice Partner to lead the Behavioral Health and Human Services Practice. Diana is a seasoned healthcare executive having led multiple large behavioral health organizations for over three decades. Most recently Diana was the Interim CEO of Wordsworth in Philadelphia where she was hired to successfully transition Wordsworth to a larger entity, through an affiliation agreement which she completed in three months. Prior to that, Diana spent four years as President/CEO of Woods, a regional human services organization with more than 3,000 employees. Previously she was with Johns Hopkins Health System, where she led the consulting practice for project management and operations redesign.

Earlier in her career Diana served as Executive Vice President for 12 years at Sheppard Pratt Health System, one of the nation’s top ten psychiatric health systems. Initially she served as President/CEO of Way Station, a nationally recognized community rehabilitation program and subsidiary of Sheppard Pratt. Later, she was promoted to Executive Vice President/COO of the entire Health System for the remaining 9 years.

Diana has served on many non-profit boards including her current appointments serving on the Philadelphia Zoo Board and The National Aquarium Board, chairing its Governance and Nominations Committee. Diana is also the former President of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems where she led their strategic planning. Diana has a BS in Occupational Therapy and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, where she graduated at the top of her class in International Security Policy and was the John J. Sexton fellow in Social Policy.

Jennifer Chee
Senior Director of Talent Acquisition 
904.875.4787 ext 6016


Jennifer Chee is Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Next Level Interim Search and at The Tolan Group. Jennifer has over 7 years of experience within the healthcare industry having significant experience in a hospital setting. She is well versed in EHR/EMR, registration solutions, HIPAA, payer/provider relationships and EMTALA. During her time with Flagler Hospital Jennifer developed a training manual that identified quality improvement procedures and policies as a point of reference for new and current employees. With her deep knowledge of healthcare, Jennifer was able to transition quickly into placing talent for software and services organizations throughout the U.S. and now leads our talent acquisition team. Jennifer has successfully placed senior executives, product management professionals, sales leaders as well as individual contributors.

Jennifer earned her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix in 2015. Jennifer has two children, enjoys painting, traveling and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

Kaye Johnson
Cheif Operating Officer
904.875.4787 ext 6017


Kaye Johnson, Associate Partner, has been working with Sanford Rose Associates – The Tolan Group in executive search since January 2015. She has integral part of running major projects, managing the project team, and tracking company metrics. She has worked on numerous C-Level executive placements as well as EVP’s, SVP’s and VP’s in marketing sales, operations and finance. She has also placed dozens of individual contributors in sales, marketing, product management and technical talent.

Kaye was formerly working in the Gift Industry as a Tradeshow/ Special Project Manager, where she was directly responsible for business growth programs and opportunities as well as 12+ trade shows annually representing 11,000 square feet and $12M+ in annual sales. She led cross-functional teams to develop multiple customer growth programs, and, ultimately, improve the overall customer experience and increasing sales by over 30%. During this time Kaye was also responsible for creating and training internal incentive program to manage the sales force and keep them motivated and accountable. She also created customer incentive programs which increased sales and helped with customer satisfaction and retention. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

Michael Smith
Practice Leader
904.875.4787 ext 6035


Michael J. Smith joined The Tolan Group as Practice Partner to lead the Life Sciences Practice. With more than 15 years of experience in the search and leadership advisory industry, Mike leads the team serving clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, private equity and venture capital sectors. His client work focuses on a broad range of roles and functions with both early and late stage biopharma accounts.

Previously, Mike was the Managing Partner for a one of the top boutique specialist healthcare search firms that focused on Drug Development and Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls.

Mike excels at assessing and recruiting executive leadership with outstanding track records within the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry that create competitive advantage and sustainable value for their current companies. Mike has become a trusted advisor of his client companies by understanding that their business goes beyond current needs and is really about building long-term relationships.

Mike is passionate about healthcare, the development of medicines to cure that next unmet medical need and ultimately the patients that our industry serves. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, SC just outside of Charleston with his wife Lauren, son Garrett, daughter Presley and their Boston Terrier Mabel.

Rachel Gauthier
Cyber Security Practice Leader 


Rachel Gauthier joined The Tolan Group to lead the CyberSecurity Practice and to help drive the firm’s health plan and payer market. Rachel was previously with a Fortune 500 financial services firm where she was responsible for the development and implementation of all sourcing, recruitment and selection strategies as well as selecting, managing and developing all experienced recruiters to develop their skills and work with the leadership team in all aspects of recruiting. Rachel believes in building and maintaining long-term internal and external relationships with the key stakeholders to promote the success of the practice she leads. Rachel and her family reside in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Rachel holds an Associate Degree from Brighton College.

Shawn Tolan
Senior Partner
904.875.4787 ext 6021


Shawn J. Tolan is a Senior Partner of Sanford Rose Associates– The Tolan Group, one of the 10 largest executive search firms in the U.S. As the leader of the firm’s Global Healthcare IT Practice, Shawn focuses on serving Healthcare organizations throughout the US. Shawn’s consultative style provides clients access to talent with the passion and intellect to meet their unique challenges. Shawn spent over 25 years in Healthcare Sales, Sales Leadership and Marketing. He played an integral role in the development and successful launch of one of the industry’s premier Healthcare wireless infusion device platforms, leading to well over $200M in sales since its release. His leadership and commitment to excellence helped his organization achieve unprecedented success in a highly competitive market. Shawn entered the executive search business in 2009. His firm quickly became the go to executive search firm for many healthcare clients throughout the U.S.

Based in Atlanta, Shawn earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. He is married to his wife of over 30 years and has 2 grown children.

Tim Tolan
CEO and Managing Partner
904.875.4787 ext 6012


Timothy J. Tolan is CEO and Managing Partner for The Tolan Group. He has conducted searches for CEOs, CIO’s, COO’s CFO’s, presidents, senior vice presidents, vice presidents of business development, product development and sales professionals. He has worked with large and small cap companies, as well as privately held and early stage companies. His firm, SRA – The Tolan Group is consistently recognized as one the the top performing SRA offices worldwide.

In addition to his executive search experience, Tim has been in the healthcare technology field for over 25 years holding executive-level positions for companies both public and private. His vast network comes from years of actually being a healthcare executive and the senior level positions he held with ProxyMed, Inc., Healtheon/WebMD, ePhysician, and CITATION Computer Systems. In addition, he spent 12 years in leadership roles in the physician practice management marketplace. His broad healthcare experience allows him to focus on recruiting senior-level executives for hospitals, health plans/payers, healthcare delivery networks, software and services companies, outsourcing organizations, and healthcare information technology vendors.

Tim is a member of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). His award winning column Career Paths is published monthly by Healthcare Informatics Magazine. Tim has two adult children, enjoys public speaking, writing and is an avid golfer and loves to travel. Tim and his wife Sue reside on the coast of Florida.