Leadership Team

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Experienced Executive Recruiters in Healthcare and Social Enterprise

Tim Tolan
CEO and Managing Partner
904.875.4787 ext 6012


Timothy J. Tolan is CEO and Managing Partner of The Tolan Group, a Sanford Rose Associate executive search firm. Tim has been in the healthcare field for over 25 years holding executive-level positions for companies both public and private. His vast network comes from years of being a senior healthcare executive and the senior level positions he’s 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 for non-profit organizations, behavioral health, substance abuse and PE/VC firms, human / family services, 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

Kaye Johnson
Chief Operating Officer
904.875.4787 ext 6017



Kaye Johnson serves as Chief Operating Officer The Tolan Group. Kaye has been overseeing all facets of the firm since January of 2015. She leads the day-to-day operations, major projects, and is responsible for all search execution for the firm. Kaye is directs the project team responsible for sourcing and qualifying candidates for placement. Her experience in executive search in the healthcare industry provides her insight into the organizational and human capital needs of her clients. Kaye has placed C-suite, EVPs, SVPs , VPs, and countless individual contributors in sales, marketing, product management, technical, and clinical talent since joining the firm. Kaye’s customer centric direction, efficiency and drive for mutual beneficial outcomes, guides the client relationship, operation, and placement organizations at Interim Search Partners.

Shawn Tolan
Senior Partner and Managing Director
904.875.4787 ext 6021


Shawn J. Tolan is a Senior Partner of The Tolan Group, of Sanford Rose Associates, one of the 10 largest executive search firms in the U.S. As the leader of the firm’s Global Healthcare Practice, Shawn focuses on serving healthcare organizations throughout the U.S. After earning his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Pfeiffer Universit, 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. 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. Shawn works with private equity and venture capital firms and has placed C-suite executives, EVPs, SVPs, VPs as well as sales, marketing, product management.

Rachel Gauthier
Partner and Practice Leader


Rachel Gauthier is the Practice Leader over the Healthcare Software and Services market, 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. She oversaw the selection, management and development of the corporate recruiters and worked 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 has placed C-suite executives, EVPs, SVPs, VPs and sales, marketing, product management. She has also placed entire leadership teams for early stage companies.

Mason Harris
Vice President, Practice Partner
904.875.4787 ext 6023


Mason Harris serves as Vice President and Practice Partner at The Tolan Group, a Sanford Rose Associate executive search and consulting firm. Mason’s primary role is the expansion of clients within the rapidly growing Behavioral Health, Human and Family Services, and Substance Use Disorder (BH/HS/SuD) markets, and the Private Equity firms that invest in these important health organizations.

Following completion of his MBA at the State University of New York at Buffalo Mason spent 6 years with GTE / Telenet, a Fortune 500 company in telecommunications, data networks and technology. This was followed by entry into the world of entrepreneurship and fast growth companies. Generating revenue in senior executive leadership, marketing, and sales roles, and successfully selling his ownership in a start-up venture, he founded his first company, Robin Technologies, Inc. This company achieved recognition as a Washington Technology Fast Growth Company, along with other awards related to growth for multiple years.

Experience in technology, operations, field maintenance team development, and advertising followed. Mason authored a book on marketing, ENTRÉE Marketing, and was booked as a keynote speaker at industry events around the country.

Having worked with organizations in various industries, including finance, technology, healthcare, legal, non-profit, hospitality, advertising, association management and more, Mason’s breadth of business experience provides insights for today’s competitive and rapidly changing marketplace.

Eric Dickerson
Managing Director


Eric Dickerson is the Managing Director over Academic Medicine, Healthcare, and Human & Family Services at Kaye/Bassman International Corporation, the parent company of Sanford Rose Associates of which The Tolan Group is a member. Eric’s specialty areas have ranged from C-suite, executive leadership to middle management. Eric works closely with The Tolan Group on executive roles and on large projects where his skills and his team become an extension and an asset of the firm. Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. Before joining Kaye/Bassman, Eric held the position as President and CEO of a multi-unit and extension Boys & Girls Club organization. Eric has been contributed insight for various professional publications including but not limited to: All Healthcare Jobs, American Medical News, Becker’s Hospital Review, Healthcare Finance News, States Man and U.S News.

Tom Dimmick
Vice President and Practice Partner
904.875.4787 ext. 6014


Tom Dimmick joined The Tolan Group as a Vice President and Practice Partner covering the behavioral health and substance abuse sectors. Tom was previously President of DK Search, Inc., a Veteran Owned firm in HR consulting and executive search based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. DK Search was founded in July of 2003 by Tom after he left a successful 25 year career in corporate Human Resources. Tom has expertise in working with clients both publicly traded and privately held in the $3M to $350M+ gross annual revenue ranges. His consulting assignments included salary and wage range and grade creation, succession planning, sales incentives and other areas of HR. Search efforts include all of the disciplines of executive leadership, finance and accounting, sales and marketing; as well as all administrative functions including HR and Legal.

Tom was Vice President of HR for a division of Emerson for 5 years prior to forming DK Search. He has also worked for such firms as Samsung, General Signal, Tenneco, Revlon and Johnson & Johnson. Best known in the HR realm for his expertise in Labor Relations, Tom has built a successful search and consulting practice by being able to clearly identify the needs of the client and how to meet those human needs of the client. He holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree with top honors from Rutgers University.

A contributor to LinkedIn and enduring friend of Right Management, FENG and MENG organizations, Tom is in demand as a speaker on all manner of HR topics.