Our 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. 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 and Managing Director
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 directs the project team responsible for sourcing and qualifying candidates for placement. Her experience in executive search within the healthcare industry provides 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.

Rachel Gauthier
Vice President | Managing Director


Rachel is Vice President and Practice Leader for the healthcare software and services market and health plan and payer market. As a search consultant she partners with executives and hiring managers to find the best possible candidate for that specific opportunity and fully supports candidates through the hiring process while acting as a go-between for all involved parties. Rachel has been a consistent high performer in The Tolan Group since joining the firm.

With an expertise in building rapport and relationships with people, Rachel was previously a senior level recruiter 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. She has placed C-suite executives, EVPs, SVPs, VPs and sales, marketing, and product management candidates. She has also placed entire leadership teams for early stage companies.

Rachel’s background allows her to understand both candidates and clients to make the perfect match for all parties involved. Rachel holds an Associate’s degree from Brighton College.

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 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, 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.

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. He holds both an undergraduate and graduate degree with top honors from Rutgers University.

Tim Russell
Vice President and Practice Partner


Tim Russell is Vice President and Practice Partner at The Tolan Group. Tim’s primary focus is expanding the client base in Behavioral Health, Healthcare Services, Substance Abuse Recovery, Healthcare IT, Digital Health and Healthcare Portfolio Companies owned by Private Equity/Venture Capital groups.

As a veteran healthcare recruiter of 22 years, Tim brings a variety of skills to his position. Having started his recruitment career in 1997, Tim has worked for two of the nation’s leading healthcare staffing firms which culminated into his co-managing an Atlanta-based physician recruitment firm for nearly five years prior to joining the TTG team. Throughout his time in the industry, Tim has been involved in over 750 recruitment projects ranging from staff level technologists to physicians of all specialties.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Letourneau University.

Kaley Higginbotham
Business Development Manager


Kaley Higginbotham is the Business Development Manager for The Tolan Group. Her primary focus is identifying and developing strategic business relationships with potential clients in Behavioral Health, Revenue Cycle, Medical Device, Healthcare Services, Healthcare IT and Digital Health companies owned by Private Equity/Venture Capital firms. Kaley works closely with the Managing Directors and Practice Partners to identify prospective client companies and PE firms. Kaley plays a key role in the development of new business opportunities that support The Tolan Group’s overall growth and go-to-market strategies. In addition, she works alongside digital marketing on various marketing initiatives to drive new business for the firm.

Kaley began her career at The Tolan Group as a Project Manager where she oversaw the selection, development and management of the corporate recruiters and worked with the lead recruiters in all aspects of recruiting. Kaley worked on the recruiting teams that placed C-suite executives, EVPs, SVPs, VPs and sales, marketing and project management candidates.

Kaley holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida.