Mr. Thomas J. Dawson Jr. served as PRESIDENT AND CEO of Sunshine Community Migrant Health Center Inc. in the 1980s. He later founded Sunshine Health Plan, Inc., and served as its President and PRESIDENT AND CEO. Sunshine Health Plan was the first Non-profit Medicaid Health Plan established in Florida. He also served as a professor of Healthcare Finance and Healthcare Management at Florida International University before retiring in the late 2000s. Mr. Dawson holds a Masters in Health Services Administration from Florida International University, and currently serves as a Deacon in the Archdiocese of Miami.