Anthony Dawson

  • CEO/President/Executive Director
  • Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
  • Mar 27, 2017
Full time Healthcare

Personal Summary

Highly experienced and results-oriented professional, offering broad-based background in leading overall operations and delivering process improvements by developing and implementing policies, programs, and cost-
effective solutions within physician-driven organizations.

Equipped with astute leadership skills; along with key talents in strategic planning and decision-making to effectively resolve problems and enhance productivity, while ensuring successful and timely execution of company’s strategic initiatives.
Recognized for the ability to generate strategic decisions that led to notable improvements in business processes and significant increase in employee efficiency and productivity.
Articulate communicator with relationship-building abilities; complemented with expertise in establishing lifetime and top-producing relationships with stakeholders, staff, and the upper management.
Technically proficient in utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, healthcare databases, and research tools.

Work Experience

Director | Chief Executive Officer
Jan 2012 - Gulf Coast Veterans Healthcare System

Oversee daily organizational operations, including planning, decision-making process, patient care, program management, and policy and procedure development. Establish and cultivate business relationships with
federal, state, and local governments, community organizations, and other health care providers; as well as with media, congressional staff, service organizations, and volunteer groups. Expertly handle total budget of
approximately $480M, along with 249 authorized beds and more than 2200 full-time equivalents (FTEs). Demonstrate ability to initiate programs to achieve and maintain veterans trust. Function as executive leader of six
facilities located in Biloxi, Mississippi; Mobile, Alabama; Pensacola, Florida, Fort Walton Beach, Florida; and Panama City, Florida. Serve as chair of a multi-communication committee focusing on shared resources, while
facilitating community town hall meetings.


Master of Health Administration
Xavier University