Dawson joined Cerebra Health in July 2016. Prior to this he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Medicure Inc., a US-hospital focused specialty pharmaceutical company. Dawson has also worked with Genesys Venture Inc., a life science business incubator, where he has supported several companies in business development, finance and product development activities. He has considerable experience serving on corporate and industry boards, including the Life Science Association of Manitoba (Chair). Dawson holds a Masters Degree in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba.