Honorable Charles T. Faircloth, Jr. 

Chairman Faircloth v.2 Charles T. Faircloth, Jr., is the Chairman of the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission in Tallahassee, Florida. He was appointed by the Governor in October of 2022.

Chairman Faircloth most recently served as General Counsel for Florida’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs (FDVA) where he served as FDVA’s chief legal officer and managing attorney. Chairman Faircloth oversaw all legal matters for nine state veterans nursing homes and several state veterans corporations and legal assistance programs.

Chairman Faircloth previously served the State of Florida in several senior management positions including Chief of Staff for the statewide Medicaid and Public Assistance Fraud Strike Force, as founding Inspector General for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, and as Chief Assistant Attorney General for Medicaid Fraud in the Office of the Attorney General. He has represented the State of Florida in criminal, civil, and administrative litigation for over thirty years, and in over 250 appellate cases

After military service, Chairman Faircloth attended Florida State University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 1986. He next attended FSU’s College of Law graduating with a Juris Doctorate in 1990. Faircloth also obtained his Certified Inspector General designation in 2009 from the National Association of Inspectors’ General.

He is a member of the Florida Bar and Federal Bars in Florida and Texas. A native of Tallahassee, Chairman Faircloth resides there with his wife and children.

Honorable Dr. Joseph D. Finnegan

Most Reverend Doctor Joseph D. Finnegan, DD, of Tallahassee, Florida, is a Commissioner of the Reemployment Assistance Appeals Commission, a position appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. Doctor Finnegan has served on the Commission since April 17, 2012.

Dr. Finnegan is a retired manager with more than 42 years of experience in both the private and public sectors, and he has served as pastor of All Saints Catholic Community since 2006. In 2005, Dr. Finnegan managed Florida’s voter registration services for the Florida Department of State. Prior to that, he served as Director of Market Investigation for the Office of Insurance Regulation within the Florida Department of Financial Services from 2001 to 2005, and he served as Manager of Human Resources and Risk Management for the St. Lucie Board of County Commissioners from 1998 to 2001.

Dr. Finnegan served as Executive Director of the Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida, Inc., from 1995 to 1998. From 1987 to 1995, he was Principal and Managing Partner of the Management International Group, and Vice President of the Northeastern Eye Institute of Scranton, Pennsylvania, from 1983 to 1987. Previously, he was a manager for General Electric Capital from 1978 to 1983, for Gilbert Associates from 1974 to 1978, for Communications Satellite Corporation from 1969 to 1974, and for Aetna Life and Casualty Company from 1962 to 1969. Dr. Finnegan earned a Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s Seminary and University, a Master’s degree from George Washington University, and Doctors of Ministry and Divinity from AGAPE Seminary.

In July of 2015, Dr. Finnegan received the Commission’s Mary E. Griffin/Thomas D.C. Epsky Award for recognition of his many hours of community service. In July of 2018, he received the Commission’s Hon. Alan Orantes Forst Award in recognition of his many career achievements.

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