With the dedicated service of volunteer physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals, the Bluffton Jasper VIM provides care to our friends and neighbors in Bluffton and Jasper County who are without medical insurance.

Presently in the U.S., there are over 250,000 retired physicians; 350,000 nurses; and 40,000 dentists. Most are looking for a meaningful way to spend their retirement. Not only do many retired medical professionals still want to practice, they need to practice. Serving those in need is as therapeutic for the caregiver as it is for the care recipient.

Volunteer Gail Temple, RN, with patient

Our Current Medical Staff

  • 17 Doctors
  • 18 Nurses
  • 75 Non-Medical Administrative Volunteers
Susann Keil, Peggy Pantano and Joe Pantano
Ruth Spinello, Nurse Manager
Alan Pethick, Janet Jehlen and Terry Rowe

2023 Board of Directors

Dan Wood, 
Chairman of the Board
Town Councilman
Town of Bluffton

Jim Evans, Vice Chair
Welch Allyn
Accounts Executive

Sandee Brooks, Secretary

Alexina Harter, Treasurer
Vice President
Palmetto State Bank – Bluffton

Christina Brzezinski,
Chief Nursing Officer
Hilton Head/Coastal Carolina Hospital

Bill Campbell,  BJVIM Volunteer Representative
Retired Medical Supply Sales Executive

Dr. Kathleen Casey
BJVIM Medical Director

Christopher Corkern
The Corkern Group, Ltd.

Imelda Golden
Town of Hardeeville
Department of Tourism

Qundal C. Gray

Luke Healy
Healy Foreit Law


Daniel Henderson
Attorney Partner
Parker Law Group

Kristen Shaughnessy
TV Anchor / Reporter

Lawrence Taylor
Real Estate
Charter One

Pamela Toney
BJVIM Executive Director

Sarah Brock
Clerk to the Council
Beaufort County Government

Corey Tuten
Key Accounts Representative,
Palmetto Electric Coop

Ex Officio Board Members

Barbara Elbertson
Retired Management
from Johnson & Johnson

Dot Jeger
Retired Management Consultant

 Joe Pantano
Retired Management from GM