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


2019 Board of Directors

George David, Chairman of the Board
Semi-Retired Business Executive, Belfair resident

Barbara Elbertson,Vice Chair
Retired Management from Johnson & Johnson

Tom Upshaw, Treasurer
Retired President and CEO Palmetto Electric Cooperative

Joe Pantano, Secretary
Retired Management from GM

Daniel Henderson
Attorney Partner, PMPED

Dot Jeger
Retired Management, Marketing & Consulting

Rev. Renty Kitty
Staff, Jasper County

Richard Reed
Real Estate

L. Martin Sauls, III
Owner, Saul’s Funeral Home

Ron Smith, MD
BJVIM, Medical Director

Pamela Toney
BJVIM Executive Director

Alexina Harter
Vice President, Palmetto State Bank – Bluffton

Jennifer Brown
ex officio Founder

Bill Herbkersman
ex officio Developer

Ruth Spinello, Nurse Manager
Wendy Barrett, Diabetic Nutritionist
Joe Pantano, BJVIM Board of Directors Secretary