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


2021 Board of Directors

Tom Upshaw, Chairman of the Board
Retired President & CEO Palmetto Electric Cooperative

Dan Wood, Vice Chair
Town Councilman, Town of Bluffton

Christopher Corkern, Secretary
President, The Corkern Group, Ltd.

Alexina Harter, Treasurer
Vice President, Palmetto State Bank – Bluffton

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

Sandee Brooks
Retired Telecommunication

Bill Campbell,  BJVIM Volunteer Representative
Retired Medical Supply Sales Executive

Dr. Kathleen Casey
BJVIM, Medical Director

Jim Evans
Retired Welch Allyn Accounts Executive

Imelda Golden
Town of Hardeeville, Department of Tourism

Qundal C. Gray
Pharmacist, Retired

Luke Healy
Partner Healy Foreit Law

Daniel Henderson
Attorney Partner, PMPED

LaQuandra Stevenson, Ed.D

Lawrence Taylor
Real Estate, Charter One

Pamela Toney
BJVIM Executive Director


Ex Officio Board Members

Barbara Elbertson
Retired Management from Johnson & Johnson

Dot Jeger
Retired Management Consultant

Joe Pantano
Retired Management from GM

Ruth Spinello, Nurse Manager
Alan Pethick, Janet Jehlen and Terry Rowe
Susann Keil, Peggy Pantano and Joe Pantano