Meet Our CEO
Dr. Stephanie Jamison-Void is the CEO of Jamison Consultants Integrative Health Center. Throughout her career, Stephanie has played an instrumental role in helping many local individuals and families throughout South Carolina receive health services to effectively manage a wide variety of health conditions. She has a strong background in Behavioral Health, demonstrated through her work history as a Case Manager, Social Worker, and as a trainer of other qualified Mental Health Professionals. She also holds her PhD in Organizational Psychology. Her commitment to enhancing the health status of those living in her community and her commitment to serving hard to reach communities, shows her value and commitment to this work.
Dr. James Simmons, Pediatrician
Dr James Simmons was raised by his grandmother, along with his 4 siblings, after the death of his mother. He grew up in Burton, SC and matriculated through the Beaufort County School system; ultimately graduating from Battery Creek High School. He attended Morehouse College where he received his bachelor’s degree in Biology. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of South Florida. After, completing his residency he returned to Beaufort as a staff pediatrician at Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health, Inc. (BJHCHS). It was here his love for his community was developed to augment his love of children.
While practicing medicine in Beaufort he has served in several capacities. This includes serving over 10 years on the Board of Trustees of Beaufort Memorial Hospital, in addition to being Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics for the hospital. He also worked at Beaufort Jasper Comp health where he was awarded the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association Provider of the Year and the TRIO Achiever of the Year awards. In 2004, he left BJHCHS to open his own pediatric practice (now 2 practices). He has maintained close ties to the community with a focus on bringing the highest quality care to his patients; recognized by DHEC by Silver and Gold certificates for having best vaccination rates in the region. All Children’s Pediatrics, is also recognized statewide as having some of the highest quality most innovative programs in the country. He designed the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Habits Tool kit which customizes the approach to pediatric obesity assessment and management. This tool kit was licensed by South Carolina DHEC and distributed statewide as a tool to combat pediatric obesity. It was so effective until it was translated into Spanish and into an adult form for further distribution. He has also served on the SC Childhood Obesity Taskforce. He has also set up several pediatric health programs including an asthma prevention program (Project Breath Easy) and a pediatric home visitation program (Parents As Teachers). This program allows the delivery of services to high risk families and focuses on family health issues. These programs have been so effective until his practice offers these services to other participating medical practices free of charge through a federal grant he manages.
Currently his practice is a state leader in the delivery of telemedicine. It will be the first in the country to offer telemedicine services directly to a Head Start program through a partnership with Beaufort Japer EOC and 4OLA Health Solutions. 4OLA Health Solutions is a technology company founded by Dr. Simmons to improve health care using technology. This partnership has already yielded a 2018 corporate award from the South Carolina Head Start Association.
He also teaches medical, Nurse practitioner and Physician Assistant students while serving as a pediatric clinical preceptor for the A.T. Still School of medicine and adjunct clinical professor of pediatrics at MUSC. Besides teaching students, he is also well known for teaching the community at Health fairs and PTA organizations.
Dr. Simmons has also pursued interests outside of medicine these include innovative programs his practice has put in place such as literacy programs focused on having children on level by 3rd grade; Reach Out and Read, Reach Back and Read, Trade a Book Program as well as partnerships with local schools and libraries. Programs to increase exposure to minority professionals; Virtually Interviewing Professionals (V.I.P). This programs virtually connects professionals with rural schools. Currently this program is running in the Jasper County School district. Furthermore, He is the founding chairman of the board of the Beaufort County Black Chamber of Commerce. His duties included creating initial the mission charter, choosing the board and the president of the current organization.
He has had articles published in medical journals on pediatric obesity as well as published a book of poetry. He has been awarded several other distinguished honors including being both a South Carolina Liberty fellow and a Fellow of the Riley Diversity Leadership Institute. The former allowing him to represent South Carolina as part of a delegation to India with the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
He has been blessed to travel the world both as a student and to volunteer on mission trips to Kenya and Haiti. He has given his time also by delivering meals to families during Thanksgiving as well as serving as a teacher during vacation bible school at his church Pinegrove Baptist church.
Of all his accomplishments over almost 20 years of service, he is most gratified with being a dedicated and loving father to his four children and all the smiles and hugs he receives from his patients.
Jana Wheeler, Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Jana Wheeler has been a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) for over 20 years. She got her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 1993 from Mercer University. She got her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Yale School of Nursing in 1999 and has worked as a PNP since then. In 2017, she got her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the Medical University of South Carolina. She loves working with kids of all ages and their families. Jana’s philosophy is that families know their children best and should always be the expert when it comes to what is best for their child. She is only here to help facilitate that in the best way possible. She likes to emphasize prevention and wellness. She believes strongly that children are healthier when they are treated as a whole: mind, body, and spirit, which is what she loves the most about Jamison and their approach to mental and physical health. Jana also teaches at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. In her spare time, she can be found riding her bike, going to the beach, reading and playing with her 2 Boston Terriers, Claire, and Chloe and hanging out with her husband Michael.
Chemikia White M. Psy. – Chief Operations Officer
Chemikia is the Chief Operations Officer of Jamison Consultants. She is a proud native of the beautiful Beaufort South Carolina, however, due to being a “Military Brat”, she grew up in the unique town of Phenix City Alabama where she grew to love and appreciate sweet southern living. She completed her academic career at the University of South Carolina graduating with a Bachelor’s in Human Services and the University of Phoenix graduating with a Master’s in Psychology. Here at Jamison Consultants, LLC she strives to ensure that the most effective care is provided to our consumers using an evidence-based and holistic approach. She strives to ensure that employees are knowledgeable, professional, and consistent in their practices in treating children and families.
Latonya Jackson- VP, Human Resources
LaTonya Jackson is the HR Coordinator for Jamison Consultants as well as the Executive Assistant to the CEO. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has a passion for helping others, which is also why providing an excellent customer service experience is second nature for her. She enjoys learning new things and takes great pride in mastering them.
Nialah Sharp- Executive Assistant
Nialah Sharp is a Charlotte native and a 2018 graduate of UNC Charlotte’s Public Health Program. She is currently enrolled in the dual Health Administration and Health Informatics program at UNCC, and will be graduating in December 2020. Nialah currently serves as the Executive Assistant to the Operations Manager at Jamison Consultants. As an early careerist, Nialah is happy to learn about the healthcare structure and challenges in South Carolina to broaden her exposure. She works to support our business operations and strategy to promote business growth.
Chief Financial Officer
David is the founder and Managing Partner of the UP Community Fund. He is responsible for the overall management of the fund, which includes deal sourcing and investor relations. David is also founder and CEO of Urban Advisors, a national social justice and impact investment consulting firm.
Prior to Urban Advisors, David served as the investment manager for Wells Fargo community development investment group, where he grew its investment portfolio from $40 million to $100 million over a 3-year period. The portfolio consisted of private equity, real estate, and private debt investments. David also served as a Mergers and Acquisitions financial analyst, Leveraged Lending vice president and Naval Intelligence Officer. David earned a BA degree from Morehouse College.
Shandi Whitmore, MS, MHP
Training and Compliance Director
Shandi Whitmore began her career in the criminal justice field ten years ago and found that she had a strong desire to focus on mental health and criminality. Mrs. Whitmore obtained her undergraduate degrees in paralegal studies and criminal justice, and her graduate degree in forensic psychology from Walden University. Mrs. Whitmore specializes in trauma and crisis, personality disorders, and conduct disorders. Mrs. Whitmore focuses on treating adolescents and teenagers. However, she does have experience counseling all ages. She has extensive training in motivational interviewing, socratic questioning, and dialectical behavior therapy. She also has training in cognitive behavior therapy, trauma art narrative therapy, cognitive processing therapy, play therapy and the Zones of Regulation curriculum. Mrs. Whitmore takes great pride in guiding others to expand their skill sets, create healthy practices to improve daily functioning, and recognizing their self-worth.
Mrs. Whitmore resides in Beaufort, SC with her husband and three children. She is also the mother to a United States Marine and a 17-year-old son who will be attending college in the fall for business administration. Mrs. Whitmore spends her time being a soccer, lacrosse, and softball mom, attending events to promote unity between the community and law enforcement, traveling to New York to visit family, and spending time with her fur children.
Dr. Dalicia Watson, DSW, MSW
Social Service Director
Dr. Dalicia Watson is the Director of Social Services of Jamison Consultants. Dr. Watson began her educational career with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Greenville University (2014). From Dr. Watson receiving her bachelor’s degree, she learned that she wanted to work more hands-on with families, and adults that are dealing with traumatic situations. While attending North Greenville University, she had the opportunity to do her first internship at Compass of Carolina in Greenville, SC. During her internship she was able to participate in and observe classes, and therapy sessions that included: battered women classes, perpetrators classes, children therapy, and family therapy. This then led to Dr. Watson to pursue her Masters’s degree in Social Work. While receiving her Masters’s degree in Social Work at Walden University (2018), she had the opportunity to become certified at The Department of Social Services (DSS) in child welfare and adult protective services.
During Dr. Watson time at DSS she was able to perform duties such as assessments, safety plans, and treatment plans to be able to provide a safe environment for abuse and neglected children and adults. During her time at DSS is where she was able to do her first leadership position by being a supervisor at the Intake Hub. Dr. Watson learned while being a supervisor that her duty was not only to protect those who were vulnerable but to also be a helping hand to her case managers as well. During her master’s degree, she also interned at Sister Care “(battered women shelter). While at Sister Care she was able to work one on one with children and adults. While working with the children she had the opportunity to use play therapy and while working with the women she was able to use tools and instruments from trauma informed theory/therapy. Dr. Watson currently received her Doctor of Social Work degree from Walden University (2022). Dr. Watson is a scholarly writer. Dr. Watson research title is “Funding impacting Existing Social Workers Providing Services to African American Battered Women.” Dr. Watson research is based on domestic violence shelters in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Watson can code data manually to help improve social work practice issues that is currently going on in different populations. Since being in the social work field she learned that her passion is to help individuals in the community who cannot help themselves or have the lack of resources to gain helpful resources. Dr. Watson passion is to advocate for those who cannot do it for themselves. Dr. Watson goal at Jamison Consultants as the Director of Social Services is to be able to reach as many families as possible and individuals in the community by providing them with resources and education sources that Jamison Consultants provides. This will help to ensure that the individuals and family’s needs are being met and to build up a community to its full potential.