Sandy Chase, BS, LMT, MMP
Sandy grew up in Middle Georgia and graduated from Jones County High School in 1987. She was a member of the Georgia Army National Guard from 1986 to 1993.
Sandy became a Licensed Massage Therapist by attending the Georgia Massage Institute, Massage Excellence Program in 2006. She graduated from Macon State College & University with a BS Psychology in 2014. She obtained a Certified Medical Massage Therapist Certification from the LMT Success group in 2014 and an Advanced Medical Massage Therapy Certification in 2016 from David Morin’s School of Medical Massage. She is currently certified through the International Sports Science Institute as a Certified Fitness Trainer (2017) and as a Nutritional Coach (2020).
After finishing massage school Sandy went to work for several different Chiropractors. At each place that she worked, she learned new techniques for medical massage, as well as advanced stretching and relaxation techniques. She has been self-employed for over ten years has continued to develop her own style of Integrative Massage. Sandy is passionate about Massage Therapy and can’t wait to share that joy and train other therapists. When not working, Sandy is an avid animal lover and cares for her many rescue animals, which includes horses, cats, a dog and a pig. She enjoys the camping and the great outdoors.
Samantha Chase, M.M.Ed
Sam Chase is currently serving as the Band Director at Morrow Middle School in Morrow, Georgia. She has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Columbus State University and a master’s degree in music education from the University of Georgia. She is a current member of the Atlanta CV Drum and Bugle Corps and has over 5 years of drum corps and marching experience, both domestic and abroad. She has worked as a teacher and choreographer in the marching arts for over 10 years.
Keisha Callins, MD, MHP
Dr. Keisha Reneé Callins is passionate about women’s healthcare especially for rural and underserved communities; physician recruitment and retention; community engagement; and pipeline mentorship. She is an obstetrician/gynecologist with Community Health Care Systems (CHCS), a federally qualified health center (FQHC) network in central Georgia. She also serves as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM), and was recently awarded the Joy McCann Professorship to expand her leadership and mentoring with women in medicine. Prior to joining CHCS, Dr. Callins, worked at the Mirian Worthy Women’s Health Center with Albany Area Primary Health Care, an FQHC network in southwest Georgia.
Dr. Callins earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Virginia (UVA), and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. After earning her MPH, Dr. Callins worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator with the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center at UAB. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), and completed her graduate medical training at the MSM OB/GYN Residency Program at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and served as Chief Resident.
Dr. Callins was appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Composite Medical Board (2014 – 2018), and appointed in 2017 to serve on the Inaugural Board for the Sandra Dunagan Deal Georgia Center for Early Language and Literacy. She is a recent graduate of the Community Health Advanced by Medical Practice Superstars (C.H.A.M.P.S.) Transformational Leadership Fellowship at Morehouse School of Medicine; an alumnus of the Medical Association of Georgia’s Physicians Leadership Academy (2017), and an alumnus of Leadership Georgia (2015).
Dr. Callins has been a member of the Junior League and the Rotary Club while living in Albany and now Macon. She serves on the board of the Healthcare Georgia Foundation and the Georgia State Medical Association. In addition, she is actively involved with the Medical Association of Georgia where she serves on several task forces on rural health, diversity, and physician resilience. She also serves as chair of the Breastfeeding Medicine Committee with the Georgia OB/GYN Society. Dr. Callins has been a National Health Service Corps scholar and loan repayor. She now serves as chair of the National Advisory Council for the National Health Service Corps.
Dr. Callins’ personal mission statement is, “You may not be able to change the world, but you can choose to change the world of anyone you interact with”.
Jessica McBride, LMT
Jessica McBride is a Licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in injury and pain management. She graduated in 2017 from Augusta School of Massage.
In 2018, Jessica chose to further her education and began working at Serenity Physical Therapy and Wellness Spa as a massage therapist and physical therapy tech where she helps others and to promote the massage therapy profession and better serve the community. Recently, Jessica was hired at the Ritz Carlton Spa in Lake Oconee and continues to expand her abilities to help others.
Jessica enjoys learning and continuing to develop her skills to better help her clients. As a massage therapist she uses a variety of techniques to cater to each individual’s needs, including: deep tissue, Swedish or relaxation, lymphatic drainage, trigger point, cupping, light stretching and mobilization.
When Jessica isn’t at work, she loves the outdoors. She enjoys walking, camping and hiking, a good book in her hammock, as well as spending time with her family.