Jasmin O. Chapman, DDS
CEO, Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health Center
Dr. Jasmin Owens Chapman is the Chief Executive Officer of Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center (JHCHC), which is one of the largest and oldest Federally Qualified Health Centers in Mississippi. It has 31 locations in rural and underserved communities in the Central Mississippi counties of Warren, Copiah, and Hinds. Dr. Chapman has been serving as CEO at Jackson-Hinds for 25 years and has been named outstanding CEO twice by the Mississippi Primary Healthcare Association (2004, 2010). She became the first female and first dentist to be Chief Executive Officer at JHCHC after first serving as Dental Director and then Clinical Director of the association. The center employs over 350 healthcare professionals throughout its three-county service area, with an annual budget of approximately $30 million.
Dr. Chapman has served on the Board of Directors of several organizations, including the Governor’s Mississippi Healthcare Institute, Mississippi Primary Health Care Association, Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Chamber-Plus, Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, and The Hinds Community College, M2M, Minority Male Leadership Initiative. She currently serves on the board of Merit Health Central Hospital (Jackson, MS) and Methodist Rehabilitation Center (Jackson, MS). In 2019, Dr. Chapman was honored as one of 12 Outstanding Women in Mississippi by the Empowering Progressive Women’s Organization and named one of Mississippi’s Most Influential African-Americans by Our Mississippi Magazine. Most recently, Dr. Chapman has been appointed to the Medical Care Advisory Committee of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid as the Second Congressional District representative by Governor Tate Reeves. She also received the Kappa Alpha Psi (Southwestern Province) Distinguished Citizen Award and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Centennial Public Meeting Award. She is also an active member of the International Women’s Form (IWF) and Links, Inc., Jackson MS Chapter.
Dr. Chapman is an accomplished healthcare professional who has made significant contributions to her community. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Jackson State University and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa School of Dentistry. Dr. Chapman is a passionate healthcare advocate who has been actively involved in lobbying for policy change that will directly benefit Mississippi’s medically underserved population, especially children. Dr. Chapman’s proactive approach to fighting COVID-19 has been commendable. On March 15, 2020, Dr. Chapman and her executive team implemented a trailblazing plan to fight COVID-19 while keeping staff safe. As a result of her efforts, Jackson-Hinds performed its first COVID-19 diagnostic test on March 16, 2020, and administered its first COVID-19 vaccine on January 4, 2021. Jackson-Hinds continued this effort of aggressively immunizing the community and providing education to decrease vaccine hesitancy. Between January 4, 2021, and March 31, 2022, Jackson-Hinds administered more than 57,403 COVID-19 vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, and Janssen), mostly to the elderly and individuals with comorbidities, and performed nearly 25,189 tests. Dr. Chapman’s leadership has been instrumental in the fight against COVID-19 in Mississippi.
Dr. Chapman was born and raised in Terry, Mississippi, and is a proud graduate of Terry High School (when they were still the Yellow Jackets). She is married to retired Judge Clyde Chapman and has two children, Dr. Rozell Chapman (Dashleen) and Ja’Nee Powell (Chad). She also has three adorable grandchildren, Blake, Rohan, and Roman. She spends her time reading, babysitting, traveling, and tending to her horse, Ryder.