Welcome to Channel The Beacon
A Not For Profit Organization Serving Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs
6650 Rivers Avenue, Suite 1408, Charleston SC  29406
Telephone: (843) 576-1408
Fax:  (843) 278-9275
Email:  info@channelthebeacon.org


Mondays - Fridays from 9am-5pm

A Word from the CEO...

Channel The Beacon was birth from a vision to integrate health, social and educational services for individuals who are disabled to include all ages from birth throughout adulthood. Johnette strives to empower individuals to embrace life through bridging gaps and eliminating disparities and inequities.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC; Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Webster University, St. Louis, MO;and is in pursuit of a Doctorate in Healthcare Administration. Johnette plans to parallel her professional experiences into a research project designed to address health disparities through implementation of quality improvement strategies.

Johnette is passionate about her work for individuals with disabilities and those at a disadvantage for access to healthcare services. Johnette works very closely with individuals and families in the development of supportive and lifestyle plans to achieve healthcare, educational, vocational and personal goals. Johnette has partnered with several agencies working to combat disparities in healthcare, behavioral healthcare, disability services, public education and affordable housing.

Johnette is a devoted mother to two wonderful children.  As a clinician, Johnette has provided counseling services, case management services, discharge reconciliation, and served as a research assistant. Johnette has been instrumental in aiding individuals with disabilities with maintaining community tenure through partnerships with state government agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and community organizations.  As an administrator, Johnette has served as an Executive Director, Psychiatric Program Coordinator, Affordable Housing Program Development and Coordinator, Researcher, Psychiatric Hospital Transition Coordinator, Business Consultant, Care Coordination Administrator and Business Office Manager.  As a community advocate, Johnette participates in leadership initiatives centered on building leadership skills for youth and young adults living with disabilities. As an individual, Johnette’s motto for life is as follows:

"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why.  I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"              ~Robert Kennedy


Johnette challenges others to Channel The Beacon inside of themselves by positively impacting  individuals, communities, states and nations through human services and pledging financial support to further the mission of Channel The Beacon and organizations alike.



Johnette Singleton Simmons, BS, MBA, DHAc