Amy Lazev, Ph.D.

SHIP Supervisor

p: (757) 603-6421

Pam Dannon, Ed.M., R.D.

Registered Dietitian

p: (757) 259-7186

Janice Kailos, M.Ed.

Coordinator for Wellness & Community Outreach

p: (757) 603-6424

Tammy Underwood, M.Ed.

Wellness Integration Specialist

Schools: Stonehouse, Norge and Laurel Lane

Jessica Chrismon, B.S.

Wellness Integration Specialist

Schools: Clara Byrd Baker, D.J. Montague and J.B. Blayton

Chef Marie Homer

SHIP/CNS Partnership Consulting Chef

Our Mission

SHIP is a partnership between the Williamsburg James City County (WJCC) School Division and the Williamsburg Health Foundation (WHF), and a multitude of community partners that are committed to working together to create a healthier community.  SHIP’s mission is to improve the health and wellness of WJCC students and staff by supporting and promoting healthy eating and active lifestyle habits in the schools, homes and the community.

SHIP’s vision of success is when:

  • there is a strong and sustainable culture of health and wellness for students and staff in every school
  • parents and community organizations are sustaining support for the mission and goals of SHIP
  • students and staff are achieving targets for health, wellness, and school engagement

SHIP’s major programs include:

  • After-school Challenge Clubs for students
  • Staff wellness programs
  • Wellness Integration Program (WIP) that trains elementary teachers how to integrate nutrition, physical activity and kinesthetic learning into the teaching of core academic subjects
  • Wellness Leaders at each school who initiate and coordinate activities and practice changes in order to create a school environment that makes the healthy choice the easy choice for students and staff.
  • A Partnership with the WJCC Child Nutrition Services (CNS) department, providing culinary training, nutrition education, and continuous efforts to increase the healthy food choice options in the school cafeterias and vending machines.


SHIP provides healthy eating and physical activity resources for parents, students, and teachers.