Our Audiology Team

Fenja Mattson, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Mattson grew up in Plantation, FL before attending Florida State University to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She then moved to Greenville, NC to pursue her master’s degree in Speech, Language & Auditory Pathology. In January 2004, she completed her Doctor of Audiology degree at Arizona School of Health Sciences before joining the JSHC Team in October 2004.

In 2015, Dr. Mattson received the Jacksonville Business Journal Health-Care Hero Award, which honors Northeast Florida professionals who improve health care and save lives, for her work treating veterans with hearing loss.

Dr. Mattson has also received additional training in Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT) for hyperacusis and tinnitus management at Towson University.

Fun Fact: Dr. Mattson is fluent in German.

Shakeika Everett, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Everett is a native of Waynesboro, MS. She attended the University of Mississippi where she received a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Afterwards, Dr. Everett attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a master’s degree in Deaf Education and Early Oral Intervention. She continued her graduate studies at USM and received her Doctor of Audiology degree in May 2021. While at Ole Miss, Dr. Everett studied American Sign Language as her foreign language, and it fueled her desire to help give everyone a voice. As she develops her career as an audiologist, she also hopes to pick back up on ASL and become fluent in the language.

Fun Fact: In her spare time, Dr. Everett loves to read, color, and complete puzzles. She loves anything purple, and she loves to travel anywhere that has a beach!

Jasmine Simmons, Au.D., CCC-A

Dr. Simmon is from Columbus, Ohio and received her Doctorate of Audiology from Central Michigan University. She is a member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) and National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing (NBASLH). Dr. Simmons’s passion for audiology stems from both personal and clinical experiences. She was born with a bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss and received her first cochlear implant at the age of two. When working with her patients she demonstrates empathy and patience by reflecting on her personal experiences. One of her ambitions is to give back to the community. She has done this by being a camp counselor for teens with hearing loss for the past eight years.

Fun Fact: During her free time, Dr. Simmons enjoys traveling and relaxing with her cats.

Audiology Assistant: Ryan King

Ryan joined JSHC in August 2022 as Front Desk Coordinator. Prior to joining the JSHC team, Ryan worked as a Cosmetologist for 11 years. In those years she worked her way up from stylist to salon owner. She brings many years experience of team leadership and problem solving. Ryan is a Jacksonville native who attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts as a vocal major.

Fun Facts: Before fully committing to the performing arts, she played soccer for 5 years. Current hobbies include taking her two dogs on trail walks around town and traveling any and everywhere she can.

Audiology Assistant: Devin Tackett

Devin joined JSHC in June 2022 as a Front Desk Coordinator. She has since gotten her Speech Language Pathology Assistant and Audiology Assistant licenses. She is working on getting into a graduate program to become a Speech-Language Pathologist. She is a Jacksonville native and received her bachelor’s degree from UNF.

Fun Facts: Devin loves to ski and tries to go every winter. She also loves spending time outside. She is a fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars and tries to go to as many games as possible!

Audiology Technician: Colin Forde

Colin joined the JSHC Team in March 2024 after working at Lowes Home Improvement and LOFT. Colin also has six years of experience in the Florida Army national Guard. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of North Florida and  currently working on a Master’s Degree in Health Administration from the University of North Florida.

Fun Facts: Colin enjoys traveling with friends, taking care of his newly adopted dog, and going to the gym in his free time.