Volunteer of the Year 2007
2007 Volunteer of the Year
Los Angeles, California
Thomas W. Baumann is the Director of Physician Development at Good Samaritan Hospital, and he is currently President of the Angelus Plaza Advisory Council. During the past seven years he has also worked with Angelus Plaza in his role as the hospital’s Director of Business Development.
Jeffrey Winston, Angelus Plaza’s community relations coordinator, writes, “Mr. Baumann has helped to empower the Council by challenging each member to raise the bar in terms of attainable goals and enhancing the public awareness. Aside from corporate sponsorship of our Senior Talent Show, Inaugural Art Auction, and providing support for the African American Heritage celebration, Tom has been a catalyst, leading by example through his personal involvement.” Under his stewardship in 2006, the Advisory Council held a highly successful art auction and reception called “Connecting Our Seniors.” This collaborative effort raised over $26,000. Proceeds will directly benefit the seniors, since the revenue will be used to upgrade the Bert MacLeech Computer Learning Center.
For many years, Tom has provided administrative support for the Tom Bradley Health Center, a medical clinic located within the Angelus Plaza complex. Ninth District Councilwoman, Jan Perry, writes, “There is no question that his genuine dedication and relentless leadership have truly improved the quality of life for the senior citizens of Los Angeles.”
Tom has over 25 years of experience in healthcare management. He holds a lifetime teaching credential from the State of California Community College, and he has been an instructor in the Life Sciences Department, Division of Radiology Technology, at Pasadena City College since 1986. He also served in the US Air Force at the close of the Vietnam War, 1972-76, as paramedic in the Air Force ER and radiology technologist.
Tom serves as a board member of the Elizabeth Center for Cancer Detection, and he served previously at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Montrose. In addition, Tom has helped establish a medical missionary service, AMNET International, a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide ambulances and other critical healthcare equipment, education, and resources to people of Guam and Micronesia.
We are pleased to recognize Tom Baumann as 2007 Volunteer of the Year.