top of page

Bill Baun Leadership Award

The Wellness Council of Tampa Bay (WCTB) is proud to announce the Bill Baun Leadership Award. This award was created to honor the memory of Dr. Bill Baun and his numerous contributions to the worksite wellness profession for more than three decades.  As a pioneer and an exemplary leader in worksite wellness, he was best known as an author, speaker, practitioner, educator, and mentor. Dr. Bill Baun described himself as an Achiever, Maximizer, Learner, Arranger, and Activator.  He put special meaning into the phrase “Be Well” in everything he accomplished and all the people he touched.  

This annual award will recognize a Worksite Wellness Professional in the Tampa Bay area who emulates Dr. Bill Baun’s outstanding leadership as a practitioner, educator, and mentor. Each year, the recipient will be invited to receive this award at the WCTB Annual Meeting in December.


Award Selection Criteria 

  • BS/BA degree preferred

  • Currently employed as a worksite wellness professional

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working as a worksite wellness professional

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as a program manager responsible for an employer-based wellness program

  • Current member of the WCTB

  • Nomination Form – this form can be completed by anyone who would like to nominate a worksite wellness professional who meets the criteria and is deserving of this award.

  • Resume or CV of the Nominee

Nomination Procedures 

An awards committee has been established by the WCTB. The Nomination Form and the Resume or CV of the nominee need to be submitted before the December Meeting. Please click the Nomination Form button below. Nominations will be considered for 3 years.

Award Recipients

Cheryl Murphy, Wellness Manager Hillsborough County Well4Life Team in Tampa, FL


Debra Cheek, Wellness Coordinator, Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, FL


Nicole Peres, Program Manager for Citigroup’s Corporate Fitness Center in Tampa, FL

bottom of page