Bringing Workplace Wellness Professionals Together


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. The recipient will be invited to receive this award (a plaque and monetary stipend) at the WCTB Annual Meeting in December 2018.  If you or your company would like to contribute toward the monetary stipend, please contact the Wellness Council of Tampa Bay Steering Committee at:

Award Selection Criteria and Procedures
  • 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 see the *Fillable Award Nomination Form link at the bottom of this page to access the nomination form and procedures for completing and submitting the nomination. Nominations will be considered for 3 years.

The Wellness Council of Tampa Bay will always remember Bill Baun, a true wellness legend. Bill was an incredible leader to all corporate wellness professionals.  He truly made a difference in our lives. He was a true pioneer.  His passion and spirit shinned of all he stood for.  He was truly the essence of “well-being” and he inspired so many in the field. 

(Being the Best You)  This is just amazing and yet another example of his heart to the end – supporting everyone and lending his wisdom, especially to those supporting others in the well-being field.  That was Bill.

A last lecture to be remembered.....well worth the 7 minutes. Click here to watch Bill's last youtube video.

*If you would like to donate to the Bill Baun Memorial fun please click here.