2019 David Chow Humanitarian Award Recipients

Dorothy Bausch

Dorothy “Dotsie” Bausch is an Olympic silver medalist, activist, speaker, and nonprofit founder. After recovering from a life-threatening eating disorder, she found her love and talent for cycling, which led to a 14-year professional career concluding with a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics. She stars in the 2018 film “The Game Changers,” is featured in the Netflix documentary “Personal Gold,” and gave a TEDx Talk. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Switch4Good.

She founded her first nonprofit, Compassion Champs, and later founded Switch4Good in January, 2018. Switch4Good is an athlete-driven nonprofit working toward a dairy-free future. The organization employs athlete stories with scientific research and outreach to help otherslive better and do moreby ditching dairy. Bausch is the both the founder and Executive Director. Switch4Good is revolutionizing the way people think about nutrition for athletes and everyday active folk. The long standing, dairy industry perpetuated belief that we need cow’s milk for strength, vitality and recovery is outdated and fueled only by the folks who stand to profit off of this belief. Switch4Good is here to tell the truth and embolden folks to take control of their health by eliminating all dairy from their diet.


Frank Tamborello

Frank Tamborello is Executive Director of Hunger Action LA. He was born into a large family in a small town. He then expanded his narrow mind by traveling into the wide world, including a stint working with street children in Luanda, Angola. Upon his return to the U.S. he eventually co-founded Hunger Action LA (HALA) in 2006. HALA’s recent milestones include the passage of the city of LA’s surplus food ordinance in 2010, the launching of LA’s first Market Match program in 2010; leading statewide advocacy efforts over years finally resulting in the repeal of the ban on CalFresh benefits for people with past felonies, organizing state advocacy to increase SSI benefits, and partnership with numerous other groups on the rights of workers, tenants, homeless persons and seniors to live with dignity and sufficient healthy affordable food.


Georgia Weston

Georgia Weston is the Founder and Executive Director of the Teen Pain Help Foundation, ein 501(c)3 charitable corporation created to help children and adolescents with chronic pain by raising funds for treatment, Forschung, education, and increased public awareness of pediatric chronic pain. She also co-founded and was the Director of Programming for Art Rx, strengthening the partnership between the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the USC Keck School of Medicine, specifically to better understand how art impacts pain. Georgia has experience creating and leading programs for organizations that provide therapeutic services for struggling individuals and families. She also has clinical social work experience, both as an out-patient therapist and residential therapist, for youth dealing with complex cognitive, behavioral, and social needs.

She is the author of two books, Vienna’s Waiting and PAIN: An Owner’s Manual, where she provides insight into the mysterious world of chronic pain through her own story and the story of others.

Georgia is a therapist at a boys’ probation facility where she provides mental health services to adolescents who are currently in the juvenile justice system and their families. Georgia has experience creating and leading art workshops for organizations that provide therapeutic services for individuals with complex cognitive, behavioral health, and social needs.

Gegenwärtig, Georgia is serving as the Executive Director for Creative Healing for Youth in Pain (CHYP), a nonprofit that promotes education and social support through creative healing experiences for adolescents with chronic pain and their parents. She is also working on the pediatric pain research team at the University of California, Los Angeles to develop and investigate new methods for alleviating chronic pain in youth.

Georgia has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, with a minor in art, from St. Edward’s University. She has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California, with a concentration in Children, Youth, and Families, as well as a specialization in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Georgia is dedicated to empowering youth with chronic pain and their families through creative healing techniques and social support.


Heidi Baker

Heidi Baker (born August 29, 1959) is a Christian missionary, itinerant speaker, and the CEO of Iris Global, a Christian humanitarian organization. She is the author of several books on Christian spirituality.

Heidi Baker grew up in Southern California, becoming a Christian after hearing a Navajo preacher’s message while volunteering on a Choctaw reservation. She has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts from Vanguard University, and a PhD in systematic theology from King’s College London (1995). She met Rolland Baker, the grandson of missionary H. A. Baker, in 1979. They married six months later in 1980; they left for the mission field two weeks after that. They were ordained as ministers in 1985.

Heidi Baker founded Iris Global in 1980 with her husband Rolland, and began ministering together in Asia. Iris Global is a non-profit Christian ministry dedicated to charitable service and evangelism, particularly in developing nations.

In 1995, the Bakers moved to Mozambique in order to begin a new ministry focused on the care of orphaned and abandoned children. A year later, Heidi became sick with tuberculosis and pneumonia, but despite her doctor’s recommendation, she went to a healing meeting in Toronto, Canada. There, she had a vision where Jesus showed her thousands of children to feed; when she exclaimed that it was impossible to help them all, he saidThere will always be enough, because I died.After which, she was healed.

Iris Global negotiated with the Mozambican government to assume financial and administrative responsibility for a former government orphanage in Chihango, near the capital city of Maputo. There were roughly 80 children present. Since that time Iris Global’s operations have expanded to include well-drilling, free health clinics, village feeding programs, the operation of primary and secondary schools, cottage industries and the founding more than 5000 churches in Mozambique, with a total of over 10,000 Iris-affiliated churches in more than 20 nations. Their ministry is known for its reports of miracles, and in September 2010 the Southern Medical Journal published an article presenting evidence ofsignificant improvementsin auditory and visual function among subjects exhibiting impairment before receiving prayer from the ministry.
Beyond her administrative duties the Bakers are authors and frequent conference speakers, traveling worldwide to speak on Christian ministry and spirituality. Candy Gunther Brown, professor of religious studies at Indiana University, has called the Bakersamong the most influential leaders in world Pentecostalism.

Heidi is now “Mama Heidi” to thousands of children, and oversees a broad holistic ministry that includes Bible schools, medical clinics, church-based orphan care, well drilling, primary schools, evangelistic and healing outreaches in remote villages and a network of thousands of churches. She has BA, MA and PhD degrees, has authored four books and travels the world as a conference speaker.


Michelle Jewsbury

Michelle Jewsbury was born in Sandpoint Idaho. She is an American Actress, Autor, and Humanitarian. She is known for her acclaimed one-person showBut I Love Him”, which is now being turned into a memoir about her personal experience in an abusive relationship. She is a crusader against Domestic Violence and is a spokesperson and advocate for Domestic Violence survivors. She is CEO/Founder of Unsilenced Voices, a non-profit organization focused on eradicating domestic abuse and sexual gender-based violence worldwide. She has been interviewed on major networks and was recently seen on TradioV, interviewed on CalCoast news, and featured in The Collaborative Post. She wrote, produced and performed a critically acclaimed play to a nearly sold out audience based on her experience with domestic violence in 2016. She has traveled to over ten countries encouraging individuals to overcome their past to achieve success in their future. She has been speaking and coaching internationally for over three years. Michelle has partnered with Young Vision Africa as head of public relations, and is helping YVA grow in strength and influence. Michelle has been to five continents as an advocate for the less fortunate. She does all of because she is passionate about using her natural talents to make the world a better place.

Michelle is a trusted, essential asset to millions worldwide, coaching and empowering people who have experienced extreme difficulties and unforeseen circumstances. Her passion is to empower, encourage, and enlighten individuals to create massive success in business and personal relationships and to develop essential lifelong skills to overcome obstacles so they can impact the world. She has a very successful background in sales and marketing and has spent over ten years collaborating with successful business owners increasing sales, productivity, and overall success. She in an innovator with a remarkable ability to use her story to help others navigate through life.


Penny Lambright

Penny Lambright is the Founder and the CEO of Patriots and Paws. Patriots and Paws started out of a need of taking care of our Veterans, Active Duty, and Reservist. Penny’s nephew who at the time had served two tours in Afghanistan and Iraq came home and brought to Penny’s attention the fact that some of his soldiers were in need and there were no options for them. Penny’s dad served in World War II and Korea and was in seven major battles before he was twenty-one. He built furniture in the 50’s out of fruit crates, the need was as prevalent as it is today, there is just more attention brought to it now, then there was then.

In late 2011, Patriots and Paws became a nonprofit and in its first year it took care of over 250 Familien, then the following year 500 Familien, then 954 Familien. In 2015, the organization helped 1006 families and in 2016 the organization helped 981 Familien. It is an all volunteer organization and just last year the volunteers put in over 14,500 hours.

At Patriots and Paws, the organization takes care of any Veteran, Active Duty, and Reservist throughout Southern California from Fresno to the Arizona border to the Mexican border to the Pacific Ocean.

The Paws part of the organization is that it will unite a rescued animal with a Veteran who would like an animal so that it can be trained to become a service animal. The organization works with two local agencies that are Veteran owned that train the Veterans and their dogs to become service animals. This gives a purpose and saves two lives.

Patriots and Paws does not take government funding as it would place limitations on those that the organization can help.

The organization would like to expand to Las Vegas and Phoenix and even across the nation in the next five to ten years. In the next one to two years, the organization would like to expand its Paws program.

The organization would like to have a kennel that would be open to the public. The kennel would allow the organization to provide a place for a Veteran to place an animal when the Veteran gets medical treatments or help for drugs or alcohol. Many Veterans do not get medial treatments because they don’t have a place to take their pet. The kennel would be a way to support them and they would still be able to have their animal when they came back. In the military, you were taught to leave no one behind and they will not leave behind their four legged family members.


Proscovia Namazzi

Proscovia Namazzi, (or Precious as fondly called by her friends), born and raised in Uganda, is the Ambassador, CEO and Founder of Precious Kids Foundation (PKF). Precious Kids Foundation is a fundable 501(c)3 nonprofit oganization based in San Francisco, CA which conducts free medical mission camps in rural communities of Uganda and other African countries to decrease the high rising rate of preventable causes that have led to many premature deaths and a high increase in orphans and widows.

Precious Kids Foundation also takes care of orphans, widows, and individuals in underserved rural villages of Uganda and other African countries in hopes of educating, equipping, and empowering them to be healthier, productive, and self-sustained citizens of their countries.

As a resident of the United States for over twenty years, Precious has worked as a seasoned Neuroscience Registered Nurse for over fourteen years and a socially conscious entrepreneur for over seven years. Precious is also a mentor to women, girls, and boys in different countries.

Precious has dedicated her life to improve the lives of orphans, widows, and single mothers in underserved rural communities for the last twelve years as well as teach them through skills development to increase self sustainability.

Precious uses her nursing, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills and expertise to be a solution to decrease the alarming rates of preventable premature deaths that have caused increasing numbers of orphans and widows that is rampant not only in Uganda but across Africa, of which the organization Precious Kids Foundation serves.

In September 2018, Precious Kids Foundation took a team of eleven volunteers comprised of doctors, nurses, life coaches, socially conscious entrepreneurs, and other non-medical volunteers, and set up medical camps in three different villages in Uganda. After five days, they treated 4,767 Patienten, delivered 2 baby girls, performed 1,020 Dental extractions, and provided 850 eye glasses.

This year in September 2019, Precious Kids Foundation is gearing up to take more volunteers and estimates to treat about 7,000 patients in villages in Uganda.


William Dorfman

Dr. William “Bill” Dorfman is a highly sought after motivational leader for young adults and the Co-founder of the nonprofit, LEAP. LEAP – Leadership, Excellence, & Accelerating YOUR Potential is a summer scholarship program for students and young adults to help obtain valuable life skills that the wouldn’t otherwise learn in a traditional classroom setting. Skills such as business etiquette, time management, making a first impression, etc. are all taught through seminars, celebrity speakers, and mentors.

Dr. Dorfman is a recipient of 14 lifetime achievement awards and is well-known for being featured on shows like ABC’s Extreme Makeover and CBS’s The Doctors. Having co-founded one of the world’s leading dental companies, Discus Dental, Dr. Dorfman has continued to do exceptional work in dentistry–helping thousands of patients smile for over 20 Jahr.

Throughout his accomplished career, Dr. Dorfman has been committed both to educating the public about the world of dentistry and to giving back to the community. In association with The Crown Council of Dentistry, Dr. Dorfman has offered Discus Dental’s assistance in donating all of the whitening materials for its annual four-month charity campaign, Smiles for Life. Jedes Jahr, The Crown Council dentists donate their time and services to offer consumers tooth whitening at a lower rate. Then 100% of the money earned is donated to country singer Garth Brook’s “Teammates for Kids Foundation”, which in turn gives to children’s charities across the U.S. Thus far, they have raised and donated more than $25 million to more than 115 children’s charities, including St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and The Children’s Dental Center. Außerdem, Dr. Dorfman is dedicated to aiding the many graduates of Los Angeles’ Battered Women’s Shelter, a downtown refuge that helps survivors of harrowing physical violence heal and rejoin the world. Da 1997, Dr. Dorfman has helped restore the smiles of abused wives, rape victims, former prostitutes, drug addicts, and unfortunate women at no charge in order to assist them on their path to confidence. He recently traveled to South Africa to help raise money and awareness for Tomorrow’s Trust, a non-profit organization that helps orphan children affected by HIV and AIDS. His humanitarian and philanthropic involvement has led to his recent recognition by his alma mater, receiving the 2009 UCLA Community Service Award – one of the top honors.