2016 Healthy School Hero: Tom O’Connor
Parent Wellness Champion
Tom O’Connor has been an active leader, role model and advocate for healthy schools at the school, district and community levels in Englewood for many years as PTSA president, district wellness committee member and as a former school board member. Tom has volunteered his time to organize community-wide 5K races, school fun runs, healthy meals and snacks for teachers and students, healthy fundraisers and the annual district-wide field day. Tom was one of several parents who played a vital role in the grassroots effort to improve the district’s school meals program.
Tom co-founded the Dr. Dale K. Lumpa Movement Foundation and first annual “Lumpa Dash” in memory of Englewood’s esteemed wellness leader. Tom is committed to carrying on Dale’s vision that all Colorado kids will “reach their full potential through wellness.”
Walking – or more aptly, running – the talk, Tom ran the Chicago Marathon to raise money for AFHK with Team Healthy Kids in October 2016.