Healthcare executive Tim Schmidt’s professional history includes almost 20 years of holding CEO positions at such companies as Sparks Health System. Also the previous CEO of Heartland Regional Medical Center, Tim Schmidt currently serves as the vice president of healthcare operations at Medistar Corporation in Texas and is a member of Rotary International. In 2015, a Rotary International documentary on AIDS received two Silver Telly Awards.
Produced by Rotary's broadcast media department, the film documents the lives of families in Africa affected by AIDS and HIV. In particular, the documentary details the hardships faced by families that consist of older people caring for both their terminally ill children and the children left orphaned by the disease.
Entitled Rotary Family Health Days, the film follows the journey of two women: Me Maria, who now raises her grandchildren after the death of their parents, and Rotary member Marion Bunch, who advocates for AIDS prevention after losing her son.
The 2015 Telly Awards presented Rotary Family Health Days with two awards in the categories of Online Video-Documentary and Online Video-Branded Content and Entertainment. In the category of Online Video-Documentary, the film received a Silver Telly, the award organization’s highest honor. It received a Bronze Telly in the latter category. The South African Broadcasting Corporation screened the documentary throughout Africa after its release.