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Honoring Our Champions


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A dedicated and compassionate caregiver at St. Joseph Hospital for decades, Melvin Schwartz and his wife demonstrated their friendship and support for the Hospital by establishing a legacy through a generous charitable planned gift.”

Honoring Our Champions

Three Providence Saint Joseph physicians honored as Philanthropy Physician Champions 

Angelique S. Campen, MD, Raul R. Mena, MD, and David A. Sato, MD, have been recognized for their significant contributions to building a culture of philanthropy at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

Their commitment to patient care and philanthropy has impacted the lives of thousands of individuals and families in our community. Here’s a look at the honorees from Providence Saint Joseph, and why each of them is truly a Physician Champion.

Angelique S. Campen, MD
2021 Physician Champion Award

Dr. Campen juggles many roles in her busy life. She’s a mother of three, an Emergency Department physician at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and a clinical professor of Emergency Medicine at UCLA.

She volunteers locally at the LA Free Clinic, and she travels the world helping the underserved with Medical Missions. She sits on the board of Providence High School, the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation Board of Governors, the Ebell Women’s Club, Wilshire Rotary and the Assistance League of Los Angeles.

Campen says she is honored to serve the Providence Saint Joseph community: “I am proud to be part of a system whose values align with mine, caring for the poor and the vulnerable.”

Tina Johann, chief philanthropy officer at Providence Saint Joseph, explains why Dr. Campen earned her nomination as a Physician Champion: “Dr. Campen has been an instrumental physician leader to the Saint Joseph Foundation team. She has been a key ambassador for our Emergency Services Campaign, and she has generously contributed her time and efforts to multiple events. She recognizes the importance of philanthropy at Saint Joseph’s, has financially supported the campaign and is a powerful partner to the Foundation team.”

Raul R. Mena, MD
2021 Physician Champion Award

Dr. Mena is medical director of the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center and medical director of research at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is tripe-board certified in medical oncology, hematology, and internal medicine.

Mena has received numerous awards, including Most Compassionate Doctor and Burbank’s Best Oncologist. He’s a member of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and many other organizations.

He enjoys humanitarian work and is involved in several fundraising projects. He also sits on the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation Board of Governors.

Tina Johann says Dr. Mena’s commitment to patient care and support for philanthropy make him a treasured Physician Champion. “Dr. Mena is an extraordinary physician and a vital Foundation partner. He understands the power of grateful patient philanthropy, and he has helped shepherd countless grateful patients through the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation, resulting in numerous seven-figure philanthropic investments. We are deeply grateful for Dr. Mena’s commitment to the Foundation, and for his personal gift to the campaign.”

David A. Sato, MD
2021 Physician Enterprise Award

Dr. Sato has been a practicing cardiologist for more than 30 years, inspiring countless patients and colleagues with his dedication, compassion and kindness. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American College of Physicians.

A husband and father of three, Dr. Sato has chaired multiple hospital committees. He currently serves as the president of Providence Specialty Medical Group, which is an affiliated group of 120 medical and surgical specialists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants serving all of the Los Angeles–area Providence Hospitals. He also sits on the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation Board of Governors.

Sato’s long history of supporting the Foundation is a key reason why he is nominated as a Physician Enterprise Champion, according to Tina Johann: “Dr. Sato is a consummate physician and treasured partner to the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation. Through his service on the Board of Governors, he has advanced the fundraising goals and priorities of the Foundation, and provided strategic guidance and leadership in physician engagement, as well as made a personal gift in support of the campaign. Dr. Sato beautifully articulates the importance of philanthropy in improving patient care.”

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