Terri Viola-Wilson; Executive Director, Home Hospice Hamilton-Halton Region
Terri grew up in Hamilton, attending Sherwood High School. She went on to get her undergraduate degree and teaching certificate at Queen’s University. After a 30-year career as an elementary school teacher, Terri is now back living in Hamilton with her husband, Trevor. Together, they have a charismatic son who works in events management in Toronto. Trevor also has an inspiring daughter and son-in-law with whom they love to travel, and a grandson who works in computer software development in Guelph.
Terri came to HHA in June of 2017 to help recruit people in the Boomers Plus age bracket to sign up as volunteers. She has since become Chapter Champion and Executive Director for the Hamilton-Halton Chapter, sits on the Moonlit Memory Walk Organizing Team, C.A.N.D.Y. Club Pilot Project Team, and writes the Change-Maker of the Month profiles presented in the HHA newletter, “In the K-now”.
The two HHA programs that are most important to Terri are the Bello Project and Helping Our Precious Pediatrics (HOPP), both of which have been declared as target programs in Home Hospice Hamilton-Halton, by the Board of Directors.
Whether meeting with potential volunteers over coffee, soliciting donations from businesses, conference-call meeting with her incredible HHA peers, or painting paws at a “Pawcasso’s Studio” event, Terri is dedicated to helping Home Hospice become a part of the Hamilton-Halton culture.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” -Saint Teresa of Calcutta