Victoria Hospice welcomes new Chief Operating Officer

Victoria Hospice welcomed Teri Henderson to the role of Chief Operating Officer on March 27, 2023.

Teri joined Victoria Hospice from Gilda’s Club of Greater Toronto, a charity that supports people living with cancer, where she holds the role of Associate Director of Community Development. Previously, she was the Director of Clinical Services at Hospice Toronto, responsible for planning and managing operations related to home support, volunteer services, a young carers program, day program, and residential hospice.

A longtime advocate for accessible and equitable community-based palliative care, Teri is a Registered Social Worker with a Bachelor of Social Work with Honours from Ryerson University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto.

“Teri’s deep experience as a senior clinician and administrator in cancer support, palliative and hospice care, and in non-profit leadership will be a tremendous asset to Victoria Hospice,” CEO Kevin Harter says. “I am so pleased to welcome her and anticipate her positive contribution as our organization grows to meet the needs of the community.”

A proven leader of multidisciplinary teams for the delivery of strategic innovation and high-quality care, Teri was also the program lead and instructor for Mindfulness Informed End-of-life Care at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies and maintains a private practice in support of clients living with advanced illness and their caregivers.