Director of Facilities and Community Outreach
Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice
Terrie James-Taylor has worked in Hospice for over 30 years, half of which has been in Community Outreach. At Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice, she has been serving this community for almost 20 years, bringing education and awareness about hospice care to Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties.
Her work with Montgomery Hospice and Prince George’s Hospice Center for Learning allows her to bring timely education about hospice care and advance care planning to the community. In 2020, amid the Covid pandemic, The Center for Learning educated 4,858 healthcare professionals and community members offering educational trainings and online programs, such as Health Disparities at End-of-Life Racial Trauma and End of Life, Covid 19 Impact on African Americans, and Losses Around Racial Injustices. She is the host of “What’s important to you?”, a Center for Learning podcast aimed to amplify diverse voices in healthcare, with topics like Celebrating Women in Hospice, and Advance Care Planning in African American Communities, just to name a few.
Terrie enjoys having the opportunity to work with seniors and serve the community she lives in. As a pastor’s daughter, working in a hospice setting is a ministry to her, and gives her the opportunity to connect with and serve others. This includes the organization itself, as part of her job involves ensuring that all the facilities (including the in-patient care facility - Casey House) run smoothly and are safe for patients, families, and staff - that, collaboration is key.
In her spare time, Terrie is an active member of her church - participating as an Usher and member of the Culinary Ministry. She enjoys running, reading, crochet, gardening, and spending time with her friends and family.
Although this pandemic has made in-person contact difficult, Terrie is rising to the challenge - finding new ways to continue building relationships in the community, and creating outlets to bring awareness and education to her neighbors.
“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” - Maya Angelou