Remembering Terri Santangelo
In Loving Memory • 1960-2013
Terri Santangelo is the namesake of the Terri Santangelo Oustanding Leader Award, which is bestowed annually HCAF Excellence in Home Care Awards in recognition of her dedication to the home care industry and HCAF.
Terri was truly an unsung home care hero — she did not just work in home care, she was home care. Terri served on the Board of Directors during her 26 years of industry service and was elected president in 2012. She was taken from her loving family, friends, and her colleagues too soon on May 16, 2013. Her husband Matt said it best: “My Terri had an enormously big heart, it gave and gave so much to others, but in that one moment, it was just not quite strong enough to give anymore."
Terri spent her career in home care in South Florida where she last served as Vice President of Clinical Operations at FirstLantic Healthcare and was an active member of the Association of Coders.
We were all blessed by Terri and will continue to be so. Our friend, colleague, and leader will be sorely missed as we continue to follow her example, laboring with our hands and hearts.