Terrell ‘Terry’ Smith – a 16-year KPEP employee – passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo following complications with pneumonia. On behalf of all his colleagues, we extend our deepest sympathies to Terry’s family.
Terry began working for KPEP in 2001 as a Resident Coordinator in our Park Street facility. In 2008, he transferred to the Berrien County facility to become a Group Facilitator. It was there that Terry found his niche for facilitating residential and outpatient substance abuse groups, CBT and MRT groups. His commitment to helping clients improve their life circumstances was evident in each role he fulfilled. He was gifted in making connections with even the most difficult and resistant clients.
Terry made a lasting impression on all whose lives he touched, and he will be fondly remembered as “Mr. T” by both our staff and the clients he served so well over his many years with KPEP.