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STAFF BIOGRAPHIES


Michael S. Kaminski | President and Chief Executive Officer for Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

As President and Chief Executive Officer of both Hospice, Inc. d/b/a Hudson Valley Hospice and Hospice Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, Mike is looking forward to continuing Hudson Valley Hospice’s 34 year legacy of exemplary service to our area residents. Mike is a career healthcare executive professional with more than 30 years of experience having served as the President and CEO of The Kingston Hospital in Ulster County, Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn and Flushing Hospital Medical Center in Queens. He has also served on the Hudson Valley Hospice Board of Directors for the past 9 years, including 6 years as Hospice’s Board Treasurer. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in Radiological Technology from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and a Master of Public Health in Hospital and Medical Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. He and his wife Carolyn, who is the Director of Quality at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, reside in Union Vale.

 

Jason Wertheim | Vice President of Patient Services 

As Vice President of Patient Services, Jason has oversight of the clinical aspects of Hudson Valley Hospice. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions where he received a Masters of Science in Nursing. He received his undergraduate degree from the State University of NY at Albany. Jason has twenty five years of clinical hospice experience, including serving as the Director of Patient Services with Hospice Care in Westchester and Putnam, and as Regional Director for Community Hospice’s Columbia/Greene office. In addition to his clinical role, he is the co-chair of the Downstate New York Hospice Veteran’s Partnership (HVP), a nationally recognized group that works to provide end of life care to Veterans and give support to their families. He is a member of the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses Association, and is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse. He resides with his wife, Kathy, in Lagrangeville, NY.

 

Lisa A. Wilson | Executive Director Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

As Executive Director of Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, Lisa Wilson coordinates all fund raising in support of the programs and services offered by Hudson Valley Hospice. Lisa has spent the past ten years working with non profits and has served on a number of Boards in the Hudson Valley. Prior to that, she spent over 20 years in finance, having served as the Director of Operations for a financial services company. In addition to her duties as Executive Director of the Foundation, Lisa is also the Corporate Compliance Officer for Hudson Valley Hospice. She and her family reside in Pleasant Valley, New York.


Cynthia McKinney | Vice President of Human Resources

Cindy McKinney is the Vice President of Human Resources for Hudson Valley Hospice. Cindy has more than 25 years experience in Human Resources.  Her career has developed with increasingly more responsible positions, primarily within the insurance industry.  Cindy attended the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh.  She holds her lifetime Senior Professional in Human Resoruces (SPHR) designation.  In addition to her professional career, her volunteer experiences include Hospice of Allegheny County, PA; Junior Achievement; Relay for Life; and teaching religious education.  She resides in Unionvale with her husband, Rick, and son, Patrick.


William J. Mulvey, CPA | Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

Bill Mulvey is the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation. He received a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston. Mr. Mulvey has over 25 years' experience in public accounting and senior management in the Mid-Hudson area. A life long resident of Dutchess County, he resides in Staatsburg with his family.


Karen Roberts | Vice President of Quality and Corporate Compliance Officer

As Vice President of Quality and Corporate Compliance Officer, Karen has oversight of the Quality Program to ensure compliance with the professional standards; Hospice Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) standards, federal and state regulations, Joint Commission standards and NYS practice acts. Karen has 16 years of Quality experience in multiple health care settings. Karen received specialized training as a Business Analyst from Duke University and ICD-9 & ICD-10 coding at Dutchess Community College. Karen is a member of AAPC. Karen and her husband Jeremy, reside in Dover Plains, NY.

 

Sharon DiCarlo | Vice President of Business and Community Relations

Sharon DiCarlo is Vice President of Business and Community Relations for Hudson Valley Hospice.  In this role she is responsible for fostering ongoing relationships with local healthcare providers as well as the communities that we serve by providing information and education about hospice services.    She also manages the agency’s media campaigns and speaker’s bureau.    Sharon has over 30 years experience in marketing, communications, and customer support in three industries.   She and her family reside in Hyde Park.  

 

Albert Riddle, MD, CMD | Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Albert Riddle previously served as one of our medical directors.  In his new role as Chief Medical Officer,
Dr. Riddle is responsible for the leadership, oversight and management of the medical component of hospice care. 
In addition, he is responsible for the supervision of hospice’s  medical  staff and nurse practitioners, as well as, the coordination of clinical support activities with Hudson Valley Hospice’s hospital and nursing home liaison staffs.

Dr. Riddle is a long term care physician and educator, and is the founder and president of the Riddle Medical Group, which provides medical direction, primary care services and quality assurance consulting to long term care facilities.  He was awarded the designation of Certified Medical Director by the American Medical Directors Association and serves on their National Clinical Practices Guidelines Committee.  Dr. Riddle also serves as the Medical Director in a number of local skilled nursing facilities.