EXECUTIVE STAFF

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael S. Kaminski, MPH, FACHE - President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael S. Kaminski, MPH, FACHE

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

845-240-7550

As President and Chief Executive Officer of both Hudson Valley Hospice and the Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, Mike is looking forward to continuing Hudson Valley Hospice’s 34 year legacy of exemplary service to the residents of Dutchess and Ulster Counties.  He  is a career healthcare executive professional with more than 30 years 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 had also served on the Hudson Valley Hospice Board of Directors for 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 and he is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  He and his wife Carolyn, who is the Director of Quality at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, reside in Union Vale.

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance

 

William J. Mulvey, CPA - Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance

William J. Mulvey, CPA

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

845-240-7572

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.

Vice President of Patient Services

Jason Wertheim, RN - Vice President of Patient Services

Jason Wertheim, RN

Hudson Valley Hospice

845-240-7543

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 thirty 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.

Vice President of Patient Access

Maureen McCarthy

Maureen McCarthy, RN, CHPN HCS-H

Hudson Valley Hospice

845-240-7599

Maureen McCarthy, RN, CHPN HCS-H is the Vice President of Patient Access for Hudson Valley Hospice. She is responsible for the management of all activities relating to our Referral Center and the admission of patients, as well as coordinating the implementation and operation of our new palliative care group practice, Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices, PC., in association with Dr. Riddle.

Maureen brings an extensive array of knowledge and skills to the table, which she has honed in various roles at Metropolitan Jewish Health System Hospice and Palliative Care, Vassar Brother’s Dyson Center for Cancer Care and others, as well as a consultant to Simione Healthcare Consulting.  She is also a HPCANYS Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care Faculty Trainer.

Vice President of Human Resources

 

Cynthia McKinney - Vice President of Human Resources

Cynthia McKinney

Hudson Valley Hospice

845-240-7548

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 Resources (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.

Chief Medical Officer

Albert Riddle, MD, CMD - Chief Medical Officer

Albert Riddle, MD, CMD

Hudson Valley Hospice

845-240-7530

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.

Vice President of Quality and Corporate Compliance Officer

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Hudson Valley Hospice

845-240-7514

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.

Vice President of Facilities and Information Services

 

Thomas Vaculik - Vice President of Facilities and Information Services

Thomas Vaculik

Hudson Valley Hospice

845-240-7559

Executive Director of the Foundation and Vice President of Marketing

Lisa A. Wilson - Executive Director

Lisa A. Wilson

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation

845-240-7607

As Executive Director of Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, Lisa is responsible for the Foundation’s mission to raise awareness and funding in support of the programs and services offered by Hudson Valley Hospice.  As Vice President of Marketing, she is responsible for Hudson Valley Hospice’s marketing, public relations and community outreach.

Lisa has spent the past thirteen 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. She is currently a Board Member of the Community Foundations of Hudson Valley Dutchess County Advisory Board and the Circle of Friends for the Dying. She resides in Pleasant Valley, New York.