President and Chief Executive Officer

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Michael S. Kaminski, MPH, FACHE

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation


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 40 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 reside in Union Vale.

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

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Teresa Holstein, RN, BSN, CHPN

Hudson Valley Hospice


With over a decade of healthcare and hospice experience, Teresa’s career spans community, university, hospital system based programs with an average daily census of 400 to 530 patients. She recently served as the Hospice Director of BJC Hospice in St. Louis, Missouri, where she focused on revamping the clinical education, orientation and quality programs, in addition to the hospital liaison team and processes. Prior to that she served as the Hospice Director at Evergreen-Health in Kirkland, Washington, where she focused on the admissions, education, and regulatory compliance programs. Teresa graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Communication and summa cum laude with a BS in Nursing, both from Cleveland State University, and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She has served on several national and state hospice committees, including her current terms on two National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization committees.

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


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


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

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Priscilla Schwarz Kraut, RN, MSN

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices


Priscilla Schwarz Kraut, RN, MSN, 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 assisting Dr. Riddle with our palliative care group practice, Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices, PC., in association with Dr. Riddle.

Ms. Kraut has extensive health care experience having served for over twenty years in hospitals in various nursing capacities, more than twelve years in a number of hospice agencies as a case manager, clinical supervisor, program manager and most recently as Director of the University of Vermont Health Network Hospice program. She graduated from Pennsylvania’s West Chester University with a BSN and Drexel University with a Master of Science in Nursing, and interestingly, she was a volunteer in the Peace Corps providing midwifery education in Guatemala, and an outreach nurse working for Colorado Migrant Health.

Vice President of Human Resources


Cynthia McKinney - Vice President of Human Resources

Cynthia McKinney

Hudson Valley Hospice


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 Poughkeepsie with her husband, Rick.

Chief Medical Officer

Albert Riddle, MD, CMD - Chief Medical Officer

Albert Riddle, MD, CMD

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices


Dr. Albert Riddle as Hudson Valley Hospice’s Chief Medical Officer, 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.

Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices, a community based palliative care practice that is affiliated with Hudson Valley Hospice is also under Dr. Riddle’s leadership.

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 Mission Quality

Karen Roberts

Karen Roberts

Hudson Valley Hospice


As Vice President of Mission Quality, 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


As Vice President of Facilities & Information Technology, Tom is responsible for the upkeep, installation and repair of equipment and building structures at our offices in Kingston and Poughkeepsie.  He is also responsible for planning our information technology future, as well as the implementation of new systems and maintenance of current systems. Additionally, Tom ensures maximum uptime and stability of all essential systems and networks, while ensuring that training takes place for upgrades and system changes. Tom holds a B.S in Organizational Management from Nyack College, an A.A.S in Computer Networking from the Westchester Business Institute, and an A.A.S in Business Administration from Westchester Community College and has held multiple IT roles at both IBM Global Services and Summit Bank/Fleet Bank. He resides in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Executive Director of the Foundation and Vice President of Marketing

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Lisa A. Wilson

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation


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.

Prior to joining Hudson Valley Hospice, Lisa spent over 20 years in finance, having served as the Director of Operations for a financial services company.  Committed to the community, she has worked with a number of non profits as an advisor and Board Member.  She is currently a Board Member of the Community Foundations of Hudson Valley Dutchess County Advisory Board and the Catharine Street Community Center. She resides in Poughkeepsie, New York.