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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.

Hospice Team Physician

Supriyo Das

Supriyo Das, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice

Dr. Das received his initial medical education at Odessa State Medical University in the Ukraine, before moving on to participate in medical research and complete his Post Doctoral Research Fellowship at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Das is currently employed as a Staff Physician at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System, as well as MidHudson Regional Hospital and also works as a per diem Clinical Physician for the New York State Department of Correctional Services. He is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and lives in Wappingers Falls, NY

Hospice Team Physician

Dr Peter Fish

Peter Fish, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Dr. Peter Fish is Board Certified in Internal and Geriatric Medicine and is also Hospice Medical Director Certified.   An Army Medical Officer and Flight Surgeon, Dr. Fish served as a physician assistant in the army for 15 years before attending medical school and becoming a physician.  He has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and served as a medical officer in many natural disasters including Hurricane Katrina and was activated by the Army during the COVID Emergency to provide oversight of medical logistics in New York State and medical oversight of the Javits Center Vaccine site, all while attending to patients (via telemedicine) in over twelve states.

He lectures at St. George’s School of Medicine and the Marist College Physicians Assistant Program in Poughkeepsie.

Hospice Team Physician

Hudson Valley Hospice

Juan Garcia, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice

Dr. Garcia has been licensed in New York State for the past 31 years, and has served for 28 years uninterrupted at New York Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital as a house physician. As a result of his dedication, in 2018 he was awarded the Physician of the Year Award from NYP/Lawrence Hospital.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from New York University, he went on to obtain a Medical Degree from the UAG School of Medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico. Dr. Garcia currently resides in Sherman, CT with his wife Molly where they are active members of the community.

Hospice Team Physician

Dr. Steven B. Jacobs

Steven Jacobs, DO

Hudson Valley Hospice

Dr. Steven Jacobs has worked in the Hudson Valley for nearly three decades as an internist, Medical Director, and geriatrician. Since 1996, he has been affiliated with Saint Francis Hospital, and currently serves as an Associate Clinical Professor at New York Medical College. He is also affiliated with Elant Nursing Home in Fishkill, New York.

Dr. Jacobs received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biological Studies from SUNY Binghamton, and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He currently resides in New Paltz, New York.

Hospice Team Physician

Hudson Valley Hospice

Anthony Jones, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Dr. Jones is Board Certified in Family Medicine, with an additional certification as a Hospice Medical Director. He possesses several years of experience in the fields of both hospice and palliative medicine, and has completed an Adult Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Buffalo.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from William Jewell College and a Doctor of Medicine from the American University of the Caribbean. Dr. Jones also has extensive volunteer experience and serves as a highly active and visible member of his community. Currently, he lives in Latham, NY.

Hospice Team Physician

Hudson Valley Hospice

Sharad Kothari, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice

In addition to serving as an integral part of the Hudson Valley Hospice medical team, Dr. Sharad Kothari is currently employed as an Attending Physician at Mehta Medical PC, the Ten Broeck Center for Rehab and Nursing and Regeis Care Center.

He received his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the Dr. Sampurnan and Medical College in Jodhpur, India and completed a Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Kouthari currently lives in Bronx, NY.

Hospice Team Physician

 

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Lisa Sager, MD

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Dr. Sager not only serves as a Hospice Team Physician for Hudson Valley Hospice, but also for Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices.  Additionally, she is currently working as a Primary Care and Palliative Medicine Physician at Health Quest Medical Practice, and also holds a certification from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Her entire career has been dedicated to ensuring that patients who are at the end of their life receive the best and most compassionate care possible.

She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from SUNY Binghamton, as well as a Doctor of Medicine from the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse. Dr. Sager currently resides in Highland, NY.

Lead Nurse Practitioner

Alison Greene

Alison Greene, NP

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

As Lead Nurse Practitioner of Hudson Valley Hospice, Alison fulfills the role of clinical team leader, mentor, and clinician resource. She possesses a wealth of experience as a registered nurse and has previously worked as a hospice volunteer as part of the hospital site evaluation team at the Regional Hospice and Home Care site in Jinotega, Nicaragua.

Alison has a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Science from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University and a Master of Science, Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Pace University. She currently resides in Pawling, New York.

Nurse Practitioner

Ingrid Barone

Ingrid Barone, MSN, FNP-BC

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Ingrid is an RN and Family Nurse Practitioner who holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Villanova University, an Associates Degree in Nursing from Westchester Community College, as well as a Master of Science Degree from Pace University. She is a member of both the Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State, and the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation.

She is currently employed as an Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner at Care Mount Medical Group, and lives in Milbrook, NY. As a passionate advocate of patient rights, she volunteers her time at the NYS Justice Center as a Panel Member on the NYS Surrogate Decision-Making Committee.

Nurse Practitioner

Nikesha Creft

Nikesha Creft, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Nikesha is an RN and Family Nurse Practitioner who is truly devoted to patient advocacy. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Andrews University, and her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of South Florida.

Prior to joining our team full-time, she worked for our organization as a Weekend Visit RN. She was also previously employed as a Nurse Practitioner at the Saugerties Wellness Center, and as a Nurse Practitioner at the Institute for Family Health in Ellenville, NY.

Nikesha is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and has received several Excellence in Service Awards. Currently, she resides in Lake Katrine, NY.

Nurse Practitioner

Laura Coryat

Laura Coryat, RN, MS, NP-C

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Laura is a Nurse Practitioner with over fifteen years of experience in her field. She holds an Associates Degree in Nursing from Ulster Community College, as well as a Master of Science, Adult Nurse Practitioner Degree from Stony Brook University. Additionally, she is certified in Infection Control and Barrier Precautions and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and is professionally affiliated with The Society for Hospital Medicine, The National Kidney Foundation, and The Nurse Practitioner Association of New York State.

Outside of work, Laura is a highly accomplished sculpture artist, and possesses a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramic Sculpture from the University of Connecticut, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Ceramic Sculpture from SUNY New Paltz. She is currently employed as an Adult Nurse Practitioner Hospitalist at Northern Dutchess Hospital, and resides in Rhinebeck, NY.

Nurse Practitioner

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Marsha Guy, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Marsha is a compassionate, quality focused nurse practitioner with experience in outpatient and long-term care for adults and older adults of all socioeconomic backgrounds. She is currently employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Danbury, CT, and holds certifications as an Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Practitioner (MA), Advanced Practice RN (TX), and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.

She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Oberlin College, and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Boston College. Marsha’s work has been featured in several publications and she currently lives in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Nurse Practitioner

Dina Kravtsov

Dina Kravtsov, RN, NP

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Dina is a compassionate and dedicated Nurse Practitioner who plays a vital role in providing holistic care for patients, caregivers, and family members. Possessing previous volunteer experience at the Rondout Valley Holistic Health Care Community, she understands the importance of healthcare methods that address the mind, body, and spirit of patients.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from SUNY New Paltz, an Associate of Science in Nursing from SUNY Ulster, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kaplan University and a Masters – Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Pace University.

Dina has a wide range of work experience, including as an RN for hospice prior to becoming an FNP, after which she continued on as a clinician, as well as a primary care provider in a private practice where she practiced conventional and functional medicine. She also works as an End of Life Doula, is fluent in Russian, and is a mural artist in her free time.

Nurse Practitioner

Lauren Lundy

Lauren Lundy, MSN, FNP-C

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

As a nurse practitioner, Lauren supports the hospice philosophy with her contributions to patient and family care, support of the clinical staff through education and guidance, and the support of quality improvement initiatives. Lauren is an experienced nurse practitioner having worked in the areas of cardiology, internal medicine, bariatric surgery, and occupational medicine prior to joining Hudson Valley Hospice in 2018. As an RN she worked for years at Danbury Hospital in the emergency department and previously at Mount Sinai Medical Center in neurology/neurosurgery and in the ALS research clinic.

She started her collegiate education at the University of Florida, where she graduated with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation, and worked in long-term spinal cord and brain injury rehab. While working in that field, she pursued her BSN from Mount Saint Mary College, and then her MSN in Family Nurse Practitioner from Duquesne University, where she graduated from in 2010.

She maintains her national NP certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, is a Certified Medical Examiner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, is a Certified Medical Examiner for FMCSA approved commercial motor vehicle drivers, and is pursing a certification as an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse.

She resides in southern Dutchess County and enjoys spending her personal time doing activities with her family, traveling and pursing various hobbies.

Nurse Practitioner

Charlene Riach

Charlene Riach, MS, RN, FNP, BC

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Charlene is an Advance Practice Registered Nurse, and Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She possesses a diverse history of work experience, ranging from the hospital emergency room to the college classroom, and is currently certified to prescribe medicine. After receiving her Associate of Science in Nursing Degree from Dutchess Community College, she went on to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Mount Saint Mary College, as well as a Masters of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University.

She currently serves as an Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor for nursing students at Mount Saint Mary College, and resides in Wallkill, NY with her family.

Nurse Practitioner

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Jamie Rusek, MSN, AGNP-C, CHPN

Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices

Jamie Rusek is an On Call Coordinator and Nurse Practitioner for Hudson Valley Hospice and Hudson Valley Medical Health Choices. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Grand Canyon University, as well as an Associates of Applied Science in Nursing Degree from Dutchess Community College.

Outside of work, Jamie is passionate about art, and also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Temple University, as well as a Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute. She currently resides in Poughkeepsie, NY.