The purpose of the Columbia County Corporate Compliance Program is to promote organizational adherence to applicable federal and state law, and private payer healthcare requirements. An effective compliance program can help protect practices against fraud, abuse, waste, and other potential liability areas.

In Columbia County New York, we are committed to establishing a culture of honesty and accountability that promotes prevention, detection and resolution of instances of conduct that do not conform to federal and state law, and federal, state, and private payer healthcare program requirements, as well as ethical and business policies. 

Anonymous Local Toll-Free Telephone Compliance Hotline: 
1-877-654-2856 or report directly to:  
Michaele Williams-Riordon,
Columbia County Human Resources Manager
EO Officer and County Compliance Officer
401 State Street, Hudson, New York 12534

As affected individuals of the County we have a responsibility to address compliance and ethical concerns. For years, the County has maintained an anonymous Compliance Hotline as a mechanism for making compliance reports. To ensure anonymity, the Compliance Hotline is managed through a third party provider. The Compliance Hotline is intended to supplement regular communication channels when necessary. Employees, Board members, Administrators, Managers, Contractors and Agents are encouraged to call the Compliance Hotline with questions concerning ethical or legal conduct or to discuss potentially improper actions, if they do not feel comfortable addressing these concerns through the normal administrative channels. The caller is not recorded, traced or identified, and the caller is not required to furnish their name. Information provided to the Hotline is treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

The Compliance Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

2024 Compliance Committee
Columbia County, New York

Michaele Williams Riordon,
Compliance Officer

Daniel Almasi, Director of Mental Health
Joseph Ambrose, Deputy Director Admin, Mental Health
James Breig, Controller
Robert Fitzsimmons, County Attorney
Robert Gibson, Commissioner, Dept. of Social Services
PJ Keeler, County Treasurer
Victoria McGahan, Public Health Director
Christopher Sweet, Chief Technology Officer

To Report Fraud: Contact the Office of the Inspector General Submit a Hotline Complaint

Columbia County Corporate Compliance Program Documents