Lida Riedlinger

Lida Riedlinger

Senior Consultant

New York, NY

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Lida Riedlinger uses her healthcare compliance, enterprise risk management, organizational development and leadership expertise to help organizations navigate the changing public health sector.

She is passionate about organization innovation and leadership development at all levels; cross functional workgroups, middle management and new supervisors, and provides executive coaching, strategic planning, and board development training in addition to consulting related to leadership transitions and succession planning. Executives and senior leaders gain clarity on their purpose, values, and business objectives to develop engaged accountable teams and improved performance.

Prior to joining HMA, Lida served as chief compliance officer for a multi-faceted Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving over 103,000 unique patients in western New York. In this role, she led the creation and implementation of a fully functioning healthcare compliance program that met federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) and New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulatory requirements. This work included development of a sub-recipient oversight and monitoring program for two area hospitals. Also, as part of this role she was responsible for the organizational and staff training in all matters of corporate compliance as required by New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) related to fraud, waste and abuse which includes dissemination and attestation of the code of conduct and conflict of interest disclosure forms annually to all board members and staff. She was responsible for training strategy and curriculum content development that includes new staff orientation and annual mandatory risk management trainings that are relevant and meet all regulatory requirements.

Previously Lida worked as an independent consultant providing organizational consulting and executive coaching services for innovation, transformation, transition, and renewal. She also served as president and chief executive officer of Compeer Inc., which develops, delivers, and supports model programs that inspire and engage communities. This includes more than 4,000 volunteers serving people with mental health challenges by providing a trained supportive mentor from the community to help ease loneliness and isolation.

The National Institute of Mental Health selected Compeer as a model program in 1982 and funded the development of similar programs throughout the nation, Canada and Australia.  Some of Lida’s key accomplishments while at Compeer were recruitment and development of an independent governing body that provides for strategy, governance and sustainability for the Compeer organization and the affiliated programs and constituent communities. This involved operational budget management of Compeer Inc., board level fund raising, relationship management with private foundations for fund development, and organizational strategic transition.

She was also instrumental in establishing Compeer on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices for community based mental health programs. She facilitated strategic visioning and planning sessions for the Australian National Compeer Conference in Melbourne Australia in March 2012 and organized leadership participation in regional conferences of New York and Pennsylvania Compeer affiliates.

Lida is a fellow of the Northstar Network Healthcare Business Academy and certified in healthcare compliance through the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). She is certified in trauma informed care for primary care providers and community-based services through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.