Workers Compensation THOUGHT LEADERS
Joseph Paduda, the principal of Health Strategy Associates, is a nationally recognized expert in medical management in group health and workers' compensation, with deep experience in pharmacy services. Paduda also leads CompPharma, a consortium of pharmacy benefit managers active in workers' compensation.
David DePaolo is the president and CEO of WorkCompCentral, a workers' compensation industry specialty news and education publication he founded in 1999. DePaolo directs a staff of 30 in the daily publication of industry news across the country, including politics, legal decisions, medical information and business news.
Karen Wolfe is founder, president and CEO of MedMetrics. She has been working in software design, development, data management and analysis specifically for the workers' compensation industry for nearly 25 years. Wolfe's background in healthcare, combined with her business and technology acumen, has resulted in unique expertise.
Dr. Wendy Lynch is the Co-Director of the Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care at the Altarum Institute. She serves as Co-Director of the Center for Consumer Choice in Health Care at the Altarum Institute and runs her own consulting firm. She also holds an adjunct position of Associate Professor at IUPUI in Indianapolis.
Kory Wells became involved with workers' compensation almost 20 years ago as one of the first programmers of ModMaster experience rating analysis software. A frequent speaker and published author in both professional and creative genres, she’s now a senior adviser for P&C technology with Zywave.
Denise Gillen-Algire is a registered nurse, board-certified in occupational and environmental health and case management and a fellow of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses. She received her bachelors of science in nursing from the University of New Mexico and her MBA from the University of Texas. Denise recently joined Safeway's corporate risk management team as the director of managed care and disability.
Barry Thompson is founder and president of Risk Acuity, as well as creator and operator of ClaimAnswer.com. He began publication of Quick Tips in 2004. Each edition brings a unique, independent, employer-focused source of workers' comp advice, information and ideas.
Michael Gavin is president of PRIUM. He is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the medical intervention company. He brought considerable experience in several major sectors of the health care industry to PRIUM when he joined as chief operating officer in 2010, and he is the author of the thought-provoking Evidence-Based blog.