Joe Paduda is the principal of the consulting firm Health Strategy Associates, which helps payers, providers, and managed care organizations build brands, develop and differentiate services, enter new markets, increase sales, and make wise acquisitions. With more than 30 years of experience and deep expertise in pharmacy management, Mr. Paduda is also the president of CompPharma, LLC, an education, research and advocacy organization that conducts an annual survey of workers’ compensation payers’ pharmacy management programs.
Mr. Paduda is a respected media source and popular speaker at such conferences as the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit and International Association of Industrial Accident Boards (IAIABC). In May 2018, he testified before the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Hearing on “The Opioid Epidemic: Implications for the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act.”
Before starting his consulting business in 1997, Mr. Paduda held executive positions with major insurers, including Traveler’s, United Healthcare and Liberty Mutual. He has a Master of Science degree in Health Management from the American University.
Mr. Paduda serves on the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Care Alliance, a Massachusetts-based not-for-profit healthcare organization serving individuals with complex medical, behavioral health, and social needs and who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. He is the 2012 recipient of the of IAIABC’s President’s Award, recognizing his efforts to identify solutions to the opioid problem in workers’ compensation.