Joseph Paduda, President of CompPharma

Helen King Knight, Vice President of CompPharma

Joseph Paduda

CompPharma's President Joseph Paduda is a nationally recognized expert on managed care. He has extensive experience in the workers' compensation industry and deep expertise in managing comp pharmacy costs. Paduda conducts the annual Prescription Drug Management Survey, interviewing workers' compensation payers on their concerns about pharmacy, their pharmacy programs and their thoughts on further ways to contain costs. (See news section for copies of the surveys.)

Paduda is also the principal of Health Strategy Associates, which consults with the nation's leading payers, managed care organizations, and self-insured employers throughout the United States to develop products and services that deliver true health care savings. Prior to forming his own company, Paduda was with MetraComp, a United Health Care Company specializing in managed care for workers' compensation and group disability; Travelers Health Company; Liberty Mutual; and American International Healthcare, the managed care subsidiary of AIG.

Paduda also publishes Managed Care Matters, a popular industry weblog dealing with the full spectrum of health care and managed care issues and news. He also founded Health Wonk Review, a biweekly weblog compendium of the best of the health care policy weblogs.

Paduda holds a Master's of Science Degree in Health Management from the American University. He can be reached at

Helen King Knight, APR

CompPharma Vice President Helen King Knight is a senior public relations consultant specializing in managed care, health care and workers' compensation.

She has created and implemented public relations programs for numerous managed care organizations for the past 12 years, developing an expertise in the medical side of workers' compensation. She has also provided project management and strategic assistance in establishing selected industry events and forums for her clients. Her client list includes CHOICE Medical Management Services, MetraComp, and MedRisk, Inc., which provides physical medicine and claims management expertise to workers' compensation, and Health Strategy Associates.

Knight also manages King Knight Communications, a public relations and marketing firm based in Tampa. She holds a degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Florida and can be reached at