Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

California: Paradigm Appoints Kathy Galia COO, Catastrophic Care Management DivisionCalifornia: Paradigm Appoints Kathy Galia COO, Catastrophic Care Management Division

Walnut Creek, California – Paradigm has announced the appointment of Kathy Galia as Chief Operating Officer of the Catastrophic Care Management division, effective September 9. Scott Goll, who has served as the division’s COO for the past 25 years, will retire at the end of 2019. As COO, Kathy will be responsible for overseeing clinical operations and service execution for the Catastrophic Care Management division. Kathy will report to Kevin Turner, Paradigm Catastrophic Care Management CEO, and will work closely with senior leaders across the business. Galia joins Paradigm most recently from The Hartford Fire Insurance Company, where she spent the past 10 years in strategic leadership and medical case management roles, most recently leading their Medical Solutions business. Kathy will work closely with Paradigm’s Catastrophic Care Management executive team, including CEO Kevin Turner, a workers’ compensation industry veteran, and Chief Medical Officer Michael Choo, M.D. Source: PRNewswire/BioSpace/Insurance Rehabilitation Synergy Group (IRSG)


Arizona: Paula Boca-Bommarito Joins CopperPoint Assistant VP, Enterprise Brand and Community StrategyArizona: Paula Boca-Bommarito Joins CopperPoint Assistant VP, Enterprise Brand and Community Strategy

Phoenix, Arizona – CopperPoint Insurance Companies recently announced Paula Boca-Bommarito has joined the company as Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Brand and Community Strategy. She brings significant experience in corporate responsibility, strategic planning and event management. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The company also announced Branka Dramicanin and Don Medlam have joined the Business Development and Distribution team, and Robert Kolenda has joined the Underwriting team. Along with Business Development and Distribution Specialist Shelby Larsen, these individuals will help lead CopperPoint’s growth in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. Source: CopperPoint Insurance Companies


Connecticut: Chris Lafond Appointed Insurity CEOConnecticut: Chris Lafond Appointed Insurity CEO

Hartford, Connecticut – Insurity, Inc. has announced the appointment of Chris Lafond as its chief executive officer, succeeding Chris Giglio, who will remain on the company’s board of directors. Lafond has been part of the Insurity executive team since 2017, previously serving as the company’s chief financial officer. Source: insurity/Yahoo! Finance


Kansas: Cindy Volanti Appointed to Workers Compensation and Employment Security Boards Nominating CommitteeKansas: Cindy Volanti Appointed to Workers Compensation and Employment Security Boards Nominating Committee

Topeka, Kansas – Gov. Laura Kelly appointed Cindy Volanti to the Workers Compensation and Employment Security Boards Nominating Committee. Volanti, of Manhattan, currently works as the human resource manager for Riley County. Previously, she worked as the county’s administrative account analyst. The committee makes nominations pertaining to vacant positions in the Workers Compensation Division, the Workers Compensation Review Board and the Employment Security Board of Review. Source: Governor.Kansas.gov


Kentucky: ClearPath Mutual Appoints New Claims Manager and SupervisorKentucky: ClearPath Mutual Appoints New Claims Manager and Supervisor

Louisville, Kentucky – ClearPath Mutual Insurance has announced the appointments of Robin Engleking as claims manager and Linda Ladegast as claims supervisor. Engleking joined the company as a senior claims representative in 1995. In 2002, she was promoted to assistant claims manager, where she assisted in the oversight of claims representatives. Ladegast brings over 20 years of Kentucky workers’ compensation claims experience to her new role. Most recently, she held the position of workers’ compensation claims manager at Kentucky Hospital Association in Louisville. Source: Lane Report