WorkCompCentral Announces Leadership Team Following Last Year’s Death of Beloved Founder, David J. DePaolo

CAMARILLO, Calif.--()--WorkCompCentral’s founder and CEO David J. DePaolo passed away in a motorcycle accident in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu. The company as well as the industry was devastated by the sudden loss. In the months that have followed, the team David put in place has been working hard to continue to fulfill his vision of providing the highest quality news, education and resources for work comp industry professionals.

Richard Kissen, CEO / CFO: Richard is a business owner who has run his own tax practice in Los Angeles and Orange County for over 30 years. He is also an entrepreneur and an advisor for many active companies in Southern California. Richard has been an active Board Member and WorkCompCentral’s Chief Financial Officer since the company’s inception in 1999. He was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently lives in Los Angeles.

Lief R. Feil, Managing Director: Lief is a businessman from the Los Angeles area. He is the owner of Atlas Capital. In 1999 he was an original founder of with David DePaolo and Richard Kissen. In 2001 he founded Financial Solutions, a business financial crisis management firm. Lief now oversees the day-to-day management of operations at WorkCompCentral.

Anne DePaolo, Corporate Secretary: As David’s spouse, Anne has also been involved with the company operations since day one. She retired from Verizon where she worked for 34 years. When she retired, she was as a major account representative.

Kissen, Feil and DePaolo comprise the managing Board of Directors. Additional leadership team members include:

  • Jim Sams, Director of News Operations
  • Kristen Chavez, Director of Operations and Business Development
  • Jacob Parres, Education Manager
  • Ronald Haaland, Program Manager, IT
  • Christina Childers, Director of Branding and Advertising
  • Yvonne Guibert, Director of Marketing
  • Vicki Meraz, Operations Manager
  • Valeria Garcia, Events Manager
  • Cindy Cooper, Bookkeeper

Read about the entire WorkCompCentral team here

About WorkCompCentral

Based in Camarillo, Calif., WorkCompCentral, a specialty digital media company, produces daily news, tools, continuing education courses and other live events for the workers compensation industry and can be reached at 805-484-0333 and via


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Release Summary

Last July the work comp industry was devastated by the sudden loss of WorkCompCentral's founder and CEO David J DePaolo. The company announces the leadership team that continues to pursue his vision.


Yvonne Guibert, 813-245-0193