Joseph Berardo, Jr.

Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Berardo, Jr. has a long and successful track record of building highly motivated teams, driving substantial value in the healthcare service marketplace. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Carisk Partners. The Miami, FL based company operates a NCQA and AAAHC Accredited Managed Behavioral Health Organization (MBHO) for commercial, self-insured, Medicare, Medicaid and other government-sponsored program insurers and plan sponsors. In October of 2016, Mr. Berardo led the expansion into the Workers’ Compensation and Auto/No-Fault markets.

Using its MBHO foundation and expertise, Carisk applies a biopsychosocial approach to creating Pathways 2 Recovery for all types of complex claims. In addition to the work in Group Health, Carisk has pioneered programs centered on the care coordination and risk transfer of complex cases in the casualty market.

Mr. Berardo’s other activities include Board positions with the Brighton Health Group, BeneLynk and AMS. Prior to Carisk, has spent 18 years with MagnaCare, 10 years as CEO before transitioning to Non-Executive Chairman in January 2016. Mr. Berardo started his career in healthcare services with U.S. Healthcare in 1990. He subsequently held leadership positions at Mount Sinai Health System, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Multiplan. A former Crain’s NY Business “40 under 40” and NJBIZ “Power 50 in Health Care,” Mr. Berardo has authored numerous articles related to health plan strategies for carriers, providers, employers and advisors. He is also a frequent speaker and panel member at industry events.

Mr. Berardo currently resides in Jupiter, FL. He and his wife, Alyssa, have been active in multiple charitable endeavors over the years. Mr. Berardo has also supported the various sports and educational programs in which his four children, Tyler, Madison, Grant and Jonathan, have participated. Mr. Berardo holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University.

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