Thaddeus Bereday


Thad Bereday was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of WellCare Health Plans from 2002-2008. Thad’s legal career ended when WellCare was raided by 200 federal agents, setting off a decade-long odyssey through the criminal legal system. This gave rise to a grueling descent, which resulted in Thad losing his job, his law license, his health, his family, and his freedom. He later received a presidential pardon, with the White House calling WellCare “a case study in overcriminalization.”

Today, Thad serves as an advocate for criminal justice reform and the possibility of redemption. Thad is the host of the Redemption Radio podcast (