Our Leadership Team

Berkley Accident and Health is led by a team of executives who bring a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience to benefit our clients, our people, and our communities.

Brad Nieland

President & CEO

Brad Nieland joined Berkley Accident and Health in 2018 as President and CEO.  Prior to joining the company, he held various leadership roles in product management, actuarial, underwriting, risk management, and client relations. A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a B.S. degree in actuarial science and statistics, Brad is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.


Lee D. Davidson

Senior Vice President, Stop Loss Division

Lee D. Davidson joined Berkley Accident and Health in 2010. Lee has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience in product management, claims, and regulatory matters.


Jim Hoitt

Senior Vice President, Group Captive Division

Jim Hoitt joined Berkley Accident and Health in 2011. Jim is an industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, and underwriting.


Theresa Galizia

Chief Underwriting Officer and Senior Vice President


Theresa Galizia joined Berkley Accident and Health in 2020. Theresa has 20 years of industry experience in underwriting, strategy, and data analytics.


Patti Sciubba

Assistant Vice President, Managed Care

Patti Sciubba joined Berkley Accident and Health in 2011. Patti has more than 30 years of experience in underwriting, reinsurance, and health care.


Accident Special Risk Leadership


Susan Clarke

President, Special Risk

Susan Clarke is President of Accident Special Risk. She has an extensive background in the insurance industry, with over 25 years of experience in domestic and international insurance, specializing in the accident market.



Greg Garrison

Chief Operating Officer, Special Risk

Greg is Chief Operating Officer of Accident Special Risk. Greg has 20 years of experience in marketing strategy and business development.



Don Roberts

Vice President, Head of Products and Compliance, Special Risk

Don is Vice President and Head of Products and Compliance of Accident Special Risk . Don has 30 years of industry experience specializing in legal and compliance.


Insurance coverage is underwritten by Berkley Life and Health Insurance Company and/or StarNet Insurance Company, both member companies of W. R. Berkley Corporation and both rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best. Not all products and services may be available in all jurisdictions, and the coverage provided is subject to the actual terms and conditions of the policies issued. Payment of claims under any insurance policy issued will only be made in full compliance with all United States economic or trade and sanction laws or regulation, including, but not limited to, sanctions, laws and regulations administered and enforced by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).

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