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Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America

The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America is committed both to healthier Laborers and healthier employer bottom lines.

We know that union labor is paid better and has a better benefits package than non-union labor. This adds to the operating costs of employers who sign union contracts.

However, we also know that LIUNA members are far better trained and generally more experienced than their non-union peers and that this fosters stronger production outcomes and enhanced reputations for signatory employers.

Further, we know that a safety conscious and healthy workforce has far less lost work time injuries and reduced workers’ compensation costs and that the on-going control of these expenses is a key element in improving competitiveness for employers.

Finally, we know that outstanding, long-term health promotion and occupational safety and health programs mean happier, more fulfilling lives for Laborers and their families.

Our Fund embraces the collaborative strategy of LIUNA and its signatory employers to build market share for union Laborers. The Fund is managed jointly by equal numbers of trustees from labor and from management. It embodies the common interest of union members and union employers in the areas of health and safety.

We are dedicated to:

  • Enhancing jobsite health and safety
  • Bolstering the health of Laborers and their families
  • Strengthening the health benefit services of LIUNA health & welfare funds
  • Boosting the competitiveness of LIUNA signatory employers
  • Supporting the Laborers' International Union of North America

 

Labor Co-Chairman
Management Co-Chairman

Armand E. Sabitoni

LIUNA General Secretary-Treasurer and
New England Regional Manager

Noel C. Borck

Management Trustee

Joseph S. Mancinelli

LIUNA Vice President and
Central and Eastern Canada Regional Manager

F.G. Crosthwaite

Management Trustee

Terrence M. Healy

LIUNA Vice President,
Great Lakes Regional Manager and
Acting Northwest Regional Manager

Kenneth N. Perry

Senior Director of Industrial Relations
Fluor Constructors International, Inc.

Rocco Davis

LIUNA Vice President,
Pacific Southwest Regional Manager and
Special Assistant to the General President

David F. Rampone

President
Hart Engineering

Dennis L. Martire

LIUNA Vice President and
Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager

James P. Piazza, Jr.

Director of Policy and Governmental Affairs
Heavy Highway Contractors Association

John Penn

LIUNA Vice President and
Midwest Regional Manager

Joseph C. Keyes

General Manager
Construction Labour Relations
Association of Ontario

Raymond M. Pocino

LIUNA Vice President and
Eastern Regional Manager

Ross J. Pepe

President
Construction Industry Council of
Westchester and Hudson Valley, Inc.

William Bergfeld

Administrator

 

Lisa M. Sabitoni

Executive Director

Lisa was appointed as the Fund's Executive Director in December, 2009, after serving more than ten years as the Assistant Executive Director. She started at the Fund in 1996 as Fund Counsel.   Previously, she was a Field Representative for the Laborers’ Institute for Training and Education.

Lisa is a 1991 graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. degree in English and Psychology and a 1994 graduate of the New England School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a member of the Rhode Island, Massachusetts and District of Columbia Bars.

Administrative Division

William Bergfeld, Administrator

Lisa M. Sabitoni, Executive Director

Sheri Wineglass Kurtz, Executive Assistant to Administration

Dan Borchers, Receptionist

 

Accounting Division

Patrick Kelly, Director

Lester Armstead, III, Accounting and Finance Manager

Valda Parchment, Accounting Assistant

 

Health Promotion

Jamie F. Becker, Director, Health Promotion

Emily Smith, Senior Benefit & Wellness Specialist

Carly Sager, Secretary

 

Occupational Safety and Health Division

Scott Schneider, Director, Occupational Safety and Health

Walter Jones, Associate Director

Travis Parsons, Senior Safety & Health Specialist

Alyssa Testo, Secretary

 

Research Division

Dr. Jim Melius, Director, Research

 

Communications Department

Arianna Hodges, Graphic Designer

Janet Lubman Rathner, Communications Specialist

Nick Fox, Communications Coordinator

Mark Dempsey, Shipping and Publications

Eileen Borchers, Production Clerk

 

Computer Services Department

David Klineburger, Information Technology Manager

Rob Kolosky, Applications Engineer