Our Mission

Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America

The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) 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.

We also know that a safety conscious and healthy workforce has fewer lost work time injuries and reduced workers’ compensation costs and that the ongoing 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 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

Our Trustees

Brent Booker

LIUNA General President & LHSFNA Labor Co-Chairman

Labor Trustees

Michael F. Sabitoni

LIUNA General Secretary-Treasurer

Terrence M. Healy

LIUNA Vice President and Great Lakes Regional Manager

Joseph S. Mancinelli

LIUNA Vice President and Central and Eastern Canada Regional Manager

Dennis L. Martire

LIUNA Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager

Robert F. Abbott

LIUNA Vice President and Northwest Regional Manager

Michael E. Hellstrom

LIUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager

Ernesto J. Ordonez

LIUNA Vice President and Pacific Southwest Regional Manager

David F. Rampone

Management Co-Chairman

Management Trustees

James P. Piazza, Jr.

Director of Policy and Governmental Affairs
Heavy Highway Contractors Association

Ross J. Pepe

Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley, Inc.

Tony Fanelli

Executive Director
Construction Labour Relations Association of Ontario

William W. Koponen

Industrial Relations Director

Syblon Reid

Thomas W. Ensminger

Vice President Labor Relations
Day and Zimmerman NPS

Samuel Lyon

Principal Vice President
North American Labor Relations Manager

Kenneth J. Rueter

CEO & President

Executive Bio

Lisa M. Sabitoni

Executive Director, LHSFNA

Special Assistant to the General Secretary-Treasurer, LIUNA

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. In addition, Lisa served as a Special International Representative, General Secretary-Treasurers’ office, LIUNA, from January 2009 until her appointment to Special Assistant to the General Secretary-Treasurer in January 2023. She is a second generation laborer and is a member of LIUNA Local Union 226 in Providence, Rhode Island. Lisa also serves on the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Advisory Board, as well as the 9/11 Health Watch Board of Directors.

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.

Fund Staff

Maren Kench


Armeda Anderson

Fund Accountant

Lisa M. Sabitoni

Executive Director

Sheri Wineglass

Executive Assistant to Administration

Nick Fox

Communications Manager

Anne-Marie Hainer

Digital Media Specialist

Hannah Sabitoni

Communications Specialist

Jamie F. Becker


Emily Smith

Health Promotion Manager

Matthew Brown

Health & Welfare Specialist

Carly Sager

Health Promotion Assistant

Rob Kolosky

Applications Engineer

Travis Parsons


Ryan Papariello

Safety & Health Specialist

Renee Butler

OSH Assistant