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.
LIUNA General President & LHSFNA Labor Co-Chairman
LIUNA General Secretary-Treasurer
LIUNA Vice President and Central and Eastern Canada Regional Manager
LIUNA Vice President and Great Lakes Regional Manager
LIUNA Vice President and Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager
LIUNA Vice President and Northwest Regional Manager
LIUNA Vice President and Eastern Regional Manager
LIUNA Vice President and Pacific Southwest Regional Manager
Director of Policy and Governmental Affairs Heavy Highway Contractors Association
Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley, Inc.
Construction Labour Relations Association of Ontario
Industrial Relations 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. 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.
Executive Assistant to Administration
Digital Media Specialist
Health Promotion Manager
Health & Welfare Specialist
Health Promotion Assistant
Safety & Health Specialist