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MISSION AND OVERVIEW LEADERSHIP TEAM STRATEGIC PILLARS TRUSTEES

Mission & Overview

UNITE HERE HEALTH is a multi-employer Taft-Hartley Trust Fund governed by a Board of Trustees composed of union and employer representatives.

Our mission is to provide health benefits that offer high-quality, affordable healthcare to our participants at better value with better service than is otherwise available in the market. We believe our success depends on innovation and on engaging our participants.

For several decades, UNITE HERE HEALTH has served UNITE HERE! union workers in the hospitality, food service and gaming industries. Our benefits and innovative programs are designed to meet the triple aim of better care, better health, and lower costs while empowering our participants to better manage their health and healthcare.

We believe our success depends on innovation and engaging our participants.

Leadership Team

Matthew Walker
Chief Executive Officer
UNITE HERE HEALTH

Dolores Michael
Chief Operating Officer
UNITE HERE HEALTH

Joel VandeVusse
Chief Financial Officer
UNITE HERE HEALTH

Kathy Silver
Fund President
Culinary Health Fund

Strategic Pillars

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Trustees

Union Trustees

Mr. D. Taylor

Chairman of the Board

President
UNITE HERE
Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Ms. Geoconda Arguello-Kline

Secretary-Treasurer
Culinary Union Local 226
Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Mr. William Biggerstaff

UNITE HERE International
Executive Vice President
Financial Secretary-Treasurer
UNITE HERE Local
450 Forest Park, Illinois

 

Ms. Donna DeCaprio

Financial Secretary-Treasurer
UNITE HERE Local 54
Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

Mr. Jim DuPont

Director
UNITE HERE Food Service Division
Alameda, California

 

Mr. Bill Granfield

President
UNITE HERE Local 100
New York, New York

 

Mr. Terry Greenwald

Secretary-Treasurer
Bartenders Local 165
Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Ms. Connie Holt

Secretary-Treasurer
UNITE HERE Local 217
New Haven, Connecticut

 

Ms. Karen Kent

President
UNITE HERE Local 1
Chicago, Illinois

 

Rev. Clete Kiley

UNITE HERE International Union
Chicago, Illinois

Mr. Brian Lang

President
UNITE HERE Local 26
Boston, Massachusetts

 

Mr. C. Robert McDevitt

President
UNITE HERE Local 54
Atlantic City, New Jersey

 

Mr. Leonard O'Neill

UNITE HERE Local 483
Pacific Grove, California

 

Mr. Tom Walsh

President
UNITE HERE Local 11
s/b Los Angeles, CA

Employer Trustees

Mr. Arnold Karr

Secretary of the Board
Karr & Associates
c/o UNITE HERE HEALTH

 

Mr. Paul Ades

Senior VP Labor Relations
Hilton Worldwide

 

Mr. James Claus

Executive Vice President
Tishman Hotel Corporation

 

Mr. Richard Ellis

Vice President/Labor Relations
ARAMARK

 

Mr. George Greene
VP Labor Relations
Starwood Hotels and Resorts

 

Ms. Cynthia Kiser Murphey

President and Chief Operating Officer
New York-New York

 

Mr. Robert Kovacs

VP, Total Rewards North America

Compass group

 

Mr. Russ Melaragni

VP of Associate and Labor Relations
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

 

Ms. Cynthia Moehring

Vice President Human Resources

The Mirage

 

Mr. Frank Muscolina

VP Corporate Labor Relations
Caesars Palace

Mr. William Noonan
Senior VP Administration
Boyd Gaming

 

Mr. Michael O'Brien

VP Corporate HR Services

Caesars Palace

 

Mr. Jim Stamas

Dean Emeritus
Boston University School of Hospitality

 

Mr. Harold Taegel

Senior Director Labor Relations
Sodexo

 

Mr. George Wright

c/o UNITE HERE HEALTH