Who we Are

Who we Are

The New England Laborers’ Labor-Management Cooperation Trust (NELLMCT) prides itself on advancing and strengthening the relationship between LIUNA and its signatory contractors in the New England Region.

NELLMCT works to create and provide tools and resources for our LIUNA signatory contractors in the New England Region in order to position them for success and longevity in the construction industry. It is one of the three funds that make up New England Laborers’ Tri-Funds, organizations uniquely established to assist in expanding the New England Region’s market share. NELLMCT, the New England Laborers’ Training Trust Fund (NELTTF), and the New England Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund (NELHSF) develop the marketing, training, and health and safety programs that give LIUNA’s New England Region a competitive edge.



NELLMCT is an affiliate of the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) and the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA). NELLMCT is governed by a board of Labor and Management Trustees. Within New England, NELLMCT works closely with the regional office, 3 District Councils, 2 Training Academies and 30 affiliated local unions throughout.


Robin Melfi-Coia,



Mandy Whiteleather,

Executive Assistant


Dean A. Coia

Media, Marketing & Public Relations Representative


Raymond C. Coia, Jr.

Marketing & Program Development Coordinator


James Donessoni,

Senior Designer

Cheriann Ferri

Accounting Manager

Kevin M. Ferias

Media Director

Arthur Izzo

Construction Market Representative 

Michael A. Traficante

Government Affairs Liaison 


NELLMCT is governed by a board of Labor and Management Trustees that embodies the partnerships necessary to get the job done in today’s construction market. The Trustees bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that has proven invaluable in steering NELLMCT’s operations in a way that provides joint benefits for the New England Region of LIUNA, its members, and its signatory contractors.


Donato A. Bianco, Jr.Chairman
LIUNA Vice President & New England Regional Manager


David F. RamponeSecretary
Hart Engineering Corporation President

Joseph C. Bonfiglio

M&NNELDC Business Manager


Michael F. Sabitoni
LIUNA General Secretary-Treasurer


Christopher A. Sabitoni
LIUNA New England Assistant Regional Manager


Keith R. Brothers
CLDC Business Manager


Adam J. Lupino
LIUNA International Representative

Stephen A. Cardi 
Cardi Corporation Secretary/Treasurer

Rodney G. Frias

S&F Concrete Contractors, Inc. Chief Operating Officer


Thomas S. Gunning
BTEA Boston & Eastern MA Executive Director


Donald J. Shubert
Connecticut Construction Industries Association President

Jack Harney
DW White Construction Inc.