UCWCP STAFF BIOGRAPHIES
Kevin Gregerson: Program Administrator
Kevin Gregerson is the Director of Negotiated Workers’ Compensation Programs for Wilson-McShane Corporation, a negotiated Trust Fund administrator. He is responsible for the development and administration of negotiated workers’ compensation programs for unions and their employers in Minnesota. He developed and administers Minnesota’s first and largest program for the construction industry. The Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program started operations with a Labor-Management Board of Trustees on July 1, 1997.
Mr. Gregerson also provides consulting services to trade unions and councils, employer associations and workers’ compensation insurers in multiple states to assist in the development of these unique programs. He is a regular speaker at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans; he has spoken at conferences of: IMPACT, NMAPC, TUAC, FMCS, Building and Construction Trade’s Legislative Conference, LIUNA, IUPAT, Finishing Industries, and SMARCA.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Gregerson worked for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry as a policy analyst, writing the Administrative Regulations pertaining to negotiated workers’ compensation programs. He assisted interested parties in understanding and developing successful programs. Prior to that position, he conducted Administrative Conferences to resolve workers’ compensation claim disputes for five years.
While at the Department, Mr. Gregerson also served a four-year term as the Executive Membership Secretary for a 7,000-member public employee union, where he was involved in grievance resolution, contract negotiations and membership services.
Elliot Herland: Dispute Resolution Facilitator
Elliot Herland is the Dispute Resolution Facilitator for the Union Construction Workers’ Compensation Program. He is responsible for resolving problems that can sometimes develop in a workers’ compensation claim. Without giving legal advice or telling people what to do, he helps people talk about the problem with the goal of resolving the problem quickly and effectively.
Before joining the UCWCP, Mr. Herland worked as a mediator for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry in the Workers' Compensation Division. For over seven years he conducted mediations and administrative conferences resolving nearly all the disputes that were presented. He practiced law in the area of workers’ compensation before joining the Department in 1997, and is a 1984 graduate from William Mitchell College of Law.
Stephanie Fossum: Program Representative
Stephanie Fossum is responsible for all Program support functions, including updating client contact information, mailings, generating reports for Trustees, union trades, contractors, insurance companies and insurance brokers.
Maryza Merino: Accounting Representative
Maryza Merino is responsible for all Program accounting functions including invoices, bookkeeping and updating account information.
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