UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
Staff Biographies
Executive Director

Fran Parker, Executive Director of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, has over 40 years of career experience in the health care arena—starting in 1971 at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. In 1979, she began her illustrious career at Health Alliance Plan (HAP) as one of 14 original employees. She worked her way through the ranks of various positions until 2004 when she was named President and Chief Executive Officer of HAP and Senior Vice President of Insurance-Purchaser relations for Henry Ford Health System. She retired from HAP in 2008 and was asked to lead the implementation efforts to establish the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. The Trust is the largest non-government purchaser of retiree health care in the United States. She is on the Board of Trustees for Dana VEBA, Bosch VEBA, Daimler VEBA, Mack VEBA and ACC VEBA; the Board of Directors of the Greater Detroit Area Health Council; and the Alliance for Health Reform Board of Directors. She recently completed eight years on the Board of Regents for Eastern Michigan University, serving the last two years as Regent Chair.


Chief Financial Officer

Mary Beth Kuderik is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. Ms. Kuderik financial career experience spans over 28 years at General Motors specializing in Financial Management, Post Retirement Benefits, Health Care Finance, Auditing, Compliance & Controls.  Previous responsibilities include directing $59 billion GM US post-retirement benefit obligation (OPEB) finance operations and $4.6 billion GM US health care cash management and forecasting activity.  In addition, she spearheaded a team of auditors and consultants to review benefits, health care plan risks, controls and compliance to generate $26 million in annual cash savings.

Ms. Kuderik holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Dayton and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.

Chief Administrative Officer

Ronald Berry is Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. Mr. Berry is a health care leader with more than 25 years of broad experience in health care including operations, provider and government contracting, claims management and finance. His career experience includes leading finance and cross-functional teams, business development, public relations, and policy.

As CAO, Mr. Berry will is responsible for oversight of eligibility, carrier management, communications and the implementation of Medicare-related changes affecting Trust members.  

Prior to joining the Trust in July 2015, Mr. Berry most recently served as a Vice President of Finance at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan following a 15-year career at HAP where he served in various capacities including Senior Vice President, Government Programs (Medicare, Medicaid and related Affordable Care Act directives) and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining HAP, Mr. Berry was with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, as a director of the Audit Department where he managed audits for major health care organizations including multi-hospital health systems and insurers.

Mr. Berry holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Michigan, Flint, and is a certified public accountant. An active community volunteer, he serves on the board of the Urban League of Detroit and Southeastern Michigan and is a former board member of Mariner’s Inn, the American Heart Association, The Heat and Warmth Fund, and YMCA.


Chief Corporate Governance Officer

Meredith Miller is the Chief Corporate Governance Officer of the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust. She oversees the Corporate Governance Program of the Trust for domestic and international equities, including building relationships with the Trust’s investment managers around sustainability issues and proxy voting practices.

Ms. Miller joined the Trust in 2010 after serving 12 years as Assistant Treasurer for Policy for the Connecticut State Treasurer.  In this capacity, Ms. Miller was responsible for the Treasurer’s initiatives related to Corporate Governance for the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trusts, economic development and financial education.  Ms. Miller previously served in the Clinton Administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.  Ms. Miller also served as the Assistant Director of the Employee Benefits Department, AFL-CIO and previously as the Assistant Director of Research for Employee Benefits, Service Employees International Union. 

Ms. Miller received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts and her Master’s of Science from the London School of Economics, London, England.

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