EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE

PROGRAM (EAP)

COMMITTEE

Committee Description

 

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    The Committee consists of one Chairperson who attends to members voluntarily seeking assistance and/or members brought to the attention of Professional Standards by their peers. The Committee participates in the MEC Accident/Incident Response Team and provides support to affected Flight Attendants and their families. The Committee also provides referral services for members and their families experiencing personal problems. All work is strictly confidential.

     The Committee exists to assist all Flight Attendants in any area that affects professional performance by means of a personal discussion. The EAP/PS has a responsibility to those submitting reports, those voluntarily seeking assistance and those brought to their attention by their peers.

The Committee assists all Flight Attendants, their partners and families experiencing emotional, psychological, marital, family, alcohol, drug, legal or financial problems which are affecting their health and well-being on and off the job.

The Committee will also address the maintenance of Professional Standards of the airline and serve in an advisory capacity in handling all career-related problems of a professional and ethical nature. The Committee shall understand Company procedures and encourage people to work through AFA-CWA channels.

 
 

AFA-CWA Message
Local Executive Council 43, Honolulu-Base
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
September 9, 2022

re: 9/11 Anniversary Message 

Dear Fellow Flight Attendants,

Anniversaries of tragedies can be difficult times for many people. For some, the anniversary of 9/11 continues to be a powerful reminder of loss. For others, who thought they had put the tragedy behind them, the anniversary...

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For assistance, please contact any Committee Member
Email Address: kawehi.apo@hawaiianmec.org

Master Executive Council

Chairperson

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Local Executive Council 43

Honolulu Chairperson

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Honolulu Council 43

Committee Members

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Lounge Representative

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Uta Sio-McLin

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Jackie Ohai

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Namahana Lota

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Rex Shinmon

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Betty Barcelona

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Zelda Alimoot

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Ka'ula Kamahele

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Japanese Language

Yuka Uchida

808-343-9386

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Korean Language

Min Kwon Nappi

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French Language

Valerie Brashears

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Local Executive Council 47
Los Angeles Co-Chairpersons

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Milo Rubi

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Nate Genovia

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Committee Members

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Beverly Mendoza-Rezzarra

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Rumar Arzadon

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Tracy Thompson

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2022 Committee Updates

2021 Committee Updates

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2020 Committee Updates

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Join these Telephonic Support Groups Just For Flight Attendants Learn some techniques on stress management, decision making under pressure, emotional balance and connect with flying partners during this period of uncertainty in the Aviation Industry. Join any or all sessions. No pre-registration required. Start Date The (1) hour support [...]

“Peaceful Landings” by Sabrina N’Diaye Virtual healing on managing emotional, spiritual, stress, and physical challenges during uncertain times Thursday, May 7, 2020-11:00 am-1:00 pm EDT Thursday, May 21, 2020-11:00 am-1:00 pm EDT Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/182600105 [...]