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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.

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AFA-CWA Message
Flight Attendant Drug And Alcohol Program
August 12, 2023

re: Maui Strong Support Group 

Aloha NAMI Hawaii Ohana!
NAMI Hawaii is deeply saddend by the recent tragedy to our Maui community. We understand that this can be an overwhelming time. Our love and prayers are with you.
We are starting a new MAUI STRONG SUPPORT GROUP for anyone who has been a...

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Master Executive Council


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Local Executive Council 43

Honolulu Chairperson


Namahana Lota


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Honolulu Council 43

Committee Members


Namahana Lota


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Jackie Ohai



Lane Fatutoa



Carol Koko'o


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Japanese Language

Yuka Uchida



Kaniala Kekaulike


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French Language

Valerie Brashears



Korean Language

Min Kwon Nappi


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Local Executive Council 47
Los Angeles Co-Chairpersons


Milo Rubi


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Nate Genovia


Los Angeles Council 47

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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2023 Committee Updates

2022 Committee Updates

2021 Committee Updates

As we approach the anniversary of September 11th, many of us will begin to plan how we’ll recognize this day. Anniversaries offer an opportunity to acknowledge our memories and experiences, to connect with others who share in them, and to pay tribute to our individual and collective journeys. They can also serve as personal and professional milestones of our healing and resiliency. For some, September 11th will be marked with private personal gestures such as observing a moment of silence, spending quiet time [...]

None of us can agree on absolutely everything. That's just not reality. We all have our own thoughts, opinions, and values -- which means that disagreements will be pretty common, especially in the workplace. However, there's a big difference between just disagreeing and disagreeing respectfully. The first will likely cause hurt feelings and only add fuel to an already tense fire. But the second? That approach can lead to new ideas and a much more productive discussion. Below are 5 key tips for disagreeing with someone – respectfully. [...]

If you have a mental health condition, you're not alone. One in 5 American adults experiences some form of mental illness in any given year. Across the population, 1 in every 20 adults is living with a serious mental health condition such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or long-term recurring major depression. Unfortunately, many people don't seek treatment or remain unaware that their symptoms could be connected to a mental health condition. Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors [...]

Excessive alcohol use is responsible for more than 95,000 deaths in the United States each year, or 261 deaths per day. These deaths shorten the lives of those who die by an average of almost 29 years, for a total of 2.8 million years of potential life lost. It is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States and cost the nation $249 billion, Criminal Justice -$25 billion, Collisions-$13 billion, Healthcare-$28 billion and Workplace productivity- $179 billion, which is a drain on the American [...]

There are many benefits to being able to induce the "relaxation response" as soon as you begin to experience warning signs of stress, anxiety or agitation. Some benefits include a reduction of generalized anxiety, prevention of cumulative stress, increased energy, improved concentration, reduction of some physical problems, and greater mood stability. Relaxation exercises can be a powerful physical and emotional weapon against life’s stressors. Given the [...]

2020 Committee Updates

How Can You Deal with Difficult Family Interactions During the Holidays? Being realistic is the first step. Family dynamics typically revert to historic patterns when families come back together. You don’t have to pretend that all is well, but, you can sidestep difficulties by anticipating them and planning on ways to temporarily separate and defuse. Do Financial Pressures Stress You Out to the Point of Ruining the Holiday Spirit? Knowing your [...]

“Grounded in the Time of COVID”, October 1, 2020 – 0900 HST/12:00 PDT/15:00 EDT Objectives: to provide an overview of the effect Covid-19 has had on the airline industry, specifically with flight attendants. To provide skills and tools to use when dealing with the uncertainty of the present time. Presenters: Elizabeth Weinman, MS, and Rebecca K. Griffith, MA LPC-MHSP, CTT [...]

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 Meeting [...]

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