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MEC President

Joni Kashiwai

MEC Voting Member

AFA Board of Directors Member

Ex-Officio of Negotiating Committee

AFA-CWA Executive Board Member

MEC Negotiations Chair

I am an experienced 38-year Flight Attendant and 22-year Union Leader looking to further contribute to the success of our Union through hard work, attention to detail, and excellent organizational and leadership skills understanding the priority of working on behalf of all the Hawaiian Airlines Flight Attendants with balancing productive working relationships.


My vision and commitment are to building a strong organization that is professional, well thought of and respected with a united, cohesive leadership team for our future.

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MEC Vice President

Scott Henton


Doing Union work wasn't what I expected when I became a flight attendant and had no experience nor did I know what I was getting into but was up to the challenge. At the time, about 30 years ago, I was asked to help with grievances and have been involved in Union work ever since, from LEC Grievance, LEC V P, MEC Grievance Chair to MEC V P.


Hired 36 years ago I've seen a lot of changes in the airline  industry, but our Union at Hawaiian Airlines  has always been a trend setter for forward, and sometimes out of the box thinking that has led us to have one of the best contracts in the industry, and we intend to keep it that way! 



Secretary / Treasurer

Lea Sekimoto


I have been with Hawaiian Airlines for 17 years.  I started off my career as a reservations agent.  I was employed when Hawaiian made the transition to outsource the reservations department. It was then that I quickly learned the the importance of union contract protections and being an active member.


I became a flight attendant in August of 2006 and have been commuting from Las Vegas for the past 10 years. I continually fly back and forth from the 9th Island to spend time with my dad who continues to reside in Honolulu.  In January of 2021, I married my husband at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. We enjoy hiking and adventuring the backcountry together during our time off. We currently do not have any kids, but we are looking forward to adopting a fur baby in the future.


This is my first year taking on an active role in the union. I look forward to serving and growing with the membership.


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