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Oscar Ochomogo - President

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Took Office: July 1, 2022
Term Expires: June 30, 2025

Oscar started his career as a Flight Attendant in 2008 with Mesaba which then became Endeavor Air. He has been DTW based his whole career.

In 2013 Oscar was elected by members of Council 46 to serve as their LEC President and has been reelected 3 times.

Oscar grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and Moved to Michigan in 2013 .

Oscar started as the MEC reserve chair and grievance rep. He served as MEC grievance chair from Nov 2012 until March 2023.


Daphne Lee - Vice President
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Took Office: April 10, 2023
Term Expires: December 31,2025

Positions Held:
MEC Secretary Treasurer
MEC Reserve Chair 

Local 46 Info Rep 
Local Grievance Chair

Daphne has been an Endeavor Air Flight Attendant for just over ten years. Over the past 8 years she has been actively involved with the AFA. While attending union meetings, it became clear that Daphne wanted to know more than just what the AFA could do for her.  She wanted to know what the AFA is doing for the entire Flight Attendant community.  Daphne's work with the AFA started as a Local 46 Info Rep, then selected as MEC Reserve Chair, progressing to LEC Grievance Chair, and elected LEC VP Local 46.

Yes, being a Union Officer can be stressful and time consuming, however serving our members can be rewarding. Those thank yous from the members I serve keeps me motivated and gives me strength to keep fighting for our members, both internally and externally.  

During my short tenure as an elected officer and appointed chair, I have had the pleasure of gaining knowledge from training and working with past and present officers and chairs. What is most important is learning from our members, your voice deserves our listening ear. 

Each of us has talents, passions, and wisdom to offer our members and we must work together to be successful. It is important as leaders that we communicate, lead by example and always try to work together to get things accomplished. I truly believe "Stronger Together. Better Together".  

In my leisure time I love spending time with my family and friends, especially my grandchildren. Spring and Summer are my favorite seasons because I can spend time outside gardening, riding my bike and walking.  My sister and I take full advantage of the opportunity to travel to countries and states that we have always wanted to see.




Jean Machak -  Secretary/Treasurer
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Took Office: July 2022
Term Expires: June 30, 2025

Mesaba Airlines hired Jean in 2004 where she began and continues to enjoy her career as a DTW Flight Attendant.

AFA EDV - Jean became an Info Rep in 2012, a PBS Assistant in 2013, a Local Scheduling Chair and Government Affairs Chair in 2016 and the MEC Scheduling Chair in 2018. Duties included recruiting and training PBS Assistants, monthly meetings with the Planning Department, and writing monthly Scheduling Newsletters.  In 2019, As a member of the Scheduling Committee, Jean was trained on the PBS system and would build Flight Attendant Lines and resolve line award protests for Flight Attendants until her resignation as MEC Scheduling Chair in March of 2023.

After moving to Washington, DC in 2015, Jean began volunteering on her days off at the AFA International office in the Government Affairs Department assisting with FlightPAC processing, training prep for Government Affairs Committee members in person Capitol Hill meetings, representing AFA at visibility events and in congressional hearings, general office work and attending several CWA Government Affairs workshops including Train the Trainer.

Jean was honored to be chosen to serve as a 911 AFA Honor Guard at the Pentagon Memorial.

At the 2022 AFA BOD Jean was elected to a volunteer position as one of 4 Political Legislative Policy Committee members working with the AFA Director of Government Affairs through 2024 after being an alternate for 4 years.

In March of 2023, Jean was asked to fulfill the AFA Internal Labor Coordinator temporary position. She is developing labor focused engagement at each local for power building that allows our members to respond with the strength of our collective voices - specifically encouraging and engaging Flight Attendants in turn out for mobilization efforts that support issue campaigns, contract fights, and solidarity building with other unions to build power in their fights and ours. 

Most importantly, Jean is a mother of twin 3-year-olds and a 34-year-old son, who recently blessed her with a grandchild. 

Other valued accomplishments include CCS College of Fine Art studies, organizing elementary school community events and raising over 100k as PTA President, 17 years of Cuban Rueda Salsa dancing and immersion in Cuba, Yoga teacher - trained/certified, a top Travel Agent in sales at AAA MI, and hiking the Grand Canyon and Machu Picchu.



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