Natalie Dawkins

Natalie first started as a flight attendant when ExpressJet was Continental Express in 1999.  She has a background in teaching and the medical field. She earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, one in Organizational Leadership and one in Psychology and Counseling. Being a flight attendant continues to be her dream job. 


Natalie, since she was young, has had a heart for humanitarian work. She has led teams and been a part of relief efforts for natural disasters, medical missions, and other needs across the globe. Seeing the world has given her a broader perspective that people are more similar than they are different.


She was born in San Francisco, California and moved to New Jersey twenty years ago for the airlines. She is married with four children. It is her hope as President to continue to learn and grow and be the best representative for her fellow flight attendants.


Sandra Hinojosa

Sandra has been a Flight Attendant with ExpressJet Airlines since  2012, based in ORD. She was born and raised in Chicago, and still lives there. She went to College Of Dupage for nursing, where she  received her  CNA and Pharmacy Tech certificates. She worked at a nursing home on the dementia unit as a CNA. On my off days I enjoy Spending time with my family and close friends.   
She is honored she was appointed to serve as the Local Lodge Vice-President.   She is excited to help and serve  our Flight Attendant members.

Recording Secretary

Lisa Ferm


Darci McLaren


Kari Hebert

Kari Hebert is a grievance rep for ORD and also serves as the secondary representative of the ERC/ASAP team. She was hired on with Express Jet in April 2010 as one of the 100 Flight Attendants to open the ORD base in May of that year. In 2012, she became a LOFT instructor. Kari is a native of Houston, Tx. She moved to Austin Texas in 2007 after graduating from Prairie View A&M University with a degree in Management Information Systems. In 2016, Kari moved back to Houston, but you’ll most likely find her at her second home in Atlanta. In her spare time, she travels the world and also studies the science of Healthy Eating and Naturopathy.


Debby Tucker

Debby Tucker was hired with Expressjet Airlines in 2005, as an IAH based Flight attendant.  Over the years she became involve with the IAM, as chairman for Houston’s local 2339H,  Human and Women Rights committee.  She served as a dedicated grievance representative in IAH for two years.  She was auditor for our Newark local 2339N.  Currently she presides as an ERC member for ASAP (Aviation Safety Action Program) as the primary representative, exhibiting union representation for our flight attendants and the IAM.  Debby  also serves an EAP and Fatigue rep. 

She has one son who will graduate in 2020, who she absolutely adores. In Debby's spare time she advocates for children in CPS custody through Child Advocates.  If she’s not busy with work, she’s in court advocating for children rights as a Guardian ad Litem, making house calls in Houston and surrounding counties for children who desperately need families.  She’s honored to serve the members as a trustee

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Natalie Dawkins, President


Sandra Hinojosa, Vice President

Darci McLaren Secretary/Treasurer

Lisa Ferm, Recording Secretary

Lora Berntsen, Conductor/Sentinel


Kari Hebert, Trustee

Danielle Pearce, Trustee

Debby Tucker, Trustee


Kim Schlageter, Communicator/Webmaster

Sima Spitzer, Educator

Sabrina Mitchell, Auditor

Beth Herbruck,  Auditor   

Diane Rapp, Auditor

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 378
Brookfield, OH 44403


Danielle Pearce

Danielle has been a Flight Attendant with CommutAir since 2017 and a active union member since then as well. She has a degree in Psychology. She has a passion for customer service, and is very excited at the opportunity to be a grievance rep to support her fellow flight attendants. She is also a Trustee on the Executive Board. Danielle lives in Chicago, but is Newark based. She has lived in Cambridge, England, and went to school in Valparaiso, IN.
Prior to her career in aviation, Danielle worked in Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Retail, and Marketing & Events. Danielle loves every aspect of being a flight attendant and says this is the best job she’s ever had.
She has a passion for aviation and travel. Her other passions include fitness, cooking, music and spending time with her 11 amazing nieces and nephews”