Captain Reyné O’Shaughnessy
Captain Reyné O’Shaughnessy has been a commercial airline pilot for over 34 years for a Fortune 50 company. She currently captains B767 aircrafts and has logged over 10,000 hours of total heavy jet flight time. Her aircraft experience includes B727 and A300/310, and, notably, thirty four years ago was one of the first women B747 qualified.
Her interest in mental health and performance began while engaged as a volunteer in professional pilot union-sponsored programs (Critical Incident Response Program (CIRP), Pilot Assistance Hotline Team Hotline (PATH), and Professional Standards (ProStans)). This experience gave her insight to how physical and mental health, and performance are closely tied. As a result Reyné created the first ever health and wellness website designed specifically for airline pilots for her airline. Building on the desire to better her coworkers’ and her own health, Reyné holds a certification from Brown University in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) an institution known for academic rigor in public health. She holds a BS in Leadership, an Executive Certificate in Business from UC Berkeley, and is actively pursuing a medical health coaching accreditation.
Reyne O’ has over a decade of experience as a health and wellness strategist. She continues to be an aviation safety advocate centering on well-being (human factors) which impacts all aspects of safety based. She is a visionary leader who brings a clear idea of how the future of mental health and performance in aviation should look.
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