Your Local Executive Council (LEC) Officers
Paula Isla-McGill grew up in the Seattle-area after immigrating from the Philippines as a young girl in 1989. She became a Flight Attendant at Alaska in 2017, and after initially being based in LAX for 2 months, has been based in SEA ever since. She is excited to work with AFA to be a resource and advocate for her fellow Flight Attendants. Prior to Alaska, Paula graduated from University of Washington in Architectural Studies and spent 10 years primarily focused on healthcare design.
When she is not flying, Paula enjoys spending time with her husband and their 5 children and dog, Major.
phone (206) 715-1317
LEC Vice President
Melinda was born and raised in Northern California and moved to Washington state in 1987. She attended Highline Community College from 1990-1992 and then attended the International Air Academy (1992) in Vancouver, WA.
She began her career with the Alaska Air Group in 1992 with Horizon Air and transferred to Alaska Inflight in 2000 (her first Flight Attendant job). She has always been based in Seattle.
Melinda has been involved in union activities for many years, beginning with the reserve buddy program and interviewed several times for different negotiating committees. She was part of our Mobilization Committee (Five Bases, One Voice!). Melinda ran successfully for her first Council 19 LEC Officer position as a Council Representative in 2017 and attended officer training that summer. She was elected Council 19 LEC Vice President in 2020 and has served in the position since.
Melinda enjoys spending time with my husband (retired Alaska Line Maintenance), their rescue pups and kitties, her four adult children, and grandchildren. Outdoor activities are her jam, and she also loves to listen to crime podcasts. She has a passion for helping others and looks forward to continuing that passion working with and for our Members!
phone (253) 376-8642
Adam grew up in the Seattle area and has spent most of his life in the state of Washington. He has been a Flight Attendant here at Alaska since 2004. Adam has been involved with AFA Leadership since 2011. His previous career experience is in marketing and advertising.
Adam enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as numerous outdoor adventures such as surfing, camping, golfing, and hiking. He’s excited to bring experience, leadership, and compassion to his role as Council 19 LEC Secretary.
phone (425) 269-3261
Megan started her Flight Attendant career in 1991. After Flight 261, she decided to get involved with EAP. She spent 10 years as the LEC Chair/co-chair for Seattle. In 2004, she joined the inflight training department where she was a initial instructor and recurrent instructor, which she enjoyed. Her greatest accomplishment is her son, Zane. When she’s not flying, she spends her time with her family. She looks forward to learning and supporting her fellow coworkers in her work with AFA.
phone (206) 890-0982
Jerry grew up in the Riverton Heights area, in the shadow of SeaTac. He attended International Air Academy in Vancouver, WA in 1984 and then was hired by Air Cal / American Airlines to start his airline career. In 1995, he joined Alaska Air Group (AAG) starting as a Ramp Supervisor with Horizon Air in Spokane, then on to Seattle in 1997 as a Customer Relations Supervisor and then as a Ramp Training Supervisor. He has held several jobs in his airline career from Reservations to many various Customer Service positions and has worked in Ground Services, Cargo, and Operations.
Jerry became a Flight Attendant in 2003. He has served the Union Membership over the years as a delegate to the Washington State Labor Council and the MLK Labor Council, and sitting on Government Affairs, Scheduling, Membership, and Inflight Services Committees. Jerry is in his second term as SEA Local Council Representative. He enjoys outdoor activities, promotes animal rescue, and currently resides in Browns Point, WA.
phone (253) 653-1561