The Founder

Safety·Awareness· Wellbeing

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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 B767, A300/310, B727 and B747, and, notably, thirty four years ago she was one of the first women B747 qualified.

Reyné, also known as Captain O, has a strong interest in mental health and performance that began while she engaged as a volunteer in professional pilot union-sponsored programs. This experience gave her insight as to how our physical and mental health are closely tied to our capacity for high-performance. As a result, she created the first ever health and wellbeing website designed specifically for airline pilots for her airline.


Building on that desire to better her coworkers’ and her own health, Captain O holds a certification in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Brown University, an institution known for its academic rigor in public health. In addition, she holds a BS in Leadership, and an Executive Certificate in Business from UC Berkeley; she is also actively pursuing a medical health coaching accreditation.

Airplane - Founder
Pilot - Founder

Captain O is proud to be a pilot, aviation safety advocate, researcher, and wellbeing strategist centering on the wellbeing that impacts all aspects of safety. She is a visionary leader who brings a clear idea of how the future of mental health and performance in aviation should look.


Captain O’s leadership lens, along with evidence-based, scientific, self-care practices, have helped her scale the work of Piloting 2 Wellbeing.