National Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees with Disabilities (NCFAED)


Our Mission Statement

The mission of NCFAED is to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal

opportunity to participate in the hiring processes within the Agency. Then, once aboard, those employees

who are considered disABLED shall be recognized for their abilities, rather than their disabilities when

competing for advancement.

NCFAED is also dedicated to the goals of collaboratively providing employees with the prospects to

make choices which will allow them to maximize their development, independence, and enABLE them to

integrate their talents within the Agency.


Keller-Sullivan Award


The 2018 Keller-Sullivan Award Nominations

The National Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees with Disabilities (NCFAED) believes that employees or organizations that strengthen FAA’s reputation for Diversity and Inclusiveness (D & I) deserve recognition. This annual awards program, utilizing a platform of transparency that invites or encourages every FAA employee an opportunity to honor a fellow FAA employee, contractor or a D & I advocate.  For consideration, the nominee must go above and beyond their expected responsibilities to achieve a unique FAA hiring, promotion or advancement for those who struggle daily with a physical or mental disability.  

Helen Keller’s mentor Anne Sullivan successfully broke all physical barriers that permitted her to overcome the seclusion imposed by a childhood illness.  So, it is with great honor and pride NCFAED recognizes these great women for their unimaginable lifetime achievements. NCFAED intends that their legacy continues with an annual award or awards that recognize those who share the same vitality and drive to overcome the unstoppable when faced with insurmountable odds.

In 2017, NCFAED gave out seven awards, nationally. Nominations for this year will only be accepted until the close of business on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018.  The award will be presented in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma during the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebration in October. The date has yet to be finalized.  

You do not have to be a full time employee of FAA to be recognized for your accomplishments and the decision made by the NCFAED Executive Board will be final and binding.  The evidence presented will be evaluated concerning how it relates to the current NCFAED goals and objectives.

There are several ways to submit your nomination.  One is to send it by regular mail to; FAA MMAC, NCFAED, 6500 South Mac Arthur, HQ BLD Suite BS-13A, Oklahoma City, OK 73169.  Or, E-mail it to the primary NCFAED officers Greg.Brooks@FAA.GOV and or Blanca.Tovias@FAA.GOV.

Questions or concerns about eligibility or the submission please contact National NCFAED President, Greg Brooks at 405-517-4130.