HPR Board of Directors

The Hawaiʻi Public Radio Board of Directors is the entity which is legally responsible for the governance of HPR as a nonprofit corporation. It also holds the FCC broadcast licenses for the radio stations operating as HPR. The operation and organization of the Board is outlined in the Hawaiʻi Public Radio Bylaws.

The Board members are selected for their commitment to the mission and goals of HPR, and for their expertise in various fields. The individual Directors serve as volunteers and meet approximately six times per year at the HPR studio complex at 738 Kāheka Street in Honolulu. Additionally, Board Committees meet regularly throughout the year. All Board and Board Committee meetings are open to the public. The calendar for full HPR Board meetings can be found below. 

Board members 2018-2019:

Chair: Barbara A. Hastings (Hawaiʻi Island)
Vice Chair: Francis S. Oda
Secretary: Dawn Suyenaga
Treasurer: Linda Lee K. (Cissy) Farm

Members
Dr. Alan Britten
Dave DeLuca
Teri Freitas Gorman (Maui)
Frank Haas
Marcie Uehara Herring
Susan Ing
Bryan Kapeckas
Kathryn S. Matayoshi
Konrad Ng, PhD.
Chuck Mitsui
Barry Rivers (Maui)
Kenneth S. Robbins - immediate past chair
Anne Swayne
Dr. Bill Wiecking (Hawaiʻi Island)
Carol Yotsuda (Kauaʻi)

Ex-Officio
José A. Fajardo, HPR president
Joseph Uno, CAB Chair

HPR Management
José A. Fajardo, HPR president
Valerie Yee, HPR vice president and assistant general manager
Bernadette Shimono, HPR vice president, finance / asst. treasurer
Bill Dorman, HPR vice president / news director
Cat Gelman, HPR vice president, corporate relations
 


Board Meetings *

July 22, 2019 Annual Meeting
September 16, 2019 General Meeting
November 18, 2019 General Meeting
January 27, 2020 General Meeting
March 16, 2020 General Meeting
May 18, 2020 General Meeting
July 20, 2020 Annual Meeting and first meeting for FY 20/21


Board Committee Meetings *

Executive Committee (7:30 – 8:30 a.m. on the following dates)

August 21, 2019
October 24, 2019
February 20, 2020
April 23, 2020
June 18, 2020

Governance Committee (time TBA on the following dates)

September 17, 2019
Other dates to be determined

Finance Committee (Noon at HPR and via conference call) 

August 19, 2019
September 11, 2019
October 21, 2019
November 13, 2019
January 22, 2020
February 12, 2020
March 11, 2020
April 15, 2020
May 13, 2020
June 10, 2020

Development Committee (8-9 a.m. via conference call on the following dates)

September 11, 2019
December 4, 2019
March 4, 2020
May 6, 2020

Broadcast Committee (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on the following dates)

September 11, 2019
November 13, 2019**
February 12, 2020
May 27, 2020**

Community Advisory Board (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on the following dates)

September 18, 2019
November 13, 2019**
March 18, 2020
May 27, 2020**

*Dates and times subject to change

**Joint meeting of the Broadcast Committee and the CAB

Past Board of Directors Chairs

John Henry Felix (1979 – 1985)
Jean Cornuelle (1985 – 1988)
James Paul (1988 – 1991)
Jack Lockwood (1991 – 1993)
Roger Morey (1993 – 1996)
Rick Clifton (1996 – 2001)
Rosemary Fazio (2001 – 2003)
Joseph Francher (2003 – 2005)
Josie Bidgood (2005 – 2007)
Jeffery Ashmore (2007 – 2009)
Gregory Sato (2009 -2011)
John Alves (2011 – 2014)
Tyrie Jenkins (2014 – 2017)
Kenneth Robbins (2017 – 2019)