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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, or virtually though conference call or online meeting platforms. Additionally, Board Committees meet regularly throughout the year. All Board and Board Committee meetings are open to the public, except where noted. The calendar for full HPR Board meetings can be found below. 

Board members 2021-2022:

Chair: Francis S. Oda
Vice Chair: Kathryn (Kathy) Matayoshi
Secretary: Konrad Ng
Treasurer: Linda Lee K. (Cissy) Farm

Members
Alan Britten, M.D.
Nancy J. Budd (Kauaʻi)
Jim Burke Jr.
Dave DeLuca
Mary Fastenau
Marcie Uehara Herring
Bryan Kapeckas
Cheryl Lupenui (Hawai‘i Island)
T. Michael May
Peter Merriman (Maui)
Matt Miller
Chuck Mitsui
Kenneth S. Robbins
Anne Swayne
Dana Tokioka
Joe Uno
Dr. Bill Wiecking (Hawaiʻi Island)

Ex-Officio
José A. Fajardo, HPR president
Kelsie Aguilera, CAB chair

HPR Management
José A. Fajardo, HPR president
Valerie B. H. 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


Complete list of open meetings

Board Meetings * (5:30 p.m. on the following dates)

July 18, 2022 (Includes Annual Meeting)
September 19, 2022
November 21, 2022
January 23, 2023
March 20, 2023
May 15, 2023

Tentative Annual Meeting Date FY 23/24:
July 17, 2023
 


Board Committee Meetings - Dates and times subject to change

Executive Committee (Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.)
August 18, 2022
October 27, 2022
February 16, 2023
April 20, 2023
June 22, 2023
 
Governance Committee (Tuesdays at 5 p.m.)
August 16, 2022 (cancelled)
November 15, 2022
March 7, 2023
June 6, 2023
 
Finance Committee (Wednesdays at 8 a.m. unless noted below) 
July 13, 2022
Aug 12, 2022 – Friday
Sept 14, 2022
Oct 12, 2022
Nov 16, 2022
Dec – no meeting
Jan 18, 2023
Feb 8, 2023
Mar 15, 2023
Apr 12, 2023
May 10, 2023
Jun 14, 2023
 
Development Committee (Wednesdays at 8 a.m.)
September 14, 2022
November 9, 2022
February 8, 2023
May 10, 2023
 
Broadcast Committee (Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.)
August 10, 2022, *
December 7, 2022
April 5, 2023, *
June 7, 2023

Community Advisory Board (Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.)
August 10, 2022 *
November 9, 2022
February 8, 2023
April 5, 2023 *

*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)
Barbara A. Hastings (Hawaiʻi Island) (2019-2021)