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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)
Dave DeLuca
Mary Fastenau
Barbara A. Hastings (Hawaiʻi Island) - immediate past chair
Marcie Uehara Herring
Bryan Kapeckas
T. Michael May
Matt Miller
Chuck Mitsui
Barry Rivers (Maui)
Kenneth S. Robbins
Anne Swayne
Joe Uno
Dr. Bill Wiecking (Hawaiʻi Island)

Ex-Officio
José A. Fajardo, HPR president
Thomas (Thom) Benedict, 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 19, 2021 (Includes Annual Meeting)
September 20, 2021
November 22, 2021
January 24, 2022
March 21, 2022
May 16, 2022
July 18, 2022 (Tentative Annual Meeting Date FY 22/23)
 


Board Committee Meetings - Dates and times subject to change

Executive Committee (Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.)
August 19, 2021
October 21, 2021
February 17, 2022
April 21 2022
June 16, 2022
 
Governance Committee (Tuesdays at 5 p.m.)
August 24, 2021
November16, 2021
March 15, 2022
June 7, 2022
 
Finance Committee (Noon) 
August 11, 2021
September 22, 2021
October 13, 2021
November 17, 2021
December – no meeting
January 19, 2022
February 9, 2022
March 9, 2022
April 13, 2022
May 11, 2022
June 8, 2022
July 13, 2022
 
Development Committee (8 a.m.)
September 1, 2021
November 10, 2021
February 9, 2022
May 11, 2022
 
Broadcast Committee (Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.)
August 11, 2021*
December 1, 2021
April 6, 2022*
June 8, 2022 

Community Advisory Board (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
August 11, 2021*
November 10, 2021
February 9, 2022
April 6, 2022*

*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)