People

  • V.P. of Finance/Assistant Treasurer

    Bernie Shimono was born in Kohala on Hawaiʻi Island, moved to Oʻahu to attend college, and has resided in Honolulu ever since. A love of numbers and a desire to be associated with an organization with a sense of purpose and...

  • Vice President & News Director

    Bill Dorman has been the news director of Hawai‘i Public Radio since February 2011. Born in New York City, he spent 21 years at CNN in various positions behind the scenes and on the air in Atlanta, New York, Washington DC, and...

  • Contributor

    Casey Harlow was born on a beautiful fall day in 1989, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Not much else is known about his youth other than he had a love for radio at a young age.  He came to HPR from the college radio station KWVA in Eugene...

  • Corporate Relations Director

    Cat Gelman has been the corporate relations director for Hawaiʻi Public Radio for more than ten years.  She works with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and the private sector to create a presence for them on our...

  • Operations Director

    Charles Husson has been with HPR since 1994. He grew up in Tidewater, Virginia, playing music part-time during high-school and college. He moved to New York City in 1982 to explore the wider musical opportunities there, working...

  • Membership Coordinator - events & outreach
  • ENGINEER

    Don Mussell has been with HPR since 2003. An early beginner, he was hired as an assistant chief engineer in Los Angeles at the age of 16. After building non-commercial, public stations across...

  • Major Gifts Manager

    Gene Evans first became a member of HPR in 1983 and has been on staff for 31 pledge years. His duties at the station include fund drive management, outreach events, volunteer support, station tours, and the care and maintenance...

  • Music Director, Classical Music Host

    Gene Schiller joined HPR in September, 1993 as a board operator. His first break came when he was asked to fill in for Music Director Alan Bunin. Six months later, he became the new host of Evening Concert, a program that runs on HPR-2...

  • Multimedia Production Manager

    Jason Taglianetti joined Hawaiʻi Public Radio in October of 2006 as its multimedia production manager. Born and raised on Oʻahu, Jason grew up backstage, due to his parents, both theatre artists.  In 1996, Jason attended the...

  • President & General Manager

    Jose A. Fajardo recently served as Executive Vice President for the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. Prior to his role at the Orlando Chamber, he served as President & CEO for WMFE-TV/FM, the member-supported public...

  • Producer, The Conversation
  • Director of Marketing

    Phyllis Look brings more than 15 years of marketing/communications experience to her position at HPR, with prior positions at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and in the private sector at a Honolulu-based agency. She had an earlier career in...

  • Sustaining Membership Coordinator
  • Vice President and Assistant GM