About Us

Our Mission

To strengthen our island voices and advance community engagement through innovative media.

Our Story

In 1989, ‘Ōlelo Community Media became Oʻahu’s non-profit community Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access provider created to empower the voice of the community. Since then, ‘Ōlelo has evolved and expanded to better serve the diversity of our unique island community. Today, when you view any one of ‘Ōlelo’s four cable channels, VOD channels, or online channels, you will find unique and local stories from hundreds of dedicated community producers about our island, our people, the many cultures we share, and the issues we face.

From a small one-room office in the late 80s, we now have six Community Media Centers (CMCs) around the island, each designed to enable you to tell the stories that matter to you. Whether your goal is to educate, entertain, or inform, ‘Ōlelo is here to empower you to share your stories using the powerful medium of video.

‘Ōlelo provides access to media training, production facilities, and air time on our cable and online outlets to deliver non-commercial programming – without the costs and constraints of traditional television. Guided by our core values of teamwork, integrity, and aloha, we facilitate meaningful dialogue and increased participation in civic life. Our neighborhood-based CMCs provide convenient access to our services across Oʻahu. Each CMC is committed to providing all members of the community an accessible and welcoming environment to create and distribute media. Whether you live on the Waiʻanae Coast, North Shore, Windward side or East Honolulu there is a CMC near you.

‘Ōlelo also provides innovative technology, including state-of-the-art video equipment, studios, and facilities.  We broadcast community programming on high quality distribution equipment not only on cable providers here on Oʻahu, but also 24/7 on the Internet worldwide.  We encourage you to share your stories, your message, and engage with the diverse group of individuals who call Oʻahu our home.  It is through sharing of our local stories that we connect ourselves with those around the island and around the world.  When our voice thrives, so does our community.

Our Staff

COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Community Relations:

Eloise Harris – Community Relations Manager

Dane Neves – Communications Specialist

Evern Williams – Community Relations Specialist

Community Media Services:

Kuuipo Rossiter – Community Media Services Associate Director

Wes Akamine – Training and Volunteer Services Associate Director

Jennifer Nakamura – Training Manager

Jo-Lynn Domingo – Community Media Coordinator

Kaimukī CMC:

Kekoa Graham – Community Media Manager

Anne Selby – Community Media Associate

Deron Kamisato – Community Media Associate

Māpunapuna CMC:

Wayne Yun – Community Media Manager

Corinne Makahilahila – Community Media Associate

Edgar Sagayaga – Community Media Associate

Keoni Alvarez – Community Media Associate

Margaret Streb – Community Media Associate

Nānākuli CMC:

Jimbo Taylor – Community Media Manager

Kourtney Keohuhu – Community Media Associate

Tiare Anduha – Community Media Associate

Studio at the Capitol:

Jon Wong – Community Media Manager

Jerron Oyama – Community Media Associate

Wahiawā CMC:

Jonette Buza – Community Media Manager

Joe Aikala – Community Media Associate

Brandyn Proctor – Community Media Associate

Waipahu CMC:

Neal Rivera – Community Media Manager

Justin Kuwamura – Senior Community Media Associate

William Nakao – Community Media Associate

Kāneʻohe CMC:

Donna Ylen – Community Media Manager

Brandee Lima – Community Media Associate

Alexander Miyamoto – Community Media Associate

FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES & DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS

FINANCE AND HUMAN RESOURCES & DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS

Finance:

Alyssa Coloma – Accountant

Lee Ann Freitas – Accounting Associate

Human Resources and Developmental Projects:

Dawn Mezurashi – Human Resource Assistant

Kapua Segool – Developmental Projects Coordinator

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Information Technology:

Todd Yamamoto – IT/Playback Manager

Michael Doran – Information Technology Technician

Steven Cutrell – Systems Administrator

Programming:

Cherisse Ferreira – Programming Manager

Dominique Martinez – Programmer

Jocelyn Ota – Programmer

Playback:

Russel Cabral – Senior Playback Technician

Gabriel Killhour – Playback Technician

Milton Onna – Playback Technician

Tinkle Malama – Playback Technician

Walter Ferreira – Playback Technician

Engineering:

Jimmy Galam – Senior Broadcast Engineer

Melvin Kouchiyama – Senior Bench Technician

Pacita Corpuz – Custodian

Robbie Omura – Technical Operations Specialist

MANAGEMENT TEAM

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Sanford Inouye – President & Chief Executive Officer

Angela Angel – Vice President & Chief Production Officer

Chris Lam – Chief Technology & Administration Officer

Dawne DePonte – Director of Finance & Administration

Greg Davis – Director of Community Media Services

Hanalei Aipoalani – Director of Human Resources & Developmental Projects

Jack Bates – Senior Advisor and Marketing Manager

Pat Dukes – Controller

Rona Shibuya – Senior Administrative Assistant

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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