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 media centers 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 Media Service Centers (MSCs) provide convenient access to our services across Oʻahu. Each MSC 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 media center 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.

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Our Staff

LEADERSHIP TEAM

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Roger McKeaguePresident & Chief Executive Officer

Amy Ejercito – Chief Administrative Officer

Angela Angel – Chief Creative Officer 

Todd Yamamoto – Director of Technology Services

Wes Akamine – Director of Operations and Project Management

Melanie Salvador – Finance and Risk Management Director

ENGAGEMENT SERVICES

ENGAGEMENT SERVICES

Under the direction of Wes Akamine

Jo-Lynn Domingo – Operations Administrator-Coordinator

Ed Tsang – Project Manager

 

PRODUCTION

Kekoa Graham – Production Services Manager

Scott Nordquist – Production Services Specialist

Deron Kamisato – Senior Editor

Chase Yamauchi – Editor

 

STUDIO AT THE CAPITOL

Jon Wong – Studio At The Capitol Project Manager

Sisto Domingo – Access to Government Project Manager

PEG SERVICES

Broadcast Scheduling:

Cherisse Ferreira – Programming Manager 

Jocelyn Ota – Broadcast Scheduler

David Sinathalang – Broadcast Scheduler

Training: 

Jennifer Nakamura – Training & SOP Manager

Brandee Sombrero – Trainer

Antonette “Anne” Fontanilla – Trainer

Justin Powell – Trainer

Claudia Pummer – Trainer

Media Services:

Kuʻuipo Rossiter – Senior Manager

Neal Rivera – Senior Manager

Donna Ylen – Media Services Manager, Māpunapuna

Jimbo Taylor – Media Services Manager, Nānākuli

Francisco Bonacic – Media Education Specialist

Sandybell Castillo – Media Education Specialist

Em Cegielski – Media Education Specialist

Kourtney Keohuhu – Media Education Specialist

Justin Kuwamura – Media Education Specialist

Corinne Makahilahila – Media Education Specialist

Alexander Miyamoto – Media Education Specialist

Gabriel Peters – Media Education Specialist

Brandyn Proctor – Media Education Specialist

Ryan Queypo – Media Education Specialist

Lindsay Rees – Media Education Specialist

Edgar Sagayaga – Media Education Specialist

Noah Tomas – Media Education Specialist

Wayne Yun – Media Education Specialist

 

ENGAGEMENT & OUTREACH

Georgette Stevens – Outreach Manager

Vera-Lynn Kamaka – Engagement Manager 

Evern Williams – Community Relations Specialist

 

FACILITIES

John Norris – Safety, Securities, and Facilities Administrator Coordinator 

Pacita Corpuz – Custodian

Merlinda Geronimo – Custodian

COMM/ MARKETING

COMM/ MARKETING

Under the direction of Angela Angel

Kapua Segool – Communications Services Coordinator

Jack Bates – Senior Advisor and Marketing Manager

 

 

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Under the direction of Todd Yamamoto

Amber Tweed – Technology Administrative Assistant

ENGINEERING

Jimmy Galam – Engineer Manager

Melvin Kouchiyama – Senior Bench Technician

William Nakao – Broadcast Specialist

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Steven Cutrell – Information Technology Manager

Chad Miura – Systems Administrator

Albert Fung – IT Broadcast Specialist

MASTER CONTROL

Russel Cabral – Master Control Manager

Tinkle Malama – Playback Technician 

Milton Onna – Playback Technician 

Walter Ferreira – IT/Playback Technician

Sean Wheeler – Playback Technician

 

 

 

HR & ACCOUNTING

HR & ACCOUNTING

Human Resources under the direction of Amy Ejercito
Accounting under the direction of Melanie Salvador

HUMAN RESOURCES

Dawn MezurashiAssistant Human Resources Manager

Jenica “Keyser” Lee – Administrator and Human Resource Coordinator

ACCOUNTING

Alyssa Coloma – Senior Accountant

Mana Franquez – Administrator-Coordinator

Jonette Buza – Accounting Associate

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

‘Ōlelo Community Media’s Board of Directors is comprised of diverse members from nonprofit, educational, governmental, and business sectors. Contact the board here.

  • Nelson Lau – Chair
  • Tony Baldomero
  • Ann Chung
  • Keith Fujio
  • Melanie K.H. Horikami
  • Dr. Alexandra Harjo-Livingston
  • Yvette Maskrey
  • Donna Mun
  • Linda Nakaima
  • Bill Ogawa
  • Karl Okemura
  • Gerald J. Silva
  • Grant Tanimoto
  • Derek Wong

Board Meeting Agendas

Board Meeting Minutes