Dr. Paul Nakayama has been appointed to the board of trustees at Hawaii Preparatory Academy. Gregory R. Mooers, chairman, announced the appointment after the board’s recent meeting in Waimea.
Nakayama is a physical scientist and technical manager with more than 40 years of experience in nuclear energy studies. He is the retired founder, owner, and chief executive officer of Jason Associates Corporation, which he established in 1987. Jason Associatesʻ cadre of senior technical specialists focuses on complex safety, environmental, and complex computer-system development problems in the field of nuclear energy.
Nakayama is a two-time recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administrationʻs Minority Small Business Person of the Year award. The SBA also honored Jason Associates Corporation as a Regional Small Business of the Year and the companyʻs offices in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Richland, Washington, were selected for the SBA’s Administrator’s Award for Excellence based on nomination submitted to local DOE field offices.
Other members of the HPA board are Laurie T. Ainslie, Scott Bradley, Dr. Michael Chun, Putman D. Clark, Michael K. Fujimoto, Allison Holt Gendreau, Will J. Hancock, Nona F. Hasegawa, Charles G. King, Duncan MacNaughton, Richard Matsuda, David W. Pratt, William D. Pratt, Michael S. Spalding, Hannah Kihalani Springer, Donna Tanoue, Dr. Peter Vitousek, Roy A. Vitousek III, Harry M. von Holt, and Taffi U’ilei Wise.