Team

Our Team

HEIDI ADAMS

FOUNDER CEO & CCO

A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Ms. Adams is a multi-platform design thinker.  Recognized for her innovative lighting solutions as a finalist in the Los Angeles ‘LA Lights The Way’

street lighting competition. She also led the winning design team for the City of West Hollywood Digital Offsite Signage Program in 2020.

PATRICIA BUSH-MCMANUS

CCO

Having spent some four decades in executive leadership positions, Ms. Bush-McManus has built a solid track record around creating and managing high-performing teams and value-
added relationships with government agencies, academic institutions, corporations, and community organizations. Patricia holds three degrees from The George Washington University.

HEIDI ADAMS

FOUNDER CEO & CCO

A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Ms. Adams brings more than 25 years’ experience as a multi-platform designer, recognized for her innovative lighting solutions as a finalist in the LA Lights the Way street lighting competition. She also led the winning design team for the City of West Hollywood Digital Offsite Signage Program.

PATRICIA BUSH-MCMANUS

CCO

Having spent some four decades in executive leadership positions, Ms. Bush-McManus has built a solid track record around creating and managing high-performing teams and value-added relationships with government agencies, academic institutions, corporations, and community organizations. Patricia holds three degrees from The George Washington University.

Kathleen Harvatt

CMO.

Ms. Harvatt has more than 40 years’ experience in marketing and communications, with an extensive background in government relations. As
a longtime consultant to the Mayor of Baltimore, MD, she developed and oversaw award-winning community programs and successful social marketing campaigns

Kathleen Harvatt

CMO.

Ms. Harvatt has more than 40 years’ experience in marketing and communications, with an extensive background in government relations. As a longtime consultant to the Mayor of Baltimore, MD, she developed and oversaw award-winning community programs and successful social marketing campaigns

Board Of Advisers

JOHN BYRNE, PH.D​

Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy

Director of the Center of Energy and Environmental Policy

Contributor to the United Nations IPCC Panel

Committee Chairperson of World Council for Renewable Energy

OLATUNJI OBOI REED

President & CEO, The Equiticity Racial Movement

Chairman & CEO of Equiticity Ventures

White House Champion of Change, 2015

2022 Civic Equity Champion, COMTO

Rick Kauffman, IES

40+ years as product designer in roadway and industrial lighting

Mechanical Engineer

Contributed to and received more than two dozen product patents 

Chaired the IES Light Control and Luminaire Design Committee, as well as the IES task group. 

Lauren Dandridge, IES

Principle at Chromatic, an equity based lighting studio

Adjunct Associate Professor at USC School of Architecture

Co-Founder of LightPrivilege.org, researching how poor lighting quality is creating and perpetuating racism

RICK KAUFFMAN CONSULTING, LLC

Mr. Kauffman has spent more than 30 years working in the lighting industry, helping municipalities and utilities design and navigate LED street lighting pilots. He chairs the IES Light Control and Luminaire Design Committee, as well as the IES task group that prepared Roadway Lighting Standard, RP-8-18.

JOHN BYRNE

President, Foundation for Renewable Energy & Environment
Director & Distinguished Professor of Energy & Climate Policy, Center for Energy & Environmental Policy University of Delaware.
Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

Olatunji Oboi Reed

President & CEO, The Equiticity Racial Equity Movement

Chairman & CEO, Equiticity Ventures

Oboi is the 2015 White House Transportation Champion of Change,The White House and The United States Department of Transportation and he is the 2022 Civic Equity Champion, COMTO.

Nick Albert, IES, Affiliated AIA

Nick Albert is a founding Principal of Chromatic, an equity based lighting studio and research lab located in Los Angeles. He is a twenty-year veteran of the lighting, architecture and construction industries with a portfolio of hundreds of built works across the globe with awards in both the US and International Lighting communities.

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