Joshlyne Villano, Office Manager

Joshlyne is a graduate of the University of North Alabama with a degree in Environmental Biology and a certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Since graduation, she has volunteered with Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Natural Resource Conservation Service, AST Environmental, and the International Crane Foundation. Her concern about the environmental impact of our day-to-day lifestyles has caused her to implement changes in her own life to lessen her impact. She feels that being a part of a company whose goal is to reduce energy waste is a fulfilling opportunity. As the Office Manager, her goal is to help Nexus Energy Center run efficiently through the use of organization and team involvement and hopefully as environmental sustainable as possible. She will be helping to plan and coordinate events, projects, and conferences.



Chad Wright, Program Manager

Chad is an energy enthusiast who saw his first off-grid home in 2002. He holds a BA from the University of Alabama, a certification from The Building Performance Institute as a Building Analyst, and a certification from NARS training center of Huntsville for HVAC. Chad is a licensed and certified HVAC technician by the Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors (#17000). He is committed to promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy. Chad joined the Nexus Energy Center team as a volunteer in 2014 and then accepted a position on the full-time staff. Chad wears many hats here at Nexus. He coordinates the educational programs, manages the Comfort project and the AlabamaWISE program which is a collaboration with ADECA and DOE. He also continues to develop the Tiny Green Home as a critical tool for the educational activities at Nexus Energy Center. Lastly, he coordinates the Lunch and Learn education series for Nexus fans and enthusiasts. He is also a US Navy veteran.





Keith Lowhorne, Development Officer

Keith brings to the Nexus Energy Center over 40 years of experience in the broadcasting business and non-profit organizations. Keith knows Alabama very well and has traveled extensively throughout, forming relationships with people who live and work in our communities. Keith has been heavily involved in local, state, and national non-profit boards throughout his career and wishes to continue that involvement with the Nexus Energy Center, helping to bring awareness and understanding of the importance of saving and conserving our natural resources for the generations to come.




Ioanna Fotopoulou, Brand & Communications Manager

Ioanna is an engineer with an MSc degree on Energy, a marketer and a social entrepreneur since 2008. For her initiatives she has been awarded by many international organisations like One Young World, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGIU), Social Impact Award and the US State Department – YTILI program. She served as the president of Rotaract Anatolia and the Engineering Department of her college. She has worked on communication and brand awareness in Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina with European Fund for the Balkans, in Brussels at the European Parliament, in Athens at the Greek ministry of Education and at Impact Hub Athens.

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