Dr. Janice Barnes
As Climate Adaptation Partners (CAP) Founder, Janice works with public and private clients to identify their risks and vulnerabilities and to meet their resilience goals. With technical training in architecture and a doctorate linking environment and organizational behavior, her 30 years of design experience bridges practical applications with empirical research to enable organizations to critically evaluate their possible adaptation pathways given current and expected exposures and link these to appropriate design and financing or funding options. Janice values bringing teams’ collective contributions together in order leverage overall talents. Known for her abilities in facilitating stakeholder dialogues on complex issues, she frequently works with organizations seeking ways to generate new thinking and build dynamic strategies. Her message settles on a shared truth about the responsibilities to act on climate change once its implications are understood.
As a partner of Climate Adaptation Partners (CAP), Leo supports client understanding of climate-change risks, vulnerabilities, and adaptation options in the context of implementation and through spatial analysis and mapping. With 30 years of senior project management experience on complex urban projects and a Master of Science focused on transdisciplinary collaborations, Leo helps teams succeed by highlighting connections, increasing contextual awareness, and promoting transformative collaborations. Prior to establishing CAP with Janice Barnes, Leo was a senior leader of the implementation team responsible for the renovation, reconstruction, and restoration of the United Nations Headquarters in New York working under the UN Capital Master Plan. Most recently, he was Director for a New Orleans-based architectural firm provided operations and strategic guidance for the firm’s project teams.