People


Robert Mays

Vice President, People, Equity & Culture

Robert began his journey as a diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging (DEIB) champion and Human Resources leader over 19 years ago. He has a passion for creating inclusive environments for the organizational teams he supports. He decided to leave the for-profit sector in 2016 to dedicate himself to organizations whose teams significantly impact the empowerment of underserved and marginalized communities. Robert joins the GreenLight team after recently serving in a similar role at Planned Parenthood.

Robert’s past work experience includes service as Human Resources Executive at a mid-sized community hospital in New Jersey, Corporate Managing Director of Human Resources nationally for 4,500 employees at Gateway Group One, Regional Human Resources Manager at AlliedUniversal, and Human Resources Operations leader at American Express. He has also served on several community boards including the Essex County Workforce Development Board in New Jersey. Robert is a national member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds a SHRM-SCP certification.

Robert is a people champion who believes that the path to delivering the best outcomes in our communities is to first take good care of the people doing the work.

Robert’s GreenLight

Uplifting marginalized communities by creating a collectively inclusive organizational culture where authenticity is celebrated, and experienced equity is the norm.

Meet the rest of the GreenLight team.

Paola Aragon Brown

Senior Associate, GreenLight Charlotte

Chris Bowers

Program Associate, GreenLight Atlanta

Diarra Brooks

Program Associate, GreenLight Twin Cities

Jane Case

Finance & Operations Manager

Jangu Chothia

Staff Accountant

Carrie B. Cook

Executive Director, GreenLight Charlotte