Who We Are

Bill Greeves, Chief Information & Innovation Officer

In my role, I am focused on identifying opportunities, building connections and creating solutions that result in better services, greater efficiency and happier people. I write fiction under the pen name of Greever Williams and I am a massive #StarWarsGeek.

Nicole Navaroli, Innovation Partner in Training

As a part of the Wolfpack, “Think and Do” has brought me to the Wake County Innovation Initiative as an Intern. I’m in my junior year at NC State, studying Business Administration with a concentration in Information Technology. I also am pursuing a minor in Economics. I’ve always enjoyed figuring out why things work the way they do and that information allows me to dig deeper to find more efficient and innovative approaches to everyday things. Outside of classes, I’m the Outreach Team Lead for my internship through NC State’s Office of Information Technology, a hobbyist photographer, and surfer.

Paula Richardson, Solutions Development Director

I have spent the past 31 years at Wake County and know it very well! I have watched Wake County\ evolve over the years into the cutting edge organization it is today and I know it can move to the next level.  My interest in technology, and the opportunities to work differently, will allow the formation of business and service changing initiatives. My role is to coordinate and manage a program that allows for full creativity exploration, skill building, and state-of-the-art ways to provide solutions to citizens and staff.

Kenisha Hinton, Innovation Partner

“Make it Happen with Excellence” is a belief that I am known for in my personal and professional life.  My passion is building capacity of systems and staff, connecting dots, solution development and leveraging technology. The Innovation Team does all of this with creativity, process engineering, a pleasant attitude and a “make it happen” spirit.  I have over 18 years of experience with Wake County and when I first walked into the CreateSpace Collaboratory, it was clear to me that this is an environment I would love to be a part of in efforts to combine my passion and belief.  It excites me to work side by side with technology professionals and department leaders; identifying solutions and developing strategies to accomplish the goals identified by our board.

In the words of John S Herrington “there are no dreams too large, no innovation unimaginable and no frontiers beyond our reach”. Together with strategy, technology, root cause analysis, working with groups we will meet the goals. It would be an honor to partner with your team as we keep Wake County on the cutting edge. Please reach out to our group and let us know your great ideas!!

Chris Mathews, Data Scientist

Bringing my passions for data and civic innovation together have led me to the role of Wake County’s first Data Scientist where I hope to bring the county’s use of data forward in the areas of predictive and prescriptive analytics.