Niketa Greene

Director of Convening & Capacity-Building

Niketa Greene is a compassionate change agent with an equity and inclusion lens. Her professional career and personal life center on serving the community, and she enjoys helping individuals and organizations create transformation.

Most recently, she served as chief inclusion officer at Cone Health, where she led diversity, equity and inclusion efforts to cultivate a place of belonging for Cone Health’s patients and over 14,000 employees. In this role, Niketa developed a catalog of customized education programs, created a highly successful leader toolkit that integrated DEI conversations across the system, and fostered a partnership with a housing program to increase health equity and access. During her tenure, Cone Health received four national and regional recognitions for best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Throughout her career, she has held leadership roles in human services, talent development, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Prior to Cone Health, Niketa worked for the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, where she launched the Scale to Excel program and led a minority business accelerator, Leadership Greensboro, and diversity and inclusion policy for the Chamber. 

Niketa believes strongly in impacting the community through service. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the NC A&T Real Estate Foundation, United Way of Greater Greensboro, and North Carolina for Community and Justice (NCCJ). Niketa is also a member of the Greensboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Niketa holds a bachelor’s degree from NC A&T State University and a Master of Public Administration from NC Central University. She also holds the Certified Diversity Executive (CDE®) designation from the Society for Diversity.

Outside of work, Niketa enjoys attending athletic events, connecting with friends and family over food, and getting outdoors.