Assistant County Manager Denise Foreman joined Wake County in 2010. Prior to her work in Wake County, she served the City of Charlotte for 12 years as the Assistant Utilities Director and Assistant to the City Manager.

Foreman provides leadership and coordination for the County’s behavioral health-related efforts, including oversight of funding for behavioral health services, leading research to improve outcomes for individuals engaged in the behavioral health system and working with community partners to development and implement strategies to improve the system of care.

Additionally, Foreman provides oversight of the Wake County Room Occupancy and Prepared Food and Beverage Taxes. Oversight requires regular engagement of stakeholders, fiscal management and strategic planning related to the commitments and future uses of the revenues.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from Campbell University, and her Master of Public Administration from UNC-Greensboro. She is also a graduate of the Public Executive Leadership Academy at the UNC School of Government.