About Us

Dynamic educational, governmental, and nonprofit organizations are vital to society and effective leadership drives their success. We help organizations identify and develop leaders, people, and programs to achieve superior results.  Our work is guided by these philosophies:
  • Working in partnership with your organization
  • Customizing our work to fit your organization’s culture and the challenges you face
  • Establishing a reputation as valued experts who are fair, credible, and trustworthy
  • Using emotional intelligence concepts and research to ground our work

Eleanor Green is a human resources professional and a graduate of NC State University with a Doctorate in Adult Education (with a focus on Training and Development) and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.  She received her BA degree in Psychology and Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill...

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Lew has his undergraduate degree, a Masters in Public Administration, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in Marketing, all from UNC.  He served as the budget officer and assistant city manager of Durham and Town Manager of Southern Pines.  After serving as Senior Vice President of a consulting firm, he taught ma...

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Holly Danford has worked for almost 20 years in Federal, State and Local government capacities. She is a US Air Force veteran and teaches State and Local Government as an Adjunct Professor at North Carolina State University.  Her background is in Public Health and Veterans Affairs. Holly has her...

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Steve Straus

President and Founder

skstraus@developmentalassociates.com

P: 919-813-6096, Ext 102

F: 919-237-9136

Dr. Stephen Straus is President and Founder of Developmental Associates (formerly known as Developmental Management Associates). He earned his Bachelors Degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Public Administration from the Universi...

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Derwick has worked in local government for 34 years including more than 20 years in leadership positions.  He retired from the City of Winston-Salem where he worked for 14 years serving as Assistant/Deputy City Manager.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Administrative Justice from the Uni...

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Korrel Kanoy

Senior Partner

kkanoy@developmentalassociates.com

P: 919-813-6096, Ext 103

F: 919-237-9136

Dr. Korrel Kanoy Korrel Kanoy earned her BA degree in Psychology from the University of Richmond and her doctorate from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After a 31-year career in higher education as a professor of psychology and dean of academic affairs, Korrel now works w...

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Heather Lee

Senior Partner

hlee@developmentalassociates.com

P: 919-813-6096, Ext 101

F: 919-237-9136

Heather earned a M.S. and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. She has been a Senior Partner with Durham-based Developmental Associates since 2004.   Heather, a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), is an organi...

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Chief Pat  Bazemore (retired) joined Developmental Associates in 2015 as a Senior Consultant.  She is certified in EQi 2.0 Analysis and Interpretation and works with DA in EQ feedback, coaching and promotional assessments in public safety and a cros...

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Joe has worked in leadership positions for local government ( city and county ) ,  state government and the private sector. He retired from Wake County Government where he worked for 13 years serving as Deputy County Manager and Interim County Manager.  He previously worked as County Manager for E...

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Chief Greg Grayson (retired) joined Developmental Associates in 2017 as a Senior Consultant working on executive selection projects, coaching and fire service organizational development.

Greg holds a master of publ...

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