DCA consultants have decades of experience advancing social progress. Their backgrounds include leadership positions in resource development, grantmaking, communications, and strategic planning for leading health systems, foundations, workforce development entities and educational institutions.
Steve Greeley, President
Steve Greeley is president of DCA. In addition to managing the firm, he serves as lead consultant on projects that involve strategic planning and the mobilization of partnerships and support to achieve social progress and improve lives at the community, national and international levels. He was instrumental in formulating the Cause Development® methodology.
His recent focus includes coordinating technical assistance for ultimately 75 cities involved in the Community Partnership Attainment component of Lumina Foundation’s Goal 2025 initiative. Goal 2025 aims to increase higher education attainment in the U.S. to 60%. He also serves on the Campaign for Grade Level Reading, a national effort of more than 150 communities to insure reading proficiency by Grade 3, one of the most accurate predictors of school success and high school graduation.
Mr. Greeley directed the planning for Thrive in 5, a comprehensive, long-term public and private initiative to insure that all Boston public school children are ready to succeed in kindergarten. He also led the planning and implementation of the Boston Opportunity Agenda, an unprecedented leadership collaborative focused on improving every sector of the education pipeline to bring economic and social mobility to every Bostonian. He oversaw the DCA team’s involvement in the national SPARK program, a multi-year, $58.5 million school readiness initiative of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Over the course of his career at DCA, Mr. Greeley’s projects have included the development of large-scale initiatives to advance early childhood education and literacy in Charlotte, NC, Miami and Louisville, KY; the design and funding of the nation’s largest non-profit dedicated to protecting youth from tobacco addiction; and the design of resource development strategies for the Hilton-Perkins International Program, the Global Fund for Children’s Vaccines, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and initiatives of Harvard Medical School and its hospital affiliates.
Prior to joining the firm in 1995, Mr. Greeley served as director of development programs and public affairs at the Massachusetts General Hospital and director of development at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also served as director of communications at the Boston University School for the Arts and director of corporate and foundation relations at Bentley College.
Mr. Greeley earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and a master’s degree at the Boston University School of Public Communication.
John Williams, Senior Consultant
John Williams joined DCA as a senior consultant in April, 2007. While technically new to the firm, Mr. Williams was well acquainted with DCA’s work, having been a client at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Mr. Williams collaborated with DCA on early care and mobilization efforts in Boulder, CO.
Mr. Williams serves on DCA’s technical assistance team for Lumina Foundation’s Goal 2025. He has been instrumental to bringing DCA’s methodology to a series of extremely important efforts in early childhood education, health care and overall community well being in the Mississippi Delta region. He shepherded the Delta Health Alliance application to become one of the federally-designated Promise Communities and helped plan and implement the Indianola Promise Community initiative. Mr. Williams also was active in the MS Center for Educational Innovation’s (MSCEI) successful mission to establish early childhood education as a statewide priority. His connection to Mississippi began with DCA’s work for SPARK, a national early education initiative by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
At the Knight Foundation Mr. Williams served as a program director administering a regional grant budget in California and Colorado. His work focused on school readiness, primarily for low-income and immigrant children and families. In addition, he provided consulting and training in such areas as strategic planning; board and staff development and management; needs assessment; volunteer development; financial management and performance evaluation.
Earlier, Mr. Williams was a program officer for the California Community Foundation and served as associate director for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’s Kellogg Training Center. He began his career in banking with Citicorp and Chase Manhattan.
Mr. Williams holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.
Michelle Petronio, Senior Consulting Associate
Michelle Petronio rejoined DCA as a senior consulting associate in the Fall of 2013. She brings more than a decade of experience in fundraising, strategic planning and organizational development and is at work on two major growth campaigns for DCA clients.
Ms. Petronio has served as vice president of development for Jumpstart, the national volunteer program devoted to improving school readiness for at-risk children. At the American Red Cross, she developed corporate, foundation and individual giving programs as manager of program funding for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter. Prior to that, she played a role in family service systems reform as assistant to the state director of the Family-to-Family Initiative in Pennsylvania.
In her earlier time at DCA, Ms. Petronio served as consultant to a $100 million campaign for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus and assisted the development of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America’s major gift program. In addition, she supported establishment of a regional literacy partnership in Charlotte Mecklenburg, NC, and public engagement campaigns for Reach Out and Read and Oxfam America.
Ms. Petronio holds a Master of Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College and a Master of Social Service, also from Bryn Mawr. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Theresa Reynolds, Senior Consulting Associate
Theresa Reynolds is a senior consulting associate for DCA and President of Successful Options for Achieving Results Inc. (SOAR).
Previously, she was the Senior Vice President for the Piedmont Triad Partnership (PTP); a regional economic development marketing group. Joining PTP in December of 2006, she managed a $15 million U.S. DOL Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) Grant. Her work has gained national attention. Prior to joining PTP, Ms. Reynolds worked for the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board as Executive Director. Under her helm the Board received 13 national awards for innovation.
Ms. Reynolds is a Global Career Development Facilitator Instructor and a National Association Workforce Professional. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and a Master of Science from Troy State University. Theresa lives in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina.
Beth Greeley, Associate
Beth Greeley provides research, project support and editorial services for DCA assignments. She has served on the national Kellogg Foundation SPARK school readiness initiative, various Partners Health Care and affiliate projects and on the multi-year planning and implementation assignment for the Boston Opportunity Agenda. She co-authored Beyond the Grant, an article for The Foundation Review.
Prior to DCA, Ms. Greeley provided editorial services and publications support for such institutions as Mass. General Hospital, McLean Hospital, New England Medical Center, Peabody Essex Museum, the Perkins School and Bentley University. Earlier in her career, she was vice president of public relations at the advertising firm of Welch, Currier and was a senior account executive at Hill, Holliday, a national advertising agency. She earned a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.S. at the Boston University School of Public Communication.
Anne Ten Eyck, Finance Director
Anne Ten Eyck serves as finance director for DCA, managing financial planning and reporting. She also provides project management support and research for DCA assignments.
Ms. Ten Eyck’s career includes serving as manager of capital planning in the Harvard University Planning and Real Estate Office. Prior to that she was a financial analyst for Harvard’s Office of Financial Systems.
Ms. Ten Eyck earned a B.A. from Yale College at Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Johnson School at Cornell University.