Who We Are

Board of Directors


Susan Gray, Executive Director
Susan holds a degree from the University of South Africa and has experience in early childhood education, elementary education and worked extensively with English language learners in South Africa. Susan has lived in Iowa City since 1993 and joined 4Cs in 1997 to serve as Program Coordinator for Home Ties Emergency Child Care Center, also serving as 4Cs Education & Training Coordinator before becoming 4Cs Executive Director in 2006.  Susan is passionate about seeing that ALL children receive quality child care, putting them onto a positive trajectory for school and later in life.

Email: susan@iowa4cs.com
Phone: 319-338-7684 ext. 102


Deb Eckhoff, Education & Training Coordinator
As Education & Training Coordinator, Deb works with child care providers who work in child development homes, child care centers, preschools and before-and-after school programs to meet their professional development requirements. She mentors providers who are working on obtaining their CDA credentials and other professional achievements. Establishing & maintaining partnership relationships with other local educational institutions & agencies is key to her responsibilities. Deb serves providers in Johnson and Washington counties.

Email: deb@iowa4cs.com
Phone: 319-338-7684 ext. 103


Traci Miller, Food Program Coordinator
Elisha Hamm, Food Program Assistant
Traci and Elisha support home-based programs that participate in the Child and Adult Food Program, which reimburses programs for serving nutritious meals.

Email: traci@iowa4cs.com
Phone: 319-338-7684 ext. 109

Email: elisha@iowa4cs.com
Phone: 319-338-7684 ext. 104


Terrie Doehrmann, Administrative Assistant
Terrie is responsible for Crisis Care, fingerprinting, and supports office activities for multiple programs.

Email: Assist@iowa4cs.com
Phone: 319-338-7684 ext. 101


Home Ties Child Care Center
Alysia Erritt, Center Coordinator
Amanda Nelson, Onsite Supervisor 

Our center coordinator is responsible fore the overall functioning of 4Cs Home Ties. She provides support to the families participating in the program, leadership to the staff and ensures that the program meets all state licensing requirements.

Email: iowa4cshometies@yahoo.com
Phone: 319-341-0050