Meet The Staff

Susan Gray, 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 provides consultation and training to the early childhood community.


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.

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.

Phone: 319-338-7684 ext. 109
Phone: 319-338-7684 ext. 104 

Terrie Doehrmann, Administrative Assistant

Terrie is responsible for Crisis Care, fingerprinting, and supports office activities for multiple supervisors.


Phone: 319-338-7684 ext. 101

Alysia Erritt, Home Ties Child Care Center Coordinator

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.


Phone: 319-341-0050