Our team


Missie Forbes, Executive Director
Born and raised in Iowa City, Missie has years of experience in non-profit work and has a passion for making Iowa City the best place in the world to live. She is a University of Iowa alumni and is honored to lead the 4Cs Team in Johnson County.

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

Michele Fink Shaffer, Education & Training Coordinator

As Education & Training Coordinator, Michele 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. Michele serves providers in Johnson County.

Email: michele@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  |  elisha@iowa4cs.com 
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 programs.

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

Home Ties Child Care Center
Michele Fink Shaffer, Home Ties Director

Our center coordinator is responsible for the overall functioning of 4Cs Home Ties. Michele 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

Board of Directors

Alice Atkinson

Brook Easton

Jenny Nace

Ben Russell

Brent Bormann

Clark McGuire

Jacklyn Fleagle

Are you interested in serving on our board? Click the link to fill out the 4Cs Board of Directors Application.

For any questions please contact Missie at missie@4csiowa.com

4Cs is grateful for the support of our work by the following funders

  • Johnson County Social Services
  • Community Foundation of Johnson County
  • United Way of Johnson and Washington Counties
  • Johnson County Empowerment
  • City of Iowa City
  • City of Coralville
  • University of Iowa
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