Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Job Description

Click on the link to access the board member job description for the Dubuque County Early Childhood (DCEC) Board:

Board Job Description (PDF)


Click on the link to access an application to become a member of the Dubuque County Early Childhood (DCEC) Board:

DCEC Membership Application (PDF)


Click on the link to access bylaws of the Dubuque County Early Childhood (DCEC) Board:

DCEC Board Bylaws (PDF)

Directory of Members

The Dubuque County Early Childhood (DCEC) Board’s purpose is to meet the organization’s 
responsibilities as an Early Childhood Iowa area and a non-profit organization. It is actively involved 
in planning a system of early childhood supports based on collaboration and results for area families. 
This includes implementation of programs/services to meet community needs.

The board membership includes 15 to 17 members who are Dubuque County citizens or elected 
officials. Members cannot be employed by a provider of services to or for DCEC. The board seeks to 
be gender balanced as a political subdivision subject to Iowa law.

Dubuque County Early Childhood Board

Board Member Roster – July 1, 2016

  • Jake Rios, City Council
  • Linda Martin, Education
  • Kim Glaser, Health
  • Kristine Croatt, Citizen
  • Nancy Bradley, Education
  • Gina Blean, Parent
  • Jay Wickham, Dubuque County Board of Supervisors
  • Michelle Milbert-Parsons, Human Services
  • Amy Cameron, Citizen
  • Nick Patrum, Business Citizen
  • Angela Petsche, Health
  • Brian Recker, Citizen
  • Joel Reicks, Citizen
  • Bob Shaw, Citizen
  • Ashley Weber, Citizen
  • Don Vrotsos, Justice System
  • Jim Guentherman, Faith Citizen

Board Officers, July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

  • Chair: Joel Reicks
  • Vice Chair: Nick Patrum
  • Secretary: Bob Shaw

To obtain contact information for a board member or officer, call the DCEC office at (563) 588-1620.