Board of Directors

Board of Directors


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

DCEC BOD Application 2022

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 9 to 15 members who are Dubuque County residents. The board seeks to 
be gender balanced as a political subdivision subject to Iowa law.

Dubuque County Early Childhood Board of Directors

July 1, 2022

  • Brittany Loeffelholz, Board Chair, Dubuque Bank & Trust
  • Elizabeth Wilhelm, Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ann McDonough, Dubuque County Board of Supervisor
  • Katy Wethal, Dubuque City Council Member
  • Joshua Merritt, Secretary, MidwestOne Bank
  • Ben Loeffelholz, The New Eagle Group
  • Ron Axtell, HACAP
  • Kelly Simon, West Dubuque School District
  • Sarah Adams, Unified Therapy Services
  • Lisa TeBockhorst, Dubuque Community School District
  • Callie Mescher, Centrally Rooted


Dubuque County Early Childhood Director

Abigail Degenhardt | | 563.588.1620