Melanie Dodson became the Executive Director of the Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs) in 2008. She has been an advocate for and worked with Sonoma County children and families for over twenty years. Ms. Dodson joined 4Cs in 2001 as the Child Care Resource & Referral Director, moving into the Assistant Executive Director role in 2004. She previously worked as the Director of the after school program at Kenwood Elementary School and as an elementary school teacher in the Roseland Elementary School District. Ms. Dodson holds a BA in Liberal Studies from Sonoma State University and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She is the current Co-Chair for the Child Care Planning Council of Sonoma County, the Chair for the SRJC Child Development Advisory Board, a member of the Workforce Investment Board as well as the Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Board. Early childhood development has always been a personal passion and being the mother of two young children continues to inspire her commitment to the field and our community’s investment in our children.
Human Resources Director
Sheila McGlothlin joined the 4Cs leadership team as the Human Resources Director in 2014. As a certified Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) she brings a wide range of knowledge and expertise to the agency. Sheila holds a BS in Business Administration; Finance from CSU, Sacramento and is a graduate of the Human Resources Development and Management certification program from UC Davis. She began her HR career in 2005 working in the banking industry, and after relocating to Sonoma County in 2011, she joined the world of non-profits. She acknowledges that working with non-profit organizations come with a unique set of challenges. “When resources aren’t as plentiful, it challenges you to be a more creative and innovative HR Leader. I’m always looking for new ways to engage staff and promote a dynamic company culture.
As a mother of a preschooler, Sheila understands the importance of early education and loves working for an organization who’s mission is focused on access to quality care and education for children in Sonoma county. “I have been truly inspired by 4Cs staff who work passionately and have a deep commitment to improving our community through the services we offer. Whether working directly with children in the classroom or behind the scenes in an office role, our staff have tremendous heart and truly care about the families and children we serve. ” In her quest for work/life balance, Sheila enjoys exploring the outdoors and hiking the beautiful trails of Northern California.
Maya joined the 4Cs Leadership team as the Finance Director in 2001. She enjoys the particular challenges of non-profit accounting and budgeting, and she especially appreciates the opportunity to work with staff and community partners to meet the mission of 4Cs. Maya holds a B.A. from UC Davis. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program at Sonoma State, where she is able to further explore her interest in budgeting, policy and politics. Maya believes that access and availability to high-quality early education and child care is one of the most importan factors to improving the lives of children and families. She is thrilled that the issue of early education has risen to the forefront in our local community and beyond. Maya lives in Sebastopol with her husband and two daughters, and greatly appreciates the family-friendly policies of 4Cs, which has allowed her to maintain a work/life balance. Maya loves to be outdoors in beautiful Sonoma County, and she especially cherishes spending time with friends and family.
Child Health & Nutrition Director
Suzette began working at 4Cs as a Program Assistant with the Child Care Food Program in February of 1986, while attending Santa Rosa Junior College. In November of 2000, she became the Fiscal Coordinator for the Food Program and worked in that role until July 2015, when she became Program Manager of the department. Suzette has dedicated many years working with the Child Health and Nutrition department building relationships with child care providers and the community. She feels the program plays a vital role in children’s lives and positively influences the communities we serve by encouraging healthier choices for children and their families. In her off time, Suzette enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Centers Program Director
Amy McIntyre earned her B.A. in Human Development and Psychology from the University of the Pacific. She completed her Master’s in Education with an Early Childhood emphasis and cognate in Counselling at Sonoma State University. She holds an Infant/Child Mental Health Certificate. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is a former board member of the Sonoma County Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC). She has worked professionally in early childhood education since 1979 and opened Childkind Schools in 1986. Amy worked with the Behavior Consultation Project supporting teachers and directors to learn and utilize positive behavior supports and strategies for children with challenging behaviors. Additionally, Amy is a certified Triple P Parent educator, and holds an Infant/Child Mental Health Certificate..
Amy joined 4Cs Sonoma County as Director of Center Programs after a sabbatical to Charlottesville, Virginia, where she trained with Teachstone to become a Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) mentor and rater for the Virginia Star Quality Initiative (VSQI). Amy is passionate about improving the quality of early childhood education programs and supporting the growth and development of children. She strives to build an effective work force of early childhood educators and to increase the capacity for quality teaching practices in all programs.
Amy has two daughters who fill her life with joy and laughter, and who inspire her to continue to work on behalf of children and families.
Community Relations Director
Tiffani joined 4Cs in August of 2016. She has over 13 years of marketing and development experience and has worked in the non-profit and private sectors. She has a A.A. in Administration of Justice from Santa Rosa Junior College and is a graduate of Leadership Santa Rosa Class 31. Tiffani is actively engaged in the Sonoma County community and serves on the City of Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board, is a member of the Active 20-30 Club #1029, and is the President Elect for the Leadership Santa Rosa Alumni Association. In 2013, she received the Forty under 40 award and in 2015 the Nonprofit Leadership award. Tiffani is also a mother of a teenager, which inspires her to work and advocate on behalf of families in Sonoma County.
Client Services Director
Julie Swanstrom started working with 4Cs in 2001. She has a B.A. in Communication and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. She has worked in the 4CS Early Care and Education Services Department as an Administrative Assistant, Case Manager and Coordinator. Julie enjoys advocating for families and child care, being active in her community and spending time with friends and family.