New Trustees Elected to 4C for Children Board
May 10, 2016
Three new members were elected to 4C for Children's Board of Trustees at the agency's May 9 annual meeting. They join 21 continuing members of the board who are helping further 4C efforts to support the adults who care for young children and to advocate for public support for quality early education and care for all children.
Vanessa Freytag, president/CEO of 4C, delivered a state of the agency report during the meeting and was joined with Stephanie Byrd of Success by 6® and the Cincinnati Preschool Promise to lead an information session about the preschool initiative.
4C’s 2015 annual report, Scaling Up for New Opportunities, was also released at the May 9 event. The report highlights the agency’s growth over the past decade and the initiatives launched in 2015 that are making a difference in the lives of more 200,000 children by preparing them for success in school and life. Outgoing board chair Diane Jordan-Grizzard emphasized the agency's commitment to expanding program reach in the future.
The meeting marked the beginning of new 4C board chair Emerson Moser’s term. Moser works as senior vice president and general counsel of General Cable and has been a board member since 2012.
New trustees to the 4C board include:
Mike Allison, principal of South Avondale School and resident of Pleasant Run Farm in Colerain Township, is an active volunteer with the Mayerson Academy Cultural Responsive Practices Cadre, the Avondale Community Council and the Cincinnati Zoo, as well as, liaison for Ohio Premiere Youth Football and the AAA Safety Patrol. He hopes his professional experience as an educator and administrator can be utilized to strengthen the board’s efforts in the coming years.
Ryan Crowley, vice president of finance for Anchor Fluid Power, has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati and has served as a mentor with the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative. The Madeira resident currently coordinates the Anchor Fluid Power volunteer program and also provides financial management for a family organized 501(c)(3). Among other things, he hopes to use his financial experience to assist the board with data analysis and other financial management issues.
Terri England, director of New Horizons Child Care Center, is a resident of Bond Hill. She has worked as a volunteer with the American Red Cross, the Girl Scouts of America and the Cincinnati Public Schools. She hopes to use her 34 years of experience working with families and children and various local early education agencies to help strengthen and expand 4C’s efforts towards achieving quality care and early education opportunities for children.
Pictured above: (from left) Michael Allison, Vanessa Freytag, Terri England and Ryan Crowley