Board of Directors


Andy Mozena, President

Andrew Mozena currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Retail Banking at Premier Bank of Dubuque, IA. He has worked for the financial institution for the past 14 years and is lifelong resident of Dubuque.  His current responsibilities include oversight of the branch banking network as well as mortgage banking and marketing activities.  Mr. Mozena received his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and holds a degree from the Graduate School of Banking.

In addition to serving on the board of directors for the Dubuque Food Co-op since inception in 2011, Andrew currently serves on the board of the Grand Opera House, Tri-State Credit Grantors and the United Way Budget Services Committee. He is also on the organizational committees of both Oktoberfest and the Irish Hooley, both local festivals committed to raising funds for area charities.


Kristina CastañedaSecretary

Kristina M. Castañeda is passionate about building community through holistic health, arts and humanities, and spiritual wellness. She is actively engaged in Dubuque as an arts educator at the Alternative Learning Center for at-risk youth, as a Board Certified Health Coach in her private practice, and as a musical performer/arts advocate.  Kristina is committed to working toward vibrant health and wholeness in the Dubuque community, and is eager to partner with the Dubuque Co-op in these efforts.

Kristina holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Clarke University and a Health Counseling Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is a member of the American Association for Drugless Practitioners.  She juices a daily green elixir and practices hot yoga to find balance while raising her two dynamic daughters, Eva Grace and Viviana Joy.


Karla Braig

Karla is retired from Loras College, Dubuque, IA, after teaching as an adjunct professor in the English Department for 32 years.For those 32 years, she also was the Director of the Loras Publications Center, where she was a purchasing agent for the college and managed an office of up to 5 full-time employees and 12 student workers.

Her community service includes 8 years as a Girl Scout leader, 3 years as Director of Girl Scout day camp, 10 years on the Dubuque Human Rights Commission, 30 years involvement in the arts (plays, musicals, art exhibits), over 35 years as a member of the Catholic Worker Community, where she helped open two houses of hospitality (homeless shelters) and she is currently in her third term on the Dubuque City Council.

Karla has been on the board of directors of the Dubuque Food Co-op since its inception in October of 2011.


Josh Clements

Joshua Clements is a Community Economic Development Specialist with Iowa State University Extension & Outreach based in the City of Dubuque. His work focuses on partnering with communities to deploy evidence-based techniques for developing more sustainable, resilient and inclusive communities through city planning and informed decision-making. Joshua is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Department of Urban & Regional Planning, and member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Josh and his wife Angela live in Dubuque with their two kids. In addition to healthy food, they enjoy running, biking, hiking, and community activities.

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Tory Daugherty

Tory lives in Dubuque, IA and works at Cottingham & Butler. When she and her husband were living in Richmond, Indiana, she organized the city’s first winter farmers market in January 2011. The Richmond winter market is still going strong 4 years later. While living in Richmond, she also served on the board of the Clear Creek Food Co-op. She is passionate about local, sustainable food and loves to frequent the Dubuque Farmers Markets and support local CSAs. She also enjoys all things active including CrossFit, hiking at the Mines of Spain, and yoga.

She and her husband enjoy living downtown Dubuque with a miniature pinscher named Max. 


Ron Tigges

Ron is in his 8th 3 year term for the City of Dubuque as a Cable Regulatory TV commissioner. He has over 25 years of experience as a small business owner. In previous employment he worked for the DRA as a Presiding Judge in the pari-mutuel industry working closing with management and the State of Iowa enforcing the rules and regulations of Chapter 99D. He has been president of 45+ member Dubuque Camera Club for 4 years, working on events, instruction and club awareness. He is a director on the Friends of the Mines of Spain Board. He is also a volunteer and community advocate supporting many organizations, including Dubuque Arboretum, Winter Farmers Market, Great River Film Initiative, Voices from the Warehouse, Dubuque Museum of Art and others.