Board of Directors
Andy Mozena, President email@example.com
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.
Mary Moody, Vice President firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Moody lives on a 30-acre farm south of Dubuque that has large organic gardens, a small dairy herd, a flock of laying hens, a couple of lambs, and an apiary. She has grown organic vegetables for farmers' market, CSA, and direct sale from her farm.
During 2010-11, she and her husband and their three children were invited to Decorah, IA to assist in the expansion of the Pepperfield Project, a non-profit organization founded to promote educational, agricultural projects such as schoolyard and community gardens, kitchen garden classes, and farm to table programs.
Karla Braig, Secretary email@example.com
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.
Ann Curran firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann is originally from Dubuque. She graduated from Cornell Law School in upstate New York, and lived in several rural communities there before recently moving back to the Dubuque area. She has 20 years of legal experience, focused most recently on employment and health care law topics. She practices law with the firm of O’Connor & Thomas in Dubuque. Her activities in the community include serving for the past 6 years as a Girl Scout troop leader.
She lives in Platteville where she, her husband, and two young children operate a small “suburban farm.” They raise organic fruits and vegetables, preserve their produce, care for a small flock of laying hens, and compost using a variety of methods. She is passionate about passing on sustainability ethics to the next generation.
Paul Schultz email@example.com
Paul is a built environment ecologist working with Green Dubuque developing sustainable policies and grassroots collaborative projects. He recently retired as the City of Dubuque’s Resource Management Coordinator where he was part of teams leading efforts in maximizing recycling, establishing comprehensive sustainability goals, developing food scrap collection/composting programs and partnering with IBM in the Smarter Discards Research Project. He received the Iowa Recycling Association 2005 Recycler of the Year Award and was selected as a Climate Fellow representing the International City Managers Association in China.
Prior to moving to Dubuque, Paul worked to develop more sustainable food systems. With American Friends Service Committee in Chicago, he published the first National Directory of Food Coops and the quarterly Food Coop Nooz and well as drafting a city ordinance establishing the Chicago Farmers Market. Later in Michigan, he organized the Organic Growers of Michigan Cooperative and developed Sunshower, an 80 acre farm operation, which included both a fruit juice processing and an aggregation/distribution enterprise serving the Chicago market.
Paul and Mary Sack’s two children are scientists in public service: Matthew, a restoration ecologist/hydro geologist and Rachel, a professor specializing in climate science and wetlands.
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.
Suzanne Guinn firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne is a vice president for Academic Partnerships, a company that partners with public universities in online learning. She has 22 years of higher education experience and has held many roles, with an intense emphasis in market development and customer experience.
Her passion is local, heirloom, and organic food, and building sustainable environmental and social networks to support food production both in her own backyard and in her larger community. She previously owned a small organic farm, and is now an urban farmer at her 1876 home in Dubuque. Suzanne recently joined the DFC board, and her role is to increase awareness about the coop from a marketing perspective.