Board of Directors

About the Board 

Jodie Huegerich

President; Co-Chair of Communication Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
Local Food Program Manager, University of Northern Iowa
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As a Registered Dietitian and the regional Local Food Coordinator working at UNI Jodie is passionate about healthy, local food, and a sustainable local food system. She has been a member since 2015 and volunteers for the Co-op because of the exciting benefits it will bring to the community. She is a mother of three boys and enjoys reading, walking her dog, yoga, and spending time with friends and family. 

Christine Sexton

Vice President; Chair of Advisory Council; Member of Site Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Self-Employed
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As a public health nutritionist and Registered Dietitian, Christine is a passionate promoter of healthy lifestyles and healthy communities. She volunteers for the co-op because she understands the importance of creating a sustainable local food system that will benefit eaters, producers, and our local economy. When she’s not working with clients or cooking with her family, Christine enjoys trail running, yoga, exploring new places, and getting outdoors.

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Sally Rayzor

Secretary/Treasurer;  Chair of Finance Committee; Co-Chair of Operations 

Cedar Falls, IA
Coordinating Manager, Peekaboo Baby
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Sally was first introduced to co-ops when she moved to Iowa in 2013 and greatly appreciated the community that forms around a co-op grocery store. She has volunteered on the Operations Committee since 2017 and hopes that her knowledge of retail operations can help to build a successful business. Sally and her family like to take advantage of the many wonderful community events Cedar Falls has to offer. 

Kate Gallagher Dunning

Chair of Site Committee

Waterloo, IA
Co-owner, Talk To Me Technologies
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Kate is a business owner and mother of four teenagers.  She makes room for poetry, any kind of house concert, cooking, designing, writing, meditation, and yoga. Kate’s focus on the community is a priority, in that the more we attract and retain those interested in locally sourced goods and businesses, the more thriving the community is. One of her favorite quotes about business is from Steve Jobs: “You need to know what you don’t want as much as you need to know what you do.”

Paige Everly

Co-Chair of Membership Committee; Co-Chair of Communications Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
Associate Director of Alumni and Donor Relations, Grinnell College
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Paige grew up in Cedar Falls and attended UNI. For most of her adult life, she has lived outside of the area, including a time in Iowa City, where she worked as a deli manager at New Pioneer Food Co-op. It was here that Paige caught the co-op fever, which she continued to cultivate through volunteerism in the various communities she lived. Paige is committed to bringing the co-op principles and a sense of shared community to the city where she grew up and is excited to be back home

Joy Thorson

Co-Chair of Membership Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
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Joy became a member-owner and motivated volunteer for the Cedar Falls Food Co-op in the fall of 2015 because she wants to see a community-owned, healthy grocery store available in the Cedar Valley which will provide better food options and support local suppliers. She sees the Co-op as a perfect way to fulfill these needs and build even more community in Cedar Falls.

Tom Wickersham

Co-Chair of Capital Campaign

Cedar Falls, IA
Program Director, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
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Tom is passionate about food co-ops. He was very involved with the Davis Food Co-op (Davis, CA), and through that involvement grew to appreciate the cooperative business model. Tom believes the co-op approach is human-centered and sustainable. He helped plan the first community meeting to launch the Cedar Falls Food Co-op in September 2012 and has been involved since.

Angela Yancy

Co-Chair Operations Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
Stay at home parent
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Angela is from a small town in Kentucky and has called Iowa home since 1994.  She and her wife moved from Iowa City to Cedar Valley in 2015.  Working in non-profit management allowed her to see firsthand what food insecurity can do to the health of a person, a family, and a community.  This experience has made Angela a firm believer that all people deserve access to healthy, quality foods in their communities.  When she is not chasing her three young kids around, she enjoys volunteering in the food bank garden, reading anything by Agatha Christie, and cooking