Board Members

Tom Wickersham, President

Cedar Falls, IA
Program Director, Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa
Email Tom
319-830-3742

TERM ENDS: 2019

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.

Terry Stewart, Vice President & Operations Chair

Waterloo, IA
Retired Military and Retired Federal Service (DOD)
Email Terry
319-830-9022

TERM ENDS: 2019

Terry was born and raised in Iowa. He and his partner Nita raise organic produce, plants and herbs from their greenhouse. Terry is working hard to establish the Co-op which will not only will provide us with local, healthy, nutritious organic food but also a community space where you can share and learn about food, family health, sustainability, etc.null

 

Kate Gallagher Dunning, Owner Investment Campaign Committee

Waterloo, IA
Co-owner, Talk To Me Technologies
Email Kate
319-290-1198

TERM ENDS: 2021

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 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.”

Sally Rayzor, Operations Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
Coordinating Manager, Peekaboo Baby
Email Sally
319-859-4796

TERM ENDS: 2021

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. 

Joy Thorson, Membership Committee

Cedar Falls, IA
Retired
Email Joy
319-230-5572

TERM ENDS: 2019

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.