Dr. LoraKim Joyner, Director of Lafeber Conservation

As Director, Dr. LoraKim Joyner:

  • Oversees the programs and administration of Lafeber Conservation.
  • Provides in-country consultation in avian conservation medicine in Central America.
  • Writes and lectures widely on avian conservation, human dimensions of conservation, avian and veterinary ethics, and compassionate conservation.

Dr. LoraKim Joyner, Director of Lafeber Conservation

LoraKim Joyner’s hope for avian flourishing led her to a B.S. in avian sciences and then later to a D.V.M. A later Masters in preventive veterinary medicine emphasized avian research. Consulting in avian medicine and conservation, she worked in the Philippines and Latin America, including Guatemala where she lived for several years. She worked as a clinical instructor and research assistant professor at the Non-domestic Avian Clinic at the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University. There she later served as the Community Advocate, where she taught ethics and grief management as well as assisted staff, faculty, and clients in dealing with grief and ethical issues. Today she serves as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, Florida, president of Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry, consultant for Wings of Compassion, a website dedicated to grieving, healing, and hope in avian-human relationships, and Director of Lafeber Conservation. As Director she consults in avian conservation medicine in Central America and lectures widely.

Presentations & Projects
DateTitleOrganizationLocation
2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015Rescue and Rehabilitation in Psittacine ConservationTufts Wildlife Clinic
Monday, February 16, 2015Psittacine Conservation and MonitoringCuyamel, Honduras
Saturday, February 7, 2015 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.Compassionate Communication : Nurturing Your OrganizationsUniversalist CongregationShelter Rock, Manhasset, NY
Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00 p.m., January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2015Parrots and People of Latin AmericaPart of Collegium Series – by membership onlyWestchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
2014
Saturday, February 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Workshop on Compassionate CommunicationUnitarian Universalist CongregationShelter Rock, NY
Thursday, February 5, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.Congregational Meetings: Touching Hearts and Living CompassionatelyWebinar
Sunday, February 2, 10:30 a.m.Reverence for LifeFirst Religious Society, Unitarian UniversalistNewburyport, MA
January 21-25Compassionate CommunicationMeadville Lombard School of TheologyChicago, IL
2013
June 4-8Lectures in conservation and avian medicineUniversidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco MorazánTegucigalpa, Honduras
May 21 – June 4Scarlet macaw field workLafeber ConservationHonduras
April 7-9Compassionate Communication Weekend WorkshopUnitarian Universalist Southland Regional TrainingAtlanta, GA
April 23 – May 17Scarlet macaw field workLafeber ConservationGuatemala, Belize, and Mexico
April 15 – April 21Yellow-nape Amazon field workLafeber ConservationNicaragua
March 9-10thReverence for Life Weekend WorkshopUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Marcos, TXSan Marcos, TX
March 1-3Reverence for Life Weekend Workshop
Friday evening 7 p.m. Saturday 9 – 4 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, FLGainesville, FL
February 25, 9 – 4 p.m.Conservation Status of the Yellow-naped Amazon in Guatemala, and Human Dimensions of Psittacine ConsevationYellow-Nape Amazon Conservation Symposium in Guatemala CityGuatemala City, Guatemala
January 13The Heart of Lightness, 10:30 a.m.Unitarian Universalist Church of ValdostaValdosta, GA
January 12Compassionate Communication Workshop, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.Unitarian Universalist Church of ValdostaValdosta, GA
January 11Civility in Public Discourse using Compassinate Communication, 7 p.m.Unitarian Universalist Church of ValdostaValdosta, GA