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.
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|
|Saturday, March 28, 2015||Rescue and Rehabilitation in Psittacine Conservation||Tufts Wildlife Clinic|
|Monday, February 16, 2015||Psittacine Conservation and Monitoring||Cuyamel, Honduras|
|Saturday, February 7, 2015 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.||Compassionate Communication : Nurturing Your Organizations||Universalist Congregation||Shelter Rock, Manhasset, NY|
|Wednesdays 9:30 – 11:00 p.m., January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 2015||Parrots and People of Latin America||Part of Collegium Series – by membership only||Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY|
|Saturday, February 8th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Workshop on Compassionate Communication||Unitarian Universalist Congregation||Shelter Rock, NY|
|Thursday, February 5, 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.||Congregational Meetings: Touching Hearts and Living Compassionately||Webinar|
|Sunday, February 2, 10:30 a.m.||Reverence for Life||First Religious Society, Unitarian Universalist||Newburyport, MA|
|January 21-25||Compassionate Communication||Meadville Lombard School of Theology||Chicago, IL|
|June 4-8||Lectures in conservation and avian medicine||Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Francisco Morazán||Tegucigalpa, Honduras|
|May 21 – June 4||Scarlet macaw field work||Lafeber Conservation||Honduras|
|April 7-9||Compassionate Communication Weekend Workshop||Unitarian Universalist Southland Regional Training||Atlanta, GA|
|April 23 – May 17||Scarlet macaw field work||Lafeber Conservation||Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico|
|April 15 – April 21||Yellow-nape Amazon field work||Lafeber Conservation||Nicaragua|
|March 9-10th||Reverence for Life Weekend Workshop||Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Marcos, TX||San Marcos, TX|
|March 1-3||Reverence for Life Weekend Workshop|
Friday evening 7 p.m. Saturday 9 – 4 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m.
|Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, FL||Gainesville, FL|
|February 25, 9 – 4 p.m.||Conservation Status of the Yellow-naped Amazon in Guatemala, and Human Dimensions of Psittacine Consevation||Yellow-Nape Amazon Conservation Symposium in Guatemala City||Guatemala City, Guatemala|
|January 13||The Heart of Lightness, 10:30 a.m.||Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta||Valdosta, GA|
|January 12||Compassionate Communication Workshop, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta||Valdosta, GA|
|January 11||Civility in Public Discourse using Compassinate Communication, 7 p.m.||Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta||Valdosta, GA|