Meet our Team

Meet our Team

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Joyce Keck - Lead Advocate

Joyce Keck was born in Killeen, TX, and raised between Germany and Arizona, allowing her to experience different traditions and cultures. After graduating high school, Joyce moved to California, where she learned that helping others was her passion. She moved back to Arizona and started her journey in Advocacy. Joyce utilized her natural ability to listen and empathize, then took a course in suicide prevention and ventured into peer support. While working at Cochise Family Advocacy Center Lori's Place, she has continued to take additional training courses to further her knowledge in the field.
In addition to working at Lori's Place, Joyce has an 11-year-old son, Hector, who keeps her busy with baseball and football. Joyce, AKA Hector's mom as she is known on the fields, volunteers as a dugout mom and a board member with the Sierra Vista Little League. She states her mission in life is to raise her son with values, respect, and kindness while being independent and self-sufficient.
Joyce states, "My passion is to help every person who comes to me looking for help and guidance because the victim is our number one priority."

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Shamika Coleman - Advocate Supervisor

Shamika Coleman was born and raised in Ohio. She is a single mother of two amazing boys, ages 20 & 7. Shamika and her family moved to Sierra Vista in May of 2018. She and her sons love to bowl and are in bowling leagues in Ft. Huachuca. She also enjoys roller skating in her free time.
Shamika started working as a victim advocate for Lori's Place on October 1, 2020. She states, "I absolutely love what we do here!" She became the victim advocate supervisor and criminal justice advocate when she earned her bachelor's degree in criminal justice in August 2022.
Shamika also facilitates the Multidisciplinary Team Meetings for Cochise County, amongst other various things she does to contribute to the continued success of Lori's Place.
"Victims are our number one priority, and we work hard at Lori's Place to ensure that the survivors who come to us are taken care of and leave knowing that they are not in this alone."

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Kim Coleman - Advocate/Volunteer Coordinator

Kim Coleman was born in Warren, Ohio, and raised in Toledo. As a victim advocate, she started working for Lori's Place in August of 2022. She has a passion for helping others since she was a "warrior" of child sexual abuse herself over 30 years ago. Kim is honored to be the mother of two adult children, ages 26 and 21, and she states, "Yes, they will always be my babies." In her spare time, Kim loves roller skating, reading, movies, baking, dancing, and spending time with her family. Kim's mission is to help victims to be "warriors" as well.

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Michaela Miller- Victim Advocate

Michaela Miller is an intern at Lori's Place. She observes therapy sessions, participates in Advocacy, and assists wherever she is needed and able to within the agency. She is originally from Kansas; however, her husband's career in the Army brought them to Sierra Vista in June of 2023. They were previously stationed in Georgia and Texas before relocating to Arizona. Some of her hobbies outside of work include working out at the gym and spending quality time with her husband and their fur babies! Michaela received her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Early Childhood Development from Pittsburg State University in December 2015. Before leaving Kansas, she was the lead teacher of a 2 ½-year-old classroom. Michaela is now in the process of earning a Master of Social Work from National University and is scheduled to graduate in 2025. Michaela states, "I have always felt a strong sense of empathy towards others and continue to hold a special place in my heart for those in need." She initially joined the team at Lori's Place as a practicum requirement for her degree. However, it has become so much more than that to her. "It truly feels like family, and our impact on victims is inspiring. Lori's Place is the most rewarding job I've worked at, and I am honored to be a part of this agency!"