Lori Cuno, Executive Director
Lori joined PeaceWorks June of 2016. Lori started her career as a domestic violence counselor and intern in 2004 and then served as a domestic violence victim advocate until 2008. Prior to coming to PeaceWorks, Lori gained non-profit experience while working at the Jeffco Action Center. She has extensive experience working as a treatment provider for the University of Colorado ARTS Program and treatment provider for the 18th Judicial District Recovery Court. While working as Primary Therapist at a women’s residential facility she facilitated professional development trainings, conducted weekly case reviews and assisted with managing staff. Prior to receiving her Master’s Degree she worked 10 years for a large construction company where she acquired experience in financial management as an Estimator and Project Manager. Lori received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology with Honors and her Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in English Elementary Education from Regis University in 2005 and 2001 respectively. Lori has spent extensive time volunteering with organizations serving survivors of domestic violence and the homeless population.
Donna Thornton, Victim Advocate/Resource Development
Donna joined PeaceWorks in March of 2017. Donna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. She has spent her life devoted to advocacy and working with underseved populations. She is passionate about volunteerism and is currently a volunteer with CASA. She is committed to the purpose and mission of PeaceWorks and the Mountain Peace Shelter. She believes deeply in the vision of PeaceWorks to end intimate partner violence.
Jody Koken, Victim Advocate
Jody joined PeaceWorks in November of 2017. Jody Koken has a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work, with a Mental Health concentration. Jody has completed numerous trainings in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. She has dedicated her career to supporting children, teens, adults and families who have experienced trauma.
Tracy Chaney, Victim Advocate
Tracy joined PeaceWorks in December of 2017 Tracy is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling. Tracy has spent the last 4 years working in a residential setting. She has extensive experience relating to clients in a positive, culturally aware and trauma-informed manner. She is a passionate advocate and strives to link all clients with as many benefits available to them as possible.
Natalie Hammang, Intern
Natalie joined PeaceWorks in November of 2017. She is a Colorado native who lives in Evergreen with her husband and two wonderful young daughters. She is a certified early childhood education teacher who is finishing up her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in the spring of 2018. Natalie enjoys working with people and has volunteered with women and children who have experienced violence and has worked to end homelessness in Northern Colorado.