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Meet the Staff / Care Services / Huerfano

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Lourae King, Lourae King, Care Service Director in Huerfano County, has been working in the health care field for over 30 years with extensive experience in home care and home health programs.  She joined the South Central Council of Governments in 1998 as the Area Agency on Aging and Transit Director and transitioned to the Care Service programs in 2002.  Prior to joining SCCOG, she held financial management positions for a family owned business and for a health management company operating five separate medical businesses.  This experience helped her gain valuable insight into home care programs, Medicaid, Medicare, hospice, and third-party insurance.  A Southern Colorado native by choice, Lourae has been very active in professional and social organizations in both Las Animas and Huerfano Counties.  She has been a board member for the Las Animas Huerfano District Health Department since 2010.  Lourae and her husband Scott reside in La Veta and enjoy the mountain lifestyle in their free time. 

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Katie Sporcich, Katie Sporcich, Lead Case manager, joined the South Central Council of Governments in January 2011.  Katie has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master degree in Clinical Psychology.  Katie’s roots have always been Southern Colorado and after many years away, she returned to Huerfano County.  Katie and her husband live in Navajo outside of Walsenburg.  Katie has a passion to explore and loves to be outdoors or on the ball field. 

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Denae Eccher, Denae Eccher was born and raised in Walsenburg.  She joined the SCCOG team in 2016 as a Case Manager. Denae strives to work one-on-one with care providers to assure they have the tools and training to be successful working with clientele.  Denae has extensive nursing home experience having worked for 9 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant where she was promoted as a leader in the mentoring program and Restorative Aide. Denae is compassionate in the work she does and is always up for a challenge!

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Dorothy Martinez, Administrative Assistant, joined the agency in 2015 after working many years in the Huerfano School District.   She works primarily in the Area Agency and Home Care programs, but also assists clientele applying for Housing Rehabilitation and utility assistance programs in Huerfano County.