LaCoya is a dynamic human resources and transformational talent manager. She is a leader with sixteen years of multifaceted experience in all functional areas within human resources. LaCoya has a passion for the field of human resources and is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner with a personal commitment to the successful delivery of educational opportunities and public services to the citizens of Arizona.
Prior to joining Maricopa, LaCoya served as chief HR officer with the Arizona Department of Administration where she provided leadership for the delivery of a full range of HR/OD services to approximately seventy state agencies, boards, and commissions employing approximately 11,000 employees.
LaCoya is certified as both a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) and human capital strategist (HCS). She is in the dissertation phase of her PhD in Organization and Human Capital Management.