Funke is an energetic and innovative human working to continuously deliver cutting edge collaborative practice by leading from the margins to promote a holistic approach to issues impacting individuals, systems and policies to bring about transformative and equitable change.

She is also an Intercultural Relationship Facilitator and Educator working to highlight the complex intersecting realities of vulnerable and marginalized individuals and families.

Funke has over fifteen years of extensive work experience in the social service industry working with diverse populations and sectors in Ontario, Quebec and Alberta where she has continuously promoted equity in policy and practice that have led to transformational relationships between individuals and within systems.

Funke has a B.A. Hons in Psychology from York University, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary, a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Alberta and she is a Registered Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers.

In 2020, Funke was named Top 40 under 40 for her continued work in influencing policy and practice across various sectors in Alberta. She currently serves on the board of the Edmonton Logos Society and the convener of a Community Leadership Circle.

Funke sits on the Governance and Human Resources committee.