Effie is a development and communications professional and cultural connector working in Vancouver on the unceded traditional Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam territories. Since 2017, Effie has been on the Board of Directors of the Greater Vancouver Community Services Society, including as Board Chair and Committee Chair. Committed to purpose-driven governance, reconciliation, diversity, equity, and inclusion, Effie also volunteers for arts organizations.