Funke is a public health professional currently working to bring the patient voice into drug development at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. She is involved in the strategic incorporation of the patient perspective through the development of patient reported outcome measures while collaborating with internal stakeholders and regulatory partners. Prior to her current position, Funke worked in consulting, conducting patient focused research and addressing client needs. She also worked on process improvement at Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She hopes to continue to advocate for patients by working with ARISE. Funke has an MPH from Emory University and is currently pursuing her MBA degree at Bentley University.