TEAM

The Victoria African & Caribbean Cultural Society (VACCS) is entirely volunteer run. Our team is comprised of energetic, inclusive, and multi-lingual British Columbians. Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who continue to work with us over the years to make our mandate a reality. If you'd like to volunteer with us, visit our volunteer page.

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PULCHERIE MBOUSSI 

founder & executive director   

Pulcherie has owned and operated spas, boutiques, and restaurants. She moved to Victoria in 2010 to be closer to family and started VACCS in 2012. 

She represents VACCS to a wide variety of internal and external constituencies, including artists and performers; arts administrators, and funders. She is primarily responsible for developing and executing all VACCS programs and initiatives, securing funding and in-kind support for activities and advancing VACCS in this realm.

She is also responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization.

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BOMA BROWN

Director of Events and Partnerships

Boma brings years of experience in non-profit management to VACCS. A founding member of the organization, she is responsible for organizing events and fundraising initiatives for the society. In this role, she is also responsible for creating and maintaining strategic partnerships that support the work of the society. She also collaborates with the communications team on press releases, media pitches and interviews. 

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ANNIE DJIOTSA

DIRECTOR of communications

A senior army officer, Annie has spent the last decade working in senior strategic communications for the Canadian Armed Forces.

She manages all communications activities for VACCS and builds external relationships with the organization's funders and the media.

 
 
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CLAIRE STIEHL

EUROPEAN TALENT LIASON

Based in Paris, Claire brings her years of experience as a senior talent manager.

Every year, VACCS flies in numerous world renown African musicians based in Europe. Claire uses her experience in talent management to source overseas talent for VACCS. She is also responsible for negotiating contracts, and finalizing all details before artists land in Victoria.