Our Team

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Irma Rodriguez, Site Manager

Irma is the mother of two vibrant and playful young girls who love random dancing parties in their house. She grew up in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Houston - Downtown where she earned a Bachelor of Science. She started her nonprofit career at Aldine ISD with the Aldine Education Foundation. She, her husband, and their girls love driving around Houston discovering new restaurants. Irma is an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion. She believes everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their dream goals.

Claudia Lopez, Co-President

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Angela Currie, Co-President

Angela grew up in Midland, TX and moved to Houston shortly after graduating from Texas A&M University with a BS in Nutrition Sciences and completing her dietetic internship in North Carolina. She has spent her career as a clinical dietitian at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Memorial Hermann Hospital. Angela came to know about GiGi’s Playhouse Houston in 2019 while pregnant with her first child, a baby girl who happened to have Down syndrome. GiGi’s Playhouse became a safe haven for her family and a place where her beautiful Jillian thrived. Jillian is now a sweet, sassy, bright 3 ½-year-old and the best big sister to her 1-year-old brother, Jonathan. She loves going to GiGi’s where she gets to see her friends and participate in fun programs that are tailored to her unique skills and abilities. Angela is thrilled to be a part of the GiGi’s family to help support other families and continue to spread the message of acceptance for all!

Brad Honer, Board Member

Natalie Hinkley, GiGi's Playhouse Board Treasurer

Natalie Hinkley, Board Member

Natalie lives in Houston with her husband Aaron and their cat, Irene.  She grew up in Katy, TX, and went on to attend the University of North Texas earning a bachelor’s degree in Economics.  Natalie has been working in accounting roles for going on 16 years and is currently working towards earning her CPA designation, while also managing the accounting department of a security company.  Natalie is very excited to further the mission of Gigi’s Playhouse and is so happy to be joining the Gigi’s community!

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Tracy Drogosek, Board Member

Tracy Drogosek a pediatric Occupational Therapist. She received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Science and her master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Worcester State University in Massachusetts. She moved to Texas in 2013 and has been working at outpatient facilities for pediatrics since then. Tracy has experience with children and adults with various abilities and strengths for 8+ years. She enjoys teaching youths ways to make play fun, functional and purposeful. Tracy got into occupational therapy after a family friend had her shadow his son in different therapy settings, where she fell in love with the profession. During her college years, she worked as a respite caregiver and also at a sleep-away camp for adults and children with special needs called Camp Harkness that solidified her love of helping others be the best version of themselves and achieve their fullest potential.