Our Team

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Liz Richards - Executive Director

erichards@gigisplayhouse.org

Liz Richards is so excited to be joining the GiGi’s team as the Executive Director! After graduating from IUPUI, she moved to South Bend to become the Director of Camp Millhouse, a nonprofit summer camp for children and adults with disabilities. From there she continued working in the nonprofit field and became an Employment Consultant and eventually the Family Services Program Manager at another organization that serves individuals with disabilities, ADEC Inc. For the last few years, she has served as the Director of The Recovery Café in Lafayette Indiana, but is thrilled to finally be back in Indianapolis where most of her family resides. Liz enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends and has recently welcomed a new puppy, Miller, to the family!

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Riley Forsythe – Operations Manager

rforsythe@gigisplayhouse.org

Riley resides in the mountains of east Tennessee with her husband Tanner and daughter Bayler-May. Born and raised as a Hoosier, she attended Manchester University where she met her husband. Riley started her GiGi's journey as an intern at GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Wayne and went on to graduate with a degree in education and special education. Since then, she has gone on to become our Operations Manager, guiding us through a pandemic and more. Outside of work, Riley loves hiking in the Smokies, spending time at the lake, searching for new and exciting local restaurants and ending the day sitting on her front porch with her family and a sunset.

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Molly Brumleve – Programs Manager

mbrumleve@gigisplayhouse.org

Molly has had a love of volunteering since she was a child. She volunteered through middle school, high school and at IU, where she met her husband, Andy. When they started their family, Molly knew she wanted their kids to have the same passion for serving others. In 2016, Molly and her daughter, Hayden, started volunteering for GiGi’s in the early learner program, LMNOP. She then grew her role at the Playhouse to be the Family Engagement Coordinator before joining the Playhouse staff in 2022. Molly loves crafting, exploring nature and fishing with her family, petting all the dogs, and drinking copious amounts of coffee.  Molly and Andy have three kids, Hayden, Theo and Olive, whom you will frequently find volunteering during the summer, and a dog Django.

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Saige Hubbard - Adult Programs Coordinator

shubbard@gigisplayhouse.org

Saige is a recent graduate from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child with a concentration in Child Life. She has a passion for working with children, families, and has recently found a love for working with participants with Down syndrome after being an intern at GiGi’s Playhouse Indianapolis during her last semester of college. Crafts, painting, being outside, and hanging out with her family and friends are her favorite things to do when she is not at the Playhouse! Saige is so excited to be back at GiGi’s Indy working with all of the adult participants!

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Jennifer Sitzman – Volunteer Coordinator

jsitzman@gigisplayhouse.org

Jennifer is a graduate of Purdue University with her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education. She has been a K-12 special education teacher for her professional career. Jennifer resides in Indianapolis with her husband, Brad. Jennifer became involved in with GiGi’s Indy almost immediately after the birth of her daughter, Iris, as a participant with LMNOP. Away from work, Jennifer is an avid reader, especially of historical fiction. She loves to spend time with her family and friends. She loves to explore Indianapolis’s variety of restaurants and cultural opportunities.  Jennifer is very excited to be a part of the GiGi’s Indy team to support our wonderful volunteers!