Contact GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford


Meet the Playhouse Staff

Paula Capone, Executive Director 

paulaIt has been a joy to serve as the Executive Director for GiGi’s Playhouse Rockford. It is an honor to be a part of such an inspiring organization. I am a Rockford native with aspirations to make it a better community by making it a community where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced. It is my job to increase positive awareness of Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. Come see what we are all about at our 5200 sq. foot facility. Please email me at or give me a call at 815-654-7529, ext. 211

Stacey Bonetti, Administrative Assistant

stacyI am a Rockford native who has a background in Administrative work. I answered an ad for Administrative help here at GiGi’s, not knowing much about Down syndrome. I have now been here since January of 2013, and my administrative duties pale in comparison with the interactions I have with the many participants of the various programs. I truly believe everything happens for a reason, and I was meant to be here…not as much for my help to run GiGi’s office, but to learn about people with disabilities and what a wonderful addition they are to our community! These people are warm, caring and wonderful and I am proud to call them my friends. GiGi’s Playhouse has given me much more than I have given it, but I believe it is a wonderful partnership between us. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have and I can be reached at or by calling the playhouse at 815.654.7529.


Pam Maher
CEO, KMK Media Group

Michael Dalke
Assistant Deputy Chief, Rockford Police Department

Ellen K. Poppen
EKP Solution Source

Jo Ellyn Treadman

Past President 
Penny Wirtjes

Jerry Guinane
VP, Swedish American Health System

Julie Gustafson
RN, Rockford Health System

Fred Muehlfelder
Fitzgerald Funeral Home

Jennifer Nordstrom
AVP, Rockford University

Benjamin Bernsten
Director of Retail and General Counsel, Goodwill Industries

Contact Us

8801 N. Second St. Suite 2
Machesney Park, IL 61115

(815) 654-PLAY (7529).


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