Meet our newest GiGi’s Women team!

We are so honored to introduce you and to work with such a talented group of women that will take GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego to the next level!

We are so proud to call them our colleagues. Meet…

Phifer Crute, Site Manager

Phifer is a North Carolina native who moved to San Diego via Washington, DC, 13 years ago. Her entire career has been in the not-for-profit sector.  She has worked with an array of organization including Carolina Ballet, NC Museum of Art, and most recently as the Director of Development of the UNC Children’s Hospital.  Since moving to San Diego, she has been involved as a volunteer in various organizations including Voices for Children, St. Germaine Children’s Charities, the Bird Rock Elementary Foundation, and Home Start.  She is extremely excited to be part of the GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego family and looks forward to using her experience in support of their mission.


Jennifer Candelario, Secretary

Jennifer lives in San Diego with her husband and son Mateo. She worked as an athletic trainer and educator for over 15 years. She currently teaches at a high school in San Diego. She is very excited to be a part of GiGi’s Playhouse San Diego. After taking part in many of the programs they offer, she thought she would join the team! She is excited to build relationships with families and to make a difference in the down syndrome community. She has made many friends through GiGi’s and want to continue global acceptance and inclusion for individuals with down syndrome.


Molly Kimpel-Borska

Molly lives in San Diego with her husband and two young children.  She worked for several years in different areas of the legal field, most recently as a family law paralegal.  Her previous volunteer experience served women and children in crisis, children with special medical needs, and households facing food insecurity.  Molly is so excited to serve as Treasurer and to be involved with the wonderful people in our community with Downs Syndrome and their families.


Andrea Pereira

Andrea lives in the Long Beach area with her husband and two dogs. The owner of Rocket Science Branding, a branded merchandise company, and with over 15 years in marketing on both the agency and corporate sides, Andrea is passionate about building brands and cultivating communities. Prior to volunteering with Gigi’s Playhouse, Andrea was the Los Angeles County Chairperson for the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program. She is excited to join the Gigi’s San Diego family and help nurture a community around inclusion and belonging so we can all thrive together.


Please help us welcome them these awesome group of women! Next time you get an email from them or you see them at our Playhouse feel free to congratulate them!!💙 💛

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