Lisa Regina is an actress, advocate, educator and an FAA Remote Pilot filmmaker. Having overcome her own personal struggles, Lisa has a strong personal connection to anyone who has to overcome adversity,
Lisa has devoted years educating communities on sensitive subject matters, such as domestic violence, bullying, PTSD and tolerance for others who are different, along with the prejudices surrounding these issues.
As an advocate Lisa leads her Heroic Episodes Team, to raise awareness on Veterans issues. Heroic Episodes began as a screenplay, The Shooters Nail, which was inspired by her good friend, Eddie McGee. Eddie spent his entire life overcoming his physical challenges after losing his leg to cancer as a young boy and later becoming a professional wheelchair basketball player and working actor in LA. Lisa adapted the screenplay, The Shooters Nail, to an original TV series 'Heroic Episodes' with the pilot episode titled, 'The Shooters Nail'.
In 2001, Lisa wrote, directed and produced an educational film, ‘Kenny’, raising awareness for the rare skin disease, Ichthyosis. Kenny won the Manhattan Global Film Festival and a Humanitarian Award.
As a survivor, Lisa has committed herself to educating communities and raising awareness about the crime of domestic violence. Lisa’s New York City stage play, ‘A Write to Heal’ was directed by Karen Kohlhaas of the Atlantic Theatre Company, as part of the Soho Cultrual Project.
Lisa later developed and taught A Write to Heal as a credited DV course through the NJ Coalition for Battered Women. As a professional of the arts, Lisa is committed to creating societal projects from concept to writing, directing and producing. Lisa views the medium of film, stage performance and public speaking, as important and empowering educational tools. As an actress and acting coach in New York City for over 30 years, Lisa is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). Her Film/TV. Her film/TV credits include, The Sopranos, The Bakery, The Tournament and national commercial campaigns for Delta Sky Miles and Macy’s.
Ambassador for The Gary Sinise Foundation. Retired Army Captain Leslie Nicole Smith and her service dog Issac lead the Heroic Episodes Team. Cpt. Smith is an inspirational speaker who has appeared on network TV shows, Days of Our Lives, Lifetime's 'Project Runway All Stars' and the Katie Couric Show to discuss Leslie's story of survival in the book, “On the Homefront, The Hearts of Heroes”
"I have seen the uplifting and positive impact that Gary and the Foundation have made on so many...His ability to make a difference is so empowering and encourages us to persevere when faced with adversity. Serving as an Ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation is the greatest honor for me."
____Leslie Nicole Smith____
Michael Mazzeo is a native Brooklynite with many tv & film credits. Michaels's TV credits include a recurring role on Law & Order and Law & Order SVU, the lead role in The Tournament, The Bakery, Vitelli's and the principal role in the stage productions of Pluto
Squared, Brains is Like Geese and Fake.
You might recognize Michael Mazzeo from his latest commercial success, as Marco Polo in national 'Geico' commercials and currently in a national Buick commercial.
Till N. Neumann was born and raised in Munich, Germany. He worked in film production before coming to New York City where he worked hands on as a cinematographer. He then wrote, produced, directed and shot two short films, TEN THOUSAND STORIES IN A NAKED CITY and THE BAKERY. Till has also compiled an impressive resume as a cinematographer, shooting over thirty short films, numerous commercials, music videos and several feature length films as well as directing numerous TV commercials.
He spent 3 years living and working in Los Angeles but decided his home and inspiration was and always has been New York.
Till Neumann’s work as a cinematographer on “El Camino” was described by ROGER EBERT as elegant cinematography. He has won awards for Best Cinematography for which he has been called a master of light, at The Vision Film Festival in New York City for THE BAKERY, in 2003 and at the 2006 CineVegas Film Festival for the feature film. FIVE UP TWO DOWN. In August 2006, he directed, produced and shot, THE STRANGE CASE OF MARIE FRANCE that went on winning best short film at the NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL and best short at the RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Eddie McGee is a TV/Film actor. His Film and TV credits, include Law And Order,
The Cleaner, Desperate Housewives,
Guiding Light and The Philanthropist. Eddie recently produced and starred in the upcoming feature film, The Human Race.
The At age 12 Eddie McGee started playing wheelchair basketball, having lost his left leg to bone cancer at the young age of eleven.
THE LONG ISLAND EXPRESS had 12 players on it, the youngest being 29 years old, until Eddie came along.
In 1995, while playing a pick-up game in a parking lot at a track meet in Oklahoma, Eddie was approached by a coach asking him to play for a Jr. team in Little Rock, Arkansas. Every weekend for the next two basketball seasons, Eddie would fly from New York to play somewhere across the USA.
Eddie led THE ARKANSAS JUNIOR ROLLING RAZORBACKS to a national championship in 1996 and was named MVP.
In 1997 Eddie played for the Jr. USA team in the Olympics and helped the US win the silver medal. During this time, Eddie caught the eye of college scouts, and had offers from every top school that had disabled athletic scholarships.
Eddie attended The University of Texas in Arlington and became a MOVING MAV.
After college, Eddie moved back to New York to find that his old team had disbanded. So he joined forces with the NEW YORK ROLLIN KNICKS. Eddie drove from his home on Long Island, New York to the Manhattan to practice three nights a week in Harlem. After 4 years with the KNICKS, Eddie’s acting career led him to Hollywood where he joined the LOS ANGELES LAKERS. Eddie took the LOS ANGELES LAKERS to their first final four appearance after only 6 months of playing. Eddie was with the LAKERS for 4 more years before he was recruited by the HYERES and moved to the South of France to play pro with the HYERES. Eddie and HYERES would go on to take second in France and 8th in Europe.
Eddie currently resides in Los Angles California working as an actor and keeping his passion of basketball alive, preparing to play with the LA CLIPPERS for the 2011-2012 season.
Robert M. Brzenchek is the CEO of All Source International Security llc in Philadelphia, PA. In addition he is instructing the next generation of Criminal Justice professionals at Neumann University as an Intelligence Adjunct.
In the public sector, Mr. Brzenchek worked with dozens of national agencies, governments, and international organizations in the use of advanced technologies and information sharing to detect violations of international laws, and threats as a Navy Intelligence Specialist and police officer in Washington, DC. In the private sector, Mr. Brzenchek has worked with organizations as diverse as DHS, DOD, major corporations, ports, and public utilities on security matters, risk management, policy, and technologies.
Mr. Brzenchek has performed emergency management duties, CBRNE, threat assessments, and physical site surveys at various venues as needed as a Regional Coordinator for the Army National Guard Office of Domestic Preparedness and Subject Matter Expert (Threat Assessments) for Honeywell Defense and Space Logistics. He received his undergraduate degree from George Mason University, Masters Degree from the American Military University, and is currently a Doctoral Learner at Capella University in the Public Service Leadership and Criminal Justice program. Mr. Brzenchek has published articles on emergency management, threat assessments, homeland and international security. He has testified in court, and lectured throughout North America and Jamaica. Mr. Brzenchek has been published in the International Association of Emergency Managers, PoliceOne, various newspapers to include the Jamaica Glearner and Washington Post as a subject matter expert, and currently writing a book for CRC Press on Threat Assessments. Mr.Brzenchek has presented throughout the country and globally. Mr. Brzenchek sat on the international group of experts on the ASIS Investigative Technical Committee to advance the development of the standard for integrated Security Management Systems (SMS). He serves as a Board Member for SERAPH and Chair for the HLS/Cyber Group for Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART).