After countless zoom meetings, conferences, seminars and plenaries, we thought it’d be nice to bring a little levity. This year, CNHED’s Annual Meeting features a 4-person comedic panel, which is guaranteed to make you forget about all the awful Zoom meetings you’ve been stuck in for the last 8 months
Gina is a storyteller that uses TV, Film, and Stage to bring words and characters to life. As an actor and performing artist, you may see her in commercials, films, or theatre productions. Her credits include various commercials, and several films including, “Preparatory,” “Hysterium,” “Nothing But Love,” “Flip The Script,” ”Girl, Removed,” “One Drop,” and many others. Widely known for winning BuzzFeed’s 2019 Mother’s Day project, “Black Moms Try Other Moms’ Soul Food,” cooking is another one of her passions. As such, she has also appeared in Season One, Episode Three of Poultry Princess available for viewing on Amazon Prime Video. Her first book “Teeth Should Not Be Optional: Random Thoughts from an Insomniac” is also available on Amazon. She currently takes acting and scene study classes in New York City and has a B.A. from American University, and an MBA from The George Washington University. She has spent an unforgivable amount of time working in Corporate America, has a slight obsession with the Oxford comma, and is grounded by her two fearless daughters.
Rick is an actor, comedian, and singer originally from Baltimore, MD. Television appearances include “AXS TV’S Gotham Comedy Live” and “It’s Showtime at the Apollo.” Rick also toured nationally with the Broadway musical RENT. You’ve undoubtedly seen him in numerous national television commercials, the Woody Allen Amazon Series, “Crisis in Six Scenes” and guest spots on HBO’s “Girls,” “Blue Bloods” and “Law & Order: SVU.” Film credits include Ordinary World and Morning Glory. Rick’s latest comedy album, “Fried Chicken and White Bread,” is available on iTunes. He’s currently on Broadway in Mean Girls the Musical and is on the current season of “The Last O.G.” on TBS where he plays the role of Mezzo Mike.
Pete has been part of the DC based short form improv group “The Penthouse Basements” since 2010 and they have made the difficult transition from ‘live’ audience performances to ‘live’ ‘Zoom’ performances since March of this year. Since 2016 Pete has been a radio personality on a bi-weekly radio show on Takoma Radio (94.3 FM takomaradio.org) called “The Thought Bowl”. Pete is a creator of comedic based songs and his music can be found via soundcloud under the name of ‘Mulatto Angry’. Pete is a musician who has played with various D.C go-go bands and will be featured on the 2021 album release by D.C. R&B artist- S@int. You can also find Pete on Instagram-@PetePinocci- He has many funny reviews of various vegan snack products.
For the past seven years, Lois has produced and hosted Blacklight Comedy Show at The Brooklyn Moon. Always an all-female line-up, Blacklight has become a must-do stage for NYC and visiting comedians alike. Since 2016, she has also produced the comedy portion of the Brooklyn Pride Celebration.
When she is not busy finding funny people, Lois helps people find their place in the world of real estate where she is a top-producing veteran of 18 years.