Rose O. Lizcano, CLS, MPA
Nicole Mendez, MA, MFT
Stephanie is an award-winning writer/producer, a co-owner of CEG, and a messaging expert with 20+ years of experience in mission-based brand development, editorial creative direction and strategy, content storytelling, and senior-level copywriting. She currently shares her expertise with Age of Learning/ABCmouse.com, where she has helped establish brand voice and tone for content and products and authored the company Style Guide. Other high-level brand work includes projects for the Disney Channel, Sirius XM, Toyota, and others. In addition to executive producing CEG content, Stephanie served as a writer for MNITF’s short-form doc Fixing Paco: Looking Ahead and the Get the Facts! Get Checked! Get Healthy! PSA campaign; and CEG’s award-winning first feature film, Revenge of the Bimbot Zombie Killers, distributed by Film Festival Flix. Passionate about education and creating positive solutions, Stephanie is pursuing a professional certification in Clinical EFT (tapping) and hopes to coach women who have been affected by PMADs.
Joe is an award-winning producer, writer, director, actor, and co-owner of CEG. He was nominated for a 2019 IMAGEN Award for Best Actor, alongside Antonio Banderas, Andy Garcia, and Anthony Ramos, for CEG’s second feature film Tin Holiday. Penned and directed by Joe, Tin Holiday won Best Story at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, London, and was an Audience Award nominee at the OUTshine Film Festival. Joe directed the multi-award-winning educational series Fixing Paco, starring comedian Paul Rodriguez, as well as the short documentary Fixing Paco: Changing Lives, and the PSA campaign, Get the Facts, Get Checked, Get Healthy! Series awards include Best Director, 2012 Reel Rasquache Film Festival; Best Program or Webisode, 2013 People’s Telly Silver Award; and 2013 and 2014 IMAGEN Award nominations. Joe also directed CEG’s first feature film, Revenge of the Bimbot Zombie Killers, which is distributed by Film Festival Flix.
Rose is a bilingual licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist and an advisor on women’s health services and patient relations/patient advocacy. For more than 30 years, Rose served as an Assistant Hospital Administrator at Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center (LACUSC MC), where she rose to the title of Service Line Administrator for Women’s Health Services. In this position, Rose made great strides in improving midwifery services. In addition, she was instrumental in implementing the Strong Start Program, a.k.a, MAMA’s Neighborhood Program, at LACUSC MC, which aims to reduce preterm births and to improve outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. Consistent with the requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Rose implemented policies and procedures for patient grievances and ensured follow up and accountability was performed.
Nicole is the Executive Director of the Mendez National Institute of Transplantation Foundation (MNITF), and the creator and Executive Producer of the multi-award-winning patient education series Fixing Paco. As a licensed marriage and family therapist with a background in the psychosocial issues of chronically ill patients, Nicole quickly recognized that the needs of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and kidney transplant recipients were not being met, primarily in accessing transplantation, comprehending transplantation as a treatment option, and successfully living with a kidney transplant. In response, Nicole created the Community & Patient Education Department at MNITF, which included creating, developing, and overseeing the Community End-Stage Renal Disease Program, the One-on-One Kidney Transplant Program, and the MNITF Mentor Program. A frequent guest speaker, she gives educational talks on the importance of comprehensive education for ESRD patients and kidney transplant recipients and using the program model of peers as educators.
A veteran editor/producer, Jonathan has worked in a variety of formats, including feature films, television, documentaries, and commercials. His feature-film editing credits include Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, Buddy, Little Giants, and many independents. Television credits include Twin Peaks, the inaugural trio of film offerings for MTV Original Films, four pilots that went to series for CBS, TNT, MTV, and The CW, as well as a four series run with Steven Bochco that saw him progress to producer on TNT’s Raising the Bar. Jonathan’s feature-length documentary work includes Everest ER, What the Bleep Do We Know, the Sundance nominee Dirt: The Movie, and Wings of Life for Disneynature. Large Format/IMAX and IMAX 3D projects include T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous, Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box, Mystic India (domestic India version), China: The Panda Adventure, Sea Monsters, Journey to the South Pacific, and Mysteries of the Unseen World.