Our Team

Angela Nino, CFI

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Angela Nino, CFI (Certified Forensic Interviewer) is the Chief Executive Officer for Empathic Workplace. Angela teaches seminars on workplace interviews, investigations, and difficult conversations. Angela trains clients in question formulation; cognitive interviewing for victims, witnesses, and suspects; policy violation investigations; accusatory conversations and pre-employment interviewing. Angela previously worked as an Instructor and Consultant with Wicklander-Zulawski Associates where she taught the art of Non-Confrontational Interview & Interrogation techniques and Behavior Interpretation to Human Resources, Loss Prevention / Asset Protection, Security Professionals, Auditors, Federal Government Agencies and Fortune 500 Companies. Angela has worked for Target Stores and Ralph Lauren Stores in the Asset Protection and Loss Prevention Fields and is a legacy member of the International Association of Interviewers.

Rick Levine

Chief Operating Officer

Rick Levine is a serial entrepreneur. He launches community inspiring, vision sharing and always profitable companies. His approach of Planned Optimism promotes having a solid vision of the forecasted activities, the answers required, and the support needed in order for positive events to unfold. Print media and publishing companies he co-founded or owned include Act I Bookstore, Chicago Plays, PerformInk Newspaper and Made To Measure Magazine. Technology companies include xBx Channel Media, UniformMarket, Sellers Commerce and Intrackt. He is a graduate of the Second City Improv Training Program and has a BA degree from Macalester College.

Lisa Bany

Chief Improv Officer

Lisa Bany is an instructor, director and coach at The Second City. She has authored numerous books, including On Stage: Theatre Games and Activities for Kids; Show Time: Music, Dance and Drama Activities for Kids; Funny Bones; and Family Fun Nights. She started teaching at The Second City in the early nineties has directed and taught throughout the Chicagoland area. A graduate of Columbia College, Lisa is a member of the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.

Lee Gorsky, Ph.D

Chief Learning Officer

Lee Gorsky received his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan. Getting out of the lab he joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where, among other things, he was responsible for teaching Risk Assessment and Risk Communication. This teaching component of the job took him all over the US and to Russia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. As an entrepreneur Lee was the founder of Lucidum, Inc which focused on Online Training Program development. He was also a co-founder of UniformMarket and Sellers Commerce.