No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete

Dr. Joe Greer

No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete is a conversational podcast that invites guests from all walks of life to discuss serious health, social justice and policy topics in a relaxed, fun environment. Dr. Pedro “Cuba Pete” Greer Jr. will be your host. As he prepares to be the Founding Dean of Roseman College of Medicine, Las Vegas’ newest medical school, his goal is to learn from his guests how to create the medical school and healthcare system of the future. Conversations about the medical school of the future will include topics such as social justice, technology, diversity, ethics, art, and culture. With Cuba Pete’s unique personality - it may be called no laughing matter, but you are guaranteed to laugh!

No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete Episode 11: "A Rose Grows in the Desert" Program
Jan 1 2022
No Laughing Matter with Cuba Pete Episode 11: "A Rose Grows in the Desert" Program
About our guest .. Erica Mosca is the Founder and Executive Director of Leaders inTraining (LIT), .Erica is a proud first-generation college graduate, daughter of an immigrant, andsocial justice advocate. Part of the college access non-profit 10,000 Degrees in high school andserving as a fifth grade teacher with Teach For America, Las Vegas.Mosca currently serves on the Board of Directors of college access private school Cristo Rey St.Viator as the Academic Committee Chair, as an Authority member of the NV State Public CharterSchool Authority, the Board Chair of college persistence program & housing complex Q3 StudentPartners' Community Advisory Board, serves on the Clark County Community DevelopmentAdvisory Committee & is part of US Congressman Steven Horsford's Equity Cabinet. Previously,Mosca served on college access charter school Equipo Academy's Committee to Form, as the Chairof the United Way of Southern Nevada's Women's United Engagement Committee & as anExecutive Board member of the Asian American Pacific Islander Democratic Caucus serving as theCorresponding Secretary. She has worked for Teach For America, TNTP & as a Special ProjectsManager for previous Clark County School District Superintendent Dwight Jones.Erica was awarded the 2021 Women Inspiring Nevada recognition, 2020 Community Hero Awardfrom the Public Education Foundation for LIT's work during COVID-19 and the 2019 BostonUniversity Young Alumni Award. Erica is a proud 2021 Leadership Las Vegas Phoenix classmember, 2017 Emerge NV member, 2011 Education Pioneers Boston cohort member, 2008 TeachFor America Las Vegas corps member and holds a B.S. from Boston University, an M.Ed. fromUNLV & and Ed.M. from Harvard's Graduate School of Education. About our guest .. Kasina Douglass-Boone is a dedicated mother of six children, wife, former Nevada Legislator, and community advocate who is focused on family and civic engagement by strategizing and developing programs to bridge the gap between home,school, life and the community for adolescents. Kasina is also a dedicated member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.In 2011 Kasina launched her non-profit TULIPS- (Teaching, Uniting Ladies to Inspire Positive Success); she assists young ladies in crucial social skills such as how to dress, speak, and behave. This organization also empowers young ladies to take control of their future and to be an example for others. Through this organization and her other community endeavors Kasina has been the recipient of several community awards. Kasina has been steady and philanthropic throughout the community. She assists each year in the community with back-to-school fairs, Teen Town Halls, and Social Justice Events.For the past 22 years Kasina has been employed with Clark County District working in several support staff positions. In 2013 Kasina transitioned into the classroom which aided her in truly seeking after her true passion of supporting and being the voice for our youth and their subsequent success. In 2016 Kasina switched her career field to a Social Worker Mental Health Specialist still continuing her work in helping the students at Peterson Academic Center where her passion for changes fuels the outcomes for her students and their families by eliminating barriers to success at all cost.On July 8, 2020 Kasina was sworn in as the Assembly woman for District 17 where she finished out the term of her mentor Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson. Kasina is currently a key leader at Ty’s Place Safe Space for Teens in memory of her loving mentor. About our guest .. Craig Rosen serves as the Community Engagement and Professional Development Administrator in the Desert Research Institute (DRI) Office of Education. He has been with DRI for nearly 9 years working to innovate and improve STEM Education throughout Nevada. He was the founding director for the Nevada STEAM Conference and has worked on projects funded by NASA, local utility companies, TESLA, and Federal and State grants. Prior to that he has served as Director of the Las Vegas Science and Technology Festival, worked as a national consultantin informal education, and was Director for religious schools in CA and NV. Mr. Rosen sits on numerous boards and committees, has presented at Statewide and National Conferences, and received many awards for his work in STEM Education. Craig holds a B.A. in Child Development and Psychology from CSUN and an M.A. in Urban Leadership from UNLV.Subscribe to our Youtube ChannelCollege of Medicine website: website: of Medicine Instagram:  website: UsTwitter:@DrJoeGreer@RosemanmedicineInstagram: @rosemanuhs@mytulipsnv@lit_lv@driscienceTikTok:Facebook: