Known for leveraging public and private assets to achieve ambitious goals; Regina collaborates with business, philanthropy, government, media, and the nonprofit sector to address complex problems and drive positive change.
As president and CEO of the Center for Nonprofit Management, she led the development of innovative programs that elevated the management skills of executives and boards, especially among Southern California’s nonprofit organizations. Regina began her career at KABC Eyewitness News, then served as press secretary for California’s attorney general, built the department of public affairs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, directed the New Los Angeles Marketing Partnership with Mayor Riordan and hundreds of stakeholder companies, and, after being appointed by California’s governor, ran the Public Utilities Commission’s Office of Ratepayer Advocates.
A graduate of USC with a B.A. in Journalism and a Master’s in Social Work and Public Administration, Regina has been honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Most Admired CEO and named to its list of Women Making a Difference and commended by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors for her work uplifting the region’s community–based organizations and developing its nonprofit sector leaders.