Regina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master’s in Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Regina has served on many New Jersey councils to support individuals with disabilities. She worked on the New Jersey Family Support Council #3 for seven years and was Chair of the council for three of those years. Regina is past president of the Midland School Parents’ Association and a member of the Midland Alumni Association. She previously served on the board of directors of Our House, Inc. Regina worked on the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities Real Life Choices committee and is currently a member of the Division’s Independent Supports Conference Spring 2011 committee. Through her many years of involvement with both federally-funded and state-sponsored councils, Regina brings a wealth of knowledge about the current state of services that are available for individuals with disabilities in New Jersey. Regina’s current charge is to change legislation pertaining to Medicaid reimbursement to the state Division of Developmental Disabilities.
Regina and husband John, a scientist and global research manager for a pharmaceutical company, have two children. Their daughter Kathleen teaches English as a second language in Chengdu, China. Their son Matthew lives at home and attends the Midland Adult Program. He enjoys going out with many supports through the Real Life Choices budget. With the help and support of family, Regina strives to promote advocacy and assistance for people with disabilities living in the community.