Caribbean heritage, D.C. born, Baltimore home.
Regina was born in Washington, D.C. to Caribbean parents who emigrated to the United States from Jamaica and Barbados. She graduated as a scholar athlete from Woodlawn High School in 1994, and attended Catonsville Community College where she played soccer and lacrosse.
In 1998 she received a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Psychology from Towson University, and two years later, Regina was hired by the Department of Athletics and Recreation at Johns Hopkins University.
In 2004 Regina purchased a home in Waverly through the Live Where You Work program, solidifying her commitment to live in the city where she worked every day. Regina has worked in Baltimore City for 18 years, and holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore.
Waverly activism and City Hall.
After purchasing her home, Regina immediately attended a Waverly neighborhood association meeting to learn more about her new community, and became a board member and officer within her first year of membership.
In 2005 Regina volunteered to work on the community-built playground and was one of many key leaders to organize maintenance of the playground every year after the build. She participated in community oriented art projects that promoted a sense of place and neighborhood identity, coordinated community clean-ups and National Night Out events, began community safety walks and restarted the quarterly association newsletter.
Regina worked closely with community organizations, faith partners and elected officials to advocate for construction funding to expand the Waverly Elementary/Middle School and additional focused on building stronger school curriculum. To enhance her leadership ability, Regina received training and attended workshops in the areas of housing code violations, community organizing and outreach, emergency response, gangs, and community mediation. Interested in the amenities of the community, Regina joined the Waverly Main Street Board of Directors in 2009, later becoming president, working tirelessly with the board to educate and promote the Greenmount Shopping district to the surrounding communities. She has worked with the community, and surrounding communities, to fight nuisance businesses and liquor establishments.
In 2010, Regina went to work for the City of Baltimore in the Office of the City Council President as a Community Liaison. In this position, Regina represented the City Council President in the Northeast communities (council districts 3, 4, 14 and 12) for five years. In 2015, Regina and her Waverly neighbors gathered the community together to declare to City Government that “crime is a public health crisis” when two children were shot on her street, one fatally, within a year of one another.
Regina currently works for Strong City Baltimore as the Director of the Adult Learning Center where she has been since 2015.
Regina LOVES city life and the 43rd District! She spends time at the year round Waverly Farmers Market on Saturday mornings enjoying strong coffee, decadent pies, fresh vegetables, dangerously sinful biscuits and fragrant oils. She rides her bike in the spring, summer and fall to Lake Montebello, Druid Lake Park, Bike Party, City Pools, Friday evening dance outings and social events with friends.
Regina doesn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy city events like Light City downtown and in her community; and loves the sounds of reggae and soca on E. 33rd Street when the annual Caribbean Festival parades to Clifton Park in June. Regina loves to eat, and makes her way around the district with family and friends to the many restaurants and carry-outs on Greenmount, St. Paul, York Road, Harford Road, North Avenue and the Avenue in Hampden.
There is so much to do in the the 43rd District, and Regina does a lot of it. She hopes to see you out and about in the 43rd.