Regina is a lifelong Brooklynite, a healthcare professional, and community advocate running to represent City Council District 36.
Regina Edwards is a mother, healthcare professional, and lifelong Brooklynite running for New York City Council in District 36.
Regina learned the value of hard work and the importance of family early in life from her parents. Her mother, Aggie, was a domestic worker, foster parent, and advocate for the Ebbets Field Housing Complex. Her father, John, was a U.S. Postal worker and a train conductor for the MTA. Regina continues to dedicate her life to honoring their perseverance and sacrifice by giving back wherever she can.
For the past 20 years, Regina has worked in the healthcare field where she is currently the Coordinating Manager of the pharmacy department at Kings County Hospital. She prides herself by going above and beyond to provide excellent care and strives to make Brooklyn a healthier borough for all through programs like her newly launched Central Brooklyn Worklife Wellness Program designed to engage people to be healthier through nutrition, fitness, and a good work/life balance.
Regina is always looking for other ways she can serve her community as well. She was a founding board member of the Patchen Community Square Garden, President of the Patchen Community Alliance Association, and served as Vice President of the Patchen Avenue Block Association for 10 years. She also spends her time as an advocate for the American Cancer Society and in 2014 was appointed by senior leadership of Kings County Hospital as a Co-Chair for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Together, they have raised over $160,000 to support breast cancer research. Her work within the cancer community became even more important to her in January 2016 when her longtime partner and former Chief Executive Director of Health & Hospitals, Phil F. Romain, passed away. Her work today continues to honor his memory.
Regina attended Norman Thomas High School and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Health Administration from Metropolitan College of New York. She currently lives in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, where she has resided for more than 30 years following in the footsteps of her mother by raising her 3 biological and 5 adopted children.