Prior to joining the Newton Food Pantry in 2012, Regina was a volunteer at the Greater Boston Food Bank’s mobile market in Jamaica Plain. After attending a Mayor’s citywide food drive, she shifted focus to support her own community. Over the last 9 years, Regina has served as a Wednesday afternoon volunteer, the pantry’s vice president and led the development and execution of community changing initiatives like the freedge, Newton’s Community Table and the Teen Ambassador Program.
It is her role as a primary care physician, treating patients with diabetes, congestive heart failure, and high blood pressure that fueled Regina’s mission to help our community live a healthy lifestyle by providing access to healthy, delicious and nutritious foods.
Regina lives in Waban with her husband, two teenage daughters and their Tibetan terrier named Chewie. In her free time she enjoys running with her group, “Runners Up” and has completed the Boston, Chicago, NYC and Berlin marathons. This October she will run Tokyo.
Regina’s favorite part of being at the Newton Food Pantry is talking to clients and being the recipient of their many smiles and hugs.