Regina D. Walker
Ms. Walker is Senior Vice-President for Community Impact at United Way of the Mid-South in Memphis, TN. Working with a staff of 10 and hundreds of volunteers, Regina manages United Way’s process which identifies health and human services needs of residents in an eight county area (Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas). She is responsible for the allocation of over $23,000,000 in multiple types of resources to assist the not-for-profit sector address those needs. In addition to this role, Ms. Walker facilitates partnerships between the private and public sectors which will enhance the community’s ability to take advantage of opportunities that create positive change. Those partnerships focus on HIV/AIDS prevention and care, mental health, aging in the Mid-South, early childhood development, education reform and graduation success, financial self-sufficiency through Earned Income Tax Credit free tax preparation, financial literacy and other quality of life issues.
Prior to joining the staff in Memphis in 1984, Regina worked with United Way of Southhampton Roads in Norfolk, Virginia for five (5) years as Director of Allocations and one year with the Portsmouth Area United Way. After graduating from Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia with a B.S. degree in Psychology, Ms. Walker began her career in the not-for-profit sector as a VISTA volunteer with a home health agency in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Regina Walker is the proud mother of two lovely women. Rashida Maples is a 32 year old attorney in New York, NY. She was a honors graduate of Central High School, graduated Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Business (MBA) from Florida A&M in Tallahassee, FL and received her law degree from South Texas Law School in Houston, TX. Ms. Walker’s youngest daughter, Jamie was also a honors graduate of Central High School and is a Business Management graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C. She began her work career with a not-for-profit agency focusing on health disparity issues for people of color. She currently works with an accounting agency which provides accounting services to not-for-profit and faith institutions.
Regina has served on many Board of Directors in leadership positions and is currently Board Chair for Women of Achievement; Immediate Past Board Chair for Leadership Memphis and Executive Committee member and Education Chair for the Women’s Foundation Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Tennessee Department of Human Services Advocates Committee, Statewide 211 Advisory Committee, JusUs Book Club member and participates in community planning activities hosted by government, foundations, business and other not-for-profit organizations in the Mid-South. Regina is the proud recipient of honors from Women of Achievement, the Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, The Tiara Tea Society, YWCA, Grace Magazine, Tri-State Defender, and Leadership Memphis that recognized her work and support of efforts that increase our community’s ability to become the best in can be.