Regina Wilkins

Director of Communications and Development, Pontchartrain Conservancy

A Memphis native, Regina Wilkins has been a resident of New Orleans since 2003, living in Treme since then.  She holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Fine Arts from Western Michigan University. She is the Director of Communications and Development at Pontchartrain Conservancy, and provides Communications support for the MRD.

Before joining Pontchartrain Conservancy, Regina worked in local education in grants compliance and management at the Orleans Parish School Board and as the director of development at a local charter school. During her tenure, she raised over $2.5 million for scholarships and other educational needs for high poverty students in New Orleans. Prior to her work in education, Regina worked for SPX Corporation for ten years in a variety of national sales management roles. 

Regina is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and will sit for her Certified Fundraising Executive credential in 2022. She is a passionate supporter and past board chair of the Marigny Opera House Foundation, as well as a coach and mentor for professional women in the nonprofit sector. She is an avid gardener, an amateur photographer, and is restoring a historic Creole cottage in Treme with her husband. 

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