Regina Malveaux is the CEO of the YWCA of Spokane. She began her career as a Legal Advocate at the YWCA of San Diego and previously served as Executive Director of the YWCA of South Hampton Roads. Regina is recognized as a tenacious advocate for women, youth and children.
Regina holds an undergraduate degree in Social Policy from San Diego State University and a law degree from Howard University School of Law. During law school, she served as both a White House and Congressional intern, for First Lady Hillary Clinton and then Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Honorable Maxine Waters.
She has worked to train a new generation of advocates as an adjunct professor in Political, Women’s and African American studies at La Sierra University, San Diego State University, and at the Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Old Dominion University. Regina has served on a number of boards aimed at advancing racial justice, economic empowerment and victim safety including the San Diego NAACP, Dress for Success San Diego, and the Alliance for Gun Responsibility.
Regina is the mother of two adult children and currently resides in Spokane, Wash.