About Regina Montoya
Regina Montoya has spent her entire adult life in Dallas where she has served her community as a civic leader, corporate and healthcare attorney, college professor, and nonprofit CEO. Regina is proud to call Dallas home. Throughout her entire career, she has worked tirelessly to ensure that it is a place where every citizen and family has an equal and fair opportunity to unlock their potential.
Regina was asked by Mayor Mike Rawlings to serve as the Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Poverty. One of the many successes of the Task Force was the formation of the Children’s Poverty Action Lab (CPAL), whose mission is to reduce childhood poverty by half within a single generation. Additionally, she was the Senior Vice President, External Relations and General Counsel at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Regina was previously the CEO of the New America Alliance, a national nonprofit that promotes economic advancement for underserved communities
For almost six years, Regina served as a member of the Board of Directors of the DFW International Airport, and she was most recently the Vice Chair. She is a board member of the following: the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (where she was a former Chair of the Board), ChildCareGroup, Girls Inc., Texas Book Festival, Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP), the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series at SMU, and the University of North Texas at Dallas Foundation Board of Directors.
Regina graduated from Wellesley College and Harvard Law School.