Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Regina Marshall joined Advocates in 2015 with the goal of shaping policy and making systemic change in order to help Advocates provide the best possible services to the people it supports.

Regina brings to her position at Advocates a broad range of experience as a legal advocate and administrator at both the executive and operational levels of state government.  During her tenure at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, she oversaw disability agencies that include the Department of Developmental Services, Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, and the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Prior to joining Advocates, Regina served as Center Director of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, which serves over 1,200 clients, where she was responsible for all clinical and administrative operations.  In 2020, Regina joined the board of trustees at Bethany Hill Place.

A resident of Framingham, Regina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and African American studies from Simmons College and a law degree from Northeastern University. She is the proud mom of three — twin daughters and a son. In the rare free time she gets between working and parenting, Regina loves to cook and bake.