Serving her third term on the Board of Education, Director Bobbie Regan was elected to the Board in 2003 and re-elected in 2007 and 2011. She has served previously as co-chair for two years. After earning her B.A. in Political Science, Director Regan served as a legislative assistant for three years to a U.S. Congressman in Washington, D.C. She has 20 years of business and non-profit experience, specializing in marketing communications.
Director Regan is Vice President of the Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) and Chair of its Legislative Policy Committee. She travels to Washington, DC annually to lobby on federal issues. She has served as a governor-appointed school board representative on the State School Funding Task Force and the On-Line Learning Task Force. She also chaired the statewide 10-Year Charter School Review Committee.
Director Regan is a member of the Portland Fire Bureau’s Budget Advisory Committee; the Portland City Club’s Friday Forum Committee which, for 2014-15, is bringing forward speakers and issues focused on racial equity/racial justice; the Community Peace Collaborative (formerly called the Portland Gang Violence Task Force); the Oregon Coalition for the Responsible Use of Prescription Medications; and her neighborhood association. She serves as a School Board lead in local school funding campaigns (teacher levies and facilities bonds).
Director Regan’s prior volunteer service included PTA president at two schools, site council co-chair; vice president of Community & Parents for Public Schools; co-founder of Help Out Public Education (HOPE) which successfully lobbied for a temporary county-wide funding measure for public schools; board member of Compassion & Choices of Oregon; and board member of Oregon Children’s Theatre.
Director Regan and her husband live in NW Portland and have two sons, both graduates of Portland Public Schools. They sponsor two children in Senegal and in Uganda.