Regina Sharma is exceptionally proud to serve as Director of Development for the Detroit Justice Center. A proud Detroiter, Regina has dedicated her career to fundraising for organizations she sees as integral to building a thriving community for all Detroiters. Prior to joining DJC, Regina held fundraising leadership roles at Henry Ford Health System, Wayne State University and was a founding staff member and Development Officer for the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. Regina has also held positions at United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and the Detroit Regional Chamber.
Regina is passionate about racial equity work and is a founding member of the advisory board for the Detroit Women’s Leadership Network, has served on the board for the Detroit Chapter of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations and is a member of a philanthropy/clinical partnership team for Precision Medicine for Aggressive/African Breast Cancer, an international collaborative lead by renowned breast cancer researcher and surgeon, Dr. Evelyn Jiagge, which includes nine different partner institutions in East and West Africa, furthering the efforts of developing treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer, a cancer that disproportionately impacts women of African ancestry.
Regina is a former trustee for ConnectMichigan Alliance and the Wayne State University President’s Commission on the Status of Women. She serves as a mentor for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Detroit Chapter, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Detroit and City Year Detroit and is a frequent local speaker on nonprofit career development.
Regina holds a BA in Public Relations from Wayne State University and an MPA from Central Michigan University with a specialization in nonprofit management. She is a graduate of Leadership Detroit Class XXXIII, an alumna of City Year Detroit and a recipient of the Alternatives for Girls Role Model Award, Michigan Governor’s Service Award, Michigan Campus Compact’s Outstanding Community Impact Award and the Spirit of Detroit Award.