Dr. Regina L. Williams began her entrance into Nassau County government with a wealth of experience from her 20 years where she served as the assistant operations Manager of the United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of New York.
There she was an effective leader in many capacities. To name a few: instrumental in guiding the court through a series of changes that included the transition from paper docketing to electronic docketing and significant changes to the bankruptcy code and rules; instrumental in combining two of the court’s Long Island offices into one and working with the staff to make this transition as easy as possible while creating new job assignments for the staff of two very different offices; responsible for the daily operations of the clerk’s office and for the day-to-day supervision of the operations staff, responsibilities that she performed with fairness and an evenhanded approach to all; tightening of the federal budget, by developing uniform procedures and forms, as well as instructional materials, that increased the overall efficiency of the clerk’s office; interacted quite well with the judges of the court, court management, and staff; interacted regularly with attorneys, staff of the United States Trustee’s Office, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Trustees; trained all staff to be as multi-functional as possible, which was the only way the court could survive drastic budget cuts and sequestration; and finally, she was involved with the administrative aspects of the clerk’s office while providing valuable insights into the court’s annual budget preparation, as well as various statistical reports whether weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.
Regina was welcomed into her Nassau County role as deputy director of the Office of Minority Affairs. This leadership role enabled her to perform effectively in several capacities: Projects/Representative Roles (Disparity Study-Committee Member, Comptroller’s MWBE Steering Committee Member, Ascend Long Island Partner Advisory Council, Census 2020 Committee Member, Belmont Project Rep., Nassau HUB Project Rep., presented Citations at Community Events on behalf of the County Executive); Compliance Areas (DBE Compliance, Contract Compliance for MWBE participation, Evaluate & Approve Utilization Plans, Federal Transit Authority-Department Of Transportation Administrator – DBE Semi-Annual Reporting, and developed the electronic/online concept of the MWBE App to increase Nassau County MWBE Certifications for all Minority and/or Women-Owned Businesses.
Over the past 4 months, Regina’s current role is resource manager of the Boost Nassau Resource Center, a new initiative of the county executive from the American Rescue Plan to aid Small Businesses, Non-Profits, Community Organizations, and other business entities in addition to helping Nassau County residents in need of rental assistance relief and the Household Assistance Program Grant of $375, all as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
In this role she has aided in the renovation of the center into a fully functional entity by developing its day-to-day operations, hiring 13 staff persons to operate not only at the center, but helping to staff two additional county locations for this most recent grant opportunity.
Regina’s greatest joy is being married to the love of her life, Bishop Fabian E. Williams, for over 37 years and enjoying family time with their two sons whenever possible. Her life’s motto is striving for excellence.