Regina Eaton is a pubilc policy consultant at R.M. Eaton Consultancy services and a mediator with twenty years experience.
Previously Eaton was Deputy Director of the Democracy Program, where she focused on policy issues aimed at increasing voter registration and turn out, including Election Day Registration.
Prior to her position at Demos, Ms. Eaton was the first Executive Director of The Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) from March 2001 to March 2005. As Director, Ms. Eaton was both the chief executive officer and principle spokesperson of the organization. Ms Eaton was a leading advocate for Education Funding Reform in New York and her work has received national attention.
Regina's op-eds and expert advice have appeared in every region throughout New York State and nationally, including Buffalo News, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, The Utica Observer Dispatch, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, New York Daily News and The New York Times. Regina has also appeared on NPR; Inside Albany, the PBS weekly broadcast program on New York state government, and NY1.
Ms. Eaton and her work with AQE was feature in a National PBS documentary commemorating the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. She also was a panelist at a major national program examining the legacy of Brown. The program included Ted Shaw from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, along with former student activists from the period of Brown v. Bd.
Ms. Eaton has addressed conferences sponsored by National Education Association and Public Education Network, and represented Demos at the South Carolina Progressive Network 2005 Fall Retreat; the Progressive Michigan at their Fall 2005 Statewide Planning Session and the Iowa League of Women Voters of Statewide Meeting of their Council 2006.