Monica Regan


Monica Regan has been a board member at DSCS since 2014. She brings over twenty years of experience in social justice movement-building, with a particular focus in integrating social service with advocacy and organizing, constituency leadership development, and development of collaborative networks and campaigns. Since 2008, Monica has worked as an organizational development consultant, supporting progressive groups in aligning an inspiring vision for change with concrete systems and practices for increased impact. Her consulting practice is grounded in years of staff leadership and hands-on program, campaign, and organizational development experience. Among other staff leadership roles, Monica was the founding Director of PILA (Partnership for Immigrant Leadership & Action), an innovative intermediary working to increase civic and political participation in low-income immigrant communities. While at PILA, she co-developed and piloted a movement-building electoral organizing program called Mobilize the Immigrant Vote (MIV), which led to launch of a unique, multi-racial, statewide collaborative. She also spent four years directing a citizenship program in San Mateo County’s Latino community, connecting immigration legal services to organizing and activism during the anti-immigrant environment of the mid-1990s. Monica was trained as a popular educator at the Refugee Women’s Alliance in Seattle, and cut her organizing teeth with a grassroots network of women activists in Chile in the early 90s.  Monica brings extensive experience working in diverse, multi-lingual settings, and is proficient in Spanish. An affiliate consultant with RoadMap Consulting, Monica lives in her hometown of San Francisco, where she is active in efforts to keep the city a vibrant, diverse, and affordable city for all.