Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Chief of External Affairs for Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), Julie W. Regan, recently accepted the position of Barton Foundation Board of Trustees Chair. Regan served as Vice Chair for two-years prior to taking this position and is following former chairman, Mike Riley.
“I am handing over the reins to a very capable successor,” Riley said. “Leading this organization through this time of change has been rewarding and I am sure it will continue to grow and prosper over the next 20-years.”
Regan intends to continue to support the Foundation's purpose of "Inspiring philanthropy for the health of our community" while supporting Barton's health care facilities in California and Nevada. Through generous gifts, the Foundation is able to help develop and maintain necessary health care programs and community services, along with new leading-edge technology.
"The Foundation has come so far ... and I'm eager to help take the organization to next level," Regan said.
At the TRPA, Regan oversees public outreach, media relations, customer service and government affairs functions and believes in taking an active role in her own community.
"Whether it's raising funds for our local community clinic or helping children who can't afford dental care, the Barton Foundation is making a major difference in the lives of Tahoe residents," she said.
Like many of us, she has seen many economic changes and believes the Foundation can make a large impact in helping the uninsured and underserved in the Tahoe community.
"While most of us choose to live in Tahoe to be healthy, the sad truth is a major part of our community has no access to health care and I hope to help change that going forward," Regan said. "Right now, I don't think the community has a full sense of the good work the Foundation is doing and I'm hoping in the next five years, we'll have much more awareness and support."