Regine A. Webster

Vice President, Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Regine A. Webster has honed her leadership skills with nonprofits ranging from the local to international level. Disaster philanthropy, humanitarian aid, and global health equity have been constants in her work. She serves as vice president of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy following a term as senior associate with Arabella Advisors, supporting the firm’s response to Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar as well as the recent earthquakes in Chile and Haiti. Prior to that, she served as program officer, consultant, and fellow in the Global Health and Global Development divisions of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Wash.


Ask the Center

Should Donors Still Be Considering a Contribution to Help with the Ebola Crisis?

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Anna R. Hurt, Regine A. Webster

It’s easy to see, the decline in media attention to Ebola, but the reality is that the Ebola virus outbreak is far from being a closed case. Since the outbreak, there have been more than 13,000 cases and 5,000 deaths. Some reports have indicated that the number of new cases are declining, but that is a precarious claim at best… Read More
Ask the Center

Disaster Philanthropy: What is the role of family giving in preparedness, response and recovery?

Posted on June 15, 2013 by Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Regine A. Webster, Lori Bertman

We’re pleased to present a very special edition of Ask the Center, featuring answers to questions on disaster philanthropy from two of the presenters from our June 13th webinar on the topic of “Disaster Philanthropy: The Role of Family Giving in Preparedness, Response and Recovery.” Lori J. Bertman is president and CEO of the Baton Rouge-based Irene W. and C.B… Read More

Disaster Philanthropy: the Role of Family Giving in Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Posted on June 13, 2013 by Barbara Andersen, Lois Mitchell, Lori Bertman, Regine A. Webster

Usually, disasters bring out the best in people. Donations to charities surge as television coverage increases. Government agencies work closely with non-profit organizations, private philanthropy, and corporations. Yet we know from experience that both coordination and effective spending of donor dollars is a particular challenge, not just while the disaster is underway, but also in the long-term, as rebuilding begins… Read More