Regan joined CASA OC as the Chief Program Officer in 2015, but she first became involved with CASA in 2001 as she pursued her Master’s degree in Social Work at Columbia University. A one-year internship experience at CASA in New York City prompted an interest in child advocacy. Regan then went on to receive her Juris Doctor degree from Chapman University in 2005, during which time she worked as an investigator for the Law Office of Harold LaFlamme, local minors’ counsel representing dependent youth in Orange County. During law school, Regan participated in various competitions as a member of the Moot Court Honors Board and the Alternate Dispute Resolution Board, for whom she served as President; she also spent a semester working as an extern for Justice Aronson at the Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Three.Upon passing the California bar exam in 2005, Regan was hired as an attorney with the Law Office of Harold LaFlamme, where she had occasion to work directly with CASA staff and volunteers in the courtroom. Regan went on to handle private adoption matters and to practice as an associate attorney with Rigg & Dean, a personal injury and liability litigation firm in Irvine, and on several cases was able to continue representing dependent youth in a different forum. Regan has also participated in several appellate cases related to both dependency and personal injury law.
Regan served on CASA OC’s governing board for a period of four years commencing in 2009 and also volunteered as a member of the Holiday Luncheon Committee.Regan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Southern California (2000), where she studied both Communication and Sociology, and is a local graduate of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California. She currently lives in Santa Ana with her husband and three children.