Director of Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Services

Jerry Regier has a distinguished career in public service, having formerly served as Secretary in the Cabinet of two state Governors and as a policy leader for three U.S. Presidents. Most recently, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy and acting Assistant Secretary for Policy and Evaluation (ASPE) for the Department of Health and Human Services. He is a contributing faculty member at Walden University in Minneapolis, where he serves on 15 dissertation committees.

He also serves as a Senior Fellow of the Geneva Institute for Leadership & Public Policy, an international forum for policy officials from developing countries meeting each summer at the United Nations. He has traveled to Kenya regularly as a visiting professor at the Kenya School of Government in Nairobi and as a consultant to government officials.

Previous appointments in state government include Secretary of the Florida Department of Children & Families and Oklahoma Secretary of Health & Human Services. He concurrently served as director of the Office of Juvenile Affairs in Oklahoma for three years.

In prior years, Dr. Regier conducted research, analysis, and evaluation of nonprofit organizations in Africa and India to determine program impact. He was a founder and first President of the Family Research Council, a public policy research and educational organization.

Dr. Regier earned his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University; his master’s in biblical studies from The King’s University; his master’s in public administration (MPA) from Harvard University; and his doctorate from Walden University in Minneapolis.