Regina Scott


A brilliant career built upon the desire to create social change.

  1. Why have you chosen to make Southwest PA your home?
    I was born and raised in West Mifflin.  Over the years, I realized that I enjoy living in Southwestern, PA, despite the challenges of being a Black woman in this region. I chose to stay because I believe that I can make an impact and help to make the region a more livable city for all.

  2. How did you choose the career you’re in today?
    Several family members encouraged me to consider accounting, as there was a lot of opportunity for Black women who were able to master both the technical and networking aspects of the profession. As a result, I studied accounting at Duquesne University and began my professional career as a public accountant with “Big 5” accounting firm KPMG, LLP. While I no longer work directly in accounting, these skills have been critical to my professional success.

  3. What other career opportunities have been meaningful to you?
    I launched a nearly 17-year career of service-focused and impact-driven leadership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Human Services. I directed eligibility determination and benefits delivery of Medicaid, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) and other state administered programs. I loved helping underserved and under-resourced individuals and families.

  4. What do you love most about your job? I am the Director of Community Engagement and Programs at Highmark Wholecare (formerly Gateway Health). I develop Highmark Wholecare’s community outreach strategies and initiatives. My team and I provide high-quality fun and interactive educational programming to increase overall health-related literacy. I love the fact that I can help improve lives—mitigating the social determinants of health and enabling people to become effective advocates of their own health and wellbeing.

  5. What are some of your hobbies or favorite things to do outside of work?
    I love to travel, read, listen to music, and create vision boards. I believe in self-care and  enjoy getting facials and massages. Spending time with my family is also extremely important.
  1. Why do you volunteer with United Way?
    I volunteer through the United Way to work alongside others who are not only philanthropic, but also share my desire to drive greater social change. I am able to further causes that I am passionate about while making good use of my knowledge, time, and resources. I love giving the gift of service!