Regina Calcaterra ’88 (second vice chair) is the New York Times best-selling author of Etched in Sand, a memoir about how she and her siblings survived growing up homeless and in and out of foster care on Long Island. Her second book, Girl Unbroken, was released in 2016 by HarperCollins. For the past 29 years, Ms. Calcaterra has spent her policy, managerial, and legal career in both the private and public sector. She is partner at Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz where her practice includes complex class action litigation. Ms. Calcaterra recently served as deputy general counsel at the New York State Insurance Fund and executive director of two New York State commissions. Prior to her state appointments, she served as chief deputy to the Suffolk County Executive. She serves on the advisory council to the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and as an ambassador to Library For All. For over ten years, she served as a board member to You Gotta Believe.
Ms. Calcaterra received her B.A. in political science from SUNY New Paltz and went on to receive her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. She lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.