Regina LaBelle, JD, is a principal with LaBelle Strategies, advising governments and non-profit organizations on effective strategies to address today's opioid epidemic. Regina is also a Visiting Fellow with the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. A frequent commentator on the opioid issue, Regina has appeared on MSNBC and is a regular contributor to The Hill. Until January 2017, Regina was Chief of Staff in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) where she served for eight years as a political appointee. While at ONDCP, she co-authored and helped to implement the Administration's plan to address the opioid epidemic. Regina represented ONDCP before Congress, at national conferences, and with the media.
Skilled at public speaking, writing, and strategy development, Regina's previous work as legal counsel to the Mayor of Seattle, as well as in the Federal Government, provide a unique perspective on today's public policy challenges. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC and magna cum laude graduate of Boston College, Regina lives with her husband and son in Maryland.