Theresa A. Regnante

Theresa A. Regnante
President & Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Long Island


Theresa A. Regnante is President & Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Long Island. An advocate for improving the lives of all Long Islanders, she has dedicated her career to helping others through health, education, and financial stability.

Theresa leads United Way’s work through collaboration and community-led change. She has spoken extensively on how we must bring industry, labor, and government partners together to bridge divides, embrace diverse voices, and pursue innovation to find common solutions.

During her tenure, Theresa launched the award-winning Net Zero Energy Building Campaign, transforming United Way’s Headquarters into a building that produces as much energy as it uses; created the Workforce Development Training Academy to grow the region’s talent pool of skilled labor in energy efficiency; innovated Mission United efforts to provide veterans and their families with the services they need; launched Safe at Home, a proactive strategy to keep seniors healthy and safe in their homes; and elevated United Way’s national prominence as an eight-time U.S. Department of Energy’s Housing Innovation Award winner.

Theresa serves on the boards of United Way of New York State, LISTnet, SUNY Old Westbury College Council, Oyster Bay North Hempstead Glen Cove Workforce Development Board, Hempstead/Long Beach Workforce Development Board, and CoC Governance Board for the Long Island Continuum of Care.

Her commitment to build bold cross-sector partnerships at the system, network, and community levels to ideate and implement equitable solutions continues to drive United Way forward in its mission to advance the common good.