With more than 15 years of professional experience, Regina A. Taylor-Hines has been a contracting officer and business improvement officer with Norfolk Naval Shipyard since 2002. In addition to her primary roles, she has served as the owner of Gina’s Mind, Body and Balance since 2006, and is a teacher at the Cayce Reilly School of Massage. Prior to obtaining her current positions, she flourished as a supply officer, contracting officer and contracting officer’s technical representative with the Naval Supply Facility from 2001 to 2002. Earlier in her career, Ms. Taylor-Hines excelled as a disbursing officer and U.S. treasury representative for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.
Ms. Taylor-Hines first pursued an education with Old Dominion University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in information systems in 1986. She then joined Troy State University, earning a Master of Public Administration in government contracting in 1994. She later continued her studies with the Cayce Reilly School of Massotherapy, completing a degree in holistic massage therapy in 2009. Ms. Taylor-Hines is certified as a juvenile domestic court mediator and general court for the Virginia Supreme Court, as a contracting officer representative by the U.S. government, and as an acupressurist and reflexologist by the Cayce Reilly School of Massotherapy.
Some of Ms. Taylor-Hines’ career achievements include research and implementation of the use of highly technical temporary labor for public shipyards, thereby allowing government shipyards to employ highly qualified, often nuclear repair professionals on an urgent and non-urgent basis for a specific period of time. Furthermore, the temporary labor program avoids the need to place personnel on the permanent payroll, avoiding tax and retirement expenses. A member of the National Certified Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, Ms. Taylor-Hines has been recognized throughout her career for her contributions. She was decorated with the Defense Meritorious Service Award by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. A celebrated Marquis listee, she has been featured in numerous honors publications, including Who’s Who in America.
Moving forward, Ms. Taylor-Hines’ care planning business is one which she will be opening in spring or summer 2020 called “Regina’s Roots,” a practice where she will help light the bridge between this life and the next life. She will provide guidance on that transition, which will include being grief coaches and death doulas, and look for ways to help people to prepare for their passing and their loved ones’ passing. She also helps with legal work, financial obligations, spiritual, coaching and social media accounts after passing, as well as with bibliographies. She sits with the patients and their families, along with talking with the nurses and doctors to help with the transition. They do it all, such as anything to assist with life’s transition. They additionally do regular visits to the person transitioning, and coaching and guidance to view their lives, along with emotional support. Organizing their end of life documents, Ms. Taylor-Hines can even help or facilitate with the funerals.