SARC recently welcomed Regina Burstein and Tamera Rush as new members of the Board of Directors.
Established in 1978, SARC provides a 24-hour Helpline, crisis intervention, counseling and legal services, a 28-bed Safehouse, community outreach and education.
Regina Burstein is a complex risk officer at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. She has worked in the financial industry since 1997 and has been with MSSB for the past eight years. Regina began her career with MSSB as a sales assistant and was promoted through branch operations to her current management role. She is responsible for a wide variety of supervisory, compliance, and risk functions at the branch level. She graduated from Adelphi University, Long Island, New York, with a degree in Business Administration.
Regina and her family are residents of Abingdon. Regina and her husband are the parents of three-year-old twins and an 18-month-old.
Regina is new to the SARC Board of Directors and she says she “looks forward to helping make a difference in the lives of families, in our community, especially those who think they may not have anywhere to turn.”
Tamera L. Rush is a business development director for the federal market at SRC, a not-for-profit research and development company with more than 50 years of experience in defense, environment and intelligence.
Ms. Rush is a top-performing senior executive with extensive experience managing large cross-functional organizations, optimizing current processes and performance standards while developing long-term strategic plans to drive growth and profitability for leading businesses. She has an impressive track record of closing deals requiring strategic partnerships within highly competitive markets and completing large-scale projects on time and within pre-set budgets. Her experience comes from her work on new and mature technologies, testing and evaluating munitions and weapon systems, and networking within Department of Defense, U.S. Army and other government agencies.
She has authored multiple publications related to the defense industry in areas such as environmental, health and safety, biochemistry, hazardous materials and emissions testing.
Ms. Rush is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and the Association of the U.S. Army and President and Founder of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of Women In Defense. She earned her master’s degree in organic chemistry and her bachelor’s degrees in secondary education and chemistry from the State University of New York at Potsdam.
Ms, Rush originally joined the board of SARC in 2006. She rejoined in 2010 to support the collaboration between the community and the military locally. It is her hope this collaboration will help with prevention of abuse, visibility across the community, and sustainable support of the organization.
SARC is a local non-profit, dedicated to aiding victims of domestic and sexual violence, child abuse and stalking. Services provided include counseling, legal advocacy and representation, a 24-hour helpline, crisis intervention, community education, and a confidentially located safe-house.
For more information about SARC, visit www.sarc-maryland.org or call the 24 hour helpline at 410-836-8431.