Regina Tisdale, a native of Tulsa, OK, is one of seven children born to Dan and Frances Ware. She is the wife of the late Wayman L. Tisdale, Sr.

Regina attended Rogers High School, where she excelled academically, as well as socially. Tisdale’s concern for the well being of others, her love of learning, and her desire to help motivated her to achieve a personal goal of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Oklahoma State University.

While Wayman played in the National Basketball Association, Regina was an active member and Vice President for the NBA Wives Association’s program Behind the Bench. The organization’s focus is to raise money for charities dealing with women and children. After retiring from the NBA, Wayman successfully transitioned to music and Regina focused on running Tisway Productions where she served as Vice President.

Regina is continuing the legacy of a man who was the epitome of strength. Regina also sits on the Advisory Board of Access Sports/Wayman Tisdale Award. The couple have four children, Danielle, Tiffany, Wayman Jr. and Gabrielle. Regina can often be found reading to her two grandchildren, Bailey and Anaya.

JAMAAL DYER • Executive Director


MARK WILSON, Chairman • University Of Oklahoma

SAMETTE KING, Secretary • ONE Gas, Inc. Manager, Customer Service/Credit & Collections 

CARLYE JIMERSON, Treasurer • Rhodes, Hieronymus Law Firm 

GREG PRICE • United Tank Lines/United Petroleum Transports- OKC

LARRY PAYNE • Consultant

BOBBY WOODARD • Westview Pharmacy

GAROLDINE WEBB • Community Volunteer


JULIA PROFIT • Board Member