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OFFice of Problem Gambling


The purpose of the Advisory Group is to discuss priorities and strategies for educating and training individuals engaged in problem gambling-related issues. The Advisory Group is a valuable forum for collaboration among state regulating agencies, gambling industry representatives, educators, researchers, and advocates for problem gambling issues. 

If you're interested in joining the Advisory Group please contact us at

For a list of upcoming Advisory meetings please visit our announcements page.

Advisory Group Member List

​​Edith Atwood​Pechanga Development Corporation
​James Butler​California Coalition Against Gambling Expansion
​Terri Sue Canale-Dalman
CA Dept. of Public Health - Office of Problem Gambling
​Kelly Chau​AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)
Dave Dillman​CalGETS Provider
​Dr. Tim Fong​UCLA Gambling Studies Program
Denise Galvez​DHCS - SUD/PTRSD, Policy and Prevention Branch
​Francisco Gonzalez​California Horse Racing Board
​Christin HemannDepartment of Aging
Robert Jacobson​California Council on Problem Gambling
​Susan Jensen​California Nations Indian Gaming Association
Kyle Kirkland​California Gaming Association
Chris Lindstrom​California Tribal Business Alliance
​Stacey Luna-Baxter​California Gambling Control Commission
Paula NegreteCalifornia State Lottery
Robert Oldham, M.D.​California Conference of Local Health Officers
Joe PattersonCalifornia Gaming Association
​Tom Renfree​County Behavioral Health Directors Association
​I. Nelson Rose​Whittier Law School
​Darren Scharer​Winners Foundation
Magen Walter​Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Gambling Control
Tracee Watts​CDPH Tobacco Control Branch
Amanda Wilbur​California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.
​Kent Woo​NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
​Elijah Zuniga​Gambling Industry

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