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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 information on the next Advisory meeting please visit our announcements page.

Advisory Group Member List

James ButlerCalifornia Coalition Against Gambling Expansion
Terri Sue Canale-DalmanCDPH, Office of Problem Gambling
Kelly ChauAACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)
Dr. Tim FongUCLA Gambling Studies Program
Denise GalvezDHCS - SUD/PTRSD, Policy and Prevention Branch
Francisco GonzalezCalifornia Horse Racing Board
Christin HemannDepartment of Aging
Robert JacobsonCalifornia Council on Problem Gambling
Susan JensenCalifornia Nations Indian Gaming Association
Kyle KirklandCalifornia Gaming Association
Steve KobashigawaCalGETS Provider
Chris LindstromCalifornia Tribal Business Alliance
Stacey Luna-BaxterCalifornia Gambling Control Commission
Andrew Masiel, Sr.Pechanga Development Corporation
Paula NegreteCalifornia State Lottery
Robert Oldham, M.D.California Conference of Local Health Officers
Joe PattersonCalifornia Gaming Association
Tom RenfreeCounty Behavioral Health Directors Association
Rocio RodriguezWhittier Law School
I. Nelson RoseWinners Foundation
Darren ScharerDept. of Justice, Bureau of Gambling Control
Tracee WattsCDPH Tobacco Control Branch
Amanda Wilbur
California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc.
Kent Woo
NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
Updated May 2018
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