The 2022 March – April Webinar series has concluded.
Problem Gambling Network of Ohio
Michael A. Buzzelli is the Associate Director of the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio and co-chair of the Prevention Committee for the National Council on Problem Gambling. Buzzelli manages the Warm Transfer Project which links callers of the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline to on-call clinicians 24/7/365 and Problem Gambling Integration Rounds which aid agencies in the successful integration of problem gambling services into their structure and culture. His other professional interests include working with university students and campus leadership to create and implement sustainable programing, building interdisciplinary partnerships and promoting collaboration across the field. Buzzelli received his Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health from Slippery Rock University and his Master of Public Health from Kent State University. He continued his education at Case Western Reserve University where he received a Master’s in Bioethics. In 2022 Buzzelli will be presenting at the National Conference on Problem Gambling for the eighth consecutive year.
Oregon Health Authority
David Corse, LPC, CGACII, CADCIII has been with the Oregon Health Authority for four years. In his current role as Treatment Program Development Analyst for Integrated Co-Occurring Disorders & Problem Gambling, David has the opportunity of working closely with providers of Problem Gambling Treatment Services and other behavioral health treatment services. David has been working in the Problem Gambling Treatment field – as well as the broader behavioral health field – for the past fifteen years.
In addition to his role at OHA, David also operates a small private practice where he works with people dealing with a wide range of mental health, addiction and co-occurring challenges. David is also a sometimes-adjunct Instructor with the Lewis & Clark Graduate School in Portland, Oregon where he teaches courses in Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders and Motivational Interviewing.
David is passionate about professional development. David is passionate about co-occurring disorders. And David is passionate about gambling disorder treatment.
Doura-Schawohl Consulting LLC
Brianne Doura-Schawohl is founder of Doura-Schawohl Consulting LLC. She most recently served as Vice President of US Policy and Strategic Development for EPIC Risk Management, a global harm prevention consultancy, conducting work in over 24 countries. Prior to her role at EPIC, Brianne served as Legislative Director for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Her experience includes a decade of leadership in advocacy, public policy, government affairs, and communications.
Doura-Schawohl’s practice spans a wide range of work with executive and legislative branch officials and private sector stakeholders at the international, federal, state, and local levels of government. She has a history of achievements in United States Congressional legislative work, including a diverse portfolio of complex problem gambling policy issues. This continues to be invaluable in her ability to make a difference on behalf of people with gambling problems around the world.
Doura-Schawohl works with Congress and numerous state legislatures and regulators to provide expert advice on gambling policy. She continues to work with stakeholders on both sides of the aisle. Additionally, she has been featured in numerous local, state, national, and international media, including CBC, ESPN, and CNBC.
Cambridge Health Alliance
Heather M. Gray, PhD is Director of Academic Affairs at the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She earned her PhD in social psychology from Harvard University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Boston University Health and Disability Research Institute. At the Division on Addiction, Dr. Gray studies the development of, and recovery from, addictive disorders. In collaboration with Internet and land-based gambling operators in the United States and internationally, Dr. Gray has studied how people gamble and respond to interventions designed to promote responsible gambling.
Problem Gambling Solutions, Inc.
Jeff Marotta has specialized in the field of problem gambling for 20+ years with over 100 publications and national presentations. Jeff has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno and is an Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor – II. Utilizing his background in research and evaluation, clinical practice, service administration, and program and policy development, he now serves as President and Senior Consultant with Problem Gambling Solutions, Inc. In this role, Jeff has assisted with the development of programs and policies to address problem gambling in many jurisdictions within the U.S. and abroad.