Alison Drain has over 20 years of experience working with government and nonprofit agencies at the local, state, national, and international levels. She has become a seasoned professional in managing research and prevention grants. Alison is passionate about problem gambling prevention and her role of assisting organizations evaluate and expand programs, increase awareness, and impact. She is the North Carolina Problem Gambling Program Prevention Coordinator and manages over 60 statewide secondary and higher education prevention grants, attends conferences and events to educate attendees on the statewide problem gambling treatment and prevention services, and trains and provides technical support to school staff on, Stacked Deck, an evidence-based prevention curriculum. Alison holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Public Administrator from West Virginia University.



Ashley Trantham serves as the Sr. Manager, Customer Success, 2-1-1 and Responsible Gambling for Morneau Shepell. She is responsible for managing Responsible Gambling programs and services throughout North America including 12 specialized helplines. Ms. Trantham managed a statewide problem gambling prevention program for several years in the state of North Carolina and has trained hundreds of educators and counselors on the Stacked Deck evidence-based problem gambling prevention curriculum. Ms. Trantham brings over 15 years of healthcare industry experience, holding positions with the National Association of Medicaid Directors as well as the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. She currently resides in Raleigh, NC.