The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has concluded elections for its 2019 Board Of Directors. NCPG is an advocacy body that works for those affected by problem gambling and gambling addiction.
Carolyn Hawley of Virginia (Affiliates Seat) and Chelsea Turner of Connecticut (Organizations Seat) have been elected for a second term.
Executive Director Keith Whyte said: “NCPG extends gratitude to the board members stepping down while building excitement about weaving in new perspectives on the board to work on raising awareness of problem gambling by leveraging resources and building relationships. Collectively, both the newly elected and re-elected board members bring an abundance of knowledge, ideas, and expertise to NCPG.”
Hawley currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is an active advocate for people and families affected by problem gambling while expanding education, treatment, and research resources.
With the expansion of gambling in several US states, the number of people facing compulsive gambling issues is on the rise in the US.
After the US Supreme Court legalized sports betting last year, many states have launched sports gambling activities. However, with more gambling products and options, the number of gambling addicts may rise, and such the NCPG is planning to work on new perspectives.