Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Advisory Committee

Reason For This Committee

2023 Legislation establishes the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Advisory Committee.

§ 37.2-304 To establish and maintain the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Advisory Committee (the Advisory Committee) to enable collaboration among prevention and treatment providers and operators of legal gaming in the Commonwealth on efforts to reduce the negative effects of problem gambling. The Advisory Committee shall be composed of (i) the Problem Gambling Prevention Coordinator from the Department; (ii) a representative from the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling; (iii) one representative from each of the state agencies primarily responsible for regulating the lottery, casino gaming, sports betting, live horse racing with pari-mutuel wagering, historical horse racing, charitable gaming, and any other form of legal gaming permitted under state law; (iv) the executive director of a community services board; (v) a casino gaming operator; (vi) a sports betting permit holder; (vii) a historical horse racing operator; and (viii) a charitable gaming permit holder. The Problem Gambling Prevention Coordinator shall be the chairman of the Advisory Committee, and a vice-chairman shall be elected from among the designated membership.


Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental ServicesAnne Rogers, Chairperson – Problem Gambling Prevention Coordinator, Office of Behavioral Health Wellness
Virginia Council on Problem GamblingDr. Carolyn Hawley – Executive Director of the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling
Virginia LotteryTony Russell – Interim Executive Director
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer ServicesMichael Menefee – Program Manager of Charitable and Regulatory Programs
Virginia Racing CommissionDavid Lermond – Executive Secretary
Virginia Community Service BoardJim Bebeau – Executive Director of Danville Pittsylvania CSB
Casino RepresentativeColleen Carraccio – Director of Compliance, Portsmouth Rivers Casino
Historical Horse Racing RepresentativeBrian Snell – Director of Compliance, Colonial Downs
Sports Betting RepresentativeChrissy Thurmond – Manager Responsible Gaming Relations, DraftKings.
Charitable Gaming RepresentativeVacant

Contact Us

For more information about the Committee:

Anne Rogers – Problem Gambling Prevention Coordinator 

DBHDS, Office of Behavioral Health Wellness


Phone: 804-944-4105


Upcoming Meetings:

April 23, 2024 – 10:00-12:00 Virtual ZOOM Members In-Person: 10128-B West Broad Street, Glen Allen Virginia, 23060. Agenda

July 30, 2024 – 10:00-12:00

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Past Meetings:

July 18, 2023 Agenda Draft Minutes Recording

October 18, 2023 – 11:00-1:00 Agenda Draft Minutes Recording

January 23, 2024 – 10:00-12:00 Agenda Draft Minutes Presentation Recording