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 Services||Anne Rogers, Chairperson – Problem Gambling Prevention Coordinator, Office of Behavioral Health Wellness|
|Virginia Council on Problem Gambling||Dr. Carolyn Hawley – Executive Director of the Virginia Council on Problem Gambling|
|Virginia Lottery||Kelly Gee – Executive Director|
|Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services||Michael Menefee – Program Manager of Charitable and Regulatory Programs|
|Virginia Racing Commission||David Lermond – Executive Secretary|
|Virginia Community Service Board||Jim Bebeau – Executive Director of Danville Pittsylvania CSB|
|Casino Representative||Colleen Carraccio – Director of Compliance, Portsmouth Rivers Casino|
|Historical Horse Racing Representative||Jamie Sanko – Vice President of Administration, Colonial Downs|
|Sports Betting Representative||Chrissy Thurmond – Manager Responsible Gaming Relations, DraftKings.|
For more information about the Committee:
Anne Rogers – Problem Gambling Prevention Coordinator
DBHDS, Office of Behavioral Health Wellness