www.oregonpgs.org website on behalf of Oregon Problem Gambling Services for all of Oregon’s problem gambling prevention and treatment providers. Ms. Hynes has been serving on the NCPG Prevention Committee since 2011, and has been the committee’s Co-Chair since 2014. Under this leadership, the NCPG Prevention Committee has grown in membership by over 300%, has formed an online meeting place (www.ncpgprevention.org), and developed strong functioning task groups (including social media/fantasy sports, curriculum, youth, and Problem Gambling Awareness Month). Ms. Hynes regularly provides training and technical assistance on prevention and problem gambling across the U.S., and in 2012 was honored by the NCPG with the Wuelfing Prevention Award for her work in helping advance the field of problem gambling prevention and awareness.
In addition to regional and national leadership roles, Ms. Hynes is faculty with the University of Oregon’s Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services, teaching Problem Gambling and other courses throughout the academic year. Prior to her work in the problem gambling and addictions prevention fields, she worked in the healthcare field as a registered dietitian in California’s Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Ms. Hynes holds a Master of Arts from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University.
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