Heather Chapman, PhD, ICGC II, BACC, is Director of the Brecksville/Cleveland Gambling Treatment Program, and Deputy Director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry Case Western Reserve University. A clinical psychologist, she specialized in the assessment, treatment, teaching supervision, and research of problem gambling since 1997. Dr. Chapman is a ICGC-II, BACC, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Her work includes developing psychological interventions specifically designed to enhance change for those struggling with problem gambling. Her current research interests include treatment retention, cultural factors, and PTSD.
Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), ICGC-II (International Certified Gambling Counselor, level-II), BACC (Board Approved Clinical Consultant), CGT (Certified Gambling Disorder Trainer), AADC (Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor), has provided clinical oversight for the treatment and integration programs for Problem Gambling Services with the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) in Connecticut since 2014. Prior to his work with DMHAS, he provided treatment at United Community & Family Services (UCFS) for individuals impacted by gambling disorder and affected loved ones in Eastern Connecticut for seven years in the roles of supervisor and clinician of the Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program.
Fred was also a clinician in an Opioid Treatment Program for nearly two years at Community Substance Abuse Centers (CSAC) in Hartford, Connecticut. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Eastern Connecticut State University and his Master’s degree in Community Counseling at Fairfield University. Fred is the chair of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Treatment Committee.
Wiley Harwell is an LPC, an International Certified Gambling Counselor-level 2, and a Board Approved Clinical Consultant for gambling counselors. Wiley is the Ex. Dir. Of Oklahoma Association on Problem Gambling and Gaming. OAPGG is the official state affiliate for the National Council on Problem Gambling of which Wiley has been a board member for 6 years and the board president for two years. OAPGG offers advocacy for problem gambling clients and their family members, provides the problem gambling helpline, works with all the tribes for responsible gambling programs and trains all the counselors in Oklahoma to become certified.
Kelly Leppard is a Certified Prevention Specialist and the Primary Prevention Services Coordinator for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Problem Gambling Services. Kelly has been working in the prevention field on the local and state level since 2008. Kelly was formally a Prevention Coordinator for a Drug-Free Communities Coalition in Southington, CT and is a Past-President of the Connecticut Association of Prevention Professionals. She has a BA from Western New England University and is currently pursuing a MPA from the University of Connecticut.
Loreen Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II/BACC, Dr. Rugle brings 30 + years of experience in the field of problem and responsible gambling including treatment, prevention, research and responsible gambling to her current positions. She has managed problem gambling programs within the Veterans Administration, in the private sector, and within state systems. She has participated in research on brief screening for gambling problems, as well as a broad range of other problem gambling-related research projects. She has provided consultation and training on gambling disorder throughout the United States, for the military, and internationally. She is focusing her work on teaching, consulting, and supervision balanced with mindfulness practice.
Jeremy Wampler, ICGC-II, BACC, CGT, LADC is the Clinical Manager for the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Problem Gambling Services. Jeremy earned his Master in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University, and he has been practicing in the field of problem gambling for over a decade. He currently serves as President of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB), and also serves as President on the National Association of Administrators for Disordered Gambling Services (NAADGS) board. In his current role as a state administrator, Jeremy provides oversight for all statewide problem gambling services which includes problem gambling specific clinical services, disordered gambling integration programs, outreach and engagement, prevention, and recovery support services. Jeremy is an advocate and trainer, providing education and technical assistance for key stakeholders throughout the state and has begun expanding training and technical assistance to other states throughout the New England region, with a focus and passion on building capacity of the clinical workforce and supporting the growing needs of other service administrators in the problem gambling field.