Post-Conference Workshop Presenters

Jacques Bromberg, PhD

Jacques Bromberg, Ph.D., is a Product Lead and Senior UX Researcher at MoneyStack, Inc. He holds graduate degrees from Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania and has built products for several industries, including investment banking, sales and marketing, publishing, and education.

Jasmine Countess

Jasmine Countess oversees responsible gaming efforts at the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. Her work ensures that Maryland casinos, instant bingo halls, and the lottery offer entertaining and positive player experiences supporting Maryland’s good causes.

Alex De Marco

Alex De Marco is the founder and CEO of MoneyStack, Inc. MoneyStack operates and other online financial education communities for nonprofits, government agencies, and corporate clients across the United States. Prior to MoneyStack, Alex was a Director of Engineering at The New York Times. Alex founded MoneyStack to bring modern software solutions and community-based collaborative learning methods to the field of financial education with the goal of helping consumers get out of debt, learn how money works, and live happier lives. 

Mary Drexler

Mary Drexler is the Director of the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Since 2017, she has been overseeing the Center’s initiatives in problem gambling prevention, awareness, treatment, peer support, and public policy. Before 2017, Ms. Drexler held the Responsible Gambling Program Coordinator position for three years for the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. Before moving to Maryland, she worked as Executive Director of the CT Council on Problem Gambling. Mary holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Connecticut.

Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson

Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson, MPA, ICPS, OCPC, serves as Chief of Prevention and Problem Gambling for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. She manages policy, planning, public engagement and workforce development for a statewide Prevention and Problem Gambling services system of care. In 2021-22, she worked to bring the new 988 Suicide Prevention Lifeline into Ohio. Stacey is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant and a Master Trainer in Healthy IDEAS. She has a Master’s in Public Administration from Ohio University and a BS in Communications from West Liberty University, WV. She served on City Council in Whitehall, Ohio.

Ted Hartwell

Mr. Hartwell has been on the Desert Research Institute (DRI) research faculty since 1991. He is in long-term recovery, promoting awareness of problem gambling as a consultant to the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling and serving on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling. He is the Principal Investigator of a DRI study on the impact of problem gambling in Indigenous communities in Nevada. Mr. Hartwell is a cellist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, husband to a recent Russian immigrant and the proud father of a precocious 17-year-old girl and three cats.

Ken Martz, PsyD, ICGC-II, BACC

Kenneth J. Martz, Psy.D. MBA is a licensed psychologist. He has worked in the treatment and management of addiction for the past 30 years across settings, including outpatient and residential settings. He was formerly the Special Assistant to the Secretary for the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dr. Martz has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. He has authored a dozen publications, and six bestsellers, including the international bestseller Manage My Emotions, translated into multiple languages. He has over 100 local, national and international presentations on addiction treatment.

Michael Sciandra

Life has taken Mike on a new professional journey, and he is excited to share that journey with anyone willing to listen! As a disordered gambler in recovery, Mike is passionate about sharing his story of addiction. He hopes to educate others about the consequences of problem gambling along with raising awareness for problem gambling treatment. Mike has also completed coursework for disordered gambling counseling certification. Previously, most of Mike’s previous professional experience took place in the business world in sales management and management consultation. Mike is also a serial-entrepreneur, and most notably operates a freelance promotional marketing business.

Louis Weigele, ICGC-II

Louis Weigele has over 40 years of social work experience encompassing practice, supervision and administration. He maintains an independent clinical practice in Rocky River, Ohio and teaches as an adjunct instructor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences of Case Western Reserve University. His professional qualifications include assessment and treatment of problem gambling and substance use disorders, severe and persistent mental illness, dual diagnosis and forensics. Mr. Weigele is an Ohio licensed independent social worker (LISW-S), a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, (BCD), and is an Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor-II (ICGC-II).

Amanda Winters

Amanda Winters is the Problem Gambling Program Administrator for the State of North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services, and is GamFin’s founding sponsor. She has worked in the Problem and Responsible Gambling field for more than seven years and holds Master’s degrees in Psychology, Social Work and Public Health. Amanda grew up all over the world. Before joining the Problem Gambling field, she worked as a public health advisor for the CDC serving the Freely Associated States and Territories’.