She will supervise the planning, implementation, and evaluation of NCPG programmes.
US.- National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has named Jaime Costello as director of programmes. Costello will supervise the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the body’s programes and support strategic planning efforts. She will also serve as a spokesperson for national problem gambling efforts.
With almost 15 years of experience working in the problem gambling area, Costello is an experienced addiction and public health professional. Previously, she served as bureau director of prevention and training at the New York Council on Problem Gambling.
Keith Whyte, NCPG executive director, said: “Jaime has had an exceptional career in problem gambling prevention and education. Her public health-centric mindset and organisational leadership skills make her ideally qualified for this position. We look forward to the growth of NCPG programs under Jaime’s unique combination of energy, thought leadership, and experience.”
Jaime Costello commented: “I am thrilled to join the NCPG team. NCPG has a unique position in the national conversation around problem gambling and responsible gambling, bringing all sectors together to create long-term change. I am excited to contribute to the organisation’s efforts to modernise the National Problem Gambling Helpline and achieve other milestones outlined in the NFLF grant.”
The role aligns with the national council’s capacity-building initiatives, as outlined in the $6.2m grant from the National Football League Foundation (NFLF) to help boost problem gambling and responsible gambling awareness, services and advocacy in the US.
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