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Daniel W. Bishop, Psy.D., LPC, LP, LICS, Concordia University-Chicago, Dr. Bishop Counseling
Dr. Bishop is a licensed psychologist and licensed counselor. Dr. Bishop is core tenured faculty with Concordia University in Chicago in the Department of Counselor Education providing instruction and supervision in Clinical and School Counseling. Dr. Bishop has been in the mental health field for over 35 years working in various programs from outpatient for-profit and non-for-profit, IOP, residential and inpatient treatment programs. He remains active in the field providing outpatient counseling utilizing a group, individual, couple or family approach to persons presenting with various substance abuse and compulsive addictions, crisis and trauma counseling, as well as mood and thought disorders. Services include face-to-face and telehealth. Dr. Bishop provides supervision for counselors at both the certification and license level. His active research interests include sex, gambling, electronic and substance recovery, trauma informed care, and brief therapy.
Brianne Doura-Schawohl, Founder and CEO of Doura-Schawohl Consulting, Fairfax, VA
Brianne Doura-Schawohl is founder and CEO of Doura-Schawohl Consulting LLC, a boutique global government relations firm that specializes in problem and responsible gambling policy. She most recently served as Vice President of US Policy and Strategic Development for EPIC Risk Management, a global harm prevention consultancy, conducting work in over 24 countries. Prior to her role at EPIC, Brianne served as Legislative Director for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Her experience includes over a decade of leadership in advocacy, public policy, government affairs, and communications.
Doura-Schawohl’s practice spans a wide range of work with executive and legislative branch officials and private sector stakeholders at the international, federal, state, and local levels of government. She has a history of achievements in State and United States Congressional legislative work, including a diverse portfolio of complex problem gambling policy issues. This continues to be invaluable in her ability to make a difference on behalf of people with gambling problems around the world.
Doura-Schawohl works with Congress and numerous state legislatures and regulators to provide expert advice on gambling policy. She continues to work with stakeholders on both sides of the aisle. Additionally, she has been featured in numerous international, national, state and local media, including CNBC, Bloomberg, Forbes, ESPN, The Washington Post, and CBC.
Brianne was named one of the top 100 lobbyists in 2021 by the National Institute of Lobbying & Ethics (NILE), was featured as one of the 25 People to Watch in 2022 by Global Gaming Business and is an honoree of the 2023 class of 40 under 40 Emerging Leaders in Gaming. In 2019 she was appointed as a member of the Digital Gaming Advisory Group for the State of Hawaii and continues to serve on numerous coalitions. In 2020 and 2021 she was a guest faculty member for Seton Hall Law School at their Gaming Law, Compliance, and Integrity Program. Additionally, she continues to be a guest lecturer for the University of Minnesota, Global Institute for Responsible Sport Organizations. Doura-Schawohl continues to speak at many conferences and other public events on gaming policy in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia.
Doura-Schawohl serves on the Board of Directors for Kindbridge Behavioral Health and serves as part of the leadership team of the NILE Next Gen Executives committee, a group committed to advancing educational & networking opportunities for the next generation of leaders within the government relations profession. She is a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling military affairs committee.
Mrs. Doura-Schawohl holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington. She resides in Fairfax, Virginia with her family.
Michael Goldman, MA, PCGC, LPC, CRADC, CEAP, CuraLinc Healthcare, Glenview, IL
Michael Goldman has been a trainer and certified addictions counselor (CRADC) for the past 39 years, as well as a certified employee assistance professional (CEAP) counselor for the past 34 years. He is also a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a certified problem and compulsive gambling counselor (PCGC), and a qualified substance abuse professional (SAP). He has performed over 4,700 hours of wellness and behavioral health programs. He currently works for CuraLinc Healthcare as a formal referral specialist.
Jim Harrison, MS, LPC, CSAC, ICGC-II, BACC, Cornerstone Counseling Services, Milwaukee, WI
Jim Harrison is an AODA, Gambling Disorder, and Mental Health Counselor at LifeStance Health in Brookfield, Wisconsin, as well as a trainer and supervisor through the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling (WCPG) and International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB). He is also a member of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling Board of Directors and the Moraine Park Substance Abuse Counseling Advisory Committee.
Mr. Harrison received a BS degree in biology (Secondary Education) in 1968, and an MS degree in curriculum and supervision in 1981 from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He has over 40 years of counseling and teaching experience in high school and college settings. He taught biology, human anatomy and physiology, genetics, environmental science, and human growth and development. Mr. Harrison has also written curriculums on substance use disorders, human growth and development, futurism, environmental education, group counseling, and drum circles, as well as presenting these topics at various professional and educational conferences and workshops.
Mr. Harrison’s treatment specialties include substance use disorders, gambling issues, mental health disorders, OWI offenders, alternatives to revocation, pre-sentence investigations, and OWI assessments, and he is a Deferred Prosecution Agreement Monitor. His professional affiliations include NAADAC, WCPG, and NCPG.
Doug LaBelle, LCSW, ICGC-II, CEAP, Kenosha, WI
Doug LaBelle, LCSW, ICGC-II, CEAP, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Wisconsin, International Certified Gambling Counselor II, Certified Employee Assistance Professional, and a Trainer with the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling. He has over 35 years of experience as an administrator, clinician, trainer, and presenter. Doug has worked with organizations, groups, individuals, and families impacted by Behavioral Health Disorders including Substance Use Disorder, Gambling Disorder, and Gaming Disorder. Doug is currently working as an Independent Consultant, EAP Professional, Presenter, and Trainer with a specialty in Gambling/Gambling Disorder and Video Gaming/Gaming Disorder.
Michelle Malkin, JD, Ph.D., East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Michelle Malkin, JD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice at East Carolina University. She received a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a Juris Doctorate degree from Northeastern University School of Law, and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. Michelle’s research interests focus on problem gambling and gambling-motivated crime. In 2018, she received a research fellowship for her research on women and gambling-motivated crime from the Center for Gaming Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Malkin received the 2022 Dr. Durand Jacobs Dissertation Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling. Dr. Malkin has presented as a keynote speaker sharing her story and/or research on gambling-motivated crime at many state conferences including Michigan’s Problem Gambling Symposium, the New York Council on Problem Gambling Annual Conference, Illinois Council on Problem Gambling Annual Conference, the Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling and the Iowa Annual Governor’s Conference on Substance Abuse. She has also presented workshops on problem gambling, gambling & problem gambling in the LGBTQ+ community, and gambling-motivated crime for the Rhode Island Council on Problem Gambling, the National Association of Administrators for Disordered Gambling Services (NAADGS), the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling, and the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Peter Moran, LPC, Green Bay, WI
Peter Moran has a BS in Sociology and MA in Community Psychology, both from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. He spent 2 years doing inpatient counseling in an alcohol and drug treatment unit, 10 years doing crisis counseling at a crisis intervention center, and 24 years doing employee assistance counseling. Mr. Moran spent 10 years with the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling as a call responder.
Andrew Schreier, ICS, CSAC, LPC, ICGC-II, Clinical Supervisor, New Life Resources, Inc. and Community Medical Services-South Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls, WI
Andrew J. Schreier is an Independent Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and International Certified Gambling Counselor – II. He is the Wisconsin Clinical Coordinator for Community Medical Services – South Milwaukee that provides medicated-assisted treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder. He provides oversight and guidance for all clinical and behavioral health services. Mr. Schreier also works at New Life Resources, Inc. that provides individual counseling/therapy, children and adolescent services, couples/marital counseling, step/blended families, group therapy, addiction counseling, psychological testing, and consultation. Experience over the years includes working in group homes, a halfway house, residential, medicated-assisted treatment, and outpatient treatment settings working with a variety of addictions. He presents on various topics related to substance use, mental health, gambling, clinical supervision, ethics, and various other topics to statewide and national audiences. Mr. Schreier is the host of “Talking Addiction & Recovery” Podcast.
James Schreier, Ph.D., SPHR, Beyond the Far Cliffs, West Allis, WI
James W. Schreier, Ph.D., SPHR is a management, human resource, and leadership consultant with extensive teaching and consulting experience in a variety of industries. For ten years, he was one of the nation’s top instructors for the Society for Human Resources Certification Preparation Program. He has completed a Certification of Intensive Training in Treatment of Compulsive Gambling and has led explorations on the implications of gambling with a variety of foci, including internet gambling, youth, and sports gambling. He served as the Director of Training for a Native American casino for seven years.
James Schwartz, LCSW, CSAC, Silver Spring Psychotherapy Associates, Milwaukee, WI
James Schwartz is the clinical director and owner of Silver Spring Psychotherapy Associates in Milwaukee, WI. He has managed various substance abuse and mental health programs while working at Wisconsin Community Services for 17 years.
He has 45 years experience working with individuals and couples with a wide range of problems including substance abuse and gambling problems. He has also worked extensively with individuals who experience serious mental health problems.
Scott Webb, LCSW, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Madison WI
Scott Webb is a trauma survivor himself who has worked in the behavioral health field for 37 years. His career has included clinical, administrative, and consultative work. He is currently the Trauma-Informed Care Coordinator at the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services. He holds a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Since 2014, Scott has provided training and technical assistance on trauma-informed care principles to more than 17,500 clinicians statewide. His insights on trauma-informed care have been featured in articles published by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and Isthmus. He also has presented at numerous conferences and acted as keynote speaker for the UW-Madison School of Social Work, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin Conference, and the Wisconsin Personal Services Association.
James Williams, MSW, Madison, WI
James is an MSW/LCSW social worker. He has an undergraduate degree in education from UW-Milwaukee where he also obtained his master’s degree. He has experience in treating clients in a variety of settings. These settings include as an outpatient therapist and a mental health therapist at the Milwaukee County Jail. Currently, James is supervisor for AMRI Counseling Services supervising students who are training to be psychotherapists.
Ken Winters, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Oregon Research Institute-MN Location, Falcon Heights, MN
Ken C. Winters, Ph.D., is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute (MN location). Dr. Winters retired as a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota, where he founded and directed the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research for 25 years. He received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of addictions, including problem gambling. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, and the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. He has received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Health and various foundations and state agencies over a 35-year period, some of which focused on problem gambling. Dr. Winters was the 2005 recipient of the Senior Investigator Award by the National Center for Responsible Gaming and served on their Scientific Advisory Board for nearly a decade. He is currently a member of the National Center for Problem Gambling’s Research Committee.