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Featured Speakers

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Brianne Doura-Schawohl, Founder & CEO of Doura-Schawohl Consulting LLC
Brianne Doura-Schawohl is the Founder and CEO of Doura-Schawohl Consulting LLC, a global government relations firm specializing in problem and responsible gambling policy. She is an expert in public policy, government affairs, and communications, with a proven track-record of collaboration at the international, federal, state, and local levels. Brianne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington and resides in Fairfax, Virginia.

Jessica Parks, PhD, AFC ®, / MoneyStack Inc.

Dr. Jessica Parks (she/her) is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC ®) located in Las Vegas, NV. She assists families in budgeting, savings, credit-building, debt management, and other financial issues, in addition to teaching various finance courses at Nevada State College. Dr. Parks completed her doctoral education in Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia. She provides financial counseling services to Problem Gambling treatment providers and clients on the GamFin platform.

Dan Trolaro, VP of Prevention, EPIC Risk Management

Dan is the Vice President of Prevention in the US for EPIC Risk Management, and has previously served as the Assistant Executive Director for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey. With experience working in over 35 states, he has conducted numerous workshops, trainings, and keynote presentations nationwide, focusing on prevention, education, and emerging trends in sports betting, gaming, and internet gambling. 

Jamie Glick, Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LAC
Jamie is a licensed counselor providing mental health and performance therapy to athletes and various organizations including the NFLPA and the USOPC. He also serves as a Board Member of the Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado (PGCC). As a consultant for PGCC, his services include problem gambling education and prevention for youth statewide. Additionally, Jamie is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver School of Social Work and provides clinical leadership for behavioral health and substance use programs in the mountain region.

Elizabeth Thielen, Certified Problem Gambling Counselor
Elizabeth Thielen is a former amateur boxer and State/National champion that has directly faced the challenges of problematic gambling following a career-ending injury which shattered her dreams of turning professional. After battling compulsive gambling for years, she finally quit in 2011 and is now a certified problem gambling counselor dedicated to raising awareness about problem gambling among high-risk groups and particularly athletes.

Alex DeMarco, MASc, CEO & Founder of / MoneyStack Inc.

Alex DeMarco is the founder and CEO of MoneyStack which operates GamFin, an online platform that promotes financial counseling and training to both problem gambling treatment providers and their clients. He and his team have grown the community to 220+ members across 15 states and counting, including Colorado through a partnership with the Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado (PGCC). Prior to founding his company, Alex was a Director of Engineering at The New York Times.

Tommy Fritze, PsyD, LP, CMPC

Dr. Tommy Fritze is a Sport & Performance Psychologist at the University of Denver's Health & Counseling Center, where he also completed his master's and doctoral degrees. His training background includes anxiety disorders and sport psychology, and he has experience working with athletes, Olympic organizations, and members of military as part of his post-doctoral fellowship.

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