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NCPG Board of Directors Welcomes New Member and New Vice President

Thursday, April 9, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Joel Simon
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Raquel Buari and Stacy Shaw step up into new roles.

The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), an advocacy organization for people and their families who are affected by problem gambling and gambling addiction, is proud to announce the appointment of a new Director for an Organizational Members seat and the election of a new Vice President. Jointly, the Board represents all NCPG organizational, individual, and affiliate members.

Raquel Buari joins the board to fill the Organizational Members seat vacated due to the recent resignation of Chelsea Turner. Raquel will serve for the remainder of the term through July 2022. She is the Vice President of Compliance for Four Winds Casinos, owned and operated by the Pokagon Band. Raquel began with Four Winds in 2009 and since 2014 has led the compliance team, which includes responsible gambling efforts.
Raquel served on the NCPG Planning Committee for the Tribal Summit on Responsible Gaming and the Awards Committee. She is an active Board member for both the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling and the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling. Raquel is a graduate of Ball State University and Valparaiso University School of Law.

Raquel said, “I look forward to continuing to contribute to the NCPG by bringing forward my experience with Tribal Gaming, law and regulation particularly in regard to casino operators. I’m keenly interested in how operators can continue to effectively improve their initiatives, policies and procedures for guests who are experiencing problems with gambling.”

NCPG is also excited to announce the election of Stacy Shaw to the office of Vice President. Stacy is serving in an Organizational seat for the Oregon Lottery and brings decades of experience to the organization. She provides award-winning leadership and strategic direction for the Lottery’s CSR initiative, including responsible gambling and problem gambling programs.

“NCPG is honored to have leaders like Raquel and Stacy,” said Keith Whyte, Executive Director of NCPG. “Their perspectives and experiences will be invaluable in helping to guide our organization through these difficult times.”

About the National Council on Problem Gambling
NCPG is the national advocate for people and their families who are affected by problem gambling. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gambling.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call or text the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at 1-800-522-4700 or visit www.ncpgambling.org/chat for confidential help.

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Joel Simon
Communications Manager
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joels@ncpgambling.org