VSE Recovery and Outreach Liaison
Jodie has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Lawrence University, a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University and is a graduate of the UMass/Boston Addiction Counselor Education Program. Jodie joined the MA Council on Gaming & Health in the Fall of 2012 where she works as the VSE Recovery & Outreach Liaison. Her responsibilities include assisting in the delivery of gambling related trainings aimed at capacity building for providers and serving as primary liaison for voluntary self-exclusion follow ups and the telephone recovery support program. Additionally, she is responsible for all recovery initiatives and information which include interacting with regional peer recovery centers to raise awareness about gambling disorder. She also manages the 24/7 Problem Gambling Helpline. Jodie has spoken on several recovery-oriented panels, been a keynote speaker and published articles for the About College publication and The Wager. She also co-authored chapter in: Responsible Gambling: Primary Stakeholder Perspectives (eds. Shaffer, H., Blaszczynski, A., Ladouceur, R., Fong, D., & Collins, P.). She participated in the CT Council on Problem Gambling video: Broken and been interviewed for the national podcast : All In: The Addicted Gamblers podcast. Jodie uses her life experience as a recovering alcoholic and compulsive gambler to raise awareness and compassion wherever possible. In 2019 she received the National Council on Problem Gambling Jeff Beck Recovery Ambassador award.