The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has appointed Jaime Costello as Director of Programs. Costello is an experienced addiction and public health professional with nearly fifteen years of experience working in the problem gambling field.

The addition of the Director of Programs position aligns with NCPG’s strategic capacity-building initiatives as outlined in the $6.2M grant from the National Football League Foundation (NFLF), which aims to bolster problem gambling and responsible gambling awareness, services, and advocacy nationwide. In this role Costello will oversee planning, implementation, and evaluation of NCPG programs; support strategic planning efforts through consistent monitoring; and serve as a spokesperson for national problem gambling efforts.

“Jaime has had an exceptional career in problem gambling prevention and education. Her public health centric mindset and organizational 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,” Keith Whyte, Executive Director at NCPG, said.

Costello joins NCPG after serving as Bureau Director of Prevention and Training at the New York Council on Problem Gambling. There she played an integral role in the development and growth of the Problem Gambling Resource Centers ensuring that professionals, individuals, families, and communities have access to prevention and support services throughout the state.

“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 organization’s efforts to modernize the National Problem Gambling Helpline and achieve other milestones outlined in the NFLF grant,” Costello said.