Board of Directors

The ICRG is overseen by a Board of Directors that provides oversight to assure the financial well being of the organization. Further, board members serve as Ambassadors for ICRG, tomake sure others are aware of our mission and the importance of the work that we do. Board members assist in securing financial support for the ICRG both directly and indirectly to assure that new research can be initiated annually.

Board Officers

Arthur Paikowsky
President Emeritus
Phil Satre

Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Wynn Resorts

Chair Emeritus
Alan M. Feldman

Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming
UNLV International Gaming Institute

Mark Lipparelli

Founder, Gioco Ventures LLC
Former Chairman, Nevada Gaming Control Board

Secretary and Treasurer
Christine Reilly

Senior Research Director
International Center for Responsible Gaming

Board Members

Maria-Christina Annaloro

Director of Government Relations and Responsible Gaming
Sands Corp.

Steven Crystal

Chairman of Board and President
Automated Cashless Systems, Inc.

Alex Dixon

Chief Executive Officer
Q Casino

Daron Dorsey

Executive Director

Dean Hestermann

Vice President, Issues Management and Strategic Communications
Caesars Entertainment

Alison Kutler

Vice President of Sustainability and Responsible Gaming at FanDuel

Stephen Martino

Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
MGM Resorts International

Bill Miller

President & CEO
American Gaming Association

Eileen Moore Johnson

Vegas Loop General Manager
The Boring Company

Sheila Morago

Executive Director
Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association

M. Cristina Romero De Alba


LOYRA Law Firm

Birgitte Sand

Independent Consultant

Birgitte Sand & Associates ApS

Kathleen M. Scanlan

Former Executive Director Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

Scott Seligman

Seligman Western Enterprises, Ltd

Michael Soll

The Innovation Group

Kate Spilde, PhD, MBA

Endowed Chair, Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming
Professor, San Diego State University

Mark Vander Linden

Director of Research and Responsible Gaming
Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Andrew Zarnett

Managing Director, Head of Gaming
Investment Banking at Jefferies LLC

ICRG Advisory Council

The ICRG Advisory Council is a group of industry leaders that provides guidance and direction to the President on topics related to responsible gambling.

Trevor J. Croker

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Aristocrat Leisure Limited

Jonathan Halkyard

Chief Financial Officer
MGM Resorts International

Bobby Soper

President and CEO
Sun Gaming & Hospitality

Laurens Vosloo

Chief Executive Officer
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Ellen Whittemore

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Wynn Resorts, Ltd.

ICRG Scientific Advisory Board

The ICRG’s competitive grant-making process is overseen by a Scientific Advisory Board that is composed of leading independent scientists with expertise in addiction and related topics. They monitor the conduct of the research grants and make final grant-making decisions for ICRG-funded research projects.

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H., Chair

Dean's Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Associate Dean for Research and Planning
College of Public Health & Health Professions
College of Medicine
University of Florida

Tammy Chung, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

David C. Hodgins, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology
University of Calgary

Miriam Jorgensen, M.P.P., Ph.D.

Research Director, Native Nations Institute
University of Arizona
Research Director, Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development
Harvard University

Gloria Miele, Ph.D.

Program Director, Opiod and Stimulant Implementation Support
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
Chair, UCLA ISAP Continuing Medical Education Committee

T. Celeste Napier, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Center for Compulsive Behavior and Addiction
Rush University Medical Center

ICRG Staff

The ICRG staff is dedicated to funding the highest quality research and advancing public education about gambling disorder and responsible gaming. Please feel free to contact them by email below.

Arthur Paikowsky
Senior Research Director
Christine Reilly
Director of Conference Operations
Keli Elkins
Senior Fundraiser
Joshua Belkin
Director of Tribal Nations Relations and Communications
Nicole Scott
Executive Assistant
Noelle Mancini