Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling: Problem gambling leader named to National Board

Rose Gruber named secretary of the National Council on Problem Gambling

(Green Bay, WI) – Rose Gruber, who has played a vital role in the development and operation of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling (WCPG), has been elected as the new Secretary of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) Board of Directors.

“It’s a real honor to be selected to serve on the NCPG Board,” Gruber said. “As a statewide organization, we work closely with the national council on a variety of issues. I look forward to bringing our experiences with problem gambling to the national council while at the same time carrying the expertise from the national council back to Wisconsin.”

Gruber just recently reached 15 years with the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling, where she started as Helpline Coordinator before becoming Executive Director within two years. “We are very lucky to have someone like Rose to lead our efforts to help problem and compulsive gamblers in Wisconsin,” said Sharon Salm, president of the WCPG Board of Directors. “Rose brings passion and compassion to her role and is always looking at ways to help more people across the state.”

Gruber’s work with the WCPG is a perfect fit for her career which has focused on helping others. Prior to coming to the Council, Gruber worked with Help of Door County where she assisted victims of domestic violence.

In her role as WCPG Executive Director, Gruber leads the statewide public awareness effort, making hundreds of presentations throughout Wisconsin, distributing information about the issues of problem and compulsive gambling and the resources available to help those addicted, coordinating the statewide Problem Gambling Helpline and more.

The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling is funded by a public awareness grant from the State of Wisconsin and additional funding from donors, including Wisconsin Native American Tribes. The Council operates a 24-hour Helpline at 1-800-GAMBLE-5, distributes informational brochures, organizes an annual statewide conference, makes presentations on problem gambling and conducts training sessions for treatment providers interested in the special requirements for working with compulsive gamblers and their families.

For more information, visit www.wi-problemgamblers.org. WCPG is now on Facebook. Log on to Facebook, search for “Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling” and then click “like.”

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling Helpline at 1-800-GAMBLE-5 for confidential help.

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