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The New Hampshire Council on Problem Gambling is a private nonprofit agency created to address the social, financial, and emotional costs of problem gambling.


Ed Talbot has served as the Executive Director of the Council since its inception. Ed is a retired corrections administrator with expertise in all aspects of organizational leadership. For almost four decades Ed has worked to bring the promise of recovery to men and women whose lives have been disrupted by addiction. His passion for the Council's mission is derived from the gratitude he has for his own recovery from addiction and the blessings that a recovery-based lifestyle has bestowed.


Maura McCann has been a part of the Council since well before its inception here in the Granite State. Instrumental in providing guidance and footing to launch this organization, she is currently the Director of Marketing for the New Hampshire Lottery Commission and has been employed by the State of New Hampshire for well over three decades. Maura very much enjoys her role and enjoys the people who donate their time in support of the Council.


Dot Duda, LMHC, P.G.S. MA. Dot has treated those afflicted with addictions, including disordered gambling. She recently retired as the Director of Outpatient Psychiatry and Addictions at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has presented trainings on problem gambling and currently has a private practice to treat those with this addiction.


Peter Duda is the Treasurer of the Council and lives in Nashua with his wife and two children. A Keene State College alumni, Peter graduated with a bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety. He is the Safety Director for a mid-sized Boston-based construction company.


The New Hampshire Council on Problem Gambling, is a private nonprofit agency created to address the social, financial and emotional costs of problem gambling. The Council provides information, education, advocacy and prevention services as well as referrals to treatment for problem gambling to those afflicted, their loved ones and the community.


To improve health and wellness by reducing the personal, social and economic costs of problem gambling.