Awareness and prevention
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Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Chief Finance and Accounting Officer
Craig Swift is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with an extensive corporate services background in the Victorian Public Service. He is experienced in financial and risk management, audit services and corporate services administration. Craig has worked for the Office of Local Government, was previously Chief Finance Officer with the former Victorian Commission for Gaming Regulation, and also held managerial roles within the Department of Justice and Regulation portfolio.
Head, Research and Evaluation
Rosa has worked in gambling research for over 10 years, and at the foundation leads a team of six researchers. She has a strong academic background – and interest – in public health. Rosa was a senior research associate in gambling with the former Department of Justice and has worked on the longitudinal Victorian Gambling Study since its inception. Before working in the area of gambling, Rosa worked in the Victorian Department of Health.
Head, Professional Development Centre
Tony Clarkson is the Head of Professional Development Centre at the foundation. He has been the Clinical Services Manager of Gamblers Help Southern, Bentleigh Bayside where he has worked for over two years. Prior to this Tony worked as a Family Psychotherapist in London. He has a Masters in Psychotherapy and English Literature.
Roberta leads the development of the foundation's marketing and behaviour change strategies. With a strong consumer marketing background, Roberta has experience across all aspects of marketing and has held national marketing roles for Monash University and more recently the National Heart Foundation of Australia, where her personal interest in health and wellbeing developed.
Manager, Prevention Programs
Alice has worked in the gambling prevention area for the last 6 years - work that has included the establishment of the Venue Support Program, oversight of the Community Education program and implementation of the Local Prevention Grants Program. She now manages a suite of prevention programs funded by the foundation. Previous to this, she worked on the development of alcohol policy and the implementation of programs for women at a state level, as well as previously working on the development of social policy and programs for the Federal Government in Canberra.
Head, Gambler's Help Services
Andreana is the Head of Gambler's Help services and has responsibility for the relationship management and service and program development of the foundations funded Gambler's Help services.
Her background is in managing health and human services programs including the statewide child and family services program, and senior roles in regional and metropolitan Melbourne drug and alcohol programs. Prior to working in government Andreana worked in the community sector in youth, housing, homelessness, unemployment and drug and alcohol programs.
She is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable people in Victoria through the delivery of quality support services.
Head, Knowledge and Information
Tony Phillips is the Head of Knowledge and Information at the foundation. He has a long background in public policy and social science research, lecturing at the Universities of Melbourne, Adelaide and La Trobe. He was formerly Research Manager at the Responsible Gambling Advocacy Centre and has also worked for the Victorian parliament's joint investigatory committee on Family and Community Development.
Head, Strategic Communication
Janine is a former journalist who has held senior strategic communications and media relations roles in the education, research and justice sectors.
Before joining the foundation, she managed communications for the criminal, family and civil law practices at Victoria Legal Aid, the state’s largest legal service.
She is committed to working for organisations which make a positive difference to the community.