Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

Ohio Gambling Treatment Fellowship


The Ohio Gambling Treatment Fellowship Program - "The Fellowship" - is an intensive yearlong, forty-hour educational and supervisory program for clinicians certified in gambling disorder treatment. The goals of the Fellowship are to prepare clinicians in providing gambling treatment services, aiding private practitioners and community agencies in improving problem gambling services, professional development, and strengthening Ohio's workforce. This program provides further training and expertise in the treatment of gambling disorder, case conceptualization, supervisory techniques, professional development such as presentations, webinars and research acumen, and hands-on learning of the Gambling Industry from operation and regulation partners.

Dr. Heather Chapman, Ph.D., ICGC-II, BACC

The Fellowship began in FY2016 and has graduated 27 Fellows over five classes. These 27 Fellows represent private practice and community agencies, serve county boards and provide problem gambling services throughout the regions of Ohio, including multiple Fellows from the Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati, Dayton and Akron areas. The Fellowship often includes Fellowship Alumni as guest speakers and presenters, making the program cyclical in nature. Dr. Heather A. Chapman, Ph.D., ICGC-II, BACC helped incept the program, working as the Fellowship Facilitator for many years. Dr. Chapman continues to serve PGNO in numerous capacities, including overseeing the Gambling Counselor Supervision Program.

Mike Rosen, LPCC-S

The Fellowship is currently facilitated by Mike Rosen, LPCC-S. Mike serves as the Vice President of Clinic Services at Center for Addiction Treatment. Since 2011, he has provided supervision and clinical direction to the counseling department and its support team. His efforts assure that quality clinical care is guided by “Best Practices” principles and that the counseling staff is operating in accordance with OhioMHAS guidelines.

The 2021 program has been adapted to be project-based. The current cohort is focused on creating projects designed to increase buy-in for gambling services, developing gambling disorder training manuals for clinicians at their agencies, and exploring how pet-assisted therapy can be useful in preventing and treating gambling disorder. The fellows have been immersed in research and communication with experts in the field to inform these projects. Fellows will develop and deliver presentations on their projects at the conclusion of the program. 


For more information about the Fellowship Program please contact Program Manager, Cory Brown, at


Fellowship Alumni


Class of 2016
  • Joshua Francis - Dayton
  • Scott Knapp - Cleveland
  • Mike Rosen - Cincinnati
  • Marilyn Rule - Toledo
  • Bryan Traband – Cleveland
Class of 2017
  • Lisa Foisel - Cleveland
  • Maria Garner - Columbus
  • Beth Logan Batzer - Columbus
  • Katie Shaw-Jones - Cincinnati
  • Alicia Snyder - Cleveland
  • Lou Weigele – Cleveland
Class of 2018
  • Gary Gonnella - Dayton
  • Maggie Hyland - Cleveland
  • Bruce Jones - Columbus
  • Steve Kapela - Toledo
  • Diana Padrutt - Springfield
  • Amanda Ross – Cleveland
Class of 2019
  • Ken Buzzelli - Cleveland
  • Kierstyn Crawford - Dayton
  • Katrina Holt - Cleveland
  • Ken Holt - Cleveland
  • Rhonda Norman - Cincinnati
  • Les Waite – Cleveland
Class of 2020
  • Megan Cunningham - Toledo
  • Nan Franks - Cincinnati
  • Kasey McCormack - Cleveland
  • Bill Newberry – Kent

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