Diana Goode, Executive Director

Diana has been with the Council since May 2018. She brings 25 years of leadership experience and passion in the nonprofit sector to the important work of raising awareness about problem and responsible gambling. She currently serves as Secretary of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Affiliates Committee.

Diana previously held executive-level positions with Foodshare, Gifts of Love and Operation Fuel. Community participation and involvement is key to Diana; she has previously served as a board member for the Community Farm of Simsbury, Gackstatter Family Foundation, Avon Land Trust, and Farmington River Watershed.

Diana Goode, Executive Director

Kaitlin Foshay-Brown, Director of Programs & Services

Kaitlin Foshay Brown is a licensed professional counselor, licensed drug and alcohol counselor, internationally certified gambling counselor, and board certified clinical consultant for the National Council on Problem Gambling. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in psychology and sociology and received her master’s in clinical mental health counseling. In her role with the Council, she has facilitated workshops both regionally and nationally for students, providers, seniors, and recovery communities. Kaitlin currently serves on CT Suicide Advisory Board, Women’s Services Practice Improvement Collaborative as well as the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Helpline, Treatment, and Prevention Committees.

Kaitlin previously worked as a therapist for Connecticut Bettor Choice gambling-specific treatment programs, at The Connection Inc. and MCCA. She has experience with inpatient, detoxification, and intensive/outpatient treatment settings with a specialization in the field of co-occurring disorders for over 10 years.

Kaitlin Foshay-Brown, Clinical Helpline & Training Manager

Paul Tarbox, Manager of Advocacy and Communications

Bringing over a decade of experience serving as the primary staffer on the Connecticut General Assembly’s Veterans’ Affairs and Public Safety Committees, team leader for the Senate Majority Clerks, as a former gubernatorially appointed member to the Board of Trustees of a Connecticut state agency, as an advisor to United States Senators and Representatives in multiple official capacities, and through various local governmental appointments, Paul has been recognized as a respected presence at the State Capitol and a skilled problem solver with an in depth knowledge on how government works.

Paul has designed, participated in, and led training sessions for agency and institutional staff, interest groups, students, and veterans. An avid writer, Paul was the feature writer for a local biweekly newspaper and has had articles published in several newspapers and magazines.

Paul is a proud United States Army Combat Veteran who served In Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom II.