Meet the Board
TerryAnn Bowen has an undergraduate degree in law enforcement, a Masters in Pastoral Studies degree from Seattle University, and is currently completing work on her Doctoral Dissertation for a Doctor of Ministry degree. Her dissertation has an emphasis on Twelve Step spirituality intertwined with Catholic teaching. TerryAnn has been actively involved in lay ministry since 1993, and for a number of years was on staff at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, including holding the position of Director of Religious Education. In addition to her academic endeavors and work life, she also has an active, ongoing interest in the recovery community. TerryAnn joined the board in 2014.
Executive Director, Recreational Gaming Association
As the Executive Director and lobbyist for the Recreational Gaming Association (RGA), Dolores Chiechi serves and represents non-tribal card room licensees, employees, and the vendors that service the industry. Ms. Chiechi helped develop legislation to fund the state’s problem gambling program and is now Chair of the state’s Problem Gambling Advisory Committee. She also is past president of the Washington Society of Association Executives. Her lobbying skills and industry expertise have made her a valuable asset to the ECPG Board, where she has served since 2007.
Eric Durban – Treasurer
CFO, Muckleshoot Casino
As the Chief Financial Officer for the Muckleshoot Casino, Eric Durban brings a wealth of experience in business and gaming to the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling. Eric came to the Northwest after graduating from Babson College, just outside of Boston. He arrived as a VISTA volunteer and spent a year with the Tacoma Urban League and another with the Quileute Indian Tribe, which lead to his position as their Business Manager. He also spent five years working for the accounting firm Dwyer, Pemberton & Coulson of Tacoma, during which time he completed the requirements to become a CPA. Eric has been with the Muckleshoot Tribe for the past 24 years, serving as the Casino’s Controller and the Tribe’s Comptroller before moving into his current position, where he has been for the past 17 years. Eric joined the ECPG board in 2014.
Deputy Director, Washington Indian Gaming Association
Rebecca Kaldor is the Deputy Director at the Washington Indian Gaming Association (WIGA), where she works on federal and state policy issues affecting tribal governments. Prior to her work at WIGA, Rebecca held a position with the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs where she was a communication and outreach specialist. While at the Governor’s Office, Ms. Kaldor worked as a liaison between Governor Gregoire, her senior staff and executive cabinet, and tribal leaders in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
Ms. Kaldor also serves on the Native Vote Washington Board and is the President of the Women’s Spirit Coalition, both nonprofit groups working in Indian Country.
Ms. Kaldor is an enrolled member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and a descendant of the Suquamish Tribe. She grew up in Poulsbo, Washington and now lives in Olympia. In her spare time, Ms. Kaldor enjoys exploring new cities, training for a half marathon, volunteering and spending time with her family and friends. Ms. Kaldor joined the ECPG board in 2011.
Ty Lostutter, Ph.D. – President
Assistant Director, Psychology Internship Program – University of Washington
For more than a decade, Dr. Lostutter’s work at the University of Washington has focused on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of problem gambling and other addictive behaviors. He and his colleagues were the first to examine problem gambling among youth and young adults in Viet Nam, the results of which have been recently published in the journal, Youth & Society. He is currently analyzing the outcomes of the web-based gambling prevention program he created and plans to publish the results from that study in the coming months. In addition to problem gambling, Dr. Lostutter also conducts research on substance use, HIV prevention, and cultural issues. Dr. Lostutter joined the Board of the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling in 2007.
David Malone – Vice President
Partner, Miller, Malone & Tellefson
Dave Malone has been with Miller, Malone & Tellefson since October 1999. He is an expert in regulatory licensing issues and has worked closely with state and tribal gaming commissions the last eleven years. In addition to extensive hearing work before the Washington State Gambling Commission and the Washington State Liquor Control Board, Dave has written advisory opinions on Class II and III gaming in several states, regulatory gaming compliance in Washington, and machine gaming in numerous jurisdictions including Mexico, Canada, and Israel. Dave has served as a co-chair of the Northwest Gaming Summit since 2006, and is currently the Vice President of the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling.
Prior to joining the firm, Dave spent five years with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office where he represented both the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the State Parks and Recreation Commission. As an Assistant Attorney General, Dave provided legal counsel on such issues as the DNR Habitat Conservation Plan and the State’s salmon recovery efforts. Dave also took part in litigation at the state and federal level involving the Habitat Conservation Plan, the Loomis State Forest, and aquatic lands.
Dave earned a Bachelor’s of Arts with distinction from the University of Washington, a J. D. from Seattle University School of Law (formerly the University of Puget Sound School of Law), and a Master of Marine Affairs from the University of Washington. In addition to being admitted to practice in Washington State, Dave is admitted to practice before both the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Charles Maurer, Ph.D. – Board Member Emeritus
Dr. Maurer is a clinical psychologist and certified gambling counselor. Dr. Maurer became a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in 1979. He was the founding president of the Washington State Council on Problem Gambling in 1991 (renamed the Evergreen Council/ECPG). He served on the NCPG Board of Directors for a number of years, including terms as President. In June 2009, he received the Dr. Robert Custer Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Council.