our team

Janine Robinson – M.Ed., CPGC

Janine Robinson, M.Ed., CPGC

Janine is an internationally recognized expert in program development and teaching for addictions treatment systems and for responsible gambling training to gaming industry staff.

Since 1999, she has provided evidence-based clinical training for all problem gambling therapists in Ontario, Canada. She leads responsible gambling training for Ontario's gaming industry; these training programs on responding to problem gambling have been implemented province-wide by Ontario Lottery and Gaming, helping OLG achieve the highest level of responsible gaming accreditation granted by the World Lottery Association. Janine has worked as a problem and responsible gambling consultant throughout the world.

She currently is employed as an Advanced Practice Clinician and Educator at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada, where she leads prevention and treatment education initiatives for the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario.

Janine’s Masters of Education and community development background bring a perspective of diversity and inclusion to her work. She is particularly interested in gambling and ethnicity, and has developed targeted training packages for addictions counsellors and for gaming industry staff. Examples include indigenous and multicultural counselling in Australia’s Northern Territory, and responsible service of gambling for the state of South Australia. In 2010, she presented the Keynote Address at the Diversity and Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Janine is sought after for her understanding of awareness and treatment for First Nations populations and has presented on the topic in Canada, Australia, the U.S. and New Zealand.

Janine has had extensive clinical experience with individual and group counselling providing crisis intervention, assessment, outpatient treatment, relapse prevention, and case management. She specialized in cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques. She has developed curriculum for addictions treatment counsellors and allied professionals; provided training in ethics and clinical care; and participated in clinical research. She is Past Chair, Georgian College Addictions Program Advisory Committee, where she has been a member since 2004.

Janine is engaging and demanding – her humour, directness and sensitivity draw passion and commitment from training participants. Individuals from both the treatment system and gambling industry rate Janine as a highly effective trainer and educator.

Karen Choi

Judith Glynn

Principal – M.Sc.

Karen Choi

Karen Choi

Principal – Ph.D.

Karen Choi

Darcy GlynWilliams


Max Abbott

BA, BSc, MA, Ph.D., DipClinPsych, MNZCCP

Alex Blaszczynski

BA (Econ), MA, Dip Psych, Ph.D., MAPS

W. A. (Bill) Bogart

B.A., LL.B., LL.M.

Janine Robinson


Samantha Thomas

Ph.D. Community Health

Rachel Volberg