Jose Garcia

Welcome to the supplemental learning for the Project Build-Up Learning Academy: Promoting and Providing Problem Gambling Services to Latinx Communities. This video is hosted by Ms. Nakita Sconsoni, Community Health Educator at the Division on Addiction at Cambridge Health Alliance. In this video, Ms. Sconsoni interviews Mr. Jose Garcia about the impacts of legalized land-based and online gambling on the Latinx community. Mr. Garcia has been the Director of culturally-specific and linguistic services at New Horizons Programs since 2003. He has been in the gambling and addictions field for 27 years. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Mental Health and Addiction Certification Board of Oregon. Mr. Garcia is the chair of the Hispanic Advisory Committee for the City of Hermiston, Oregon, where he works with local and state representatives. He has been a member of the Multicultural Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling at the Oregon Health Authority in Salem, Oregon for 14 years.