Terri Sue Canale began her State service career with the California Department of Corrections 19 years ago. In 1999, Ms. Canale transferred to the Department of Justice, Division of Gambling Control, where she began working with the gambling industry. During her tenure with the Department of Justice, Ms. Canale received the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in 2000 and the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Supervision in 2007. In addition, she was a member of the North American Gaming Regulators Association from 2001-08 and served as the Western U.S. Regional Director from 2006-08.
In November 2008, she was appointed Deputy Director of the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Program’s Office of Problem Gambling. Deputy Director Canale developed and implemented the first state-funded problem gambling treatment services program. In addition, she has focused on providing multi-cultural, multi-lingual problem gambling prevention and treatment services to meet the diverse needs of the citizens of California. She has been active with the California and National Council’s on Problem Gambling. In 2011, Deputy Director Canale was elected to serve on the Board for the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators.