Former Colorado Gaming Association President David Jacques Farahi has been appointed as the Executive Chairman of problem gambling mental health care provider Kindbridge as it seeks to ramp up its US operations.
Farahi will lead Kindbridge’s board of directors through a time when it is expanding its provision of care for problem gamblers across the US where he will liaise with the industry, government and regulators.
Boasting years of gaming experience, as well as serving four terms as President of the Colorado Gaming Association, Farahi has served as Chief Operating Officer of Monarch Casino & Resort and Executive Chairman of Quick Custom Intelligence.
“I am thrilled to join the Kindbridge team and to be a part of their mission to improve the lives of people struggling with gambling and gaming disorders,” Farahi said. “I look forward to leveraging my experience in the gaming and healthcare industries to help Kindbridge continue to innovate and provide the highest quality care for its patients.”
Kindbridge is an organization that is dedicated to building a network of mental health treatment providers focused on gambling and gaming disorders in the US. The organization states that it can remotely diagnose and treat qualified disorders that may arise from ill mental health.
In his career, the new Chairman – according to Kindbridge – has used a data-driven approach to improve the guest experience and has used his skills across government relations, investor relations, and healthcare.
The care provider explained that these skills will be “invaluable as he works to embed mental health services and products into the casino industry’s player journey to advance consumer protections”.
“We are excited to have David on board as our Executive Chairman,” said Kindbridge CEO and Founder Daniel Umfleet. “His expertise and leadership will be instrumental in advancing our mission to provide the highest quality behavioral health services to those in need.”