About Region 4

Communities include: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Kensington, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Plymouth, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks

Amplify provides leadership for a team of consumers and professionals to raise awareness about problem gambling and connect them with resources that can help. With funding from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Problem Gambling Unit, Amplify Gambling Awareness Team leads training workshops for organizations, tailored to meet their unique needs.

Region 4 Coordinator

David Ruela, Program Coordinator, Amplify
178 Oakwood Drive
Glastonbury, CT 06033

David Ruela is the Region 4 Problem Gambling Coordinator with Amplify. David has been working directly in the prevention and recovery field since 2017. In 2021, he graduated from The University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Science with a concentration in Public Health and Health Promotion. David has experience working with children and families and applying the Wrap-Around model in his work. Through his experience in prevention and recovery, David has been able to improve outcomes in families, remove barriers, and promote a healthy lifestyle in the communities he works in. He is passionate about his work in the prevention field and is QPR-certified. David throughout his professional and personal life has worked with youth service groups, non-profits, and behavioral health organizations. David is driven by a genuine desire to create healthier and safer communities. He is a strong communicator and collaborator. David has demonstrated the ability to effectively engage with diverse populations, build relationships, and deliver impactful presentations.