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What’s New:

We had a wonderful time meeting new faces and networking, while also raising awareness of problem gambling with caring folks from all over the United Sates. We were excited to be part of the 2020 National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling! Thank you, Keith Whyte, Executive Director NCPG for an informative and interactive event!  

Western PGRC staff are excited about 2021 as we begin a new partnership with our friends Michael Martin and Star Wheeler at Native American Community Services It was great meeting new people and sharing our program with staff at the NACS monthly meeting. We were impressed with this terrific organization of dedicated and caring people!  

We would like to send a very special “thank you” to Billie Owens at The Batavian for continued support of the Western PGRC and help raising awareness of problem gambling. Thank you! 

Read the “Veterans and Active Military and Problem Gambling” article HERE! 

Western staff were happy to be invited to help raise awareness of problem gambling with Brian Hatch and Jeffrey Wasserman on the “All In” Podcast! We had a great time and look forward to working together to help those negatively impacted by problem gambling! 

Listen to the Western PGRC appearance here:All In – The Addicted Gamblers Podcast 

Follow us on Facebook at Western PGRC to stay up to date with training opportunities and to request a training for your organization or group! 

Connect with us on LinkedIn: Jeffrey Wierzbicki and Angela DiRosa. 

It has been exciting and inspiring to see how our partner organizations have continued to support our community despite new challenges the last few months. We too are as passionate as ever to raise awareness about problem gambling through virtual learning opportunities, social media and electronic connections. We’re here to help! 

If your organization would like to host a virtual Problem Gambling Training event, contact us today at jwierzbicki@nyproblemgambling.org!



The Western Problem Gambling Resource Center is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling, which is funded by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports.  The Western PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling in the western New York region through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

The Western Problem Gambling Resource Center is dedicated to the positive transformation of lives harmed by problem gambling. This vision of transformation includes individuals with a gambling problem as well as their families and communities. With a focus on supporting the individual and reducing barriers to care, the Western PGRC is truly the premier center for providing problem gambling services in the western New York region.

Western PGRC Team

  • Jeffrey Wierzbicki Team Leader

  • Angela DiRosa Program Manager

  • M. Erin Koprevich LCSW-R - Grand Island & North Tonawanda

  • Lisa C. Sherwood LCSW-R - Newfane

  • Janelle Pysz LMHC - Lewiston

  • Daniel J. Ort LMHC- Buffalo

  • Charles L. Fowler LCSW-R CASAC-G - Buffalo

  • Bernard A. Huber LCSW - Niagara Falls

  • Adam Giancarlo LCSW - Amherst

  • Kris Sokolofsky LCSW - Alden

  • Stephanie Wesner LMHC, CASAC - Hamburg

  • Lisa Mann LMHC, CASAC-2 - Angola & Orchard Park

Additional PGRC Team Programs:
NYS Office of Addictions Services and Supports Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention
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