Central PGRC

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What’s New:

In the month of November, the Central Problem Gambling Resource Center (PGRC) was grateful to have been invited to, and participated in, the following events:

  • CNY Veteran’s Expo and Parade
  • Oneida Hospital Employee Health Fair
  • Herkimer College Benefits Fair
  • The Good News Foundation Spiritual Leaders Educational Day
  • Marcy Correctional Facility Employee Assistance Fair
  • Northern Tier Provider’s Conference

We had the opportunity to present at the Northern Tier Provider’s Conference on problem gambling and what we can do together in the community to help those in need.  If your workplace or organization would like us to be a part of an event or present to staff or community members, please contact us today.

A special thank you to those clinicians, treatment and recovery providers, prevention providers, and YOU(th) Decide partners from the central region who attended this year’s NYCPG Annual Conference. It was a pleasure getting to meet many of you for the first time and reconnecting

The Central PGRC would like to welcome the newest members of our clinical network, Meredith Gorton serving Oneida County and David Bowman serving Onondaga County, who are now HERE TO HELP.  We are excited to have them as a part of our referral network.  We continue to actively recruit clinicians in Cayuga, Oswego, Onondaga, Cortland, St. Lawrence, Jefferson and Lewis Counties.  If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in joining our referral network, please contact us today.with those that we have an existing relationship with.



The Central Region PGRC 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 Central PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling within the Central New York region through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

The Central PGRC 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 Central PGRC is truly the premier organization providing problem gambling services in the central region of New York State.

Central PGRC Team

  • Elizabeth Toomey Team Leader

  • Jon Crandall Program Manager

  • Kim Nowakowski Program Manager

  • Brian Decker LMHC - Utica

  • Grace Puchalski LCSW - Liverpool

  • Kirsten Lesch MSW, MA, LMFT - Skaneateles

  • Melissa Kallfelz LMHC - Skaneateles

  • Tricia Dennis LMHC - Auburn