Central PGRC

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What’s New:

In 2019, We have been honored to welcome a team of amazing clinicians to our treatment network. These individuals are changing the lives of people struggling with problem gambling, as well as loved ones adversely affected.

2019 was a wonderful year.  It has been our honor to have met with many individuals, businesses and organizations across the 13-county region.  Connections the PGRC has made led to shared learning between everyone while partnering to bring awareness of problem gambling to different communities across the region.  The future looks bright with continued collaborations and new endeavors.

We’re grateful for the time Julie Dostal, the Executive Director of the LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, has taken this month to educate us about the Oneonta community and how we can work together to bring awareness to this hidden addiction.

Remember if your workplace, group or organization would like more information on problem gambling, to collaborate on an event or a presentation, please contact us.

Here to Help!  Should you, a loved one, friend or colleague need help or are concerned about gambling behaviors, please contact us at 315-413-4676.

Finally, if you are interested in joining the problem gambling referral network, please click HERE to for eligibility and benefits involved.  We’re always welcoming new clinicians.



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