Central PGRC

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What’s New:

We would like to give a great big shout and thank you to Jefferson County Senior Center Meal program in Alexandrea Bay, Clayton, Carthage, and Evans Mills.  We had the opportunity to introduce the Central PGRC to participants and have some meaningful conversations.

The Central Region Problem Gambling Staff also had the opportunity to collaborate with Cortland County Sheriff Department, the Cortland CD Subcommittee, Homer NY Police Chief Robert Pitman, Cortland Beacon Center, Theresa Davis at Chenango Health Network, Superintendent Chris Todd of Onondaga, Madison, Cortland and Oswego County BOCES.  We appreciate the opportunity to network with these agencies, learn about their communities and spread the word about the services we offer to those struggling with problem gambling across the central region.



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