Long Island PGRC

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What’s New:

We are so grateful to Counseling Service of Eastern District New York (CSEDNY) for allowing our team the opportunity to come in to learn about the CDSENY and speak about the services offered by the LI PGRC.  CDSENY is one of two outpatient programs in Long Island that are equipped to service those dealing solely with Problem Gambling.  We look forward to return in the future to meet and work with new staff.

We had a great conversation with staff from Adelphi University, thanks to Ms. Debie Crown.  We are looking forward to bringing the conversation of problem gambling to even more higher education campuses in the future.



The Long Island Region PGRC is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling.  The Long Island PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling in Long Island through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

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

Long Island PGRC Team

  • Malika Watson Team Leader

  • Justina Ferrara Program Manager

  • Diana Reuter Program Manager

  • Evan Michaels LCSW-R - Merrick

  • Donna Simons LCSW-R, CASAC - Wantagh

  • Richard Anemone LMHC, CAMS, MPS - Lynbrook

  • Theodore Bunin LCSW-R - Lawrence

  • John Bruno LMHC,NCC, SAP, CASAC - Amityville & Patchogue

  • Valisa Singh LMHC, CASAC, CRC - Huntington Station

  • Eileen DeRosa LCSW-R - Valley Stream

  • Michelle Scantlebury LCSW-R, CASAC - Valley Stream

  • Deborah Tarantino LCSW-R - Lindenhurst

  • Bettina Yanez LCSW - Melville

  • Teresa Kelly LCSW-R - Glen Cove

  • Christine Hunter LCSW-R, CASAC - Glen Head

  • Peter Digilio LCSW, CASAC - Port Jefferson

  • Emily Chappell LCSW - Medford

  • Heiko Ganzer LCSW CASAS-G - Rocky Point

  • Mary Calamia LCSW - Holbrook

  • Patrick Viviano LCSWR - Mineola

  • Dana Legrande LCSW - Bay Shore