Long Island PGRC

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What’s New:

Hello Long Island!

Summer is upon us, and Long Islanders are back on the move! This month, the Long Island PGRC is excited to welcome our new Team Leader, Pam Brenner-Davis to the team! Pam comes to the team with over a decade of experience in the Long Island non-profit and healthcare sectors. Be on the lookout for Pam in your local community as she works to spread awareness on problem gambling.

If you have not already done so, check out a new podcast being produced by the Mid-Hudson region PGRC. There can be many types of gambling, and it can affect anyone at any time in their life. The Mid-Hudson PGRC produces The Hidden Addiction Podcast to shed light on the often-hidden addiction of gambling and bring forth resources and information for those in need. You can listen here!



The Long Island 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 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

  • Justina Ferrara Program Manager

  • Diana Reuter Program Manager

  • Evan Michaels, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Donna Simons, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Richard Anemone, LMHC, CAMS, MPS Clinician

  • Theodore Bunin, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Valisa Singh, LMHC, CASAC, CRC Clinician

  • Eileen DeRosa, LCSW-R, CASAS-G Clinician

  • Michelle Scantlebury, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Deborah Tarantino, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Bettina Yanez, LCSW Clinician

  • Teresa Kelly, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Christine, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Peter Digilio, LCSW, CASAC Clinician

  • Emily Chappell, LCSW Clinician

  • Heiko Ganzer, LCSW CASAS-G Clinician

  • Mary Calamia, LCSW Clinician

  • Dana Legrande, LCSW Clinician

  • Laura Fanning, LCSW Clinician

  • Michael Longobardi, LMHC Clinician

  • Denise Taddonio, CASAC, LCSW Clinician

  • Gilbert Cruceta, LMHC Clinician

  • Meryl Leff, LCSW, CASAC Clinician

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