Long Island PGRC

What’s New:

Hi Long Island!

It’s bittersweet to know that our touring of the Seafield Outpatient facilities has come to an end. We are elated at the thought of how many clinicians are now more aware of our services and are fully equipped to refer those in need to the PGRC.

We had a great time meeting with the Copiague Cares community. They afforded us the opportunity to table at a great event they hosted where Dr. Dewy was the keynote speaker.

We owe a huge “thank you” to Meryl Cassidy, for inviting us to present at the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Long Island. We were able to meet so many great community giants as we learned about suicide in the region.



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