Long Island PGRC

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What’s New:

Hello Long Island !

We would like to congratulate Well Life Network for obtaining their gambling waiver that will be utilized within their outpatient program sites. Well Life takes a proactive stance on gambling addiction and believes in the mission of the PGRC. We are fortunate to have such a strong partnership with this organization.  We understand that each individual is different with regard to the level of support needed in recovery.  Well Life Network opens another door that helps connect our community to care.

Our annual NYCPG conference was a hit! We had 560 attendees a great turn out for our first virtual conference. We received a wealth of information covering topics such as gambling & trauma, rebuilding marriage & the family through recovery, the importance of language in recovery etc.  You can find conference materials HERE.  Thank you to everyone from the Long Island Region who attended our event!

Lastly, we would like to welcome Gilbert Cruceta, our newest clinician from Babylon NY! Gilbert is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), who has a passion for helping others and giving them “a place to start”.



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 - Merrick

  • Donna Simons LCSW-R, CASAC - Wantagh

  • Richard Anemone LMHC, CAMS, MPS - Lynbrook

  • Theodore Bunin LCSW-R - Lawrence

  • Valisa Singh LMHC, CASAC, CRC - Huntington Station

  • Eileen DeRosa LCSW-R, CASAS-G - 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 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

  • Dana Legrande LCSW - Bay Shore

  • Laura Fanning LCSW - Riverhead

  • Michael Longobardi LMHC - Roslyn

  • Denise Taddonio LCSW - E. Northport

  • Gilbert Cruceta Babylon - LMHC

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