Mid-Hudson PGRC

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What’s New:

Maya Angelou was quoted saying “be present in all things and be thankful for all things”.  This month, the Mid-Hudson PGRC is practicing being present by recognizing the many ways we can be present and to be thankful. Here are some ways we have decided to stay present:  

  • Before our work week begins, our team finds time to check in, laugh, and support each other in whatever each other needs outside the workplace. 
  • We find ways to better support each other within the workplace. 
  • We strategize ways to better support our region in getting information out about problem gambling as well as connect those in need to services.   
  • Lastly, this month we are being present with our community partners by recognizing their hard work and asking them what they are grateful for? 

The Mid-Hudson PGRC is always thankful for the many community partners that have shared our information and continues to work with us to spread awareness about problem gambling.  To continue the spirit of being grateful and thankful, we have asked a few of our community partners What they are grateful for?  This is what they had to say: 

Linda Farina from SUNY Ulster stated,There are so many things I am grateful for everyday. I am honored to be one of your community partners and so grateful for the excellent work that you do for the community. I am looking forward to the training that you will be offering SUNY Ulster students, staff and faculty.  On a personal note, I am truly grateful for the health of my family in these uncertain times. I am grateful for the SUNY Ulster community, which I have been a part of for 32 years. 

Michele Landy from the Department of Community and Mental Health Westchester stated, “I am grateful for a large network of communities that share one major goal; supporting, caring and advocating for families and children whose voices are often unheard. 

We will continue to share on Facebook and Instagram.  Please follow us and share in our comments what you are grateful for.    



The Mid-Hudson 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 Mid-Hudson PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling within the Mid-Hudson New York region through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

The Mid-Hudson 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 Mid-Hudson PGRC is truly the premier organization providing problem gambling services in the Mid-Hudson region of New York State.

Mid-Hudson PGRC Team

  • Leilani Yizar Team Leader

  • Amanda Quintana Program Manager

  • Colleen Jones Program Manager

  • Donna Williams LCSW - Poughkeepsie

  • Thomas Rue LMHC - Monticello

  • William Lent LCSW - Rhinebeck

  • Sabrina Sanchez LCSW - Washingtonville

  • Denise Delph LCSW - New Rochelle

  • Carmen Elizondo Psy. D, LCSW-R - Newburgh

  • Jessica Mills LCSW - Beacon

  • LeKeisha Dawkins LCSW, CASAC, SAP - New Rochelle

  • Elizabeth Kolb LCSW - Sleepy Hallow

  • Gay Lee LCSW-R - Newburgh

  • Lawrence T. Force LCSW-R - Chappaqua & Pleasant Valley

  • Luis Lopez LMHC - Yonkers

  • Vassell G. O’Gilvie LCSW-R - Poughkeepsie

  • Annie Hennessey LCSW - Fishkill

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