Manhattan PGRC

What’s New:

The Manhattan PGRC would like to thank Deborah Lavaud and Ray Martinez from the United Jewish Council on the East Side (UJCES) for inviting us to facilitate a fruitful discussion about problem gambling with the tenants in their Lower East Side program. Ms. Lavaud and Mr. Martinez were wonderful hosts and even surprised us with fresh produce and a delicious homemade dip made by one of the tenants! We look forward to continuing to work with UJCES to help spread the word about help for problem gambling in Manhattan.



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

The Manhattan 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 Manhattan PGRC is truly the premier center for providing problem gambling services in Manhattan, NY.

Manhattan PGRC Team

  • G.N. Bristol Team Leader

  • Sheena Smith Program Manager

  • Betsy Wroblewski LCSW - Upper East Side

  • Ronald Calderwood LMHC - Midtown

  • Ellen Friedman LCSW - Chelsea

  • Marie Colwell LCSW - Upper West Side

  • Rob Diamond LCSW - Mid-Town