Queens PGRC

What’s New:

The Queens and Brooklyn PGRC’s would like to thank Ava Caldwell and her team at Brightpoint Health’s outpatient substance abuse clinic in East New York, Brooklyn for inviting our staff to facilitate a roundtable discussion about problem gambling. We are thankful for the lively and engaging conversation that was had and were happy to share information about resources with the counselors. We hope to continue to be in touch with the Brightpoint Health team as further opportunities for collaboration arise.



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

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

Queens PGRC Team

  • Genese Bristol Team Leader

  • Michael Suarez Program Manager


  • Eileen Dwyer LCSW - Bayside Hills

  • Mimose Nelson LCSW - Rosedale

  • Beth Scwartz LCSW, CPGC - Forest Hills

  • Ellen Reiner LCSW, CASAC - Forest Hills

  • Tracey Little LSCW, CASAC - Kew Gardens & Far Rockaway