Northeast PGRC

What’s New:

Summer is here. We hope everyone takes an opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather and take advantage of some of the great community events happening in and around our region.

We are continually expanding our network of problem gambling treatment specialists in the northeast region. We’re so grateful to have amazing clinicians in our network who are ready and willing to help those struggling with a gambling addiction. Our team has been traveling all throughout our magnificent region to meet with these providers and hear about the great work they are doing. We continually strive to provide the highest quality of services for our individuals in need.  We would like to extend a huge thank you to those professionals who are helping people on their road to recovery!

Our Team has had the pleasure of connecting with area providers such as the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center and Conifer Park Chemical Dependency Outpatient Clinics. We are always eager to learn more about the services available to our community members. Our goal is to make appropriate referrals and get help for those in need.

To help us plan our youth directed prevention efforts, we reached out to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Capital Area. In our conversations, we learned about the efforts they are taking to help build strong relationships with youth in their community.  We are excited to partner with the Boys and Girls Club by exploring summer programming options that aim to educate youth about the risks associated with underage gambling.

Our team had the opportunity to attend the Schoharie County Human Services Coordinating Council and learn all about the amazing programs and services available for seniors and others in and around the area. We continue to be impressed by the collaborative efforts that are being made throughout the region to pool resources and ensure that the needs of our residents are met. We are so appreciative for the warm welcome we receive when we attend these meetings. We are grateful for the opportunity to be able to come to the table to provide additional resources and services for those struggling with gambling addiction.

We would like to thank our partners in the Saratoga region who put together a wonderful panel of experts to talk about the Opioid epidemic. Our team showed support for this cause by tabling at the event at the Ballston Spa Senior High School. Addiction impacts us all and if we work together, we can assist people in getting the help they need.



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

The Northeast 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 Northeast PGRC is truly the premier organization providing problem gambling services in the Northeastern region of New York State.

Northeast PGRC Team

  • Brandy Richards Team Leader

  • Amy McBride Program Manager

  • Robin Fetterman Program Manager

  • Adam O'Brien LMHC, CASAC - Chatham

  • Mabatho Lucia Matima LCSW - Valatie

  • Krystal Gleason LMHC - Glens Falls

  • Rivka Cilley LCSW - Saranac Lake

  • Joseph Mc Kay LCSW-R, CASAC - Glens Falls and Malta

  • Jessica Wright LMHC, CASAC - Albany

  • Richard Morey LCSW, CASAC - Ballston Spa

  • Helen Lynch LCSW-R - Albany, Schenectady & Saratoga

  • Howard Halligan CASAC, GLMHC - Delmar

  • Zach Forbes LCSW, PLLC - Latham

  • Timothy Crumley LMHC - Saratoga Springs

  • Mary Ann Badenoch LMHC - Ticonderoga

  • Valerie Ainsworth LCSW-R - West Chazy

  • Jackie Torrance LMHC - Wilmington

  • Diana Ashton LCSW - Troy

  • Elizabeth Iseman CASAC, LCSW - Delanson

  • Scott Heider LMSW - Glens Falls