Northeast PGRC

What’s New:

Spring is in the air! Our team has been so very fortunate to continue to receive warm welcomes from so many agencies and organizations across our 15 county region.

Thank you to Linda Lewis from Unity House of Troy for sharing information about the vast array of services they offer to residents in and around Troy, NY and having a conversation with us about problem gambling.

Special thanks to Saratoga County Public Health for meeting with us to discuss ways to address the issue of problem gambling and to ensure those struggling get the help they need.

We are grateful for the opportunity to have met with the Albany County Probation and Warren County Probation Departments to discuss the potential impact of problem gambling among the populations they serve and to provide some education and resources to those departments.

Our Program Managers had the opportunity to visit one of the St. Peter’s Addiction Recovery Center (SPARC) in Saratoga recently to learn about the services they provide to those struggling with addiction. We appreciated the opportunity to share information about our services we offer to those with gambling addiction as well. We look forward to continuing this partnership with the regional SPARCs.

We are so excited to have met with the Carol Rosbozom, Commissioner for the Department of Aging in Rensselaer County to discuss the many ways we can partner with them to help increase awareness and help educate seniors about the risks associated with problem gambling.

Thank you to all of those who continue to partner with us to help raise awareness of this issue and connect those struggling with gambling to treatment.



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