Western PGRC

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What’s New:

We were very excited to continue raising awareness of problem gambling with our wonderful partner, Pinnacle Community Services. Kelley Swann and the “Pinnacle Parler” hosted the Western staff for a PG 101 event! We made some great new friends and even saw some familiar faces.

Our partnership grew with Px21, as Lisa Peterangelo organized a PG 101 event for staff. Px21 is dedicated to raising awareness of substance abuse throughout the region and we enjoyed meeting their wonderful staff!

Sally Yageric from ECCASAP introduced us to our new friends at FOCUS (For Our Community, Unity and Support). Gwen Bork shared all their hard work they are doing for the Lancaster area.  We are looking forward to partnering with FOCUS to help with their mission and help raise awareness of problem gambling.

It has been exciting and inspiring to see how our partner organizations have continued to support our community despite new challenges this season. We too are as passionate as ever to raise awareness about problem gambling through virtual learning opportunities, social media and electronic connections. We’re always here to help!



The Western Problem Gambling Resource Center 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 Western PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling in the western New York region through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

The Western Problem Gambling Resource Center 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 Western PGRC is truly the premier center for providing problem gambling services in the western New York region.

Western PGRC Team

  • Jeffrey Wierzbicki Team Leader

  • Angela DiRosa Program Manager

  • M. Erin Koprevich LCSW-R - Grand Island & North Tonawanda

  • Lisa C. Sherwood LCSW-R - Newfane

  • Janelle Pysz LMHC - Lewiston

  • Daniel J. Ort LMHC- Buffalo

  • Charles L. Fowler LCSW-R CASAC-G - Buffalo

  • Bernard A. Huber LCSW - Niagara Falls

  • Adam Giancarlo LCSW - Amherst

  • Kris Sokolofsky LCSW - Alden

  • Stephanie Wesner LMHC, CASAC - Hamburg

  • Lisa Mann LMHC, CASAC-2 - Angola & Orchard Park