CAT Staff

Joseph P. Lane, MBPA.



Joe Lane engages government, academic and industry sectors in the issues associated with systematically generating technology-based innovations with beneficial socioeconomic impacts.

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Christine Oddo.


CAT Client Services

Kimberly Naus directs the services for the Center for Assistive Technology including individual and group training for consumers, school districts, counselors, and other service providers.

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Associate Director, CAT Client Services

Erin is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Assistive Technology Professional, who works directly with individuals with disabilities to evaluate and implement assistive technology that facilitates independence and attainment of their goals. 

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Assistive Technology Evaluator and Instructor

Laura is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant dedicated to improving individuals’ occupational engagement, independence, and quality of life through education on and implementation of assistive technology.  

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Assistive Technology Evaluator and Instructor

Marisa has a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy and serves as an Assistive Technology Evaluator and Instructor with CAT Client Services.

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Douglas Whitford.

NYSCB/ACCES-VR Loan Program Operator

Douglas Whitford processes loan requests for the New Your State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB), and Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) Loan Programs at CAT Client Services. 


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