CAT Staff

Joseph P. Lane, MBPA.

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.

Kimberly S. Naus, BBA, MS Ed


CAT Client Services

Kimberly Naus coordinates the training 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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Erin Brunelle, MS, OTR/L.

Erin Brunelle, MS, OTR/L


CAT Client Services

Erin is an Occupational Therapist and UB alumnus, who works directly with individuals with various disabilities to evaluate and implement assistive technology that facilitates independence and attainment of their goals.

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Jessica Berzins

Occupational Therapist

Jessica is an Occupational Therapist who conducts client-centered Assistive Technology evaluations and trainings with clients of all ages and abilities to promote successful occupational engagement and achievement. 

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Brendan Stapley.

Brendan Stapley, BA, ATP

Assistive Technology Evaluator and Instructor

A UB alumnus, Brendan is an Assistive Technology Professional who helps increase the well-being and independence of people with disabilities through increasing access to technology solutions.

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Douglas Whitford.

Douglas E. Whitford

NYSCB Loan Program Operator

CAT Client Services

Douglas Whitford processes loan requests for the New Your State Commission for the Blind.
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