CAT Staff & Affiliates

Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT)

Joseph P. Lane, MBPA

Joseph P. Lane, MBPA

Director

CAT

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

Director

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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Susan M. Arnold, AAS

Susan M. Arnold, AAS

Director of Dissemination

KT4TT

Sue Arnold is responsible for website design and content, pre/post material submission for publications and presentations for the Center on KT4TT.
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Erin Brunelle, MS, OTR/L

Erin Brunelle, MS, OTR/L

TRAINING COORDINATOR

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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Jennifer Flagg, MBA

Jennifer L. Flagg, MBA

Co-Principal Investigator

KT4TT

Jen Flagg has more than a decade of experience in the commercialization of medical and assistive technology devices.
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Ivan Gonzalez

Ivan A. Gonzalez, AAS

Research Support Specialist

CAT Client Services

Ivan Gonzalez works with persons involved in CAT's client services through State contracts, School districts or private payment who have previously participated in CAT's assessment services.
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James A. Leahy, BS

James A. Leahy, BS

Co-Principal Investigator

KT4TT

Jim Leahy leads the “Participatory Observer Project” for the Center on KT4TT at the University at Buffalo.
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Michelle Lockett

Michelle M. Lockett, MBA

Senior Analyst

KT4TT

Michelle Lockett develops relationships with other NIDILRR technology grantees in search of barriers and best practices involved in the process of product development and technology transfer. 
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Molly Snyder

Molly Snyder, AAS, BS, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Molly is an Occupational Therapist who conducts Assistive Technology (AT) evaluations and trainings with clients off all ages/abilities to promote successful participation with career and/or educational goals.

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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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Vathsala Stone

Vathsala I. Stone, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

and Program Evaluator

KT4TT

As a project team member for 14 years, Dr. Vathsala Stone has designed all of our research projects as well as our evaluation programs.
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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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Laurie Yarnes

Laurie J. Yarnes, BS

Research Support Specialist

KT4TT

As a graphic designer with CAT since 1999, Laurie Yarnes has been instrumental in designing creative promotional material to enhance the Center on KT4TT.
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