CAT Staff & Affiliates

Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer (KT4TT)

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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Susan M. Arnold, AAS.

Susan M. Arnold, AAS

Director of Dissemination


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


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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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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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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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


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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