Our Audiology Staff
Marie Ryan, M.A. CCC-A
Marie Ryan, M.A. CCC-A, received both her Bachelor and Masters Degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She currently serves as the Supervisor of Audiological Services at Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center. During her tenure she has served in such capacities as the coordinator of audiology services in the nursing homes and the coordinator of a community based senior screening program. Ms. Ryan is an accredited Occupational Hearing Conservationist through the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC). Ms. Ryan serves as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor in the Speech Language and Hearing Clinic at the University of New York at Buffalo and has been actively involved in various professional organizations. She has been the multiple recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Associations’ Award for Continuing Education (ACE). Ms. Ryan is currently on the teaching faculty of Canisius College in the graduate program for Deaf Education. In addition to her direct supervision of the audiology staff, Ms. Ryan specializes in Auditory Processing Evaluations, diagnostic audiology services and hearing aid services.
Ms. Ryan currently resides in West Seneca with her husband and two daughters. Ms. Ryan has been working at Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center since 1997.
Alison Ulatowski, Au.D.
Alison Ulatowski, Au.D., graduated from James Madison University in 2006 and received her Au.D. from The University at Buffalo in 2010. Dr. Ulatowski has been with Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center since 2007. As a graduate student, she worked at the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center as the Audiology Clinic Aide. Dr. Ulatowski completed her 4th Year Au.D. Externship at the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center and has been working as an Audiologist since 2010. Dr. Ulatowski holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (AHSA) and has served as clinical supervisor for 4th year Au.D. graduate students from the University at Buffalo. Dr. Ulatowski currently resides in Buffalo and enjoys biking and outdoor activities in her spare time. Dr. Ulatowski is known for her stylish taste in professional footwear.
Danielle Hartman, Au.D. began her career at the State University of New York College at Geneseo, where she received her Bachelors of Science in Communicative Disorders and Sciences. She then continued her education at Bloomsburg University in Northeast Pennsylvania where she was a member of the first Doctor of Audiology class to be conferred. Dr. Hartman worked for a number of years at a large otolaryngology practice in Manhattan before returning home to her family and friends in Buffalo. She specializes in diagnostic testing, including vestibular and auditory processing evaluations and enjoys seeing patients of all ages. Dr. Hartman currently holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech & Hearing Association in audiology, and is a Licensed New York State hearing aid dispenser and Audiologist.
Dr. Hartman currently resides in Amherst with her husband and son and likes to sample various local food and beverage selections. Dr. Hartman has been working at Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center since 2008.
Michelle Dubé, M.S.Ed, CCC-A
Michelle Dubé, M.S.Ed, CCC-A received both her Bachelor and Masters Degrees from the State University of New York at Fredonia. Ms. Dubé started her audiology career in Florida where she worked for an otolaryngology clinic. She moved back to Buffalo in 2004 and has been employed by Buffalo Hearing and Speech ever since. Ms. Dubé is part of the Cochlear Implant Team that provides services to both pediatric and adult populations. She is also the head audiologist in the BHSC Oral Deaf Education classrooms. Her other specialties are pediatrics, ABRs, hearing aids, and diagnostic evaluations. In addition she has served as clinical supervisor for 4th year AuD students.
Ms. Dubé currently lives in Lockport with her husband and two sons. Ms. Dube has been working at Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center since 2004.
Dr. Ashley Eisen
Ashley is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison (B.A. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences), and the University of Buffalo (M.A. and Au.D. in Audiology).
Dr. Eisen is thrilled to have achieved a goal she has been striving for since early in her undergraduate career, working with the pediatric population and specializing in ABR and pediatric hearing aid fittings. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), the American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Ashley has a true passion for working with clients of all ages.
Dr. Eisen currently resides in Buffalo and enjoys running, skiing, and yoga in her free time. She also has an interest in the ever-changing world of fashion, which in turn fuels her bargain shopping habit. Dr. Eisen has been working at Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center since 2009.
Michelle L. Miller, M.A., CCC/A
Michelle L. Miller, M.A., CCC/A currently works in the Williamsville satellite office. She received a bachelors of science degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Buffalo State College in 1998, and a master of arts degree in Audiology from the University of Buffalo in 2001. Mrs. Miller specializes in amplification with the geriatric population, tinnitus management, as well as Auditory Processing Disorder evaluations. She has been a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association since January of 2002. Mrs. Miller’s article “Turn the Volume Down” was published in Western New York Family Magazine in August of 2007.
Michelle Miller currently resides in Kenmore and enjoys spending time with her husband, Anthony, and son, Nathan. In her spare time, she enjoys baking. Michelle began working here at Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center in 1999 as an audiology student, and we are glad to have had her return in 2003 as an audiologist.
Averill Paes, Au.D.
Averill Paes, Au.D. , has been an audiologist for the past 20 years, having graduated in 1992 with her Master’s of Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada and her doctoral degree from Salus University in 2008. She has worked in private practice clinics, as well as hospital clinics, in both Canada and the United States. Dr. Paes has had the pleasure of seeing patients at Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center for the past five years and enjoys all aspects of her work including auditory processing, tinnitus management, speech reading, vestibular testing, amplification and diagnostics. She is especially committed to lifelong learning. She maintains membership with the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologist (CASLPA). She is also Board Certified with the American Board of Audiology (ABA) and holds her New York State hearing aid dispensing license. Dr. Paes has been working at Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center since 2007.
Dr. Paes lives in Amherst with her husband and two teenage daughters. She stays active by continually learning new skills. Currently she is learning to play the guitar and piano. She is also an avid knitter, seamstress, and culinarian.
Tracy McFarlane, AuD
Tracy McFarlane, AuD has been an audiologist for over 15 years. Tracy is a graduate of University at Buffalo with her Master’s Degree in 1997 and received her AuD from the University of Florida in 2001. She is a member of American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Dr. McFarlane works part-time in our Williamsville office, and specializes in diagnostic testing of both children and adults, hearing aid fittings, and Auditory Processing Disorder evaluations.
Dr. McFarlane lives in Clarence Center with her husband and three children. She enjoys travelling, skiing, and spending time with her family. Dr. McFarlane worked at Buffalo Hearing and Speech for a short time in 1998 and then returned with us again in 2004.
JoAnn Hammer, Au.D.
JoAnn Hammer, Au.D. Doctor of Audiology, has been an audiologist for over 20 years, having graduated in 1990 with her Master’s of Science in audiology from Hofstra University and her doctoral degree from Salus University in 2003. Dr. Hammer returned to Buffalo in 1992 and has been employed and associated with Buffalo Hearing and Speech ever since. During her tenure at the Center, she has served in the capacity of Manager of the Audiology Clinical Program and Coordinator of the Cochlear Implant Program. She is one of the original team members of the Cochlear Implant program since its inception in 1998.
Dr.Hammer joined the University of Buffalo Speech Language and Hearing Clinic as a Clinical Assistant Professor in September 2002. She is currently part of the Cochlear Implant Team at Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center that provides services to both pediatric and adult populations. At the University of Buffalo, Dr. Hammer is involved in clinical teaching of doctoral level audiology students and for the placement of students in community agencies, including Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center. She enjoys providing clinical services and training students in general audiology including auditory processing, tinnitus management, amplification, diagnostics, and cochlear implants.
Dr. Hammer currently lives in Williamsville with her husband and her son. She enjoys visiting her daughter in Myrtle Beach. In May 2004, Dr. Hammer received a recognition award from the Speech Language and Hearing Association of Western NY for outstanding service in the field of audiology.
Director of Clinical Services
Amy Bamrick is a licensed and ASHA Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who has had the privilege of working at BHSC since 2001. As Director of Clinical Services, Amy oversees the operations and development of the Audiology program at all clinical sites and in the community. Amy is a graduate of Boston College where she earned a B.A. in psychology. Amy received a second B.A. degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from the University of Buffalo, and received her Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Buffalo State College. Other certifications include VitalStim therapy provider for treatment of dysphagia, and certified Compton-PESL provider for accent modification services.
Caitlin Marczewski, Au.D.
Caitlin Marczewski, Au.D, received her Bachelors of Science in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from SUNY Geneseo in 2008. Upon graduating, she worked for as a hearing aid dispenser in a private practice. After realizing her need for more education, Caitlin completed her doctorate in Audiology at Towson University in Maryland. Her completed thesis, “Survey of Auditory Processing Protocols and Perceptions of Speech-Language Pathologists in Comparison with Perceptions of Audiologists” was presented at the American Speech Language and Hearing Association conference in 2013. While in Maryland, Caitlin completed clinical rotations at Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland Medical Center and St. Agnes Hospital. She specializes in both audiologic and vestibular evaluations, Auditory Processing evaluations as well as hearing aid fittings.
Caitlin resides in South Buffalo with her two Maine Coon cats. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing or gardening. She is also a member of Sombra de la Luna flamenco.
Kristine Weinert, Au.D.
Kristine Weinert, Au.D. began her career at Nazareth College of Rochester where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences. She continued her education at the University at Buffalo, and received her Au.D. in 2014. Kristine completed her 4th year Externship at Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, where she continued on as a Doctor of Audiology following graduation. She enjoys all areas of Audiology, including specialized testing (ABRs, tinnitus management, Vestibular and Auditory Processing evaluations) as well as amplification and diagnostics for all ages.
Dr. Weinert currently resides in Amherst with her husband and enjoys being outside, cooking, running, quilting spending time with her family and rooting for the Bills and Sabres!
Katrina Makey, Au.D.
Katrina Makey, Au.D., received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science in 2009 from the University at Buffalo. She then went on to receive the Doctor of Audiology degree in 2013, also from The University at Buffalo. Dr. Makey completed her 4th year Au.D. externship at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. She also completed a rotation during her graduate program at the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center. Katrina holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence through the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed through New York State as an Audiologist and as a hearing aid dispenser.
Dr. Makey currently resides with her husband and dog. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and shopping.