Meet the Supervisors


Meet Julie Branch

Niagara Falls Site Supervisor

Julie Branch grew up in the town of Lancaster. She attended Bryant and Stratton Business Institute where she received an Associate’s degree in Visual Communications.  Julie spent 12 years in food service management until she accepted a position as a receptionist in the medical field. Her employment with Northtowns Oral Surgery began in 2008 as a receptionist, but Julie now serves a dual role as the Site Supervisor of our E. Amherst location as well as the Implant Coordinator.
Julie moved to Niagara County with her two children in January 2013 and currently lives in the Village of Wilson. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, as well as doing construction on her dream home which is just walking distance from Lake Ontario.


Meet Gail Gatas

Tonawanda Site Supervisor

Gail Gatas is the Site Supervisor for the Tonawanda office.  She has been with Northtowns Oral Surgery for 10 years, beginning her career here in 2008.  After a long career with Kids R Us, in 2004 she went back to school and became a certified medical secretary after which she worked for a large primary care office for a number of years.   Gail’s main objective as the Site Supervisor is to ensure that our patients have the best experience we can provide.

 
 


Meet Sarah Prowse 

Billing Manager

Sarah is the Billing Manager for Northtowns Oral Surgery. She began her career here in 2018. Sarah is originally from Gilbert, Arizona and moved to Buffalo around 2011.

Sarah graduated from Bryant and Stratton College with a degree in Medical Coding and Billing. She has a certification from the AAPC as a Certified Professional Coder as of 2018. Sarah has been doing dental billing since 2013.

Sarah is engaged to be married in June 2019. She enjoys all Buffalo sports teams. Sarah also enjoys spending time with her family and friends in her free time. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet Fatima Rogala

Clinical Manager

Fatima Rogala is the Clinical Manager for Northtowns Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. She began working in the dentistry field in 2009 as a Dental Assistant, and is a Registered Dental Assistant with Expanded Functions in New York State. Fatima has 10 years of experience in the dental field and works closely with staff and doctors to provide a high level of care for our patients. She has also been serving in the Army Reserve since 2008 and is currently a full-time student working on her Bachelor’s Degree. When she is not working, Fatima enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Meet Miriam Portos

Lockport Site Supervisor

Miriam moved to Niagara county 21 years ago. She has an Associate’s degree in Education, and is also fluent in Spanish. Miriam has worked in the medical and dental fields for 19 years. She first joined Northtowns Oral Surgery in 2012 as a receptionist, but Miriam now serves a dual role as both the Site Supervisor for our Lockport location, as well as an Implant Coordinator. 

Miriam lives in Lockport with her two children, and their dog Buddy. She enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, rollerblading and on a cold, rainy day, enjoys watching old movies.