Staff Profiles

Clinical Staff

Kim, Frank

Franklin Kim, Ph.D., MSW

Licensed Psychologist
Interim Director

Frank joined CAPS in February 2010.  He received a Master of Social Welfare (MSW) degree at the University of California, Berkeley and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology through the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, non-profit organizations, and national mental health advocacy settings.

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Boyle, Lisa

Lisa Boyle, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Lisa is from Washington, D.C. and received a Master of Social Work degree from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  Lisa has lived and worked in a variety of places and settings.

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Tomatz, Matt

Matthew Tomatz, M.A., M.M., LPC, CACIII, CGP

Licensed Professional Counselor
Substance Abuse Program Coordinator

Matthew joined CAPS in 2008 as the Substance Abuse program Coordinator. Matthew holds a Master of Arts in Psychology (Contemplative Psychotherapy) from Naropa University, a Master of Music from the University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music with a certification to teach from the University of Houston.

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Bethune, Mya

Mya Bethune, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Clinical Coordinator

Mya first joined CAPS in 2008 as an Advanced Practicum student. After completing her Masters from the University of Colorado – Denver and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, she returned to CAPS as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in October, 2011. She is absolutely thrilled to be back on campus and working in our office.

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Moon, Dorothy

Dorothy Moon, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Group Coordinator

Dorothy joined the CAPS staff in August 2012. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business from the University of Waterloo in 2003. She then went to earn her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver in 2008.

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Sanchez, Jesus

Jesús Sanchez, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Co-Coordinator of Training

Jesús joined the staff of CAPS in 2012 as a licensed psychologist after working for over 20 years in a variety of settings providing direct services, including community mental health centers, inpatient treatment, and medical rehabilitation, as well as providing program consultation to organizations that work with vulnerable populations.

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Koelemay, Stephen

Stephen Koelemay, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Group Program Coordinator
Residence Life Coordinator

Stephen completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology with University of Denver at the Graduate School of Professional Psychology. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado in 2004 and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver in 2010.

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Kriakova, Dina

Dina Matic, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dina completed both her undergraduate and graduate training in New York. She received a B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University. Prior to joining CAPS, Dina has provided individual and group psychotherapy, crisis intervention, advocacy, teaching and consultation in a variety of educational, mental health counseling and hospital settings.

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Brett Kennedy, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Brett completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2000 with a specialized focus in health psychology.  He has been fortunate to have lived and worked in San Francisco, New York, and now Boulder and has developed a diverse, multi-cultural  clinical practice working with adolescents, adults and couples.

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Kenli Urruty, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Co-Coordinator of Training
Peer Educator/Volunteer Program Coordinator

Kenli joined CAPS in November 2014. Kenli completed her Ph.D. in Combined Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology at Utah State University in 2012. She also received her M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Utah State University in 2009 and her B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University in 2005

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Dana Udall, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dana joined CAPS after working in various university counseling centers, including the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed a Predoctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship before serving as an Interim Staff Psychologist.   

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Post-Doctoral Fellow

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Hannah Gammon, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Hannah joined the CAPS staff in August 2014 as a postdoctoral fellow after earning her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. In the year prior to her fellowship at CU, she completed a full-time internship at the Miami University Student Counseling Service in Oxford, Ohio. Hannah has worked in several university counseling center settings as well as one university office of disability services.

Hannah strives to develop collaborative, authentic, and encouraging relationships in order to support students in meeting their personalized needs and goals, utilizing their social networks and other resources, and realizing their potential for success and positive growth. She is enthusiastic about work with college students who represent a diverse array of cultures, identities, worldviews, and backgrounds. With a passion for outreach and social justice, Hannah is dedicated to promoting a welcoming and inclusive campus culture in which the unique experiences of all individuals are respected and embraced. Hannah is the CAPS liaison to both Disability Services and the Multicultural Greek Council. Also, she currently serves in the role as Co-Coordinator of the CAPS Peer Volunteer Program.

In her free time, Hannah enjoys running, dancing, outdoor adventures, live music shows, art and design, and spending time with her friends, partner, and dogs.

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Nahed Barakat, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Nahed joined CAPS in August 2014 after graduating with her Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degree from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University in California in 2008. She has worked in multiple settings including primary care, college counseling centers, and community mental health. Nahed’s clinical experiences and interests include working with college students with learning disabilities, cancer patients, depression, anxiety, stress, multicultural and diversity issues, obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD), and working with international students. Additionally, she speaks Arabic.

In her free time, Nahed can be found snowboarding in the Rockies, riding her bike, or waking up way too early on the weekend to watch English Premier League soccer (Go Chelsea!)


Pre-Doctoral Therapists

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John Bodycombe, Psy.D.

Pre-Doctoral Therapist

John is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology. He has experience working with community mental health in the Denver area.  He also has experience with trauma work in both nonprofit and correctional settings, and crisis intervention experience through work with a suicide prevention hotline in the New York City area.  He is passionate about helping people to improve their lives through greater understanding of their personal, interpersonal, and affective experiences.  He also uses a strengths based approach to help people realize their potential and enrich their lives.

In his spare time he enjoys live music, adventures, theatre, and board games.

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Amy Cheng, M.A.

Pre-Doctoral Therapist

Amy joined the CAPS team in 2014. She received a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2010 from Wheaton College. She is now pursuing her Psy.D. at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She has worked in a variety of settings, including the corrections system, a hospital, and community mental health clinics. She has provided individual and group therapy to adolescents, adults, and couples. Amy looks forward to working with young adults around issues like self-esteem, grief and loss, self-harm, transitions, and family or relationship issues. She takes a relational approach to therapy, working collaboratively with clients to gain greater insight and passion to create change. Her areas of interest include identity development, spirituality, and cross-culturalism.

When she’s not working, she enjoys biking, practicing yoga, crafting, and hiking.

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Leisha Chiles

Pre-Doctoral Therapist

Leisha Chiles received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from The Ohio State University.  She is currently a doctoral student in the clinical psychology program at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology.  Leisha has experience in high school and community mental health settings.  She is passionate about working with people during life’s transitions.  Leisha’s interests include depression, adjustment disorders, women’s issues, LGBTQ issues, and multicultural issues.  

When she is not working, Leisha enjoys hiking, photography, playing pool and seeing live music.

Cohen, Marsha

Marsha Cohen

Pre-Doctoral Therapist

Marsha received her Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Florida.  She is currently an advanced doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado.  She has experience with individual and couples and family counseling, psychological assessment, and supervision of beginning counselors.  She has worked with a variety of clients, including college students, adolescents and adults from the local community, and veterans.
Marsha works from a strengths-based approach, helping clients gain awareness of their natural strengths that will help them grow and develop.  She especially enjoys joining college students on their journeys as they adjust to college and learn more about themselves.  She is passionate about working with students on a variety of issues and is excited to join the CU community. Her areas of interest include resilience, identity development, relationship concerns, multicultural issues, spirituality, stress and anxiety.

In her spare time, Marsha enjoys baking, dancing, music, traveling, and watching Gator football.

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Alyssa Fredricks, M.S./Ed.S., NCC

Pre-Doctoral Therapist

Alyssa has dual-masters degrees in Mental Health Counseling from Florida State University and is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).  She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver.  She has previous experience working with college students in a variety of different inpatient and outpatient settings. Her area of interests and expertise include eating disorders, college student development, adjustment disorders, and substance abuse.

When she’s not working, Alyssa enjoys surfing, hiking and supporting the local art scene.

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Elizabeth Harris, M.A.

Pre-Doctoral Therapist

Elizabeth has a Master’s degree from NYU and is currently a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver. She has worked with diverse client populations supporting clients through a broad range of concerns during her service as a mental health provider at universities and community health centers. Elizabeth enjoys helping college students explore their identities, examine their relational patterns, and build their coping resources. Her research interests include multicultural issues and international student counseling.


Elizabeth enjoys cooking, practicing yoga, riding her bicycle, camping, soaking in hot springs, and exploring new travel destinations.


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Matthew Poon

Pre-Doctoral Therapist

Matt graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Psychology, and is currently a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology. He has experience working with college students, clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, clients living with severe and persistent mental illness, and multicultural populations, particularly the LGBTQ community.

Matt strives to create a safe space to help clients confront their fears, reconnect with their strengths, and identify what means most to them to live a more meaningful life. His areas of interest include LGBTQ issues, men's issues, and multicultural and cross-cultural issues.

Matt enjoys yoga, snowboarding, travelling, cooking, exploring new restaurants, volunteering, and making people laugh.

Administrative Staff

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Vanessa Luna

Admin Assistant III

Vanessa joined CAPS staff in 2010 managing our front desk and has expanded into several facets of our department. Checking in students, working with our Peer Educators and Volunteers, creating promotional material for CAPS and managing this website are just a few things she does. If you're not sure who you need to see or where you need to go, she's the person to talk to.

In her spare time, she plays roller derby with the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls.

Committees: Universal Design & Accessibility

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Karli Salas

Admin Assistant II

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