CAPS Staff

Dr. Tamara McKay, LP

Interim Director of CAPS; Counseling Center Psychologist
As Interim Director, Dr. McKay manages and supervises CAPS staff, as well as organizes and develops CAPS programs and initiatives. Dr. McKay provides direct clinical services, conducts outreach presentations, and serves on various committees.  She also serves in the Psychology department at UM-Flint as Adjunct Lecturer.

Amanda Smith, MA, LLP

Campus Counselor

As a Campus Counselor, Amanda provides individual, couples, and group psychotherapy for currently enrolled students. She conducts outreach activities for the campus community, provides consultation services for faculty and staff, and provides students with psychological screening services. In addition to her service within CAPS, she is also Adjunct Lecturer in the Psychology Department here at UM-Flint.


Jennifer Thayer, MSW, LMSW, CAADC

Counseling Social Worker




Leanne Vamossy

Administrative Assistant
As the front-line administrative support for CAPS, Ms. Vamossy greets and provides information/services to students, faculty, and staff; assesses walk-in or phone inquiries for same-day crisis counseling or regular appointments; schedules appointments; oversees Testing Center activities for Accessibility Services; develops and updates campus communications; and provides a safe and confidential space for all students and clients. She has 9 years experience in a mental health setting and even more as administrative support staff. You will find her at the front desk greeting and providing services to all of UM-Flint students.