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Meet Our Team

At Inspired Psychiatric Care, we are committed to working with dedicated professionals who come from a broad range of experience and education. Our providers often participate in or hold leadership roles in professional organizations. They also contribute to articles in leading journals, host webinars and make presentations at conferences.

Subbu J. Sarma, MD

Psychiatrist, Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine

Dr. Subbu J Sarma, a native of Chicago, brings a patient-centered approach to his work. He attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1995. Despite his love for science…

Elizabeth Blanchard Hills

PMHNP-BC, Clinical Director

Elizabeth Blanchard Hills brings a broad range of experience and maturity to her role as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). After earning a master’s degree in journalism (MSJ) from Northwestern University…

Christina Layton

PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Christina Layton radiates energy, commitment, and curiosity. She is not only a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, but also a family nurse practitioner. She has traveled extensively, even as a nurse educator in the east African… New patients book now!

Michael Nobo

LSCSW

Michael Nobo grew up in Topeka, KS and both of his parents were therapists. In 2009, he was planning to attend medical school. In that same year, however, Michael’s father passed away. During the memorial service, Michael learned… New patients book now!

Tierra Lindsey

PMHNP-BC

Before becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Tierra Lindsey worked almost 9 years as an RN in psychiatric settings. Her most extensive experience is with children and adolescents, but she has also worked with adults and in substance… New patients book now!

Yesenia Olmedo

PMHNP-BC

Yesenia “Yesi” Olmedo brings deep education and a diverse perspective to her role as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Inspired Psychiatric Care. In addition to her training in psychiatry, she is also a Family Nurse Practitioner and obtained… New patients book now!

Blessing Oparaji

PMHNP-BC

Blessing Oparaji, who was born in Nigeria but grew up in the United States, completed her BS in Nursing at the University of Missouri Kansas City. She then served in a variety of settings as a nurse, working with both adult and pediatric… New patients book now!

Kristi Thomas

PMHNP-BC

Kristi is from Kansas City. She started her nursing career in 2004 when she graduated with an associate degree in nursing from Penn Valley Community College. She later traveled to multiple states as a nurse and settled in Arizona for a while . . .

Petra Giubelio

Taking New Patients Starting in Mid-July

As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Petra Guiubileo’s priority when seeking a place to practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner was “inclusive mental health care.” She found that at Inspired Psychiatric Care . . .

Graduate Students

Elizabeth Blanchard Hills, PMHNP is a former corporate trainer herself and believes strongly in giving back to the community through mentorship of graduate students who are working to complete their graduate work to become psychiatric nurse practitioners. These students are thoroughly vetted and come from highly reputable institutions such as Vanderbilt (her alma mater), KU, UMKC, Wilkes University and others. We reserve the right to have a graduate student(s) participate in your care while supervised directly by Elizabeth…

Rosie Obi-Wan Chanute Hills

Official Inspired Psychiatric Care Therapy Dog

Rosie, our therapy dog, is 25% Lab and 75% Alaskan Malamute. She was rescued from a shelter in Chanute, KS in 2016 when she was 4 months old. Rosie was sick at the time, and our family went to Rosie’s Pizza in Chanute to decide whether to adopt her. Of course, we could not resist her cuteness so we went forward with the adoption. She has turned out to be the sweetest, most easy-going dog we’ve ever had. She now serves as our office mascot.