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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


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 . . .

Michael Nobo


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 . . .

Tierra Lindsey


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 . . .

Blessing Oparaji


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 . . .

Kristi Thomas


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 . . .

Elizabeth Heim


Elizabeth Heim is unusual because she prefers to treat children ages 5 and up. It is difficult to find a psychiatric professional who works with children. That is one reason that we are so pleased to have Elizabeth with us here at Inspired Psychiatric Care . . .

Elizabeth Francis

DNP, PMHNP-BC (taking new patients starting July 2024)

When you work with Elizabeth Francis as your psychiatric provider, you are working with someone who has a lifelong history of strong discipline, ambition and purpose-oriented objectives. Growing up in St. Louis, MO, Elizabeth was heavily involved in sports and piano. While attending Cox College in Springfield, MO for her B.S. in Nursing, she was the president of her nursing class for 2½ years. . . .

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.