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 Sarma

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, two of his favorite subjects included philosophy and theology. He then attended St. Louis University Medical School where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1999. Following that, he completed a four-year psychiatry residency at The Chicago Medical School.

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Elizabeth Blanchard Hills | Inspired Psychiatric Care

Elizabeth Blanchard Hills, PMHNP-BC, Clinical Director

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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 in 1988, she was an award-winning television medical reporter for ten years. This was followed by five years as a corporate trainer and several entrepreneurial pursuits related to health care.

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Glenda Hernandez | Inspired Psychiatric Care

Glenda Hernandez


Glenda Hernandez provides a unique perspective to her role as a social worker. She came to the United States from Mexico at the age of 10, and she is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has also served in the United States Army Reserve (USAR) since 2004, including a 10-month deployment to Iraq in 2017.

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Christina Layton

Christina Layton, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner

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 country of Uganda. She dedicated her entire year in 2020 as a bedside nurse for COVID-19 patients in New York and Texas.

Christina’s diverse experiences and educational background lend her a valuable perspective in her capacity as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

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Jennifer Cooper

Jennifer Cooper Nobo, LSCSW

Jennifer Nobo attended K-State for her undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in women’s studies. She then completed her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Kansas. She is a K-Stater at heart, but Jayhawks usually forgive her for that.

“I honestly could not imagine a more gratifying career,” Jennifer says. “I get to witness people in their most vulnerable states and the growth that can come from that vulnerability when they have the right tools in place. Getting to play even a small role in someone else’s growth is an honor.”

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Michael Nobo

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 from one of his father’s clients that his father had significantly changed that person’s life. Inspired by this, Michael changed his course of study from medicine to social work and therapy.

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Elli Jones


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

When Elli Jones was nine years old, she moved with her family from Vietnam to California. She obtained her BS in Nursing from Grand View College in Des Moines, Iowa. She later followed that with a Master of Science in Nursing at St. Luke’s College of Health Sciences in Kansas City, MO. She worked as a nurse practitioner in neurology for many years before obtaining her post master’s certificate as a psychiatric nurse practitioner in 2022.

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Tierra Lindsey

Tierra Lindsey, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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 detoxification. She obtained her nursing degree from The University of Kansas in 2014, and her master’s degree as a psychiatric nurse practitioner from UMKC.

“Since I was a child, I have always had the desire to help people,” Tierra says. “While obtaining my bachelor’s degree, my favorite courses were psychology, sociology and human growth and development. I am fascinated by how the mind and body work together.”

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Graduate Students

Graduate Students may be Participating

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.