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, 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.
While in medical school, Dr. Sarma developed an interest in the mechanisms by which medications, including psychotropics, provide benefit. He also grew to appreciate that every individual has a unique background and a variety of medical and social elements which can be important when considering their treatment regimen. He strives to understand the overall background of his patients’ history, not just limited to psychiatric conditions. This is sometimes referred to as a “bio-psycho-social” model.
Dr. Sarma is board certified in addiction medicine. His interest in substance use disorders was sparked in 2005 when he attended a conference introducing a novel medication used in the treatment of opioid use disorders. He has worked in many facets of psychiatry, including hospital settings, geriatric outpatient settings, nursing homes and eating disorder programs. He limits his practice to serving only adults because that is where his greatest experience has been.
Psychiatric services provided through CARECONNEXT LLC, a Kansas professional limited liability company, doing business as Inspired Psychiatric Care.
Becky Austin-Morris, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Becky Austin-Morris is a psychiatric nurse practitioner with more 30 years of experience in all mental health care settings. She provides psychiatric evaluation and treatment for patients ages 5-60. She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is board certified by the ANCC as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) since 2011. She is licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri. She currently serves as the president of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association – Kansas Chapter.
Ms. Austin-Morris provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, care planning and medication management with a holistic perspective. Her belief is in using evidence-based treatments that treat patients ages 5-65 with a wide array of diagnoses: trauma, PTSD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), anxiety, mood disorders, adjustment disorders, and attachment disorders.
Ms. Austin-Morris was in private practice in Leawood, KS (2011-2015), and served as an independent consultant for several Kansas City mental health organizations. Her experience includes Marillac, KidsTLC, Johnson County Mental Health and Pathways (TFI) PRTF. Since 2016, she has held several leadership roles at Children’s Mercy Hospital.Ms. Austin-Morris has served as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Kansas School of Nursing since 2012.
Elizabeth Blanchard Hills, PMHNP-BC
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.
In 2008, she returned to college to become an RN/BSN and worked at the bedside on a variety of units (ICU, PCU, Telemetry, Ortho Neuro and Psych) for seven years. In 2018, she completed the PMHNP program with honors at Vanderbilt University. She was immediately hired by Heartland Behavioral Health, a children’s hospital in Nevada, MO, where she had done part of her clinical training during her Vanderbilt education.
Ms. Blanchard Hills also served on the staff of the Behavioral Health department at Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center in Kansas City, MO, where she treated patients across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults and older adults) for a variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, bi-polar and schizophrenia.
Ms. Blanchard Hills is on the legislative committee of the Kansas State Nurses Association and serves as a member at large for the Kansas Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
When treating her patients, Ms. Blanchard Hills uses a combination of talk therapy and medication management. She is a specialist in trauma therapy using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and a proponent of other non-medication options such as lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements.
LSCSW (KS), LCSW (MO)
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.
Since obtaining a Master of Social Welfare (MSW) degree at the University of Kansas in 2014, Glenda has continuously enhanced her therapeutic skills with more than a dozen different certifications and specialized workshops on trauma, suicide, substance abuse, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Much of Glenda’s professional experience has revolved around teenagers, suicidal ideation, sexual abuse and other forms of trauma such as robberies, shootings and combat violence. Before becoming a licensed clinical social worker, Glenda was a Family Support Specialist in Lenexa, KS for the Kansas Children’s Services League.
Her first role after earning an MSW in 2014 was as a bilingual practitioner for the The Family Conservancy in Kansas City, KS. After returning from her deployment in Iraq, she joined Vibrant Health in Kansas City, KS as a behavioral health specialist. Vibrant Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FHQC) which provides high-quality health care for the community, regardless of socio-economic obstacles.
Glenda prefers to work with teenagers and adults of any age. She is excellent at addressing anxiety, depression, PTSD, suicidal thoughts and other trauma such as sexual abuse and domestic violence.
Given her military background, she also identifies well with veterans.
Shane A. Hills
In 2020, Shane A. Hills launched Inspired Psychiatric Care, Inc., (IPC) in Overland Park, Kan., with the simple credo of “Compassion, Excellence and Convenience.”
The office, which is located on the 2nd floor of a bank building near 69 Highway and 135th Street, is serene and welcoming with beautiful works of original art, a trickling water fountain, and subtle spa music in the background.
In the course of Shane’s 30-year career in corporate America, he has been a marketing consultant for physicians, and he has held senior positions in most aspects of business including sales and marketing, operations and information technology. In addition to being a Project Management Professional (PMP(r)), he holds multiple IT-related certifications related to security and cloud architecture.
Shane is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP). This designation is held by fewer than 1,000 consultants, mostly in top-tier consulting firms. The CTP focuses on accounting and finance, management and law for companies in crisis.
Shane’s wife, Elizabeth Blanchard Hills, is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who works part-time at IPC. Through Elizabeth, Shane grew to appreciate the tremendous demand for behavioral health care, and the positive contribution that a well-run practice can provide to a community.
He intends to make IPC the best-marketed practice in Kansas City. IPC will be connecting with other behavioral health firms, primary care practices, hospitals, nursing homes, criminal justice systems and school districts. IPC has an outstanding website optimized for powerful search results on Google.
The practice is in a growth phase right now, seeking psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists and licensed clinical social workers who emulate our credo. If you or someone you know meet that criteria, please reach out to Shane at email@example.com.
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.