Our Team

Dr. Adma is a board-certified psychiatrist and a physician executive with extensive leadership experience. He has an extensive list of work experiences and professional accomplishments which include being the founder, President & CEO of Integrated Psychiatric Consultants, P.A., Medical Director at KVC Hospitals, Inc. a subsidiary of KVC Health Systems, Inc. for over 20 years, Assistant Professor at University of Kansas Medical Center and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He was a Physician Surveyor for The Joint Commission in the United States, and is currently a Physician Surveyor for Joint Commission International. His educational achievements include residency training in Psychiatry from University of Kansas Medical Center, Master’s in Nutrition and Food Management from the University of Central Oklahoma, Certification in Medical Quality from the American Board of Medical Quality, and Certification as a Physician Executive through American College of Physician Executives.

Dr. Adma has won several awards throughout his career. He won the “Student Voice Award”, a special recognition toward his dedication to teaching medical students. He was selected as the “Resident of the Year” in Psychiatry. He won the “Dorland Health People Award” which is awarded at a national level to honor excellence and dedication for healthcare professionals. He has been recognized as the “Professional Leader of the Year” by the Asian American Chamber of Commerce in Kansas City. He has been honored by the American Psychiatric Association as a Distinguished Fellow. He also won “Excellence in Medicine” award by American Telugu Association in 2018.

Ryan Speier is a healthcare executive with 15+ years experience working predominantly in the behavioral/mental health field leading multidisciplinary teams across a bi-state network of inpatient and outpatient services. Ryan successfully led the growth of a hospital network expanding to multiple locations in two states through strategic growth and acquisitions. As a leader, Ryan focuses on improving patient satisfaction and care outcomes, increasing employee retention and achievement scores, and enhancing internal communication. He strives to deliver on business growth and development, healthcare integration, governmental relations, and forming strategic partnerships. Ryan is driven by the mission and belief that all patients deserve the best care provided with the utmost respect and compassion and he instills this passion in all the teams he leads. 
As IPC’s Chief Operating Officer, Ryan oversees the day to day operations, financial outcomes, business strategy and growth, and ensures the satisfaction of our clients and providers.
Jon Corbin

Jon Corbin is a finance executive with 20 years combined experience in leading the finance and operational objectives for both a nonprofit healthcare organization and private equity backed insurance brokerage. Jon’s experiences also include the sourcing, negotiation, closing, and integration of acquired businesses and talent through merger and acquisition activity. Jon enjoys the challenge of a high-growth fast paced business environment. 

As IPC’s Chief Financial Officer, Jon oversees the financial functions of the practice and ensures the fiscal and operational objectives of the practice are attained.

Jyotsna Adma, M.D.

Jyotsna Adma, M.D. is dual board-certified in General Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She graduated from B.L.D.E.A.’s Shri B.M.Patil Medical College in India and completed her residency and fellowship training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has over 14 years of clinical experience providing services in various levels of care including inpatient, residential and outpatient programs. 

As IPC’s Executive Medical Director, she focuses on ensuring that high quality psychiatric care is being delivered by all IPC providers across various organizations that IPC has the privilege of providing psychiatric services to.

Brandy McCool

Brandy Shireman is a driven leader, with 7 years of experience in healthcare sales and account management. Most of her career was spent in the space of behavioral health and addictions treatment, where she has become an expert at assessing and filling needs within healthcare companies — of all sizes and levels of care. She is passionate about helping forge long-term partnerships that work to positively impact patient lives and clinical outcomes. Brandy is a two-time OIF Veteran and served 12 years in the Army Reserves, where she gained a multitude of skills and ethics that give her a unique and valuable outlook on business operations. She is a 2014 graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a Certificate in Sales & Customer Development through the Trulaske School of Business. She’s a proud mom of 2, and loves to volunteer her time to her alma mater, as well as organizations that help provide valuable mental health resources for her fellow Veterans. For IPC, Brandy works with partners in our community to see how IPC can best meet all of their psychiatric needs.

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JD Hergenrother is a passionate mental health advocate with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare field. He has worked in various positions throughout his career, always with the goal of increasing access to care for psychiatry services. He has a strong mission to decrease the stigma surrounding mental health care and expand the belief that everyone is deserving of high-quality mental health services no matter their situation.

JD has specifically focused his career on developing healthcare partnerships nationwide. He graduated from Missouri Southern State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and was a member of the Missouri Southern Lions baseball team.
As the Director of Business Innovations for IPC, JD is a leader in fostering and maintaining professional relationships with healthcare systems and clinics in the Midwest and beyond.

Jan Ediger brings a strong background in behavioral health in both hospital and outpatient settings, with an emphasis on operations and process improvement utilizing technology. Jan was a crucial part of a team who opened a new inpatient psychiatric hospital. She is knowledgeable of The Joint Commission standards and has been through multiple accreditation surveys with her primary role being compliance, education, and preparation. Jan believes her work matters and having trusting relationships in business is a key element in her success. She believes that her behind-the-scenes role helps those that are in direct care to focus on what they do best, resulting in better patient outcomes.
As Director of Business Management for IPC, Jan provides expertise in project management and process change and improvement, bringing her goal-oriented organization skills and attention to detail to her work. 
Outside of work, Jan enjoys time with family, traveling, reading, and cooking.

Kay Wentworth is an accomplished and passionate business development leader with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, behavioral health and substance use recovery. Kay’s many areas of expertise include her ability to build lasting, trusting relationships and develop unique sales strategies specific to each area of business and geographical location. She is a visionary and a passionate advocate for clients, patients and healthcare organizations to frame long-term, mutually-rewarding partnerships.

For Kay, being part of a team and feeling support from your teammates is one of the best feelings. She believes that, at IPC, we are not a team just because we work together, but because we respect, trust and care for one another.

Kay attended Wichita State University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology while raising her family, which includes her husband Dean, five kids and five grandkids (soon to be six!). She resides in El Dorado, KS, where she is a board member at the Family Life Center. In her free time, she enjoys cruising the roads on her motorcycle, traveling and hanging out with friends and family.

Lauren Partain

Lauren Partain received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies and Human Services, with a minor in Leadership Studies, from Kansas State University in 2014. 

As Director of Operations, Lauren is an exceptional leader who helps coordinate all aspects of the practice with ease. She helps in collaborating services at our organizations with the medical staff providers, facilitating process improvement projects, and making sure that day to day services for the facilities and medical staff are well-coordinated and completed. During the past seven years of her involvement with IPC, Lauren has taken a vital role in the growth of the practice.

Jessica Fairchilds is double board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. As a nurse practitioner, Jessica has worked in inpatient, outpatient and residential settings with all age groups. She received both NP degrees from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Previously, she worked as a nurse for seven years in the Nursery/NICU setting, always having a passion for the mental health field. 

Jessica is also the Director of Quality Improvement and Program Development for IPC. She monitors performance and documentation for all providers in the practice and provides feedback to promote improvement. Under Jessica’s purview, IPC explores many different quality metrics to ensure top quality providers are matched with opportunities. Jessica is a peer mentor for nurse practitioners in the practice and lends a helping hand to programs where needed. For program development, Jessica works with staff to update templates and processes to ensure best practice for our clients.

Jessica is a Mississippi girl, born and raised. After a two-year move to Kansas City, she moved back home to Mississippi, where she is surrounded by the comfort of family. She has been married to her husband, Lance, for four years. They are the proud parents of a 25-pound Maine Coon named Ringo and a puppy named Phoenix. Jessica is a hodophile and bibliophile who also loves to get lost in a good book about travel. 

Jackie Duffy graduated with her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Wayland Baptist University. She has over 20 years of health care recruitment experience in hospice, hospital systems, radiology and behavioral health. In addition, she is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force. For IPC, Jackie is a crucial part of adding valuable members to our growing team!

Lavanya Sirimalle

Lavanya Sirimalle is an MBA post graduate from Osmania University, in India. In the past, she has worked as an IT Professional. As Administrative Services Manager for IPC, Lavanya manages onboarding of new providers when they join the team, enrollment in health insurance and 401K plans, and all other aspects of Human Resources. On a personal note, she’s been married to Venkat Sirimalle for 23 years, and they have 2 beautiful daughters. As a family, they all love music and dancing. She loves to play table tennis, especially when challenged.

Jessica Ray

Jessica Ray has earned her Associate’s degree of Applied Science and Associate’s degree of General Studies from JCCC. Jessica has been working in the medical field for over 18 years, and has worked as a Billing Analyst and Credentialing Manager for multiple specialties since 2013. 

For IPC, Jessica is able to assist providers in our group with all aspects of credentialing with each of the facilities they provide services to, and helps with ongoing maintenance and organization when it comes to credentialing. Jessica is a wonderful resource to our providers and makes sure the credentialing process moves smoothly and seamlessly.

Sandy Bennington is a seasoned sales leader with over 25 years of experience in healthcare and consumer goods. As a part of the IPC Business Development team, she partners with hospital systems to meet their psychiatric needs. Most of Sandy’s career has been in pharmaceutical sales and account management. Sandy is a certified Miller Heiman Strategic Selling facilitator and has worked with many Fortune 500 sales organizations across the country.

Sandy received her bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Akron. Her passion is to make a difference in psychiatric care. Sandy has two grown children, her daughter is married with two baby boys, and her son will soon be off to college to play college football. In her free time, she volunteers at local charities and spends time with her family.

Kate Helfrich

Kate Helfrich completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and graduated cum laude from the University of Arkansas in 2018. With her role as a Medical Staff Coordinator, Kate is responsible for providing professional assistance to our medical and administrative staff members. She acts as a liaison between our medical providers and our clients through training of new staff and medical students, tele-psychiatry assistance, managing our staff’s scheduling, and providing any other assistance to ensure quality patient care. Kate has a key role in creating unity between the IPC staff and our clients.

Kanishka Mehra attended the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. As the Digital Marketing Specialist, Kanishka is tasked with developing content for social media, email campaigns, blogs, newsletters, and more. Kanishka’s experiences with creative strategy and passion for mental health come together in her work with IPC, as she aspires to cultivate brand awareness and create connection between IPC staff, providers, and partners.