Program Staff


Molly Willis, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC 
Clinical Staff UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services
Molly Willis is a nationally board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has been practicing at UCSD’s outpatient adult psychiatric services since 2016. She completed her undergraduate work at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds dual Masters of Science in Nursing degrees: one in Nursing Education (East Carolina University) and the other in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (University of San Diego). Prior to joining UCSD’s Outpatient Psychiatric Services team Ms. Willis worked in multiple inpatient psychiatric settings as a Registered Nurse. Her professional areas of interest include community mental health, telemedicine for mental health, pre-licensure nurse practitioner clinical training programs, and interprofessional development. Currently, she is a member of several professional organizations including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, as well as Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.



Elizabeth Sears-Wiley MSN,APRN,PMHNP-BC 
Clinical Staff Clinical Staff UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services 
Mrs. Sears-Wiley is board certified PMHNP graduate of the University of San Diego, School of Nursing, having completed her training at the University of California, San Diego Outpatient Services-Hillcrest. Previously she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego as well as a Bachelor of Nursing degree from California State University, San Marcos. Her BSN led her to Sharp Grossmont’s Behavioral Health Services, where she fulfilled various roles within that unit, including charge nurse, night shift council and contributor to patient and employee improvement projects. She is a current member of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Psychiatric Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International.


Sara Pai, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Clinical Staff UCSD Outpatient Psychiatric Services

Ms. Pai is a board certified PMHNP and graduate of the University of Michigan where she completed both her BSN, and MSN Nursing degrees. Her training and experience took place working for the University of Michigan's Inpatient Psychiatric Services Clinic. Prior to joining the UCSD's Outpatient Services-Hillcrest team, Ms. Pai served as Charge Nurse for the Intensive Care Unit at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital. Her special interest within the PMHNP field include community psychiatry, thought disorders specifically schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders, and working with underserved populations that experience economic disparities. Ms. Pai prides herself on providing family and patient centered care by establishing a relationship, ensuring that they feel comfortable and their needs are heard. In her spare time she enjoys oil painting and cooking.