Sonia Kirkpatrick, MBA, is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of PediaPlex, the leading diagnostic and therapeutic center in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area. With offices in Southlake, Fort Worth, and Frisco, Texas, the team at PediaPlex evaluates, diagnoses, and treats children with developmental disabilities.
Sonia was inspired by her daughter to create PediaPlex after she was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD coupled with dyspraxia. It took years of multiple evaluations, consultations, and referrals across the country before her daughter was finally diagnosed.
From this highly personal journey, Sonia developed a vision for a clinic where a child could be evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary team of professionals in a single, collaborative location. Thus, the concept for PediaPlex was born.
Sonia spent years researching the types of specialists necessary to help diagnose and treat children with these challenges. In doing so, she finely tuned her business plan for PediaPlex while completing her master’s in business administration (MBA) at the University of Dallas. She also became deeply entrenched in the pediatric behavioral health community in North Texas.
Sonia recruited and assembled a first-class team of professionals and proudly opened PediaPlex on January 2, 2012, in Southlake, Texas.
Prior to PediaPlex, she spent over 20 years in accounting and finance positions at companies such as Nokia, CSF, Automation Resources, and The North American Coal Corporation. Her most recent role as director of global operational excellence, strategy, and projects at Nokia provided valuable experience in understanding the importance of financial rigor applied to any business, including medical offices.
Sonia currently serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Dallas and has been the alumni speaker at several of the university’s commencement ceremonies for graduate programs.
With her passion for helping families going through similar hardships combined with her extensive business experience in accounting and finance, Sonia has successfully established PediaPlex as one of the only collaborative care clinics in the country.