A quality approach to nonprofit pediatric care

We are on a mission to make healthcare a reality for every kid. Because all too often, families assume they cannot access quality care if they are uninsured, or use Medicaid or CHIP benefits.

But they can. Thanks to our talented medical team and caring supporters, PediPlace proves healthcare can be both affordable and exceptional. We are reaching parents who would otherwise resort to the ER or costly urgent care facilities.

We show families they have a medical home with us: a place they can turn to for primary care and answers to their most pressing medical questions.

If you or your child is experiencing a medical
emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Our Impact

In 2024, we expect to serve over

6,022 children,

including over 1000 new patients.

Learn more about the difference we are making across North Texas.

Our Partners

PediPlace works in a coordinated relationship with public and private agencies, including our county health departments, Medical City Healthcare, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, Lewisville Independent School District, Children's Health Center of Dallas, Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas, and Denton Independent School District.

Our leaders

Contact the experts at PediPlace.



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Larry S. Robins, MSW, MAJCS

President and CEO

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Shari Markey

Chief Engagement Officer

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Marjorie Milici, M.D.

Medical Director

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Cassandra R. Singleton, RN, MS, CPNP

Director of Clinical Operations

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Siobhan Vandiver, CMOM

Practice Manager

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Rina Gonzales

Patient Services Supervisor

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Maria Cerda

Lead Medical Assistant

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Alexis Gonzalez

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Tori LeRoy

Information Systems and Quality Improvement Manager

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Board of Directors

PediPlace supports and follows the American Academy of Pediatrics vaccine
schedule for our patients.


Seshu Rao

Community Volunteer


Terry Allen

Senior Vice President

Frost Bank


Finance Committee Chair


Regional Managing Director

Hilltop Securities



Freelance Writer

Immediate Past Chair

Carl Menckoff, M.D.

Emergency Physician

Surepoint ER


Larry S. Robins, MSW, MAJCS

President and CEO


R. Von Beougher, P.E.



Shawn Black


Black, Mann & Graham, LLP

Aricia Blasko


RE/MAX DFW Associates

Elizabeth Bose

Community Volunteer

Jana Chamberlain

Community Volunteer

Lynn Clark


Town of Hickory Creek

Brannon Cox

Digital Sales Manager

Dallas/Fort Worth Audacy

Shari Damon, MHA, PMP

Vice President, Chief of Staff

Children’s Health

Lisa Elliott, Ph.D.


Lance Jamerson, CFP

Managing Director of Financial Planning

Westshore Wealth

Jeffrey Kajs

Chief Executive Director

Student Support Services

Lewisville Independent School District

Kalpana Kelkar, M.D., FAAP

Community Medical Associates Representative

Kids First Pediatrics

Bobbie Mitchell

Denton County Commissioner

Denton County, Precinct 3

Kate Parks

Senior Attorney


Matt Richardson


Denton County Public Health

Kevin Rogers, Ed. D.

Community Volunteer

Stacy Lynn Schriever

Branch Manager/Senior Loan Officer

Highlands Residential Mortgage

Brian Shepler

Community Volunteer

Pam Spooner

Community Volunteer

Tommy White

VP Partner Experience


Charlotte Wilcox


All City Real Estate

Damita Williams, Ed. D., RN

National Senior Director, Nursing Quality

Ascension Health

Jamie Wilson, Ed. D.


Denton Independent School District

Ex-Officio and Legal Advisor

Jeff Brannen

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC

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Our Medical Providers

Marjorie Milici, M.D.

Marjorie is our PediPlace Medical Director and a board certified Pediatrician. She is an integral part of our leadership team offering guidance and supervising all medical aspects of our clinic. Before joining our team, Dr. Milici practiced for 28 years at Dallas’ Baylor Pediatric Center, where she was the founding physician. She has the experience and a special affinity for working with patients with autism spectrum disorders, behavioral, psychiatric, and developmental disorders,  gender identity issues; and high-risk youth. She loves animals, decorating, and her favorite Peanuts character is Snoopy.

Cassandra R. Singleton, RN, MS, CPNP

Cassandra is our Director of Clinical Operations and a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. A highly skilled nurse, Cassandra has worked at PediPlace for over 27 years. She holds multiple advanced degrees, and she previously worked as a pediatric ICU nurse at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas. Cassandra loves to read, travel, and shop.

Stephanie Blache, RN, MSN, CPNP

Stephanie is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 40 years of experience. Stephanie worked in the pediatric intensive care unit at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas for the first 13 years of her career before continuing her education and receiving her master’s degree in nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1994. In her free time, you can find Stephanie relaxing at the beach or volunteering with National Charity League.

Mary Jane (Janie) Haskew, CPNP

Janie is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over three decades of experience at Parkland COPC, Baylor Pediatrics, and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas before joining PediPlace in 2005. Janie loves cooking, volunteering at church, and spending time with her two daughters.

Debra Hunter, RN, MSN, CPNP

Debra is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has served at PediPlace since 2008. She currently precepts Nurse Practitioner students from Texas Woman’s University and the University of Texas at Arlington. When not at PediPlace, Debbie volunteers with her church’s children’s ministry.

Kathleen (Katy) McHugh, RN, MSN, CPNP

Katy is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 21 years of experience in a wide variety of clinical settings, including inpatient and outpatient settings. Katy has been recognized by readers of DFW Child magazine as a 2022 Mom-Approved Pediatric Professional.

Sandra Rodriguez, RN, MSN, CPNP

Sandra is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 17 years of experience – including ample experience with special needs patients. She received her master’s degree in nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been practicing pediatrics at PediPlace ever since. She enjoys gardening, painting, and making jewelry.

Christine Zartler, RN, MSN, CPNP

Christine is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with over 24 years of experience. She has practiced pediatrics in outpatient clinics in North Texas since 1996. Christy has years of personal and professional experience with special needs children, and is highly skilled at recognizing and diagnosing developmental delays.

Gustavo Barcenas, Ph.D, LPC, RPT

Gustavo is the Offsite Clinical Program Manager for Jewish Family Service. He is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Barcenas earned his doctoral degree in counseling from the University of North Texas where he is currently an adjunct professor. As a mental health professional, Dr. Barcenas specializes in working with diverse populations, particularly with young children and their families. In his free time, Dr. Barcenas enjoys reading a good book and playing soccer!

Myah Dhesi MA., LPC

Myah is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. She received her master’s degree in counseling from Texas Women’s University and has experience working with children and families to heal trauma and strengthen relationships. Myah utilizes expressive art therapy and play therapy in her treatment approach. In her free time, Myah enjoys reading, practicing yoga, and playing with her dog.


  • Recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

  • Exceeded Health Quality Goals

    Set forth by NCQA and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Gold Rating

    Awarded by the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics

  • Recognized for Advanced Level of Standards

    Texas Association of Charitable Clinics

  • Platinum Rating