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 2022, we expect to serve over

6,500 children,

including over 960 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, and Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas.

Our leaders

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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

Administrative Assistant

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Tori LeRoy

Special Projects Coordinator and Healthcare Quality Data Specialist

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Board of Directors

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

Chair

Carl Menckhoff, M.D.

Emergency Physician

First Choice ER

Chair-Elect

Seshu Rao

Community Volunteer

Immediate Past Chair

Ryan Schroer

Vice President

American National Bank & Trust

Treasurer

Finance Committee Chair

Terry Allen

Senior Vice President

Frost Bank

Secretary

Trisha Sheffield

Community Volunteer

R. Von Beougher, P.E.

Principal

McAdams

Tom Augustine

Community Volunteer

Shawn Black

Attorney

Black, Mann & Graham, LLP

Aricia Blasko

Realtor

RE/MAX DFW Associates

Jeff Brannen

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer

Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC

Jana Parrot Chamberlain

Community Volunteer

David Frazier

Vice President Controller

DATCU

Patricia Gonzalez

Community Volunteer

Nani Iswara

Independent Software Consultant

NV Technologies

Scott Hurst

President and CEO

Patient Physician Network/PPG

Jeffrey Kajs

Chief Executive Director–Student Support Services

Lewisville Independent School District

Kalpana Kelkar, MD FAAP

Physician

Kids First Pediatrics

Bobbie Mitchell

Denton County Commissioner

Jack Philips

Community Volunteer

John Martin

Regional Managing Director

Hilltop Securities

Kevin Rogers, ED. D.

Immediate Past Superintendent, Lewisville ISD

Pam Spooner

Community Volunteer

Damita Williams, Ed. D., RN

Community Medical Associates Representative

Chief Nursing Officer

Medical City Plano

Jamie Wilson, Ed. D

Superintendent

Denton Independent School District

Ex-Officio and Legal Advisor

Alison Hollender

Husch Blackwell

Ex-Officio

Larry S. Robins, MSW, MAJCS

President and CEO

PediPlace

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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 26 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.

Karina Hinojosa, RN, MSN, CPNP

Karina is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with 13 years of nursing experience. Before receiving her master’s degree, she worked as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. In her free time, Karina enjoys practicing Brazilian jiujitsu.

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 20 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 16 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 23 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.

Accomplishments

  • 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

    GuideStar