Sonia believes in better health through an emphasis on prevention. She is a health care professional with experience in both healthcare executive management and clinical services. She has a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and MBA. She is the former Corporate Director of Nutrition and Support Services of Providence Health Care, Vancouver, BC. She has also served as Director Nutrition Services St.Paul's Hospital where she has initiated and directed wellness programs for hospital staff; Clinical Instructor School of Family & Nutritional Sciences UBC; Coordinator of Clinical Nutrition Services at UBC Health Sciences Centre Hospital; Director of Education & Obesity Clinic Mid-West Nutrition Education & Research Centre Chicago and a Clinical Researcher with a list of publications. She also has worked as an international consultant in Health Care Management and Education.